26 January 2011

Stories from 26 January 2011

Iran: A blogger's life in danger

  26 January 2011

Hrana, human rights activists news agency, reports [fa] that Hossein Maleki Ronaghi ‘s life is in danger and he needs urgent medical care. Hossein Maleki Ronaghi has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Hussein Rongah Melki (also known as “Babak Khoramdin”) was one of the key cyberactivists behind Iran...

Puerto Rico: Best Culture Blog

  26 January 2011

The Coalition of Artists of Puerto Rico gave the award of best cultural blog for the month of January to El Naufragio de las Palabras [es] maintained by Carlos Antonio Otero.

Bahamas, D.R.: Fish Poaching

  26 January 2011

Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith notes that “a recent report…has confirmed that poaching by commercial fishermen from the Dominican Republic is the greatest single threat to Bahamian seafood resources.”

Caribbean, U.S.A.: Contemporary Art Exhibit

  26 January 2011

“It includes work by thirty-six artists from twelve Caribbean countries and the international diaspora”: Antilles blogs about an exhibition of contemporary Caribbean art that is now on show at the Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC.

Puerto Rico: “The Love of My Life”

  26 January 2011

Blogger and lawyer Verónica RT looked up the Facebook status [es] of Zacha Hernández Alemán, a recent victim of domestic violence in Puerto Rico. It said: “I am engaged with the love of my life…”

Trinidad & Tobago: Independent Mas

  26 January 2011

Alice Yard blog is excited about Coalition, the 2011 independent mas band offering which “will provide potential masqueraders with a variety of design components they can use to decorate their costumes themselves — a practice similar to elements of the sailor mas tradition.”

Egypt: After Twitter, Facebook Now Blocked

  26 January 2011

Egypt today blocked access to Facebook, as part of its clampdown on the transfer of information, following yesterday's protests. Also, yesterday, it blocked access to Twitter, jammed mobile communications in areas protesters were gathering in, and banned access to live video streaming site Bambuser.

Namibia: I am an African goddess

  26 January 2011

Big Ear Records, Production label and new management from South Africa is releasing the much anticipated new super dance album, I am an African goddess, of the Namibian Superstar LadyMay.

Ghana: GMT means Ghana Man Time!

  26 January 2011

Do you know Ghana Time?: “Jokes abound about lateness – GMT stands for Ghana Man Time – and there is an assumption that nothing will ever start on time. And yet sometimes I wonder whether things don’t start on time because people are late, or because the attendees know that...

Nigeria: The new face of politics

  26 January 2011

Robinson Tombari Sibe shows how the Nigerian President has changed the face of Nigerian politics: “President Jonathan has enlarged the political workspace in Nigeria by not only playing by the rules but also encouraging perceived opponents in their quest to unseat him.”

Egypt: Anonymous Strikes Again

  26 January 2011

Egyptian blogger and human rights defender Ramy Raoof shares screen-shots of Egyptian government websites after they were taken down yesterday (25th of January) by Anonymous. This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.

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