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21 December 2010

Stories from 21 December 2010

India: Photographs from a Winter Morning

Anil Advani at Anil's Space On The Net shares some beautiful pictures from Delhi, captured on a winter morning.

India: Life at Thirty

Aritra Ganguly at Just Like That – At Any Point of Time ponders about life at thirty and decides that he loves it anyway.

Pakistan: Protesting the (mis)handling of a Gang Rape Case

Sana Saleem at Mystified Justice, furious at the insensitive media handling of a recent gang rape case (that led the victim to withdraw her case against the rapist),  writes an...

Australia: Asylum Seeker Boat Tragedy Shocks Nation

A boat carrying up to 100 Iranian, Iraqi and Kurdish asylum seekers crashed into sharp cliffs off Christmas Island in Australia on December 15 killing at least 30 people. The...

Africa: (The Lack) of African ICT Research

The lack of African ICT research: “It’s no surprise that most of the ICT research comes from South Africa, followed by Nigeria and Botswana. But even if you added up...

Malawi: Citizens’ take on vice-president's dismissal

In early 2009 Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika was fighting for his political life with an opposition that frustrated his every move in parliament and looked strong enough to unseat...

Guyana: Making Connections

Guyana-Gyal is convinced that everything is connected.

Trinidad & Tobago: Give Peace a Chance

How is Trinidad's capital city connected to John Lennon? aka_lol explains.

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Fete List

“I personally still think that fetes are too expensive…prices will certainly determine which ones I will make it to”: Trinidad Carnival Diary is making a fete list and checking it...

Cuba: Making a Difference

Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense continues his list of the Top 10 Cubans who made a difference this year.

Panama: Remembering the United States Invasion, 21 years later

In Contrapunto [es], Global Voices author Ariel Moreno [es] remembers the United States invasion of Panama that he experienced as a child on December 20, 1989.

Honduras: Human Rights Watch Releases Report on Abuses After 2009 Coup

Bloggings by Boz reports: “Human Rights Watch released an important new report yesterday on abuses in the post-coup environment, including excessive use of force, arbitrary detentions and violence against journalists...

Guatemala: International Commission Against Impunity Extended to 2013

In Central American Politics, Mike writes that “the United Nations General Assembly agreed to extend the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala's (CICIG) mandate another two years until September 2013....

South Korea: Anti-War Protests in Seoul

As tensions in Korean peninsula intensified by yesterday's military drills, protesters in Seoul went out to the streets to demonstrate various anti-war performances, with slogans like ‘Peace to Korean peninsula’ and ‘Halt the vicious...

2010 Chinese blogosphere: Peace and conflict

The top stories among Chinese communities in Northeast Asia in 2010 can be summarized in two words: Peace and Conflict.

Côte d'Ivoire: Online Campaign for Peace and Candlelight Vigil Launched

Responding to the call of Diaby Mohamed for a brainstorming on the crisis in Côte d'Ivoire, Ivorian Internet users decided to take action for peace in their country. The Facebook...

Puerto Rico: A Charming Podcast with Plenty of Bite

The members of the podcast Kitty Kitty Dinosaur come from all walks of life. The team tries to take some time off their busy schedules every two weeks or so...

COP16: Conclusions from Young Trackers

Young trackers from the Adopt a Negotiator Project blogged throughout COP16, United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place in Cancún, Mexico. These were some of their concluding statements and...

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