15 March 2011

Stories from 15 March 2011

Racism in Latin America

  15 March 2011

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 racism in Latin America.

Nepal: Photo blog of Americans in Kathmandu

  15 March 2011

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 and the ubiquitous mountains.

Cuba: The Need to Blog

  15 March 2011

“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

  15 March 2011

“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 opportunity to be the best that they can be”: Barbados Free Press is pleased with a report that says the...

Bermuda: Dr. Ball Passes On

  15 March 2011

“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 “Bermuda's Lady of Labour”.

Belarus: Presidential candidate disappears

  15 March 2011

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 senseisekai thinks [RUS] he is either on the run from the KGB or has fled abroad.

Japan: Frustrations from the Overlooked

  15 March 2011

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 as much attention.

Ethiopia: Prime Minister Needs to Wake Up

  15 March 2011

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 waters of poverty, political darkness and civil boredom. The Ethiopian youth are marred in a vicious cycle of poverty, which...

Eritrea: How we celebrate “Meskel”

  15 March 2011

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 about how our ancestors find the holy cross. It is in September.”

South Sudan: The UN and civilian protection

  15 March 2011

Maggie discusses the UN and civilian protection in South Sudan: “As the Southern Sudanese army’s fight continues against rebel forces it claims are backed by the Khartoum government, the question of how everyday southerners caught in the crossfire can and should be protected is becoming increasingly urgent.”

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