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25 January 2011

Stories from 25 January 2011

Latin American Presidents to Follow on Twitter

Christian Espinosa in Cobertura Digital [es] ranks the top 5 Latin American presidents with the most followers on Twitter. He also shares other information on the use of Twitter by...

Nepal: Panel Discussion On Case Discrimination

Bhumika Ghimire moderated a panel discussion on case discrimination and Nepali women where Dr. Drona Rasali and Ms. Sushma Barakoti, two influential members of Nepali diaspora, were present. You can...

Argentina: Experimenting with Natural Dyes

Jade Scully blogs about the experiments with natural dyes that are taking place in The Argentine National Institute for Industrial Technology (INTI).

Puerto Rico: More Arrests and Civil Disobedience

The student blog Desde Adentro [es] and the monthly Diálogo [es] are offering live coverage of the most recent round of arrests at the University of Puerto Rico. About 30...

Colombia: A Trip to a Spanish Inquisition Museum in Cartagena

In Raising Miro on the Road of Life, “A single mom & son's travel blog & podcast,” Lainie writes about their visit to the Palace of the Inquisition in Cartagena,...

Egypt: The January 25 Demonstrations in Photographs

A picture is worth a thousand tweets, especially when Twitter is blocked in Egypt in order to halt the transfer of information about the ongoing demonstrations in Egypt today.

Trinidad & Tobago: Young People Die in Car Accident

On the heels of a horrific car crash in which two young people lost their lives, KnowTnT.com blogs about “three elements that cumulatively share in the complicity of this tragedy.”

Cuba: Marta's Victory

Crossing the Barbed Wire blogs about the experience of Marta Diaz Rondon, who was reportedly imprisoned and beaten by “men who claim to be patriots and protectors of Cuba’s security.”

Caribbean: Walcott Wins T.S. Eliot Prize

“He has won almost every other poetry award he’s eligible for, and this evening in London it was announced that Derek Walcott has won the 2011 T.S. Eliot Prize for...

Trinidad & Tobago: Looking at Ourselves

From terrible driving to the lack of innovation, Coffeewallah vents some of her frustrations about living in Trinidad and Tobago.

Cuba: Old Age in Cuba

“Hands shaking with Parkinson’s offer sugary snacks at bus stops, wrinkled faces offer razor blades for only five pesos”: Generation Y says that the system the elderly helped to build...

Russia: Internet Industry Stays at Home

Emma Barnett, digital media editor at “The Telegraph“, summarized reflections from her recent trip to Russia and explained “Why the Russian Internet doesn't need the West.” According to Barnett, the Russian Internet...

Egypt: Twitter Blocked as Demonstrations Continue

Egypt has just upped its war on the Internet, and cut access to mobile phone communications, in areas where thousands of protesters are reportedly gathering in today's Day of Revolution....

Tunisia: Keeping a Tab on Dissidents

Mauritanian blogger Nasser Weddady translates a document which shows how the former Ben Ali regime of Tunisia kept a tab on its dissidents abroad.

India: Government Official Burnt Alive by Miscreants

In a gruesome incident, an additional district collector was burnt alive today - allegedly by petrol and diesel mafia while investigating fuel related irregularities. As the news broke, netizens reacted...

Kenya: Sue: The Kenyan prostitute building a brand online

The Kenyan Blogosphere has just recently been graced by not your usual blogger and not your usual genre: a street prostitute building her brand online by sharing her experience and...

Kenya: How developers can make money with Safaricom

Bankelele looks at how Kenyan developers can make money with Kenya's leading mobile phone company, Safaricom: “One of the unintended effects of Airtel’s price wars with Safaricom in Kenya is...

Africa: Queer Africa: Pre-Writing, Writing, Re-Writing

On Queer Africa: …when I am asked to write on “queer Africa” or think about it, (the invitations rarely come, so this is hypothetical), I am asked to do “something”...

Egypt: Tweeting the Day of Revolution

From reports of small gatherings to those of thousands of demonstrators marching across different cities in Egypt, Twitter is ablaze with reactions. This nationwide "Day of Revolution" coincides with Police...

Philippines: The ‘Big Bad Blogger’ controversy

A story about a 'big bad blogger' in the Philippines who is allegedly in cahoots with a public relations firm in an extortion racket targeting an unnamed restaurant owner has...

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