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6 October 2011

Stories from 6 October 2011

Cameroon: Controversies Around the Electoral Campaign

The Central African Republic of Cameroon has entered the last week of the presidential campaign. While international election monitors arrived in the country to observe the elections, the electoral campaign...

Caribbean: Remembering the Genius of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs' death has left a gaping hole in the world of technology. Caribbean bloggers took the opportunity to say “thank you” and talk about the role that Jobs -...

Iran:In the memory of Steve Jobs

Alireza Shirazi, head of a leading blog provider, remembered Steve Jobs as a creative human being.

Bolivia: Is Twitter Good for Democracy?

Roberto Laserna [es] blogs about the use of Twitter in Bolivia and argues that Twitter “has enormous potential to facilitate democracy and direct personal contact between citizens and the authorities,...

Uruguay: Concerns About Collecting Census Data Online

The blog Uruguay: click para actualizar [es] (“click to refresh”) lays out several concerns about a website with an online questionnaire that closely resembles the official census survey. The people...

Nicaragua: Sony Music Tells Ortega to Stop Using Song in Campaign Ad

President Daniel Ortega's campaign jingle is causing controversy abroad, as Erwin C. reports: “The use of ‘Stand by Me’ […] did not sit well with Sony Music, which reportedly sent...

Jordan: Prince Hassan Joins Twitter!

Jordan's Prince Hassan has joined Twitter, much to the delight of many Jordanian tweeps. Ali Alhasani takes a closer look at their reactions.

Colombia: First National Evacuation Simulation

Fourteen Colombian cities participated in an exercise of simulating a national evacuation on October 5. The idea was to simulate an emergency (an earthquake) and build awareness of the steps...

Bahrain: Dr Ghassan Dhaif Tweets His Jail Experience

A Bahraini doctor is one of 20 sentenced doctors who have taken to Twitter to tell the world their story with imprisonment, torture and harassment in their own words. Mona...

Italy: Wikipedia Italia on strike

The homepage of Wikipedia Italia is on strike from the evening of October 4th. Its content is blocked in protest against an Italian bill on telephone interceptions that will mean that...

Puerto Rico: Internet Leadership

Dondequiera says that “there is no way that Puerto Rico will ever have a chance of building an Internet startup community if we don't enjoy the same freedoms and access...

Cuba: Fonseca Told to Get Lawyer

Uncommon Sense finds it interesting that jailed dissidents Sara Fonseca and her husband Julio Leon have been advised to obtain legal counsel, calling it “a suggestion that indicates the regime...

Iran: A cartoon for Steve Jobs

Mana Neyestani, a leading Iranian cartoonist, has published a cartoon about Steve Jobs’ death. An old man says to the “Angel of Death” there are many dinosaurs in Iran and...

Africa: Famine is Man-made but…

Famine is man-made but….:”21st century solutions should be founded on collective responsibility. Describing famine as “man-made” is a step in the right direction, but let's not just look to foreign...

Bahamas: Outlaws & Outbreaks

Crime and dengue fever: two pressing issues that have Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith concerned.

Jamaica: Vybz Cartel on Murder Charge

Dancehall star Vybz Cartel now faces murder charges in Jamaica; The Caribbean Camera has the details.

Kenya: Movie About Oldest Kenyan Primary School Pupil

Africa Expat Wife writes about The First Grader, a movie about Maruge – the oldest Kenyan primary school pupil: “I am gutted that they didn't call the movie ‘Form One’...

Trinidad & Tobago: Proper Procurement Procedure

Afra Raymond blogs about the importance of proper procurement practices regarding “the development of Invader’s Bay, a 70-acre parcel of State-owned reclaimed land”, saying: “The publication of the [Request For...

Kenya: Vote for Juliana Rotich for Ultimate Business and Technology Game Changer

Vote for Julian Rotich for Ultimate Business and Technology Game Changer: “This year, Africa’s very own Juliana Rotich has been nominated as one of 10 change makers in the Business...

Palestine: Blogger Rasha Hilwi Not Welcome in Tunisia

Rasha Hilwi, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, is a well-known journalist and blogger and was among the Palestinian bloggers refused visas to Tunisia in order to attend the 3rd Arab...

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