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11 October 2011

Stories from 11 October 2011

USA: Documenting Alabama's Immigration Law

People can submit their reports on the impacts of the Alabama anti-immigration law HB 56 to this crowdsourced and open digital map.

Puerto Rico: “Santurce es Ley” in Photos

The website C787studios [es] has posted a wonderful collection of videos and photos of the event Santurce es Ley [es], organized by a collective artistic movement dedicated to revitalizing and...

Myanmar: Did Thai Prime Minister Snub Aung San Suu Kyi?

Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visited Myanmar last week but intrigued some netizens because she failed to meet global democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. Here are some online reactions...

Azerbaijan: More Voices

Aaron in Azerbaijan introduces his readers to other bloggers writing from the former Soviet republic, including one half of his two fellow PCVs who went viral with their Caspian Dreaming...

Sri Lanka: The Right to Bear Arms

Considering the recent political violence in Sr Lanka, Dhammikad opines that the right to bear arms should be restricted in Sri Lanka.

Puerto Rico: 40 Days for You

The feminist coalition Movimiento Amplio de Mujeres [es] and an array of feminist organizations has launched the website “40 días por ti: una jornada por el derecho a decidir” [es] (40...

Puerto Rico: Henry Cole on the Drums

Mariángel González interviews Puerto Rican drummer Henry Cole for El Punto Es [es].

Pakistan: Music Improves Relations

Habib R. Sulemani thinks that Pashtu music can improve Afghan-US-Pakistani relations.

India: Torture By Teachers

Kenney Jacob posts a first hand report from a student of an engineering college in central Kerala which tells about torture by teachers in that institution leading to a female...

Ukraine: New Documentary Highlights the Klitschko Brothers’ Lives and Careers

Popularly dubbed "The Klitschko Brothers", Ukrainians Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko have dominated the heavyweight boxing division since Lennox Lewis retired in 2004. However, their production of an autobiographical documentary film,...

Honduras: Police Close Special Unit for Femicide Investigations

“Honduras is now second only to Guatemala in femicides (for Central America) and, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the country with the highest homicide rate...

Blog Action Day 2011: Let's All Talk About Food

Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. This year the topic is food, as the...

Chileans Say Goodbye to Steve Jobs on Twitter

Katie Manning from Mi Voz [es] gathers Twitter reactions to Steve Jobs’ death. She quotes Twitter users from cities like Arica and Antofagasta in the North, and Osorno and Temuco...

Egypt: Photos from a Protest that Ended with Death

On Flickr, Sarah Carr shares photographs from the protests in Shubra. She writes: “When it reached Maspero protesters were crushed by army APCs and shot dead.”

Egypt: Message to SCAF

Following the Maspero clashes, Egyptian blogger Mahmoud Salem writes: ‘Our political and social leaders need to sit down with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and deliver the...

Egypt: Horror at Maspero

Egyptian journalist Sarah Carr blogs her report on the horrors she witnessed at the Maspero state television building, where around 30 protesters were killed and 150 injured when the military...

Cuba: Review of New Feature Film

Havana Times blogs about a new feature film, set in the Cuban coastal town of Holguin: “Marina presents itself as something different – quieter, more intimate, another (more contemplative) way...

Trinidad & Tobago: What Would Steve Jobs Do?

Mark Lyndersay talks about why Steve Jobs mattered so much to the world of technology.

Curacao: Triple 10 – Fooled Again?

A year after the dissolution of the Dutch Caribbean federation formerly known as the Netherlands Antilles, TRIUNFO DI SABLIKA examines the fallout: “They still whipping us with a refurbished copy...

Cuba: New Independent News Agency

Pedazos de La Isla announces the launch of a new independent press agency in Cuba; Uncommon Sense comments: “Cuba's independent journalists…are deserving of respect and admiration because without their reports…from...

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