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6 April 2011

Stories from 6 April 2011

Macedonia: Construction Over A Probable Archeological Site

After examining historical documents and Google maps, Volan concluded – here and here [MKD] – that the new administrative building for the Public Enterprise of Skopje Waterworks is probably being...

Uruguay: Police Clash with Artisans at Independence Square

Blogger “Fonzi” from With a camera in my pocket [es] posts pictures of policemen removing artisans who were selling their work at Independence Square in Montevideo. The blogger accuses the...

Bangladesh: A Video On Eve Teasing

Shawn at posts a video on eve-teasing, a euphemism to describe forms of verbal and physical abuse by men against women.

Trinidad & Tobago: On Race

“We need to work hard at bringing all of our people back fully into the national family if we ever hope to advance as a nation…”: Plain Talk tackles the...

Russia-Romania: Interview with Rogozin

Gabriela Ionita of Power&Politics World publishes an interview with Russian ambassador to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, on Russia, Romania, and European relations.

Haiti: “Sweet Micky”‘s Mandate

Dying in Haiti puts forward the new president's mathematical mandate, saying: “His opportunity to do good for Haiti is huge. It would be great if he would deliver on just...

Cuba: Blame it on the Culture?

Octavo Cerco is reticent to blame Cuba's problems on its culture.

Hungary: Catholic church scandal addresses a current scandal rocking the Catholic church in Hungary, including allegations of pedophilia and financial misconduct.

Trinidad & Tobago: Equal Representation

“Mohammed made an ill-advised move earlier in his appointment in a confrontation with two police officers and lost a lot of credibility thereafter, and there was subsequently a national petition...

Bermuda: Confronting Crime

Respice Finem says of the growing crime problem: “When we act decisively to confront the social malaise coming out of the impoverished neighbourhoods that all too often provided the breeding...

Rwanda: 17 Years Ago Today in Rwanda

17 years ago today in Rwanda: “There will be a number of ceremonies in Rwanda this year to mark the 1994 Genocide. I understand there is a candle light walk...

Nigeria: Exhibition of Images From Presidential Campaign

George Esiri followed the PDP Presidential campaign trail around Nigeria. An exhibition of the images he captured was launched at the Yar'Adua Centre yesterday.

Africa: Use of Web 2.0 in the Schools of the PanAf project

Dramane posts a link to a document which highlights the PanAf network’s research specifically regarding ‘Web 2.0’ in the sampled schools in Africa: “The PanAf network is centred on an...

Syria: Bread and Propaganda

As protests in Syria continue into their third week, the Assad government is making concessions in hopes of appeasing protesters. The government is asserting power via propaganda, some of which...

China: Reactions to Global Times’ Lashing Out at Ai Weiwei

China's official newspaper Global Times has issued a harsh editorial condemning missing artist Ai Weiwei as a maverick of Chinese society, sparking reactions from Chinese netizens.

Egypt: Basboussa for President!

Former Egyptian television anchor and activist Bothaina Kamel announced on Twitter that she would be running for the Egyptian presidential elections. Here are reactions for and against her plans.

Russia: Majority of Russians Are Unaware of the Blogosphere

Levada-center has published [ru] a survey poll results on how Russians use the Internet. 39 percent of users use it for entertainment, 27 percent use it to search information, 18...

Russia: Anti-Government Slogans Published On a Hacked Soccer Club Website

Blogger pilgrim67 publishes [ru] a screenshot of the “Zenit” soccer club website that has been hacked this morning (now restored). A hacker had defaced the website and posted pictures of...

Russia: DDoS Attack On LiveJournal Has Russians Debating Internet Politics

On March 30, 2011, the blogging platform LiveJournal experienced serious functionality problems for over 12 hours due to a powerful Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack. It has triggered a debate on...

China: No More Time Travel Drama

The Chinese censor machine is not happy about time-travel drama, saying that it disrespects history. ChinaHush has translated the local news about the banning of the TV genre by the...

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