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7 April 2011

Stories from 7 April 2011

Hungary: Fear of Pushing Copyright Term Extension Proposal

Kluwer Copyright Blog writes: “According to an official press release, the Danish government has changed its position and now endorses the European Commission’s proposal to extend the term of protection...

Jamaica: Poetry & Sensuality

For his 21 Days/21 Poems series, diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp posts an erotic poem by Jacqueline Johnson, saying: “What I love about this poem is the subdued sensuality.”

Cuba: Political Opposition

Uncommon Sense republishes “what repression on the island looked like in March”, according to the statistics put forward by Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation.

Puerto Rico: Clarifying Domestic Violence Decision

Blogger and feminist lawyer Veronica RT, also President of the Women's Commission of the Bar Association of Puerto Rico, clarifies the misconceptions created by public officials [es] regarding the recent...

Puerto Rico: Digital Literature

Journalist, artist and blogger Carlos Antonio Otero has decided to expand his digital experimentation to Twitter under @cuentopatuiter, which he is using to publish a story in 10 parts. “As soon...

Brazil: Blood appeal for the victims of school shooting rampage

Bloggers support blood appeal to help the victims of the shooting rampage inside a school in Realengo, Rio de Janeiro, that echoed the Columbine High School massacre. Luiz Felipe Vasques...

China: Everybody Can Become Ai Weiwei

A fellow filmmaker and activist, Ai Xiaoming, herself under heavy surveillance, tries to sum up the significance of detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's work: "Ai has managed to greatly legitimize...

Nigeria: Will Technology Impact 2011 Elections?

Nigerians will go to the polls on 16 April 2011 to elect their new president. The election was postponed from 9 April 2011 because of organizational difficulties. In this post...

Mexico: 59 Bodies Found in Mass Graves in Tamaulipas

In Vivir México [es], Perla Cristal Gomez reports that 59 bodies and 8 mass graves were found in San Fernando in the state of Tamaulipas, the same municipality where 72...

Peru: Blogger Interviews Mayor of Lima Susana Villarán

Blogger Carlos A. Quiroz [es] interviewed the mayor of Lima, Susana Villarán, and posted a video and photos of his meeting with “the mayor, activist, educator and blogger.”

Guatemala's “Mobile Phone Democracy”

“Guatemala’s evolving mobile sector, representative of the region, shows how this technology can offer unprecedented participation in both local and global civic conversations and actions. It is presenting an opportunity...

Côte d'Ivoire: Gbagbo Resists, Africans Protest

While former Côte d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo is still holed up in a bunker in the country, resisting arrest for continuing to deny his loss of the 2010 presidential election,...

Russia: Communist campaign against tandemocracy

Vadim Nikitin of Foreign Policy‘s Russia Blog discusses a campaign video [RU] for the 2012 presidential elections, allegedly first posted on the Communist Party website, which portrays the Putin-Medvedev tandemocracy...

Japan: Earthquake catfish prints

Pinktentacle published images from the series of namazu-e (lit. “catfish pictures”) that was realized in the 19th century after the Great Ansei Earthquake. “These prints featured depictions of mythical giant...

Barbados: Windies-Leaks?

Two Barbadian blogs take note of a new website dedicated to “all the West Indies Cricket Board dirt, all the time.”

Russia: RuNet Celebrates 17 Years Today

Habrahabr-user kremlin reminds [ru] the world that on April 7, 1994 “.ru” domain had been included to IANA, root zone database. This means, today is the 17th birthday of the...

Russia: Compromising Photos of Saint-Petersburg Judge Leaked

Blogger Yanvarlamov publishes private (and quite compromising) pictures [ru] of Alexey Kuznetsov, Saint-Petersburg judge famous for sentencing opposition activists. On the pictures, Kuznetsov is depicted as a heavy drinker and a...

Sri Lanka: Women’s Photography Exhibition 2011

Dushiyanthini at Groundviews writes about the recently concluded Women’s Photography Exhibition 2011 held at the Harold Peiris Gallery in Colombo. Thirty Four Sri Lankan women photographers participated in the exhibition.

Pakistan: Killings And Abductions In Balochistan

“Pakistani media and its civil society cannot abandon their duty to highlight the woes of all those Baloch who are being killed, tortured or abducted” – comments Raza Rumi while...

Bhutan: Losing The National Game

Passu is worried that archery, the national game of Bhutan may go into oblivion soon.

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