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29 April 2011

Stories from 29 April 2011

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.”

Egypt: Graffiti – For a Colorful Revolution and an Undying Memory

From the early days of the Egyptian revolution, protesters adopted their ancestors way of documenting the glorious days, documenting the days of the revolutions on the walls of Tahrir Square...

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...

Syria: The Revolution Continues (Video)

It's the Friday of Rage in Syria, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets of different cities to call for the overthrow of the Al Assad regime,...

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...

Uganda: Citizens Outraged by Violent Re-Arrest of Opposition Leader

Uganda opposition leader Dr.Kiiza Besigye was re-arrested in the capital Kampala for participating in the Walk to Work Campaign one night after he was granted bail. Besigye had been granted...

China: Farmer Hangs Himself in Desperation

Olivia from ChinaHush reports on the vulnerable situation Chinese farmers are facing in the market. A recent incident has been the suicide of a 39 year-old farmer, Han Jin.

China: Centennial Celebration of Tsinghua University

Jing Gao from the Ministry of Tofu explains how the centennial celebration of Tsinghua University turns political.

China: Poem Dedicated to Lobsang Tsepak

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a poem by Woeser dedicated to Lobsang Tsepak, a monk of Kirti Monastery, Ngaba, who was studying at Beijing's Central University for Nationalities and...

North Korea: Rumors and Superstitions Surrounding Former US President Carter

Former US President Carter visited the North Korea to resolve the country's nuclear issues, but failed to meet North Korea's reclusive leader, Kim Jong-il. A North Korean insider report, Open...

Execution Tunnels in North Korea

There are strong claims that tunnels in North Korea have been adapted for mass-executions of political prisoners if the regime ever be threatened, according to local reports. Alec Macph shared...

Nepal: No Country For Old Men

Nepali blogger opines that Nepali youth should come forward and take the charge of the Nepali politics rather than depending on the failing old leaders. There is actually a movement...

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