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7 October 2011

Stories from 7 October 2011

Curacao: Comedy or Mockery?

TRIUNFO DI SABLIKA calls a comedy show that is in town for five performances “Afro-Curacaoan mockery disguised as comedy”, saying: “The moment we stop legitimizing everything that destroys our self...

Curacao: Inadequate Narrative on Slavery

A Netherlands-based Curacaoan blogger shares his impression of the debate on the television series “De Slavernij” (The Slavery): “It seems…that the production team (I’m excluding the historians and experts for...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Blessing Up Vincy

“Lately, I've been feeling out of sorts with my island nation”: Still, Abeni believes that “despite the bad there's more to who/what we are.”

Caribbean: The Steve Jobs Effect

Bloggers from Bermuda and Cuba add their online tributes to the late Steve Jobs.

Bermuda: Economic Impact of Term Limits

“One day it's [term limits] about long term residency. The next about not letting expats steal jobs from Bermudians. Just pick one already will you”: Politics.bm says that the government...

Taiwan: Tribute to Steve Jobs

Programmer and open source activist Timdream wrote a tribute to Mr. Steve Jobs, about how his life matches with Mr. Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement address, in which he ask Stanford...

U.S. Releases Report on Social Media in Latin America

The United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean recently released a report titled “Latin American Governments Need to ‘Friend’ Social Media and Technology”. Bloggings by...

Bolivia: Spoil Vote Campaign for Upcoming Judicial Elections

Miguel A. Buitrago blogs about a campaign to promote the spoiled vote as a way to protest the upcoming judicial elections, which will be held on October 16.

Guatemala: Saying Goodbye to the ‘Guatemalan Picasso’

Rudy Girón says farewell to artist Efraín Recintos, “Guatemala’s most extraordinary and prolific artist” who passed away on October 2, 2011. She shares a slide show of his work.

Africa: R.I.P Steve Jobs, You Will be Missed

The co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011. African bloggers have taken time to pay tribute and remember his contribution to...

Yemen: Celebrating the Bravery of Revolutionary Women

In their eight months of peaceful revolution, Yemenis have been an inspiration to many, not only to Arabs but to the world at large. Despite being the poorest Arab country,...

Yemen: Celebrating Tawakkol Karman

Tawakkol Karman, an outspoken journalist and human rights activist, described in the Guardian as a "thorn in [Yemeni President Ali Abdullah] Saleh's back", was today named as Yemen's first Noble...

Cameroon: Questions and Doubts Over Upcoming Election

On October 9, Cameroonians will be called on for the sixth time in the country's history to choose a president for the Republic. The election is characterized by the large...

Ada Lovelace Day: Inspirational Women in Action

Ada Lovelace Day aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they...

Malawi: Of Terror and Political Crisis

The Zeleza Post shares two articles discussing terror and political crisis in Malawi. One of the articles is written by Robert Chasowa, the murdered student, which many in Malawi believe...

Uganda: Breaking a 33 Year Jinx

Ugandans are anxiously waiting to make a comeback in African football: “Today, Kampala is very colourful. Lately it’s only this colourful on events like these. It’s two days before Uganda...

Brazil: Mega No to Surveillance Wins FRIDA Award

The movement Mega No to Surveillance [pt], a Brazilian watchdog of online censorship, has won the FRIDA International Award in the category “Freedoms”. This joint initiative of Latin American Network...

Brazil: Open Letter Defends Women's Dignity

Maria da Penha Neles, a Brazilian feminist blog, published an open letter [pt] by the activist Reginna Sampaio (@brazilpalestine) to the “sertanejo” [country music] duo Bruno & Marrone that, in...

Yemen: Congrats to Tawakkol Karman

Congratulations have been pouring in from all corners since the winners of this year's much anticipated Nobel Peace Prize winners were announced. Yemeni journalist and activist Tawakkol Karman joins Liberian...

Iran: Against forced Hijab

Setareiran proposes each Thursday at 17h, Iranian women move their veils for five seconds to protest against forced veil (hijab).

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