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16 September 2011

Stories from 16 September 2011

Mauritius: The First Rally of the “Outraged” Youth

Khal Torabully on Africultures analyses [fr]  the emerging  movement of “outraged” (indignés) youth in Mauritius, where their first demonstration[fr] took place on September 10.  “What if this “digital 2.0″ movement heralded...

Curacao: Images of Slavery Inappropriate

TRIUNFO DI SABLIKA takes issue with certain images on the Golden Coach, which has become the symbol of the Dutch monarchy: “The sidebar ‘Tribute of the Colonies’ activates great resistance...

All-Day Virtual Event in Spanish for Bloggers

Día del Blog will hold a virtual event on Saturday September 17 [es] with several discussions broadcast through live streaming [es] with speakers from Spain, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and...

Jamaica: Disaster Preparedness

In the midst of the hurricane season, Ruthibelle suggests that “damages could be minimised and it would cost this country less if we would stop living on luck, and starting...

Trinidad & Tobago: Questions on the State of Emergency

Gerard Best has a few questions he'd like answered about the country's State of Emergency.

Cuba: An “Unstoppable March”

Pedazos de La Isla blogs here and here about the “unstoppable march”; Uncommon Sense posts an update on the arrests of dissidents Angel Moya Acosta and Guillermo Farinas that followed...

Bermuda: Term Limits Backlash

Vexed Bermoothes says of the government's imposition of work permit term limits: “This – combined with the general pissiness of the PLP towards expatriates and international business – led to...

Guatemala: A Look at the Candidates for November's Runoff Election

“So come the 6th November, Guatemalans should they vote, will have a choice between a former military and a business man – each with their own murky backgrounds and each...

Bolivians to Follow on Twitter

Luis Ramos in Citizen of La Paz [es] recommends 12 Bolivians to follow on Twitter.

Ecuador: Victims of Domestic Violence Ignored by Media and Society

Lunas Azules [es] argues that victims of domestic violence are often ignored by the media and by society because of their “little political weight” and because their aggressor is not...

Angola: The Hot Embers of a Repressed Protest

Recent events have shaken Angolan society and the state. After a large police response to the demonstration against the 32 year-long government of José Eduardo dos Santos on September 3,...

Africa: Using Social Media for Citizen Engagement

Gamelmag blogs about the use of social media for citizen engagement in West Africa: “Government-to-citizen engagement- Ghana's Constitution Review Committee put together various channels such as Facebook, Twitter and SMS...

Kenya: WordCamp Kenya 2011

7 reasons to attend WordCamp Kenya 2011: “This is a great chance to meet up with other WordPress fanatics and learn from the different levels of the conference. WordCamp is...

Iran: Animal cruelty enraged bloggers

A film showing two “hunters” killing a brown bear and torturing her two cubs in front of a camera, enraged several bloggers. Joosh writes Iranian people have lived for last...

China: Wall Lords graffiti battle in Chengdu

Charlie from Chengdu Living blogs about the Wall Lords graffiti battle in Chengdu in last weekend. The event took place at a just-constructed church on the outskirts of Chengdu. The...

Ukraine: Raid on Denis Oleinikov's ProstoPrint.com

Updates on the situation with Denis Oleinikov‘s ProstoPrint.com goods-on-demand company, which was raided by the Ukrainian police last week: Courtney Boyd Myers’ Sep. 8 text on The Next Web; on...

Russia: A 2007 Paper on HIV/AIDS

Donna Welles posts her 2007 paper on “how the peculiarities of the Russian culture, government, economy, etc. all make the country extremely vulnerable to the AIDS epidemic.”

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