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29 August 2011

Stories from 29 August 2011

Pakistan: What Eid Should Be Like?

Hira Khan at Pak Tea House portrays what a model Eid celebration should be like, from a humanitarian perspective.

Nepal: Celebrating Appointment Of New Prime Minister

Anil P. Ghimire compiles the reactions of Nepali Twitter and Facebook users on the appointment of the new Prime Minister.

Russia: Shark Attacks in Vladivostok

Russia is not known for sharks attacks, but this summer a number of incidents have occurred. Masha Egupova reports, and examines the blogosphere's response to the recent spate of shark...

Trinidad & Tobago: Thoughts on the SoE

Outlish puts forward four reasons “why…the state of emergency should not be extended”, while KnowTnT.com sums up the first week of the SoE “from a few different angles.”

Spain: Racism and Intolerance Advance Relentlessly

In Europe, xenophobia advances at an immense rate. Author Ana Lucía Sá writes about the situation of immigrants in Spain, the invisibility of the issue of racism and hate crimes...

Bahamas: After Irene

“Not one life was lost in the entire country, what a miracle”: Womanish Words blogs about the aftermath of Irene.

Trinidad & Tobago: The “Granny Quilla” Video

Railing against the current state of emergency, a teen posts a video on YouTube; the government interprets it as racist and containing threats against the Prime Minister - Jumbie's Watch...

Trinidad & Tobago: Eating for Independence

“August 31st is Trinidad’s Independence Day”: TriniGourmet.com posts her menu for this year's celebrations, which she calls “a trifecta of the new, the old, and a new twist on an...

Cuba: Legendary Sculptor Dies

Michael Pancier pays tribute to “an icon in the history of Cuban artists, Tony Lopez”, who passed away yesterday at the age of 92.

Ecuador: Journalist Sentenced to Prison for Defamation Flees Country

The Knight Center's Journalism in the Americas Blog reports that Emilio Palacio, a journalist from newspaper El Universo “sued for criticizing President Rafael Correa, arrived in the United States Wednesday, Aug....

Bolivia: Aymara Women Working as ‘Voceadoras’ in El Alto

Alberto Medrano shares two videos of Aymara women in El Alto working in minibuses as voceadoras: women who announce the vehicle's route and collect the passengers’ money. Cristina Quisbert blogged...

Argentina: People in Buenos Aires March in Support of Teen Killed in Chile Protest

Sixteen-year-old Manuel Gutierrez was shot on Thursday, August 25, during clashes between protesters and police in the second and final day of a national strike in Chile. He died the...

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Verbalizing the Violence

Our first 2011 Blog Carnival had the theme "Mexico - Citizenry, Violence and Blogs". In this first part of the final summary, we showcase what Mexican bloggers thought about past...

Russia: HIV Activists Protest Against Medicine Shortages

Vitaliy Ragulin posts pictures [ru] of HIV activists rallying in front of the President's Staff office. The activists accused the Ministry of Health care in poor HIV/AIDS politics, and, more...

Ghana: Ghanaian Political Lexicon for the Aspiring Politician

Abena discusses new additions to the Ghanaian Political Lexicon for the Aspiring Politician. The entries have been drawn mainly radio and television emanating from the Beacon of African Democracy (BAD).

Sudan: Sudan's Desire to Join the East African Community a Headache

Flight Africa notes that Khartoum’s application to join the East African Community is causing a diplomatic headache the member states: “No longer having any direct borders with any of the...

Japan: Noda elected as leader of ruling party

Finance minister Yoshihiko Noda has been elected leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, and will become the next prime minister. On the Agora blog, Hiroshi Ohnishi calls [ja] it...

Kenya: Local Webcomics

Kenyan Guru writes a post about Kenyan webcomics: “With the number of people finally discovering the power of blogger,there has been a rise in the number of blogs that are...

China: Soaring number of female political prisoners

The Dui Hua Foundation's Human Rights Journal explores the issue of the fast growing number of female political prisoners in China. This presents unique challenges, including male-on-female violence, childbirth in...

Japan: Tofugu's favorite YouTube vloggers

The Tofugu site shares their favorite Japanese/English YouTube vloggers, saying “there is definitely a rising J-vlogging scene“.

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