20 December 2010

Stories from 20 December 2010

India: How MSM is using Tweets

  20 December 2010

Swathi Pradeep at Swathi-licious comments on how the Indian MSM nowadays is often mis-quoting tweets to strengthen their arguments on various current issues.

Guyana: Dispensable Lives?

  20 December 2010

“Thinking about how things are in Guyana these days, particularly about how cheap human life has become”, reminds Imran Khan of a poem he penned a few years ago in “a poor attempt to speak to injustice and inequality.”

Bolivia: Drought Kills Llamas

  20 December 2010

This year, as in recent years, llamas are dying as a result of the drought affecting the Altiplano region of Bolivia. The blogger AngelCaido shares [es] news articles, photos and a video of the affected area.

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  20 December 2010

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Uruguay: Images of December in Montevideo

  20 December 2010

Julio F has updated his blog Images of Montevideo and Uruguay with photos of December in Montevideo: the Matriz cathedral, the Harbor Market (in Spanish, “Mercado del Puerto”) and the Bella Vista dock.

South/North Korea: Tensions Escalate in Midst of Live-Fire Drills

  20 December 2010

South Korean military exercises were underway today near the disputed waters with North Korea, who threatened Seoul to strike back, raising more tensions in the Korean peninsula. The Korean people, who have had one of the toughest days in recent weeks after the Yeonpyeong incident that killed four South Koreans, sighed with relief as the day came to a close without any conflict breaking out.

Africa: The Scandal of the “Ill-gotten Gains”

  20 December 2010

In the scandal of the wealth accumulated by some African politicians, the French Supreme Court of Appeals reversed the verdict pronounced by Paris Court of Appeals a year ago. The court of appeal deemed that the claim of embezzlement filed by Transparency International against the leaders of RDC, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea and their entourage was valid. Bloggers discuss the implications of this wealth accumulated by African leaders in contrast with the poverty of the rest of the population.

China’s top stories in 2010

  20 December 2010

David Bandurski from China Media Project blogs the official list of top domestic story of the year and invites readers to fill in the gap by sharing their top stories in the comment section.

China: The short life of GFW father's microblog

  20 December 2010

China digital times explains why Fang Binxing's Sina microblog was shut down in three hours. Fang is the President of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications who is known as the “father of the Great Firewall.”

South/North Korea: A Review of 2010 in Keywords

  20 December 2010

From Cheonan incident in March to the latest North Korean attack on Yeonpyeong island, Global Voices took a look back at the year’s hottest keywords that have been widely circulated over Korean internet venues.

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