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9 May 2011

Stories from 9 May 2011

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Video: Budding Young Scientists in India, Singapore and South Africa

  9 May 2011

The Google Science Fair project semi finalist listings are up. Although it was open to teens between 13 and 18 years from all over the world, it is interesting to note that the United States, Singapore and India take the majority of spots amongst the 60 selected semi finalists, which also includes entries from New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Canada. Find out some of the shortlisted projects.

Nepal: The Start Of A Facebook Revolution?

  9 May 2011

Pradeep Kumar Singh posts pictures and news of the recent Facebook campaign titled “Show up. Stand up. Speak up. Else, shut up”. Around 400 Nepali youth showed up at Maitighar Mandala on May 8, 2011 to demand a new constitution.

Bangladesh: The Complicated Issue Of Fatwa

  9 May 2011

Although Fatwa has been declared unconstitutional in Bangladesh by the High Court, misuse of fatwa is being continued by a section of village elders. Adnan M L Karim at Law Chronicles Online discusses the complicated issue of Fatwa in Bangladesh.

Cuba: Bloggers, Period

  9 May 2011

Elaine Díaz reflects on how Cuban bloggers have been artificially divided [es] into two bands: the “pro-government” and the “mercenaries,” erasing the plurality of this small, yet vibrant, blogosphere.

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Russia: Bloggers React With Cynicism to Bin Laden's Death

The death of Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011, has provoked condemnation and talk of conspiracy theories among Russian bloggers. Quickly becoming one of the hottest topics of the Russian Internet, the death of Bin Laden did not divide netizens. In a rare instance of unity, Russian bloggers revealed their cynicism toward one of the most important events of this year.

Bahamas: Education Failure

  9 May 2011

Weblog Bahamas‘ Rick Lowe thinks “it's time for the teachers and administrators of the public school system to stand up and be counted for the failure of the educational system.”

Cuba: Activities Against Homophobia

  9 May 2011

Blogger and journalist Francisco Rodríguez Cruz discusses [es] the history of, and his participation in, the Cuban Symposium against Homophobia [es], which celebrates it fourth edition this May with events all over the island.

St. Lucia: Views on Bin Laden's Death

  9 May 2011

Regional bloggers weigh in on different aspects of the death of Osama Bin Laden. Tattoo considers the “moral dimensions to Obama's actions”, while Lullabies, Fairy Tales and Other Self-Delusions suggests that “the greatest victory in the killing of Osama bin Laden came for the PR machine that runs the USA…There’s...

Trinidad & Tobago: R.I.P. Allyson

  9 May 2011

Bloggers pay their respects to the late television presenter Allyson Hennessy, with B.C. Pires saying: “There’s no up side to the passing of someone as committed to her Trinidad and Tobago and Caribbean family as she was; across the archipelago and Diaspora…she’ll me missed.”

Cuba: Role of Police in Dissident's Death

  9 May 2011

Generation Y says of the death of dissident Juan Wilfredo Soto: “I don’t know how the authorities of my country are going to explain it, but I doubt, this time, they will manage to persuade us it wasn’t the fault of the police”; Along the Malecon adds a few more...

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