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17 March 2011

Stories from 17 March 2011

Pakistan: Sharia Law Saves CIA Agent

Adil Najam at All Things Pakistan has this question to ask to the US citizens and tax-payers: “Will the man who sometimes goes by the name of Raymond Davis reimburse...

India: How To Avoid Writer's Block

Blogadda has some practical tips on how to avoid a writer's block.

Bhutan: The Prime Minister Speaks

The Bhutanese Prime Minister arranged an impromptu press conference to get his government’s views across on proceedings regarding the Supreme Court’s controversial verdict against the government on tax raise. I...

Haiti: Winds of Change?

“It is not contentment that changes a nation, or a culture, or the history of the world; it is dissatisfaction with the status quo”: Throwing Down the Water thinks that...

Haiti: Aristide's Return

“Many believe that he still has the power to control the masses and disturb the current electoral process”: From New York City to Haiti thinks that “things just got a...

Pakistani vs. Indian Pressure Cookers

The Life And Times Of Two Indians In Pakistan compares Indian and Pakistani pressure cookers and guess which is the winner.

Cuba: The Malecón

“Territory of lovers. Rest-stop of Bohemians, drunks and nighthawks”: Iván's File Cabinet blogs about the Malecón.

Sri Lanka: The Lives In The North

Valkyrie at Groundviews has a detailed update on the state of affairs of the people living in the North of Sri Lanka, especially Jaffna and Vanni. A foreigner's entry is...

Trinidad & Tobago: What Mothers Do

“For each decision I had to puzzle through on my own, I give them the tools and advice to make the best choices they can. I want them to be...

Cuba: Linares to be Released

Havana Times reports on the imminent release of political prisoner Ricardo Librado Linares “with which only two of the 75 Cuban dissidents sentenced in 2003 will remain in prison”; Uncommon...

The Plights of Pakistani Workers in Bahrain Protests

Faisal Kapadia at Deadpan Thoughts reports on xenophobic attacks on Pakistani workers in Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain, by protesters who had laid siege to this complex.

Bangladeshi Workers Evacuated From Libya Faces Uncertain Future

Tasfiyah Jalil at BRAC Blog reports about the plights of the Bangladeshi workers evacuated from Libya, who had supposedly escaped death and endured weeks of near-starvation and now find themselves...

Haiti: Election Violence Escalates

Election-related violence in Haiti appears to be escalating. As Haitian presidential candidate and legal scholar Mirlande Manigat set out to begin a campaign rally in Mirebalais yesterday, her convoy was...

Russia: Reaching Out to the President

Many projects have been recently created in Russia on the basis of crowdsourcing (or user-generated content (UGC)), when information on any particular topic is collected by internet users. Almost each...

Libya: All Eyes on Benghazi (Video)

Benghazi is the Libya's second-largest city and the political heart and rebellious soul of the movement against Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Al Gaddafi. With once fast-charging rebel forces now under...

China: Day two of salt-buying panic

With supermarkets in many Chinese cities now out of salt, Roland Soong at EastSouthWestNorth has published a second post on the panicky salt buying spree, comparing discussion of the frenzy...

Japan: Crisis Management PR Lessons from Cabinet Secretary Edano

PR professional Takashi Kurosawa appreciates Cabinet Secretary Edano's style of communication, detailing what he's doing right in the blog post "10 Things We can Learn from Cabinet Secretary Edano from...

Peru: Civic-Mindedness During Election Year

Global Voices author and translator Gabriela García Calderón blogs [es] about civic-mindedness during this year's presidential elections in Peru. She argues that voting and working at polling stations shouldn't be...

Paraguay: One Laptop for Every Child

In Camino al Paraguay [es], Juan Carlos Rodríguez posts a video and a slideshow presenting a project led by the Ministry of Education and Culture to give a laptop computer...

Latin America: Getting Ready for President Obama's Trip

Mike in Central American Politics lists several links to blogs and other sources (in English) discussing President Obama's upcoming trip to Latin America. President Obama will travel to El Salvador,...

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