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10 January 2011

Stories from 10 January 2011

Poland: Microblog Reactions to the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity

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...

Bangladesh: Stock Market Plunge Hurts Small Investors

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...

India: Saints As VIPs

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

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Coverage has some suggestions for the National Carnival Commission when it comes to the international broadcast of the national festival.

Trinidad & Tobago: Lack of Leadership

“Even by Trini standards, it was a bad week for discipline”: B.C. Pires blogs about “legalized lawlessness”.

Cuba: Dangerous Days

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.”

Jamaica: New Court Date for Banton notes that a February court date has been set for reggae icon Buju Banton.

Guyana: Woman of the Year

The Guyana Groove explains why her choice “for Woman of the Year 2010 is Varshnie Singh.”

Pakistan: Protest Against Incitement To Violence

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...

Sri Lanka: Militarization Of Vegetable Supply

Serendipity questions the efficacy of the intervention of the Sri Lankan military in the supply channel of vegetable in order to reduce prices.

Floods In Sri Lanka

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

Energy Crisis In Pakistan

Hamid Abbasi at Chowrangi writes about the ongoing energy crisis in Pakistan and its fall out.

Tunisia: An Eyewitness Account from Tala

Tunisian blog Khayl wa Layl (Horses and Nights) posted a letter from a woman (Ar) from Tala, detailing some of the horrors they have been witnessing over the last few...

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

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...

Nigeria: RIP Harold Smith

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

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...

Veterans in El Salvador and Guatemala

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...

Japan: Office Photos of Major Internet Companies

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...

Sri Lanka: First Ever Guiter Fest

Natalie Soysa informs that Sri Lanka’s first ever Guitar Fest brought musicians of three generations in one stage.

Brazil: The Second Sex

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...

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