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28 February 2011

Stories from 28 February 2011

Pakistan: Dog Fight In Abbottabad District

Adil Najam at All Things Pakistan reports about the practice of dog fight sport near the village of Lora in Abbottabad District, which is cruel and horrific.

Maldives: Abolishing the Government Bond system

Hassan Ziyau asks whether abolishing the Government Bond system in Maldives would be a wise decision.

Iran: A Blogger Who Prayed to See Protesters Beaten

After widespread protests in Iran on February 14, Iranian cyber-activists flooded the internet with videos, photos and tweets from the demonstrations. Meanwhile, a different interpretation of events exists on the...

Macedonia: Online Advertising in 2010

Natalija Trajchevska presented a review of online advertising market in Macedonia [MKD] during 2010 on the e-Marketing blog. Most of the money went to entertainment content providers.

Macedonia: Ruined Monuments

Partikopolis‘ photos document vandalism against monuments [MKD] in Strumica: “…if this was a multi-ethnic community, then the ‘others’ would be blamed. Since it is not – nobody cares…”

Peru: Ex-Minister Asked US Embassy to Help Contain Opponent's Presidential Campaign

On February 19th, Spanish newspaper El Pais released a cable stating that "Fernando Rospigliosi, former Minister of the Interior in the government of Alejandro Toledo, asked the assistance of the...

Macedonia: Musings on the Early Elections

The Macedonian public is furiously discussing the justification and timing of the upcoming early elections.

Bahrain: Protests Block National Assembly Building

Anti government protesters on Monday morning blocked the National Council building where both Parliament and the Shura (Consultative) Councils hold their weekly sessions. The reason for the protest in front...

Uruguay: Growing Support for Decriminalizing Marijuana for Personal Use

Erwin C. reports: “Political support has reportedly been growing in favor of decriminalizing the use of marijuana. Legislator Sebastián Sabini told the local press that he would introduce a bill...

Honduras: Taxi Drivers and Teachers Strike

“La Gringa” blogs about a strike led by teachers and taxi drivers in La Ceiba on February 21. “This was the third national strike of the school year, which only...

Mexico: Photos of Tlacotalpan, “the most colourful place in the globe”

Catherine from Small Fish in the Big Taco shares colour coded images of “a very sleepy town in the state of Veracruz….namely Tlacotalpan.” She calls Tlacotalpan, “the most colourful place...

France: New Right-Leaning Website Enters the Fray

Atlantico.fr, a new right-leaning website in French modeled on several American web successes (including The Atlantic and Politico) is quickly earning notoriety in France in expectation of what role it...

Philippines: Laptop registration proposal

Tonyo Cruz from the Philippines gathers online reactions to the proposal of a government agency to require the registration of laptops to prevent cybercrimes.

Haiti: Preventable Suffering

“The earthquake did not kill people. Bad buildings killed people. Lack of medical care killed people. Lack of infrastructure killed people. Lack of caring government officials kill[s] people”: Dying in...

Australia: ‘Tea Party’ Style Campaign Against Carbon Tax

If the Oz blogosphere is any indication, the next Australian Federal election will be a referendum on a proposed climate tax. And the issue has already become nasty and personal....

Bahamas: The Right to Speak Out

“I always have and always will speak up when my rights as a homeowner, a citizen and a human being are being threatened”: Womanish Words believes that her voice is...

Cuba: Damas de Blanco Attacked

Bloggers discuss the latest crackdown on Cuban dissidents.

Singapore: Doctor charges patient with $24.8 million bill

Anonymous_X gathers news reports about a doctor in Singapore who charged her patient from Brunei with a $24.8 million bill

Caribbean: Bocas Announces Longlist

“The OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature — which will be awarded for the first time this year — has announced its 2011 longlist of ten books”: Caribbean bloggers discuss.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Death Penalty

“Faced with a major problem with serious crime in Trinidad & Tobago, the current government is ( rather predictably) pushing for the reimplementation of the death penalty”: Globewriter is heartened...

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