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19 December 2011

Stories from 19 December 2011

Iran: ‘Pure comments campaign’

Iranian officials are going to launch a “pure comments campaign” against blasphemy and pornography. Khoshnevis says [Fa] that 1000 individuals have been recruited to put comments on “dirty websites and...

Rwanda: Blogging From Rwanda

Mpenzi2 is a blog by an East African based in Rwanda, his mission is to promote and encourage young Africans from different professional background who are making the difference to...

Africa: Women4Africa Awards

Women for Africa Awards celebrates and encourages African women: “‘Women for Africa’ was birthed from a 20 year desire and passion to see women honoured and appreciated in a celebratory...

Zambia: Sata at Close Quarters

Gershom Ndhlovu blogs about Zambia's new president: “You got to love Michael Sata, Zambia’s fifth president, or hate him—for his abrasiveness bordering on rudeness tinged with crude language—and now as...

Jamaica: vote or not?

Idle Yout Speeks asks if he should bother to vote in Jamaica's upcoming general election. “I blame my reluctance … on a deep rooted fear that stemmed from the more...

Cuba: Prix Carbet for Padura

Cuban writer Leonardo Padura has won the 2011 Prix Carbet de la Caraïbe, reports Repeating Islands. The prestigious prize for works of Caribbean literature in French, founded by the late...

Barbados: remembering “Hitch”

Barbados-based B.C. Pires posts his reflections on the death of writer Christopher Hitchens: “for all his flaws … worth a few hundred pastors and priests to me, perhaps a few...

El Salvador: Environmental Groups Meet to Discuss UN Climate Change Conference

Voices from El Salvador blogs about climate change in El Salvador and a local forum organized by environmental groups to discuss the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which was held...

Colombia's Capital: Dream or Nightmare?

Rodrigo Sandoval reacts to a column in El Espectador [es] where Carolina Sanin says she hates the city where she was born: Bogotá. In his blog [es], Rodrigo refutes Carolina's...

Trinidad and Tobago: making zines

Trinidadian artist Rodell Warner posts images from a zine workshop for young artists which he organised in Johannesburg, South Africa, and explains that the experience made him think “of all...

Barbados: debating “the letter”

Barbados Underground and Barbados Free Press comment on a controversial letter allegedly written to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart by members of his party, expressing a lack of confidence in his...

Iran: Shocking video film from egypt

Several bloggers have published a video film where Egypt's security forces beating brutally a female protester. Xcalibur with irony writes [fa] now I see why Iranian government says the revolution...

Mozambique: The Irrepressible Facebook Blogger

Mozambique is a country with a few superbloggers and little else to report in terms of consistent expression on the open internet, but with dramatic growth of Facebook (via mobile)...

Kazakhstan: Longtime Strike Bursts into Violence; State of Emergency Declared

As Kazakhstan was preparing for the pompous celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the country's independence, the seven month-long strike of employees sacked from the national oil company's subsidiary in...

South Korea: North Korean Dictator, Kim Jong Il Is Dead

Kim Jong Il, the North Korean dictator has died. Although the death of the world's one of the notorious dictator is something what people should welcome, most South Koreans have...

Spain: Interview of “Arreglamicalle.com”

Periodismociudadano.com interviews Idoia Soto from Arreglamicalle.com [es], a website created to help municipalities and citizens collaborate in finding solutions to local problems.

Puerto Rico: Why Don't You Go Back?

In the digital magazine El Punto Es [es], author Nuria Net has convened exiled Puerto Ricans [es] to answer the following question: Why don't you go back to Puerto Rico? The...

Puerto Rico: Feminist experiences at the “Encuentro”

Lawyer and blogger Verónica RT writes about her intense and wonderful experiences at two of the most important feminist regional meetings in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Puerto Rico: Henry Cole on the Drums

Puerto Rico Indie [es] interviews Puerto Rican drummer Henry Cole on occasion of his first solo album “Roots Before Branches” and his presentations at La Respuesta, Santurce, next December 22...

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