4 July 2011

Stories from 4 July 2011

Bangladesh: Social Business Day

  4 July 2011

An Ordinary Citizen attended Social Business Day, which was held in Dhaka on the 28th of June, 2011 and writes about his experience. The premier discussion session was chaired by Nobel Laureate Dr. Mohammad Yunus.

India: Judicial Verdict Vs. Public Outcry

  4 July 2011

Debolina Raja Gupta writes about the sensational trial of Maria Susairaj and Emily Jerome Matthew on the charges of cold blooded murder of Neeraj Grover. There had been a public outcry in India after Maria Susairaj was set free after serving only three years of sentence, the blogger informs in...

Guatemala: Photo Essay on the ‘March for Remembrance’

  4 July 2011

“In Guatemala, June 30th is officially observed as Armed Forces Day. But since 2008, the military parade has ceased to march through the streets of the historical center in Guatemala City. Instead, the March for Remembrance has taken over Zone 1 for the fourth consecutive year to celebrate what many...

Bolivia: Monitoring Politicians’ Twitter Performance

  4 July 2011

Every month, blogger Pablo Andrés Rivero monitors [es] how Bolivian politicians are doing on Twitter. For the month of June [es], he ranks politicians by followers (with Senator Canta Rek at the top) and by influence (looking at growth of followers, re-tweets and mentions).

Puerto Rico: New Online Magazine

  4 July 2011

Yasta.pr [es] is a new online magazine whose goal is “to create an outlet to thoroughly discuss, dissect and investigate daily issues that affect us all, in a serious, fair and balanced way.”

Venezuela: Reflecting on the Future

  4 July 2011

Several bloggers like ‘Caracas Gringo’, Alejandro Tarre [es] and Miguel Octavio have reflected about Venezuela's future after President Hugo Chávez revealed he was undergoing cancer treatment.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Educational Double Standards

  4 July 2011

As the Ministry of Education seeks to have certain rules bent for the Prime Minister's daughter, Abeni says: “Rules ought not to be shifted to accommodate persons depending on class/status. It sends a terrible message… We often complain about the breakdown in society but then we facilitate and excuse our...

Cuba: Political Implications of Chavez’ Illness

  4 July 2011

“For several days, millions of people tried to decipher what happened in the hospital room where Hugo Chavez is resting. Because beyond the resilience of an individual, in that room is defined a part of the road map of this Island…”: Generation Y explains how “to care for Chavez is...

Denmark: Two Months of Rain in Two Hours

  4 July 2011

From an allotment garden in Copenhagen, Denmark, garden enthusiast and journalist Dan Larsen posts a humorously dramatic video on YouTube of extensive flooding after two months worth of rain fell in just two hours on July 2, 2011.

Brazil: Inappropriate Use of a Newspaper's Logo

  4 July 2011

Lino Bocchini, from the blog Desculpe a Nossa Falha wonders [pt] if the Brazilian MTV and its owner, Editora Abril, will also be sued by the newspaper Folha de São Paulo due to the use of Folha's logo within the same satirical context of the now censored fAlha de São...

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