1 January 2011

Stories from 1 January 2011

Jordan: Clashes Follow University Elections

The University of Jordan held university elections for its student government on Dec 21, 2010. Following reports of violence and election irregularities, the University promptly issued statements denying the clashes. Less than two weeks later, further clashes broke out.

Jordan: Free Taher Nassar!

Tahir Nassar, a lawyer and former parliamentary candidate, was arrested and detained in a Jordanian prison on charges of “stirring up sectarian strife.” Nassar's offense was his election manifesto that highlighted discrimination against Jordanians of Palestinian origin. Netizens react to the news.

Jamaica: in the moment

  1 January 2011

“Tired of hearing of all the disasters, mistakes, deliberate wrongdoing and accumulated grief that made up 2010, in Jamaica,” Petchary suggests instead that readers welcome the new year by enjoying the present moment: “a green and gold morning with sunlight seeping through the trees.”

Jamaica, Bahamas: three poets

  1 January 2011

Charmaine Valere shares her thoughts on “three Caribbean men of verse”–Jamaican poets Geoffrey Philp and Kei Miller and Bahamian Christian Campbell–whose poems she enjoyed in 2010.

China: Latest Story Behind the Li Gang Case

  1 January 2011

C Custer from China Geek has been following up “My Father is Li Gang” incident by translating local reporter Wang Keqin's investigation. Part I: Chen Family Forced to Drop Suit, Part II: Family Goes Silent, Legal Rumblings and Part III: “A Sleepless Night in Xiaofeng’s Home”.

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