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4 May 2011

Stories from 4 May 2011

Guatemala: Rigoberta Menchú to Run for President

Nobel Peace Prize and indigenous activist Rigoberta Menchú will be nominated as the Frente Amplio de Izquierda presidential candidate, according to recent reports [es]. Mike in Central American Politics thinks that...

Pakistan: Probing Questions After Bin Laden

Three days after the assassination of Osama Bin Laden in a compound less than 2 kilometers away from the country's premier military academy, a lot of questions remain unanswered. As...

Costa Rica: Historical Firsts in May Day Crisis of Headless Congress

On the first of May, for the first time since 1949, the Costa Rican congress was unable to elect new representatives to lead them. And also for the first time...

Palestine: Gaza Celebrates Hamas/Fatah Reconciliation

Palestinian rival factions Fatah and Hamas ended their bitter feud today, in a reconciliation deal brokered in Cairo, Egypt. News of the deal, which will unite the Gaza Strip, which...

Côte d'Ivoire: New Videos Detail Capture of Former President

After the arrest in the city of Abidjan on April 11, 2011, of Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Cote d'Ivoire, and his wife Simone, some confusion remains regarding the process...

Mexico: Netizens Put Death of Osama Bin Laden in Context

As news of United States Special Forces' targeted killing of Osama Bin Laden was broadcast around the world, netizens in Mexico tweeted and blogged their responses to this signal event...

Tanzania: Is Osama Bin Laden Really Dead?

The Tanzanian blogosphere has taken the news of death of the al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden with a pinch of salt. While few voices welcomed the news, a number of...

Nigeria: Social Media and the 2011 Elections

Pharmacist, journalist, photographer, social networker, poet and fiction writer. Meet Nigerian journalist Tolu Ogunlesi and find out his opinion on social media and his country's recent elections.

Russia: Anti-Corruption Donor Details Leaked

In the middle of April 2011, donors to the Russian anti-corruption, whistle-blowing website Rospil.info [ru] began to report that they had received strange calls and emails from unknown people, some...

Suriname: Street Art

Srananart's Blog says that “Suriname has known a flourishing culture of street art, with the painted buses and the colorful shave-ice carts as eye catchers that make a lasting impression...

Bahamas: Safer Prisoner Transport

“We should not have our lives or property put at risk to accommodate the prisoners”: Weblog Bahamas‘ Jerome Pinder thinks that “the current practice [of transporting prisioners] remains a dangerous...

Bermuda: Paying for Past Policies

“The Bermuda Government should be sitting on several hundred million dollars of surpluses…instead we're incurring expensive debt which could take more than 10 years to retire”: Bermudian bloggers think the...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: News & Children

“While the US government ponders what pictures to release, I ponder what pictures to try to censor”: Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac blogs about how to explain Osama Bin Laden's death...

China: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

The past week has seen a real-life version of film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” reenacted in China. The Chinese protagonist, Xu Wu, has been detained in a psychiatric...

Philippines: Performance of local governments

LGPMS provides online reports and other performance indicators of local governments in the Philippines.

Indonesia: Kartini Day

Tikno blogs about Raden Ajeng Kartini, a pioneer of women's rights in Indonesia. Kartini Day, which is being celebrated in Indonesia every April, is similar to Mother's Day in Western...

Indonesia: Reaction to Osama bin Laden's death

nrg07 from Indonesia reacts to the news about the death of Osama bin Laden: “I wouldn’t be relieved that Osama bin Laden has died, if the spread of radicalism, hatred...

Indonesia: National Education Day

Multibrand blogs about the decline of Indonesian education during the National Education Day celebration last May 2.

Russia: E-Gov Blogger Discusses Technology and Transparency (Video)

Yekaterina Aksyonova, creator of gov-gov.ru, one of the most informative blogs about e-government in Russia, met with Global Voices at Central Asian BarCamp recently and answered several questions on the...

Singapore: Mainstream Media and elections

MARUAH monitors how mainstream media in Singapore is reporting the General Elections campaign.

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