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17 June 2011

Stories from 17 June 2011

Guyana: Blogging Etiquette

“If somebody use work from you’ blog on their website, and make it look as if you’s writing for them, and they don’t link back you’ writing to you’ blog…you...

U.S.V.I.: Literary Reflections

A Nation or Nobody bonds with a fellow litblogger over “how two Trinidadian writers, Naipaul and Lovelace, have interpreted the infusion of North American cultural forms into the Caribbean”, saying:...

Bahamas: On Fixing the Education System

“When a process in the market fails to provide the results people want, they scream for government intervention, yet when a government service fails, people call for more government”: Rick...

Trinidad and Tobago: Cruz de Mayo

Guanaguanare blogs about this year's Cruz de Mayo celebrations in Trinidad.

Cuba: To Reach Havana

“Havana is a sort of forbidden city for people from deep inside Cuba”: Iván's File Cabinet blogs about Cubans who are unwelcome in their own capital city.

Macedonia: Gathering Prohibited in a Public Space?

Vnukot informs that the Ministry of Culture has forbidden the protesters to gather on a small square behind the memorial house of Mother Teresa, violating their right to free assembly...

Venezuela's Prison Crisis

A riot on Sunday, June 12, at El Rodeo prison left at least 22 inmates killed [es], according to the government's report –other reports raise that number to 30 [es]....

Angola: President's Daughter with a Handful of Business

Considered by Forbes one of the nine richest women in Africa, Isabel dos Santos, the eldest daughter of the angolan President Eduardo dos Santos, is satirically described by journalist Orlando...

Azerbaijan: Jailed activist's mother detained

whatwaswritten translates a RFE/RL Azeri Service report saying that mother of Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, an imprisoned youth activist responsible for a Facebook page calling for pro-democracy protests in Azerbaijan, was detained...

Moldova: +1 Vote Campaign Buzz Ahead of Local Elections

Moldova’s capital Chisinau is set to witness another democratic exercise on June 19, when the final round of the local election will decide whether the city will have a liberal...

Cuba: Twitter Users Will Meet for the First Time

The first meeting of Cuban Twitter users was announced by @leunamrguez (Leunam Rodríguez), for July 1st starting at 4pm on central 23rd street and 12 La Habana. The event has...

Ethiopia: Photographer Wins Award

Ethiopian photographer Mulugeta Ayene has won an award of excellence in photography: “Mulugeta has beaten 15 entries of eight photographers to win the award, with the jury describing his photos...

Kenya: This Week in Kenyan Politics

Updates on Kenyan politics this week: “It Is said that a single day in the life of Kenyan politics is a very long time. This week has been one of...

Ecuador: Project Aims to Bring More Green to Guayaquil

In El Ecuador de Hoy [es] Guillermo Sornoza praises a project called ‘Guayaquil Ecológico’ [Ecological Guayaquil] which aims to bring more green spaces to the city in the form of...

Macedonia: Protest Achievements So Far

As more people act upon the awareness that the increasing visibility abroad or among foreigners within Macedonia is an important aspect of the ongoing protests, translations and original tweets/blog posts...

Colombia: Dissatisfaction With TEDx Event in Medellín

Juan David Escobar [es] writes about his experience [es] with TEDx Medellín, which he could not enter because, according to what he narrates, he was not part of any of...

China: Mixed Reactions to Communist Party Movie Epic

Beginning of the Great Revival, the epic cinematic tribute to the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), was released in mainland China cinema on June 15, 2011. However,...

Zimbabwe: A Golf Day For Members of Parliament

Is Wednesday a gold day for Zimbabwe's parliamentarians?: “Sadly, there were only three Ministers in the House during the session, namely; Deputy Prime Minister Professor Arthur Mutambara, the Minister of...

Africa: First Swahili iPad/iPhone App Released

A Ghanaian company releases Swahili iPad/iPhone App: “The two-man Ghanaian language learning apps development team has just released Nkyea Basic Swahili, the first Swahili iPhone and iPad app from their...

Pakistan: An Outsider's View

Indonesian blogger Unspun recently attended Pakistan's first social media summit in Karachi and commented that Pakistan's greatest asset is its people.

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