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15 March 2011

Stories from 15 March 2011

Iran: Four Park Rangers Mourned by Environmental Bloggers

The recent death of four park rangers in Iran has stirred Iranian environmental bloggers. The four men were shot dead in a village in Sanandaj in Iran's Kuridstan. Bloggers were...

Racism in Latin America

During the International Year for People of African Descent -as declared by the United Nations- a video from Chile and another from Colombia spread through social networks show cases of...

Pakistan: What Individual privacy?

Jehan ara writes citing examples that there is an increasing trend in Pakistan to undermine the privacy of the individuals.

Fox News Foxes Its Readers On Pakistan

Kalsoom at CHUP-Changing Up Pakistan reports that Fox News misreported on a news on Pakistan sourcing from a satirical site.

Nepal: Photo blog of Americans in Kathmandu

Ralph and Irene, photo blog of two Americans living in Kathmandu, profiles Nepal's holiest shrine-Pashupatinath Temple. The pictures present a different side of Kathmandu, far from the usual tourist attractions...

Pakistan: Are Buildings Structurally Sound?

Deadpan Thoughts wonders in the wake of the recent earthquakes in japan whether most of the buildings in Karachi, Pakistan are structurally sound.

USA: Student Blogs Seeks Middle East Voices

Students from Middlebury College in Vermont (former exchange students in the Middle East) manage the blog Mideast Reports which features audio, video, and links about ongoing protests.

Cuba: A Call to Action

Diaspora bloggers note that newly-released political prisoner, Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, is calling on Cubans to act.

Haiti: “Literary Foremother” Dies

Writer Paulette Poujol Oriol recently died of a heart attack at her home in Port-au-Prince; Tande pays her tribute.

Cuba: The Need to Blog

“Writing online is not easy for Cubans. A challenge. And we have to be brave to face it”: Laritza's Laws explains why blogging is important to her.

Barbados: Girl Power

“That’s not to say that there aren’t some things that need changing or work, but it’s good to see international recognition and confirmation that Bajan girls and women have every...

Bermuda: Dr. Ball Passes On

“She was one of the greatest Bermudians of our modern era, and her achievements and work are truly inspiring”: Catch a fire blogs about “[his] own memories and reflections” of...

Russia: Election monitors harassed

Putin Watcher reports on the threats, harassment, arrests, and beatings election monitors from the organization Golos have received while monitoring the recent regional elections in Russia.

Hungary: Protest against media law

Marietta Le of Remainder of Budapest shares her impressions from a protest against the new media law in Hungary.

Belarus: Presidential candidate disappears

Bloggers in Belarus discuss the disappearance of former presidential candidate Ales Mikhalevich. LJ user illdoctor fears [RUS] that he is the latest victim of the Lukashenko regime, and LJ user...

Japan: Frustrations from the Overlooked

While the eyes of the media and the rest of Japan have been glued to developments in the Tohoku region, cries for help from other disaster areas have not received...

Japan: Waiting for the Right Moment to Help

A blogger calls for people to quell the instinctive and emotional reaction to head towards the disaster area in a message to "the kindhearted young, who want to help the...

Ethiopia: Prime Minister Needs to Wake Up

Teodros Kiros says that the Ethiopian Prime Minister has to wake up: “The Prime Minister is indeed blind to the lives of most Ethiopians who are swimming in the murky...

Eritrea: How we celebrate “Meskel”

A holiday in my country, Eritrea: “I’m from Eritrea which is in the horn of East Africa. We have a religious holiday called “Meskel” which means “cross”. The holiday is...

Angola: Celma Ribas new album

Celma Ribas is an Angolan musician who's based in Germany. Celma has been busy promoting her upcoming album which has singles like One love, Commando, Gangsta love, etc.

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