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7 March 2012

Stories from 7 March 2012

Cambodia: Urban Development Mapping Tool

Urban Voice is a newly launched portal in Cambodia which aims to be a map-based visualisation of developments in the urban areas of the country. The developers want it to...

La Réunion : A Dynamism far from the Cliché of Dependence on Public Aid

Sandrine Dionys interviewed [fr] Emmanuelle, a young entrepreneur from La Réunion for the Bondy Blog. She rails against the cliché of the Réunion Islanders being dependent on the French government...

Maldives: Ask The People, Go For An Election

Maeed M. Zahir analyzes the current unstable political situation in Maldives after the incumbent resident Mohmaed Nasheed had been forced out of office last month. The blogger comments that Maldives...

Sri Lanka: Uncontrolled Pedestrian Crossings In Colombo

David Blacker writes about the uncontrolled pedestrian crossings in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, which are slowing down traffic.

Azerbaijan: Journalist responds to threats

Writing on Facebook, journalist Khadija Ismayil responds to threats warning her to stop her investigative reporting. Noting that this is not the first time journalists in Azerbaijan have found themselves...

Iran: Order for a ‘national cyber space council’

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,the Supreme Leader of Iran, has ordered [fa] a new supreme council to be formed on cyber space. In this order, the president of Iran, the head of...

Spain: Head of Journalist Association Threatens Activist With a Belt

The Head of the Press Association in Granada, Antonio Mora, threatened to hit pro-Palestinian activists with his belt when they protested during a photo exhibition of the relations between Israel...

Haiti, U.S.A.: Clean Your Own House First

“The renewed investigation against Aristide also occurs at a time when one of Haiti's most brutal dictators, Jean-Claude Duvalier, is being let off the hook”: Wadner Pierre suggests that “the...

Bahamas: Anti-Crime Ideas

With crime being top of mind, Weblog Bahamas‘ Rick Lowe asks: “Without society's willingness to report crime and suspicious looking people or incidents – how do we move forward?”

Curacao: Political Pressure Group

TRIUNFO DI SABLIKA blogs about a political rally that claims to offer deliverance from political “gangsters”.

Jamaica: Prince Harry's Visit

In the context of Prince Harry's visit in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Active Voice gets feedback on how Jamaicans feel about the question of changing the country's constitutional...

Bangladesh: Journalist Couple's Murder Case Still Unresolved

Recently a brutal murder in Bangladesh has shocked the nation and everyone is talking about it. Almost one month has gone after journalist couple Sagar Sarwar and Meherun Runi had...

Brazil: Can the Agrarian Economy Develop Without Rural Bloodshed?

Nilcilene Miguel de Lima is one of the dozens of small farmers from the Amazon who are being threatened to death by land-grabbers and illegal loggers. As Brazil's GDP goes...

Africa: Interview With Africa Desk Officer at the Committee to Protect Journalists

Abdoulaye Bah interviews Mohamed Keita who runs the Africa desk of the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1981 to promote press freedom worldwide by defending...

Global Voices Seeks Chinese-language Editor

Global Voices (GV) is seeking a part-time Editor to oversee our ongoing coverage of Chinese-language citizen media. The Editor will direct the Chinese-language coverage and recruit and coordinate volunteer contributions....

Global Voices seeks Central Asia Editor

Global Voices (GV) is seeking a part-time Editor to oversee our ongoing coverage of Central Asia. The Editor will direct the Central Asian coverage and recruit and coordinate volunteer contributions....

Armenia: Eurovision withdrawal after propaganda attempt backfires

Following a botched attempt to justify boycotting this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan, Armenia today officially withdrew from the international music competition. “As expected, #Armenia Public TV withdraws...

Georgia: The return of Vladimir Putin

time difference comments on the return of Vladimir Putin to power in Russia following this week's election. The blog says that even if much of the world is concerned by...

Guatemala: Empowering Communities Through Pedal Powered Machines

Maya Pedal is an organization in Guatemala that specializes in bringing progress through secondhand bicycles. Those that aren't usable as bicycles anymore get turned into pedal powered machines to help...

China: After Voting, Can Wukan Claim Victory?

Finally Wukan village can elect their own local government after rounds of grassroots struggle. China Digital Times has an update of the development and pointed out that the experience is...

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