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10 June 2011

Stories from 10 June 2011

Bangladesh: Visible Positive Energy

Dutch journalist and blogger Dheera Sujan recently visited Bangladesh and was surprised with the positive energy of the Bangladeshis. She comments: “I witnessed there was that hunger to improve, to...

Kuwait: Shia Twitter User Arrested

Kuwaiti Nasser Abul, a young Shia man, has been arrested, allegedly for his posting on micro-blogging site Twitter. This is the first time a Twitter user is held for tweets...

Nepal: Religious Intolerance?

Nepal Blogs refutes the negative news on religious freedom in Nepal and comments: “It is unfair, [..] to chastise an entire nation because of few intolerant idiots.”

Haiti: Reconstruction Issues

Haiti Grassroots Watch writes a series of posts about the country's reconstruction efforts, here and here.

Cuba: Finding Strength For Fariñas

“I have no desire to write. I scold myself. Since I learned that Coco Fariñas is on a hunger strike I have been floating above the city”: Octavo Cerco has...

Trinidad & Tobago: iPhone Coming

TECHTT confirms that “bmobile will be launching the iPhone 4 next week” and says that “one of the features that caught [his] attention was the retina display.”

Jamaica: Rain Review

“If this was the dress rehearsal for flooding, later-on in the year, when we are pelted with rain from storms and hurricanes, later in the hurricane season, then we've failed”:...

Cuba: Tamayo's Arrival

Diaspora bloggers chronicle the arrival of Reina Luisa Tamayo (mother of the late Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo) in the United States.

Bermuda: Anti-Corruption Laws

“The Bermuda Parliament looks busy. But truth is, in my opinion, it’s not very productive”: Vexed Bermoothes thinks one of its priorities should be passing anti-corruption legislation.

Bahamas: The Foreign Vote

BLOGWORLD responds to an article which suggests that there are plans afoot to allow foreigners the right to vote in Bahamian Parliamentary Elections: “It’s not that I’m against the ideas...

Venezuela: Debates on Laws and Identities

May, the month of "Afro-Venezuelan" culture, ended this year with a new law against racial discrimination and a proposal to create a ministry for African descent. The news shot up...

Nicaragua: Citizens of Bluefields March for ‘Dignity and Hope’

Ronald Hill blogs [es] about a march for “dignity and hope” that took place on June 8 in Bluefields, Nicaragua. Protesters raised their voices against organized crime and drug trafficking,...

Venezuela: How Much Do You Know About Caracas?

Mirelis Morales Tovar in Caracas Ciudad de la Furia [es] asks her readers 10 questions about Caracas to test how much they really know about the capital city of Venezuela.

Mexico: Tweeting to Save Lives

In Americas Quarterly, Arjan Shahani writes about the use of Twitter as a tool to inform “about risk zones and specific attacks in real time” through accounts like “@TrackMty, @SPSeguro...

China: The Machinery of Stability Preservation

The Dui Hua Foundation's Human Rights Journal has translated a detailed report by the liberal Caijing magazine about the organizational structure behind China's efforts to maintain social stability as it...

Iran: Ministry of Intelligence, Spy and Social networking

Iran's Ministry of Intelligence announced [fa] “a spy who wanted to organize a social networking to disturb Iran's Majlis (parliement) election was arrested”. Islamic Republic accused US government to spend...

Sri Lanka: Protests In Katunayake Free Trade Zone

Earlier this month clashes at the Katunayake Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Sri Lanka between protesting workers and police claimed the life of an young worker and injured many workers...

Macedonia: Shameless Refusal to Accept Responsibility

Andre Valé, a Portuguese living in Macedonia, wrote about the smoke-screen by responsible authorities, their media cronies, and the interior minister's “shameless” refusal to accept political responsibility for the killing...

North Korea Threatens to Disclose Recordings of Talks with South

In an apparent act of blackmail, North Korea threatened South Korea on Thursday that they would release secret audio recordings from Inter-Korean talks reportedly held on May 9, 2011. The...

Russia: Yuri Budanov Shot to Death in Moscow

On GlobalPost, Miriam Elder (@MiriamElder) reports on the killing of the former Russian colonel Yuri Budanov in Moscow today.

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