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2 May 2011

Stories from 2 May 2011

Macedonia: The Roma – Inside or Outside the Circle?

A local Roma blogger writes about the contrast between the legal framework providing full protection of human and ethnic rights and the everyday experiences of the Roma in Macedonia.

Iran: Bloggers React to the Death of Bin Laden

Several Iranian bloggers have reacted to the death of Osama Bin Laden. Some with serious remarks, a few with questions and some with irony.

Arab World: Where Some Are Mourning Osama Bin Laden

The end of Al Qaeda's Saudi leader Osama bin Laden was met with tributes and remembrance by many users on Twitter from across the Arab world. Here is a sample...

Nepal: A Debate On Piracy And Copyright

On Saturday, April 30th, a group of Nepali Twitter users discussed piracy, digital rights and copyright. Bhumika Ghimire summarized the debate using Storify.

Sri Lanka: Its All About Accountability

Electra is unhappy that the Sri Lankan government has rejected the UN panel report on War Crimes and comments: “the issue that the Report focuses on, the very heart of...

Caribbean: Reactions to News of Bin Laden's Death

Diaspora bloggers comment on the news of Osama Bin Laden's death.

Barbados: Illogical Headlines

Barbados Underground says that “the logic as to why why Donald got the airplay he did [and] the logic as to why the British government would outlay such a significant...

Haiti: The Church's Role

Wadner Pierre would like to see the Catholic Church be “the first to stand for peaceful resolution where there is war and violence.”

Trinidad & Tobago: “Bocas” a Success

“Bocas left me replete, yet hungry for more”: Lisa Allen-Agostini shares some of the highlights of the recently-concluded Bocas Lit Fest.

Cuba: Indoctrination of Children

Without Evasion says that by teaching ideological doctrine to children, “we thus prolong…the saga of slavery of thought, of pretense, and of corruption of spirit of which we were victims,...

Afghanistan: The massive cost of the war

Nick Fielding is reviewing a report from the Congressional Research Service concerning the US government spending on Afghanistan and other war on terror operations, and says it makes daunting reading.

Africa: African Atheists and Freethinkers

Graham writes a post highlighting Africa atheists and freethinkers:”There are many individuals in Africa who break the mould and challenge our traditional stereotypes. These people challenge our view that every...

Angola: Lack of Coverage on the Exclave of Cabinda

“Nowadays speaking of Cabinda is something that displeases the political powers of Angola and Portugal”, says [pt] journalist Orlando Castro on his blog Alto Hama. Cabinda, with some of the...

Morocco: “I Love Kech!”

Marrakech, the main tourist attraction in Morocco, was hit on Thursday by a bomb attack. Bloggers are asking people to send their pictures to show solidarity with the victims of...

Morocco: Bloggers React to Marrakech Attack

Morocco's tourist hub cof Marrakech was hit on Thursday by a bomb blast that ripped through a popular restaurant killing 16 people, most of whom were foreigners. Netizens have been...

Argentina: Reactions to Mario Vargas Llosa's Keynote Address at the Book Fair

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Mario Vargas Llosa was invited to give the inaugural speech at the 2011 Book Fair in Buenos Aires. The invitation to be the...

South Korea: Surprising Election, as Twitter Draws Youth to Polls

South Korea's ruling Grand National Party suffered a crushing defeat in by-elections on April 27, demonstrating a widespread yearning for change, and to many also heralding the power of Twitter...

Pakistan: Reactions on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

Long before US president Obama's speech, the news leaked onto Twitter that Osama Bin Laden had been killed and the news media jumped on the story. Soon the Twittersphere started...

Philippines: ‘Goodbye Friendster’

Social network site Friendster will become a 'social entertainment' site soon and it will delete the profile content of its users at the end of the month. Many Filipinos react...

The Balkans: Most Influential ex-Yu Twitter Users

Dragan Varagić published his analysis of the most influential Twitter users [sr] from Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Montenegro, done through manual selection and consulting ratings services.

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