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5 July 2011

Stories from 5 July 2011

Nepal: Indian Movie Banned By Censor Board

Pradeep Kumar Singh reports that a Bollywood movie called “Delhi Belly” had been banned in Nepal because of use of explicit language dialogues. The ban was lifted after the distributor...

Syria: Did Man Film Himself Getting Shot by Sniper?

The citizen video posted by user syria7ra on YouTube has both press and netizens wondering about the authenticity of the images, where it seems that a citizen journalist who was...

Trinidad & Tobago: Blood Donation

“What’s missing from the Blood Bank now is a readily shared message that will take people past the banking metaphor to a fresh and inspiring rationale for blood donation”: bitdepth...

Puerto Rico: High Murder Rate

“June 2011: 101 murders in one month in what is the bloodiest year to date in Our recent history”: Gil the Jenius says that “almost all the blame for this...

Trinidad & Tobago: Flugtag Fiasco

Plain Talk blogs about “the recently concluded Red Bull Flugtag”, which he says “could have been seen as either an amazing and fun filled event, a nightmare never to be...

Trinidad & Tobago: Here Comes the Rain

“Rain brings mixed emotions and the delightful confusion of love you feel for a place that is a most sometime-ish lover”: four fingers and a thumb 2.0 is listening to...

Bermuda: Action Needed on Good Governance

“We need anti-corruption laws. We need whistleblowing statutes. We need political finance reform. We need to take the political Register of Interests seriously”: Vexed Bermoothes has had enough of all...

Serbia: Demanding Apology From Comedian Chelsea Handler

Nearly 44,000 Serbs have joined the Facebook group 'Boycott of Chelsea Handler until she apologizes to the Serbian people,' demanding an apology from the popular American female comedian for the...

Russia: Vladivostok Bloggers Choose the City’s Flag

As the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit of 2012 approaches, local authorities of the Russian maritime city of Vladivostok are busy with preparations, but creative netizens have pointed out that...

Mexico: Neighborhood Affected by Floods Feels Abandoned on Election Day

On Sunday, July 3, the state of Mexico held gubernatorial elections, but Daniel Hernandez in the Los Angeles Times blog La Plaza reports that in the Colonia Franja del Valle...

Wikimedia Bolivia Organizes First Event for Local Wikipedia Editors and Readers

The Bolivian Wikimedia [es] chapter gathered [es] local Wikipedia editors and readers for the first time. The event included a workshop for current and future content editors. You can see...

Colombia: Killings of Indigenous Zenú Attributed to Paramilitaries

Ahni in Intercontinental Cry reports: “During the last week of June, paramilitary groups shot and killed five Zenú (Senu) indigenous people in northeastern Colombia, including a vice-governor from the community...

Iran: Satellite dishes confiscated

Here is a film showing Iranian security forces confiscated satellite dishes in Ardabil, in north western Iran, to prevent access to information.

East Timor: Urging Proper Investigation on Child Labor

After recording a short video titled ‘Possible Child Labor with Timor Leste Heavy Oil Mega Project‘, Josh Trindade, a Timorese sociologist, says UNICEF and ILO should conduct a “proper investigation”....

India: Amazing Show Of Hindu Muslim Unity

Deshgujrat.com posts a photo story showing Hindu Muslim unity during Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad of Gujrat State in India.

Morocco: Protests Over Reform Continue

On Friday Morocco voted in a Constitutional referendum proposed by King Mohammed VI. Official results show an overwhelming support to the reform. Bloggers have been denouncing widespread irregularities.

Ukraine: New twist to trial against politician

The trial against former Ukrainian interior minister, Yuri Lutsenko, has according to Foreign Notes taken a new twist. Allegations are now raised that the presiding judge is partial or has...

China: Popular Actress Sparks Homosexuality Debate

Homosexuality is not a crime in China and in the past few years the gay community has become more visible in the Chinese online world. Last week, an overseas Chinese...

Morocco: Reform With the Taste of an Unfinished Business

Throughout the referendum process, the Moroccan blogosphere was divided over the issue of reform. The heated debate shaking the Moroccan society was reflected in social networks. Some are willing to...

Russia: Arctic armament

Mia Bennett at Foreign Policy Blogs notes how Russia is strengthening its military presence in the Arctic by organizing new military units, thus adding to other countries’ increasing interest in...

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