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26 April 2011

Stories from 26 April 2011

UK: The Royal Wedding's “Russian Connection”

Siberian Light writes about “a Russian connection” in the UK Royal Wedding story: “the George III Tiara, or the Russian Fringe Tiara” that Kate Middleton may wear for the April...

Macedonia: New Laws to Have an Adverse Impact on Cultural Heritage

An archaeologist blogger reacts to the new legislation that legalizes illegal construction in Macedonia, including buildings that destroy historical heritage sites.

India: Deabating The Draft Internet Control Rules

Nikhil Pahwa at Medianama debates the changes in the cyber law in India which is waiting to be passed soon. In his opinion “these rules give the Indian government the...

India: Challenges Of A Single Working Woman

Neha Saxena at YouthKiAwaaz, a citizen journalism platform for the Indian youth, describes the challenges of a single working Indian woman nearing 30, who have a lot of pressure from...

Yemen: One Killed, Several Injured in Taiz Protests

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Taiz, Yemen, today, calling for the overthrow of the Ali Abdullah Saleh regime. According to Yemen Post, one protester was killed and...

Zimbabwe: Does Violence Deter Women From Entering Politics?

Simon Moyo wonders whether violence in Zimbabwe deters women from participating in politics: “Since the emergence of the MDC as a credible challenger to Zanu PF domination in 2000, violence...

Nigeria: Elections commenced in peaceful atmosphere

The governorship and state assembly elections commenced in a peaceful atmosphere, 234Next reports: “At about 10am, some polling booths began to witness large crowds as more people came out for...

Ghana: The Day I Detonated My Twitter Account

Ghana based blogger Fiona Leonard writes about the day she detonated her Twitter account: “I signed up for a trial of one of those automatic follower programs. Despite my trial...

South Sudan: Taking Prevention Message to Times Square

According to Sally Smith South Sudan takes its message to Times Square: “As we inch closer to July 9, the date when South Sudan will become the world's newest independent...

Egypt: Protesting for Syria

Scores of Egyptians joined Syrian students who gathered outside the Syrian Embassy in Cairo in protest against the killing of demonstrators and called for the overthrow of the Syrian regime...

China: The Rich Are Fleeing

A new survey conducted in part with one of China's biggest banks suggests that large numbers of wealthy Chinese have over the past two years begun moving their assets overseas,...

Haiti: Amnesty or Justice?

Toussaint on Haiti shares his thoughts about the possible granting of amnesty to Jean-Claude Duvalier and Jean-Bertrand Aristide by the new President-elect.

Trinidad & Tobago: Carib Queen Dies

Review of the Indigenous Caribbean and The Voice of the Taino People Online acknowledge the passing of Valentina Medina, the Carib Queen of the Santa Rosa Carib Community.

Trinidad & Tobago: Destroying Food

B.C. Pires blogs about “the Housing Development Corporation’s bulldozing of several acres of crops ready for harvest in Trinidad.”

Cuba, U.S.A.: Tamayo to Leave with Son's Remains

Bloggers are monitoring the impending departure from Cuba of Reina Luisa Tamayo, who is reported to be going into exile, but not without the remains of her son, “murdered Cuban...

Guyana, St. Lucia, T&T: Literary Achievements

Lots of literature in the regional blogosphere today – Signifyin’ Guyana asks, “You going Trinidad for Bocas?”, while Caribbean Book Blog notes that Trinidadian author Earl Lovelace “has been awarded...

Malaysia: Boot Camp to “Help” Effeminate Boys

Based on their effeminate tendencies, 66 schoolboys from the state of Terengganu in Malaysia were recently sent to a boot camp aimed at "helping them behave in a proper manner"....

Russia: Eco-bloggers and Journalists Learn to Solve Environmental Problems

The first international forum of eco-bloggers and journalists took place in Moscow on April 18-19.  The forum aimed to create an international community of people writing about environmental issues and...

Russia: Two Bloggers Sentenced for Extremism

The Ufa city court in Bashkortostan sentenced bloggers Robert Zagreev and Ayrat Dilmikhametov to three and six years in prison for extremist activities “with the use of media,” Russian news...

Russia: Blogger Found Guilty in Harsh Criticizm of Bashkir Authorities

Alexander Izmailov was found gulty in posting 649 comments online criticizing the authorities and not shying away from curse words, Ufimskij Zhurnal reported. Izmailov also frequently produced photo collages making...

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