25 October 2011

Stories from 25 October 2011

Trinidad & Tobago: Divali Delicacies

  25 October 2011

“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 her mouth-watering menu for this year's Divali celebrations, which take place tomorrow.

Cuba: Watching Hurricane Rina

  25 October 2011

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.”

Bermuda: The Challenges of Buying Local

  25 October 2011

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 the board…”

Kenya: Online Reactions to Suspected Al Shabaab Grenade Attacks

  25 October 2011

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 and the other at a crowded bus stop in downtown Nairobi. The two incidents have provoked a conversation online.

Venezuela's “Twitter Addiction”

  25 October 2011

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 in Venezuela. Luis Carlos Díaz blogged about this issue in July [es] and August [es] of 2010, and again earlier...

Nicaragua: Journalist Launches ‘The Nicaragua Dispatch’

  25 October 2011

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 readers about what’s happening here behind the headlines, but also provide people with a virtual meeting place to gather, share...

Brazil: Journalists Collaborate with US State Department

  25 October 2011

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 network and one of the largest in the world, Rede Globo, with the US State Department.

Russia: Ministry of Justice Plans to Monitor Online Content

RuNet Echo  25 October 2011

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 published about the ministry and its representatives as well as about the president and prime-minister. The scale of the system...

Macedonia: Advocating Media Freedom Through Music

  25 October 2011

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 due to closing of A1 TV, will hold a concert in Skopje (FB event) and present their new song “Freedom”...

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