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20 December 2010

Stories from 20 December 2010

Bangladesh: Power Crisis – Facts and Figures

Jyoti Rahman at Drishtipat Writers’ Collective offers some facts and figures pertaining to the ongoing power crisis in Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka: An Open Letter to Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Nalaka Gunawardene at Groundviews writes an open letter to the late Sir Arthur C. Clarke.

India: How MSM is using Tweets

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.

Bangladesh:Discussing the Controversy Surrounding Dr.Yunus

Badrud Doza, on his blog An Ordinary Citizen, discusses the recent controversy surrounding Dr. Yunus – Nobel laureate and founder of Grameen Bank.

Jamaica: Blog Awards

Mad Bull is excited that Jamaica will soon be having its Blog Awards!

Cuba: Economics or People?

Laritza's Laws blogs about “economic readjustment…at the expense of the welfare of Cubans.”

Cuba: More Top 10

Uncommon Sense continues his list of the Top Ten Cubans who made an impact in 2010, here and here.

Bermuda: The 6 Billion Dollar Hole

Vexed Bermoothes says that “Bermuda is in a bad squeeze” – 6 billion dollars worth.

Guyana: Dispensable Lives?

“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...

Colombia: Gramalote Town Evacuated After Heavy Rains, Sentenced to Disappear

Albeiro Rodas reports that “a Colombian village, Gramalote in North Santander, is being swallowed by the earth. Another chapter of the tragic 2010 winter in Colombia. […] Most of the...

Côte d'Ivoire: Ivorian Internet Users Fear a New Era of Terror in Abidjan

The political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire is getting increasingly violent. According to the UN, 50 people were killed and 200 injured for the past three days. Traditional media were shunned...

Bolivia: Drought Kills Llamas

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...

Support Global Voices: Help make the world a more connected place

Even with much support from passionate volunteers, we need financial support to keep this project going and growing. Global Voices has become an incubator for important and innovative projects around...

Venezuela: What is the best Venezuelan movie of 2010?

In BlogaCine [es], Carlos Caridad-Montero asks his readers to vote for the best Venezuelan movie of 2010, providing a trailer for each movie.

Uruguay: Images of December in Montevideo

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...

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

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,...

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

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...

China’s top stories in 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...

China: The short life of GFW father's microblog

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...

South Africa: Bloggers’ take on Wikileaks

Like much of the world of late, everyone has been affected by the revelations contained in WikiLeaks cables. South Africa is no exception. Here's South African bloggers' take on WikiLeaks.

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