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20 September 2011

Stories from 20 September 2011

Venezuela: Netizens Criticize Chavez on Twitter with #cosasProhibidasEnVenezuela

Al Jazeera's The Stream aggregated and translated tweets written by Venezuelan netizens using the hashtag #cosasProhibidasEnVenezuela (Things prohibited in Venezuela): “activists are criticising Chavez and his current administration, citing corruption...

Zambia: Netizens Ahead of Mainstream Media in Poll Reporting

On social media websites Zambian voters revealed delays of opening of polling stations, late-coming presiding officers, change of polling stations and even a shortage of ballot papers.

India: Daily Routine Of Rural Kids

Pranietha Mudliar at Youth Ki Awaaz shares the typical daily routine of the children in rural India.

Qatar: Wadah Khanfar Resigns as Al Jazeera Head

Al Jazeera Network director general Wadah Khanfar announced his resignation today, creating a stir on social networking site Twitter. The Palestinian-born journalist, who was at the helm of the network...

Sri Lanka: There Is A Problem On The Road

Uditha Wijesena writes about the sorry state of the Sri Lankan roads and the worsened traffic situation.

Chile: Netizens on Twitter Support Student Movement's Call for National Strike with #yomarchoel22

The student movement seeking to overhaul Chile's education system called for a national strike for September 22. Chilean netizens are using the hashtags #yoestoyconlosestudiantes (“I support the students”) and #yomarchoel22...

South Korea: The Diplomats Who Can't Speak English

It was revealed on September 13, 2011, that four out of ten South Korean diplomats find it nearly impossible to use proper diplomatic language in English, prompting the public to...

Bhutan: Tour Of The Dragon

Tshering Tobgay writes about the tour of the dragon, the 268 km bike race across the inner Himalaya mountains of Bhutan.

Honduras: Conflicting Reports on Situation in Bajo Aguan

“Competing stories have developed about what happened in the Bajo Aguan last Friday, when a combined military-police patrol alleges it was ambushed by foreign guerrillas at La Consentida plantation, near...

Nepal: Bloggers Share Their Own Stories of Earthquake

On Sunday evening of September 18, Nepal experienced a strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale that had its epicentre in the border region of Taplejung of Nepal and...

Ukraine: Short Films by Youth for Gender Equality

Young film makers in Ukraine have participated in a short film competition that challenges stereotypes of women and defend gender equality. These films touch on issues that can be understood...

Mexico, USA: Triqui Indigenous Migrants Defenseless Against Crime and Police Questioning

The Triqui indigenous people of Mexico living in the United States as undocumented immigrants are easy targets for robberies and police questioning because they often don't speak Spanish or English...

Colombia: Controversy Over New Methodology to Calculate Poverty

Nazih Richani in Cuadernos Colombianos –a NACLA blog– has written two posts (1, 2) on Colombia's new methodology to calculate poverty: “The newly adopted Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) factors in health,...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Bocas 2012 Literature Prize

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp is excited about “the second OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, which will reward the best Caribbean book published this year with a US$10,000 prize.”

Cuba: Headed for Technological Illiteracy?

Writing at Havana Times, Alfredo Fernandez suggests that “if it doesn’t allow free access to the Internet soon, Cuba will be a country of virtual illiterates in the next few...

Curacao: Financial Reality

“Yesterday an IMF delegation presented their 2011 Article IV Consultation Discussions: Preliminary Conclusions with the usual rhetoric, cut, reform, kill mantra”: TRIUNFO DI SABLIKA posts a poem intended to show...

Belize: First Prime Minister Passes On

“Belize’s founding father and first prime minister has died at the age of 92,” notes Repeating Islands; Life in a Banana Republic writes about her memories of the man, saying:...

Cuba: Hunger Strike for Human Rights

Pedazos de La Isla posts an interview with Rufina Velazquez, speaking out on behalf of her activist father, who has been on a hunger strike to demand respect for the...

South Korea: More Blocking of Pro-North Korean Internet Content

Quoting DongA newspaper's report on the censorship of internet content in South Korea, Martyn Williams from North Korea Tech blog wrote that there has been a sharp increase of the...

Russia: Unjustly Convicted Businessman-Blogger Released From Jail

Alexey Kozlov, businessman and a former millionaire, who was imprisoned in 2007 under trumped-up accusations, has been released from jail, rian.ru reported [ru]. Kozlov received online popularity for his “Butyrka...

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