2 February 2011

Stories from 2 February 2011

Honduras: Community Radio in Danger

  2 February 2011

RNS in Honduras Culture and Politics writes: “Community radio serves to broaden public access to the airwaves. […] Now the Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CONATEL) wants to issue a rule suspending the issuance of licenses and frequencies for low power FM community radio stations.”

Ecuador: Chevron Files Lawsuit Against Ecuadorian Plaintiffs

  2 February 2011

“In the latest chapter in the legal battle between Chevron and Ecuadorian natives the former has raised the stakes in its offensive on the latter,” The Latin Americanist reports. The lawsuit, “alleged that the Ecuadorian plaintiffs and their legal team aim to ‘extort (Chevron) into paying to stop the campaign...

Sri Lanka: State Media to Censor News From Egypt

  2 February 2011

The News Master is reporting that “the news heads of state run television stations: SLRC (Sri Lanka Rupavahini) & ITN (Independent Television Network) have received strict orders from the government hierarchy to ‘filter’ news reports received from Egypt.”

Pakistan: Another Blasphemy Case

  2 February 2011

Tazeen at A Reluctant Mind criticizes the arrest of a 17 year old Pakistani high school student under blasphemy law on the charges of making derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) in his answer script of an examination.

South Asia: Impact Of The Egypt Protests

  2 February 2011

The news of the recent protests in Egypt is being discussed in the South Asian blogosphere in different perspectives. Many bloggers are watching the developments closely and are updating their reactions.

Egypt: The Battle of the Thugs Continues

  2 February 2011

Protesters continued to battle with waves of government-paid thugs, who entered their ranks, first as pro-Mubarak demonstrators, and waged started a full-fledged attack, with knives, tear gas and Molotov cocktails, at the peaceful protesters. All this happened in front of the very own eyes of television viewers, who have been glued to their sets and live streams on their computers, since Egyptians rose, demanding an end to president Hosni Mubarak's 30-year regime.

Haiti: Elections’ Second Round

  2 February 2011

Kiskeacity reports that Twitter has been “abuzz with speculations about what will happen tomorrow when the CEP (Electoral Council) announces which of the three main candidates moves on to the second round.”

Bermuda, Guyana: Action of the People

  2 February 2011

Respice Finem suggests that Bermuda may have some lessons to learn from the Middle East, while The Guyana Groove says: “I am so inspired by the recent political revolutions happening in the Mid-East. I just love it when people realise that they are the ones who should be in control.”

Cuba: Transportation in Reverse

  2 February 2011

“In Cuba, the only means of cheap public mass transit are the city buses…state taxi service has disappeared”: Iván's File Cabinet says that the transportation service in Havana is regressing.

Nepal: Networking Citizen Journalists

  2 February 2011

Ujjwal Acharya at The Radiant Star reports that “Equal Access Nepal, an INGO working mainly in media development, is in a process of creating MeroReport.net with an aim of making it a network for citizen journalists in Nepal”.

Bhutan By Bhutanese

  2 February 2011

Tshering Tobgay highlights “Bhutan by Bhutanese”, a photo-exhibition taking place in the city of Baar in Switzerland, which showcases Bhutan as the Bhutanese see their own country.

Kuwait: Blogger Sued for Restaurant Review

  2 February 2011

What started as a normal thing, a blogger writing a personal review of a newly opened restaurant, suddenly escalated into online drama when the restaurant manager threatened with a lawsuit. Mark Makhoul, a Lebanese expat-blogger in Kuwait, wrote a review of Benihana Kuwait, on his blog 248am.

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