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25 October 2011

Stories from 25 October 2011

Bangladesh: Launching of Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Adhunika reports that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and two foundations in Bangladesh have developed a partnership to support the women in fighting against Breast Cancer through a mass...

Bhutan: Justifying Police Brutality

Sonam Ongmo writes about the police brutality against an innocent Bhutanese youth and the subsequent politics on this issue.

Trinidad & Tobago: Divali Delicacies

“The cross-section of families and individuals from all walks of life always brings a smile to my face and reminds me of the Divali celebrations of my childhood”: TriniGourmet.com posts...

Cuba: “Exterior” & “Interior” Blockades

Generation Y and Havana Times blog about today's United Nations vote on the US-Cuba economic embargo.

Cuba: Watching Hurricane Rina

Circles Robinson, writing at Havana Times, says that “Cuban weather forecasters…envision Rina making a landing as a major hurricane (over 110 mph) sometime Thursday night or Friday.”

Mexico: President Signs Law Two Years After Daycare Centre Fire

On June 5, 2009, a fire in a daycare centre claimed the lives of 49 children and left 76 injured. The childrens' parents campaigned for a bill to improve the...

Bermuda: The Challenges of Buying Local

When it comes to buying local, BeachLime says: “Customer service in many of the places here is a pure joke. Local businesses need to adapt – better customer service across...

Jamaica: Conflict of Interest with Housing & Environment

Jamaica Woman Tongue questions whether the National Environment and Planning Agency of Jamaica (NEPA) “[has] the teeth to do [its] job properly”.

Pakistan: Bloggers Dismayed at Google Adsense Ban

A recent ban on Google Adsense accounts has left many Pakistani bloggers dismayed. Scores of genuine publishers have fallen prey in a move aimed for crackdown on fraudulent websites and...

Kenya: Online Reactions to Suspected Al Shabaab Grenade Attacks

Following the Kenyan military offensive against the Somali militant group Al Shabaab, the group responded by attacking Kenya's capital with two deadly grenade attacks: one at a popular entertainment club...

Venezuela's “Twitter Addiction”

With so many thing happening in Venezuela and abroad, Liliana Fasciani wonders [es] if filling up pages with writing is worth it, especially now that Twitter has become so popular...

Nicaragua: Journalist Launches ‘The Nicaragua Dispatch’

Tim Rogers writes a guest post for the Knight Center's Journalism in the Americas Blog on his recently launched site The Nicaragua Dispatch: “The idea is not only to inform...

Mexico: Nonprofit Supports Low-Income Women Entrepreneurs

Food blogger Lesley Téllez highlights the work of CREA, “a Mexico City nonprofit that supports women entrepreneurs in low-income communities”. Lesley shares photos of food she made using some of...

Brazil: Journalists Collaborate with US State Department

Luis Cezar, from the blog Brasil Que Vai, publishes a paper by Helena de Souza which reports on documents released by Wikileaks that link journalists from the main Brazilian TV...

Russia: Ministry of Justice Plans to Monitor Online Content

Russian Ministry of Justice had published a public procurement proposal [ru] to purchase a content monitoring system worth of ~115,000 US dollars. The system is aimed to monitor the information...

Bangladesh: Live Blogging Electoral Debate

The electoral debate of the Narayanganj City Corporation Mayoral candidates is being live broadcast and live blogged, informs Kowshik.

Russia: Government Official Tries to Force Websites to Remove Discrediting Video

On October 23, 2011 Kseniya Sobchak, celebrity journalist, had shot a video of Vasiliy Yakemenko, the head of the Federal Agency for Youth, in the most expensive restaurant of Moscow. Criticism...

Azerbaijan: Twitter Diplomacy

The British Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan, has announced that newly arrived Ambassador Peter Bateman will take questions via Twitter on Thursday 27th October.

Chile: State Security Law, Violence Deterrent or Repression?

On October 18, Chilean Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter invoked the State Security Law to punish the persons responsible for the burning of a bus during the protests supporting the student...

Macedonia: Advocating Media Freedom Through Music

On the occasion of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, the rock band Reporters, composed of prominent journalists, including veterans of critical investigative reporting who are now out of work...

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