4 November 2011

Stories from 4 November 2011

Cuba: Diaspora Discusses New Real Estate Law

  4 November 2011

Bloggers, primarily from the Cuban diaspora, are having a field day with news of a new law that will allow Cubans to buy and sell real estate legitimately. Many feel that there are still too many restrictions.

Bahamas: Fear of Crime or Denying Kids a Good Time?

  4 November 2011

Womanish Words has a message – albeit a late one – for “all you people who say you don't like Halloween so that you can relieve yourselves of the responsibility of contributing to a fun, safe, community, holiday event for children – I say to you: you are the reason...

Cuba: Sports Showdown at PanAm Games

  4 November 2011

Iván García will be keeping a close eye on the performance of Cuban athletes at the upcoming Pan American games, saying that Cuba will have to perform at its very best – especially when it comes to beating Brazil.

Catalonia: From Arab Spring To Islamic Autumn

  4 November 2011

Pepe Nieto from SODEPAU, a Catalan international aid organization, published a post entitled: “From the Arab Spring to the Islamic Autumn” [cat]. Nieco forecasts that political Islam will be the great benefactor of the recent events unfolding in the Arab world, after the elections in Tunisia and the statements from the...

Taiwan: Will Taishang be the decisive power of Presidential election?

  4 November 2011

On Ballots and Bullets, Chun-Yi Lee brings up the role of “Taishang”(Taiwanese businessmen, especially those who are doing business in China) in the coming joint election of President and legislators next January: “Most Taishang expect the government to negotiate with the Chinese government a better deal for them in more...

Pakistan: The ‘Captain’ Makes His Presence Known

  4 November 2011

Imran Khan, the cricket-star-turned-politician has sent ripples through Pakistan’s political arena with his mega-rally at Lahore sporting a crowd of well over 100,000 people. The former captain of Pakistan cricket team has infused a new spirit into Pakistan’s politics by stirring the urban youth.

Russia: November 4th – a Day of Marches

RuNet Echo  4 November 2011

Ridus.ru, citizen media platform, provides an extensive coverage (photos, reports, streaming videos) of 4 marches: “Russian march” [ru] (anti-government, nationalist; ~6,000 participants), “Russian imperial march” [ru] (pro-government, nationalist; ~300 participants), Anti-fascist march [ru] (anti-nationalism, anti-capitalist; ~200 participants), “United Russia” march dedicated to the Day of Peoples Unity (pro-government, ~10,000 participants)....

Ukraine: First Online Political Talk Show

  4 November 2011

On Politiko.ua, Serhiy Levytsky posts [ru] an announcement about the second broadcast of the first Ukrainian online political talk show. The show, called “The Firing Line” [uk], is run in an informal atmosphere from Café de Paris restaurant in Kyiv, and features noteworthy Ukrainian politicians and analysts taking questions from...

Egypt: Men Should Wear the Veil!

  4 November 2011

With Islamists rising in post-revolution Egypt, fear of religious oppression is growing among youth, minorities, and women. A new Facebook group encouraging men to wear Hijab or veils, in solidarity with women has just popped up. Here are some reactions to the initiative from Egyptian and Tunisian netizens.

GovCamp Singapore 2011

  4 November 2011

GovCamp Singapore 2011, which will take place this month, will discuss “how to improve citizen engagement and services using technology” and “will bring together leading thinkers from government, academia, industry and citizens organizations to share Gov 2.0 initiatives and ideas for Singapore Government transformation.”

Singapore: Dengue Alert App

  4 November 2011

x-Dengue is a free public service project in Singapore to “raise the general public’s awareness of dengue clusters, health risks and prevention through location-based, individual SMS and email alerts.”

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