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3 May 2011

Stories from 3 May 2011

Russia: Who is Restricting the Russian Internet?

Russia's position in American non-profit organisation Freedom House's report "Freedom on the Net 2011" ratings has dropped from the previous findings in 2009. The report analyses freedom of access to...

Ukraine: World Press Freedom Day Sparks Discussions on the State of the Media

On World Press Freedom Day, Tetyana Bohdanova translates from online discussions about the state of the media in Ukraine and the possible reasons behind the shrinking of press freedom in...

India: Bangalore Police Has A Facebook Page

Anupam Saxena at Medianama reports that the Bangalore Traffic police has launched a Facebook page, for connecting with citizens as a department.

Portugal: Adrift, With a Bailout in the Works

The crisis scenario in Portugal, worsened by the fall of the Government in mid March, and consequently the opening of the doors to the "troika" for an international financial bailout,...

A Blog on Music in Portuguese and Lusophone Artists

To learn about music in Portuguese or by Lusophone artists, visit Caipirinha Lounge [en, pt], a bilingual blog “born out of a sincere belief that Lusophone music should reach a...

Arab World: Questions and Closure Follow Bin Laden's Death

Saudi terror mastermind Osama bin Laden was killed in a United States CIA operation in Abbottage, Pakistan, yesterday. Netizens from around the Arab world have reacted to the news. On...

Taiwan:Osama bin Laden's mansion…and bad “Feng shui”?

Don't be surprised to learn that Taiwan TV news always try hard to decode global issues with “Feng shui“,  and this time it is the death of Osama bin Laden...

Cape Verde: Unheard Stories from Marginalized Youth

The website For CV introduces a theatre and film project in Cape Verde called Mim’delo [pt]. According to the non-profit association behind it, 10 pt, Mim'delo aims to involve marginalized youth...

Pakistan: Osama’s Death – Different Perspectives

The news of the death of Osama Bin Laden is still creating commotion in world media and especially in social media. Aamir Raz Soomro from Karachi brings to us some...

Zimbabwe: Mixed Reactions to Osama Bin Laden's Death

The news of the death of “the world's most wanted man” was received by Zimbabwean netizens with mixed reactions. Perhaps the reactions were somewhat to be expected as Osama was...

Arab World: “2011 is a Year That Will Be Marked in History”

It may only be May but a lot has happened in the last few months across the Arab world. After news of the operation in which Saudi terror mastermind Osama...

Haiti, U.S.A.: Bin Laden & Blindness

“When I heard the news, I wasn't sure whether I should exhale or hold my breath”: CURRENTS BETWEEN SHORES suggests that the killing of Osama Bin Laden is tantamount to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Knowledge-Based Region

Gerard Best suggests that “the Trinidad and Tobago media [must] go beyond the discussion of Press Freedom and begin to re-examine its role in advancing the development of this small,...

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Politics, Osama & Obama

Diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch calls the death of Osama Bin Laden “a political coup…political survival at its best, and apparently it has worked…”

Cuba: Information & the Internet

Uncommon Sense says that the Cuban authorities continue to try to contain free expression, “extend[ing] its blockade on information…by limiting access to the Internet.”

St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago: Walcott Wins Bocas Prize

Caribbean Book Blog reports that Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott has won the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for his “seemingly effortless flow of language and imagery.”

Tunisia: Habib Bourguiba Avenue, Post Revolution

On Bondy Blog, Widad Kefti portrays [fr] the capital “Tunis’ main road, stripped clean of Benalism”.

Tunisia: Illegal Tunisian Migrants in France

Illegal Tunisian migrants, who arrived in Paris via the Italian island Lampedusa and were rescued by a grass-root organization tell the Bondy Blog [fr] about their feelings of “regrets, anger,...

Tweeting Bin Laden: Have US Journalists Become Citizen Reporters?

When news of Osama bin Laden's death broke on May 2, 2011, journalists in the United States were tweeting and using social media to report what they saw on the...

China: Chinese Netizen Reactions on bin Laden's Death

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated Chinese netizens’ reactions on Osama bin Laden's death.

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