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19 July 2011

Stories from 19 July 2011

Indonesia: Demand to open torture trial

The Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence and the Asian Human Rights Commission urge the Indonesian government to make transparent the torture trial involving members of the Indonesian...

Cambodia: Prison overcrowding

Licadho reports about the prison overcrowding in Cambodia. It added that Cambodia's prison system is among the 25 most overcrowded in the world.

Azerbaijan: Culinary Competition

Scary Azeri comments on the tendency for her fellow Azerbaijanis living in England to outdo each other when it comes to preparing meals for get-togethers. The blog says that this...

Puerto Rico: Puerta de Tierra Website

The legendary neighborhood Puerta de Tierra, in the outskirts of the walled city of Old San Juan, has a website with a wealth of information [es] on its history, people, and...

Lithuania-Austria: Ex KGB-Officer Causes Controversy

Albatross of Litauen blog reports [GER] about a controversy between Lithuania and Austria, where Austrian authorities first arrested and then released a former KGB-officer, who commanded Soviet Alpha-forces during the...

Dominican Republic: 93 Women Murdered This Year

Remolacha.net [es] briefly comments on a news story in which the director of the feminist non-profit Colectiva Mujer y Salud [es], Sergia Galván, denounces that 93 women have been murdered...

Mexico: Sinaloa Governor Calls for Special Investigation on Femicides

Aguachile commends Sinaloa Governor Mario López Valdez (Malova) “for taking the issue of femicides seriously and not brushing it under the carpet […] Malova considered the rise in femicides in...

Cuba: Project Rainbow

Feminist blogger and LGBT activist Yasmín Portales Machado [es] has launched Project Rainbow (Proyecto Arcoiris) focused on LGBT advocacy in the island: “The reason? There is not a single LGBTI...

Cuba: BloggersCuba is back

The digital project BloggersCuba [es] has made a come back: “BC returns for those inside and outside the digital network, inside and outside Cuba, for those who are part of the island and want to live it with us. BloggersCuba...

Cuba: Freedom of Press

Rogelio Díaz Moreno offers a profound analysis on recente debates [es] on access to information and freedom of press in Cuba.

Haiti: The Price of Work

Haiti Grassroots Watch, along with students from the Journalism Laboratory at the State University of Haiti’s Faculty of Human Sciences, investigates a “Cash for Work” program in the Ravine Pintade...

Cuba: Defending “Las Damas”

Cuban bloggers continue to update their posts about the most recent attack on Las Damas de Blanco, in which members of the group were reportedly “attacked and brutally beaten…by agents...

Chile: Teen Warns About Earthquakes via Twitter (@AlarmaSismos)

TNW Latin America features the work of 14-year-old Sebastian Alegria (@sebasak), a Chilean teen sending earthquake warnings on Twitter through @AlarmaSismos: “The way it works is ingenious: Sebastian bought a...

Costa Rica: Student Murdered in High School in Orotina

Julio Córdoba, in his blog Ciencia Ficción (Science Fiction), reflects [es] on the complex subject of violence after a student was murdered in a High School in Orotina on Monday,...

Cuba: New Movie “Habanastation”

El Taburete [es] comments that the US documentary filmmaker Michael Moore will present the new Cuban movie “Habanastation” in Michigan. The movie tells the story of the friendship of two...

Haiti: Student Murdered in DR

BELTIFI INC. republishes a news release about the murder of a Haitian student in the Dominican Republic, saying: “Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the Lindor family.”

Caribbean: Carnival in Toronto

The Caribbean Camera posts a photo album of the 2011 Kiddies Carnival Toronto Parade, here.

Trinidad & Tobago: Photography in Media

Mark Lyndersay considers the future of photography in local mainstream media: “Why would a young photographer have shown up in a newsroom looking for work two decades ago? You either...

Barbados: REDJet in T&T

On learning that REDJet has finally been approved to provide service out of Trinidad and Tobago, B.C. Pires says: “[It is] going to be good for everyone who thought something...

Russia: Putin Wary of WTO

Kyle Keeton of Windows to Russia argues that Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, is right in his wariness towards membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO), fearing that this might...

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