Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

27 August 2011

Stories from 27 August 2011

Moldova: Twenty Years of Independence Marked with Parade and Disillusion

Moldova's bloggers have marked the country's 20th anniversary of independence with criticism and disillusionment rather than with enthusiasm, Diana Lungu reports.

Bangladesh: The Rivalry Between The Ruling Party And The Opposition

Kazi Rubaiat Imam portrays the intense rivalry between the ruling party and the opposition which is causing deep scars in the progress of Bangladesh.

Puerto Rico: Tropical Storm Irene Leaves Heavy Rain and Damages

Tropical storm Irene hit Puerto Rico on August 21st leaving wind damage, floods, constant rain, and the evacuation of entire communities. This is the same storm, now a hurricane, that...

India: Media Biased Towards The North-Eastern States

Danish Khan at Youth Ki Awaaz argues that the Indian Media is biased towards the North-Eastern states and many important news from that region are being ignored in the mainstream...

Sri Lanka: The Second TweetUpSl Held

Indi.ca reports that TweetUpSl2 (the second Twitter meetup in Sri Lanka) was held the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on the 27th of August 2011 where about 100 tweeps gathered.

Puerto Rico: The Era of the “Digisapiens”

Ivan Chaar-López comments on the recent surge of literature [es] on how the Internet supposedly negatively affects the brain.

Puerto Rico: My Life with Irene

Writer Mayra Santos Febres narrates her storm story: “Gasping and Sweating Post-Irene” [es]: “There have been so many rainy days that I have lost count of how infrequent are the...

Puerto Rico: The Secret Lives of Politicians

Law professor and blogger Erika Fontánez analyzes the public debate [es] that has ensued after the revelation of intimate details of two prominent politicians: the “out-of-wedlock” daughter of the president...

Puerto Rico: Noticel and Puerto Rico Indie

The online news site Noticel has started a collaboration with the alternative music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es].

Zimbabwe: On Libya, Gaddafi and Mugabe

As news of the fall of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi lit up the web, the Zimbabwean blogosphere was not left behind. Meanwhile, rumours have been circulating that the man deposed...

Egypt: Victories of Civilians Against Military Trials

Activists are pulling all the stops online - and on the ground - to draw attention to civilians put on trial in military courts, following the Egyptian revolution. Nermeen Edrees...

Libya: The Liberation of Tripoli

The Internet is back on in the Libyan capital Tripoli, after a blackout that lasted about six months. One by one bloggers and tweeps from Tripoli are coming online, sharing...

Lebanon: Public Transportation Do's and Don'ts

Lebanese blogger Racha at Lebanese Voices posts a list of Do's and Don'ts for tourists for taking taxis in Lebanon.

Lebanon: New Internet Prices

A new decree has finally passed by the Lebanese cabinet to create new internet packages and lower prices. Here's how Ontornet saw it in their latest post.

Bahrain: “By our silence we also incur a share in the guilt”

“By our silence we also incur a share in the guilt. This is why we have to support Bahrainis in their quest for freedom,” blogger Lina Ben Mhenni writes on...

China and Britain: how do they compare?

A British who has settled in China recounts his observations about the differences between the daily life in China and Britain, and how Britain has changed since he last visited...

Sri Lanka: Assault On Civilians In Jaffna

Groundviews reports that around 100 villagers from Navanthurai village in Jaffna District were severely beaten by the Sri Lankan army in an operation and they were detained subsequently.

Maldives: Discrimination Against The Foreign Labors

‘Legacy of Pain’ is outraged by the attitude of the Male City Council who recently discussed the “nuisance and bother” of expatriate workers who gather on Fridays at the Republic...

Bangladesh: Medical Negligence Go Unpunished

Ananta Yusuf writes about a few recent instances of alleged medical negligence in Bangladesh and investigates why medical practitioners involved in such cases almost always get away.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site