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April, 2011

Stories from April, 2011

Brunei: Health Promotion Blueprint

During the launching of the Health Promotion campaign in Brunei, a walkathon was organized which was participated by 6,000 people.

East Timor: Tourism potential

EngageMedia uploads a video which features the tourism potential of Dili, East Timor and the problems of the tourism sector in the country.

Italy: Initiative in Support of Ai Weiwei

While the event itself initially seemed to have passed without comment [it] by traditional media and bloggers in Italy, something is finally happening [it] to call for the release of the Chinese...

Argentina: Writer Ernesto Sabato Dies at Age 99

Argentine writer Ernesto Sabato passed away on April 30 at age 99. Buenos Aires Herald describes him as “one of the most influential writers in Argentine literature and author of...

Zambia: Live Updates of FAZ AGM

Follow live updates of the long awaited Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Annual General Meeting:”Kalusha [FAZ President] is calling for security now as Livingstone based Mr Kasoka is leading the...

Nigeria: Nigerian Governor on Twitter

Nigerian Governor Kayode Fayemi is on Twitter, Nigerian blogger Lord Banks reports.

South Sudan: Prose/Poetry Magazine for South Sudan

TORE is a poetry/prose magazine for South Sudan: “There are some great stories & poems in here as well as a few opinion peices on Sudan. There is also some...

Chad: White Gold Opens Income Stream For Women

Franseca writes about white gold in Chad: “Shea nuts are indigenous to southern Chad, and have been traditionally pressed into a black oil to add to foods. While nutritious, it...

India: Kerala’s Debate On Endosulfan

As the debate on the pesticide EndoSulfan is gaining momentum in the Stockholm Convention in Geneva; Kerala, the southern state of India is up in arms online and on the...

Canada: Indigenous Teens Share their Values on Video Contest

Indigenous teens in four different Canadian communities share their hopes, stories and dreams in a series of short videos in "My Space. My Story" where they speak about things that...

Serbia: Bloggers Discuss Plans to Erect Monument to Late Azeri President

One of Belgrade's nicest parks has recently got renovated - thanks, partially, to a donation of 2 million euros by the Azerbaijani government. The news that has been stirring controversy...

Cuba: Silvio and Pablo

In Juan sin nada [es], Juan Orlando Pérez analyzes the state of affairs in Cuba through the politics of famous nueva trova musicians and composers Silvio Rodríguez and Pablo Milanés.

Cuba: Reflection on the Communist Party Congress

Blogger and journalist Elaine Díaz reflects [es]on the VI Congress of the Communist Party: “[…] The future Cuba should be built ‘by all and for the good of all’ from...

Puerto Rico: Puerto Rican Rock Music

The Latin American music blog Club Fonograma [es] reviews the amazing music of Puerto Rican alternative rock bands Balún and Dávila 666.

India: 3G Mobile Technology And Rural India

Anonna Dutt at YouthKiAwaaz writes how 3G can change the face of rural India.

Pakistan: We Serve Better Food At Our Weddings

Pakistani blogger Tazeen comments on the UK Royal Wedding: “If I am not wrong, our weddings are better than any royal affair. We serve better food to our people.”

Bahamas: Grasping at Straws?

Jerome Pinder at Weblog Bahamas explains why the new Straw Market “will be a test for The Bahamas Government.”

Barbados: Barrow's Beach

Mullins Bay Blog wonders how one of the country's national heroes “would…have graded his heirs and successors, …who sat idly by and did nothing as the sand disappeared and coconut...

Colombia on Red Alert After Heavy Rains

Colombia is on red alert due to heavy rains. Residents of 28 departments suffer extreme hardship: flooding, landslides and sudden increase in rivers and streams have left more than three...

Zambia: President's Son Threatens Journalist

A senior Zambia journalist recently received threats from the son of the Zambian president Rupiah Banda, James, following a story that appeared on the Zambian Watchdog, a leading investigative journalism...

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