10 January 2011

Stories from 10 January 2011

Poland: Microblog Reactions to the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity

  10 January 2011

More than 800 concerts, 1,300 artists performing for free today, 120,000 volunteers, an endless amount of charity activities across the whole of Poland and so far almost $12.3 million: these are the results of the grand finale of the 19th Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. As we slowly approach the end of the day, we are also looking at online reactions to the event.

Bangladesh: Stock Market Plunge Hurts Small Investors

  10 January 2011

Today the two big Stock Exchanges indexes of Bangladesh suffered their steepest ever one day fall and thousands of small investors lost their savings. The news was quickly picked up by some Bangladeshi bloggers and they shared their outrage and frustrations.

India: Saints As VIPs

  10 January 2011

Debolina Raja Gupta criticizes the tendency of the common Indians in providing the saffron cloth claded Babas (saints) VIP treatment everywhere.

Cuba: Dangerous Days

  10 January 2011

Laritza Diversent says that “a typical Cuban day is synonymous with a journey full of dangers…because one must resort to illegal activities in order to survive.”

Pakistan: Protest Against Incitement To Violence

  10 January 2011

Citizens For Democracy writes a letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan requesting for Suo Moto action against a cleric of the Mohabat Khan mosque Peshawar who had offered a reward for the murder of Aasia Noreen if the Lahore High Court acquits her.

Floods In Sri Lanka

  10 January 2011

Groundviews provides updates on the recent severe flooding, landslides and an overwhelming humanitarian crisis in the Central and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka.

Cote d'ivoire: Reduce Scare-Mongering on “war”

  10 January 2011

Both ECOWAS and AU must reduce scare-mongering in Cote d'ivoire: “The rhetoric of force in Cote d'ivoire has ironically come a couple of months after the AU declared 2010 to be the Year of Peace and Security. But what the AU failed to also do is provide sufficient information to...

Nigeria: RIP Harold Smith

  10 January 2011

Jeremy remembers Harold Smith: “Harold was a courageous man who took on the corrupt dying embers of colonial rule in Nigeria and paid a heavy price for it.”

Sudan: Southern Sudan Referendum in Photos

  10 January 2011

A referendum is currently taking place in Southern Sudan from 9 January until 15 January 2011 to decide whether or not the south should remain a part Sudan or be an independent state. These are photos documenting Southern Sudan's landmark referendum.

Veterans in El Salvador and Guatemala

  10 January 2011

Mike writes about veterans: “When we talk about the civil wars in El Salvador and Guatemala, we tend to measure the human costs into terms of the dead and the disappeared.  We forget that there are thousands of people, if not millions, who carry the wounds of war with them...

Japan: Office Photos of Major Internet Companies

  10 January 2011

The Sooey blog rounded up photos of the office spaces belonging to some of Japan's most well known Internet companies, wondering about the trend of having fancy entrances and desk areas that mostly resemble ‘chicken farms’. See dozens of photos for GREE, Start Today (of ZOZOTOWN fame), Cookpad, and DeNA.

Brazil: The Second Sex

  10 January 2011

Niara de Oliveira, at her blog Pimenta com Limão [Pepper with Lemon, pt], honors the memory of the French feminist Simone de Beauvoir, born on January 9, 1908. Niara also shares links to download one of Beauvoir's most famous books, “The Second Sex”.

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