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10 October 2011

Stories from 10 October 2011

India: Candle-light Newscast In A News Channel In Karnataka

Bhutan: Preparing For The Royal Wedding

Sri Lanka: Local Election Results

India: Waterlogging In Delhi

Bangladesh: The Oldest Coin In The World?

Cuba: Outpouring of Support for Las Damas’ Leader

Over the weekend, the leader of Cuba's Las Damas de Blanco (The Ladies in White), Laura Pollan, fell ill. Bloggers, both on the island and throughout the diaspora, reached out...

Cuba: Fonseca & Husband Released

Cuba: The Cuban “Facebook”

Bahamas: Women's Right to Safety

Trinidad & Tobago: Striving to be Better

Jamaica: Hiding “Behind Blackness”

Paraguay: Referendum Backs Right to Vote Abroad

For the first time in history, Paraguay held a referendum to decide whether Paraguayans living abroad can vote in the general election. Campaigns for the "yes" were persistent but several...

Liberia: Liberian Elections 2011

Liberians voted today for the presidency as well as all seats in the House of Representatives and half of the seats in the Senate. The African Elections Project has set...

China: “Do you have memories from before you were kidnapped?”

7 Billion Actions

A new crowd-funded documentary, Living with Dead Hearts, tells the story of the thousands of children in China who are victims of kidnapping. Through interviews with both parents and formerly...

Russia: Putin Gets Twitter Hashtag for His Birthday

Angola: Youth Protest Movement Consolidates Against Odds

After the imprisonment and sentencing of some of the organizers of the September 3 Angolan protest against the 32-year rule of President José Eduardo dos Santos, the youth movement behind...

South Korea: Movie Prompts Outrage Over Disabled Child Sex Crimes

In South Korea, the movie 'Crucible' has brought a long-forgotten rape case of disabled kids by school officials to life. The movie has been a major hit for several consecutive...

Cape Verde: Ibrahim Governance prize goes to ex-President

Uzbekistan: Uzbeks extradited from Kazakhstan get long prison terms

Kazakhstan: Online TV website shut down

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