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4 September 2012

Stories from 4 September 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: 50 Doesn't Add Up

How come the nation never learn to grow as a nation from all its peoples and from its individual talents? And how come the money and the success not giving...

Jamaica: For Every Child, a Laptop

Active Voice reports that the “One Laptop per Child” project has come to Jamaica.

Pakistan: Crowd-Sourcing Number Of Railway Stations

Owais Mughal at Doodh Patti compiles the updated number of railway stations in Pakistan crowd-sourcing from blog readers. Get the complete list from that post.

India: 2012 Indian Bloggers’ Mindset Survey

Prasant Naidu provides insights from the 2012 Bloggers’ Mindset Survey conducted by 20:20 MSL and Blogathon India. The notable results include phenomena like “conversations have moved from blogs to Twitter”...

Puerto Rico: Photography at the Biennial

The 8th edition of the International Photography Biennial of Puerto Rico [es] will be inaugurated this Thursday September 6, 2012, at the Museum of the Americas, in Old San Juan, Puerto...

Kenya: NationHela Available in Kenya

Wham writes about a new service called NationHela [Hela means money in Swahili]: NationHela is a new, simpler and more convenient international money transfer service that allows you to receive...

Russia: Patriarch's Press Secretary Wants LiveJournal to Ban Photoshops of Priests

In an interview [ru] with the Orthodox website Pravmir.Ru, Patriarch Kirill's press secretary, Aleksandr Volkov, complained that LiveJournal users are too often permitted to engage in “school bathroom” humor that derides...

Mozambique: A Guide to Mozambique

This a guide to Mozambique from Bankelele blog: Language: Portuguese is the official language of communication in Mozambique, and you will have no choice but to learn a bit of...

#OccupyGuyana ‘Inspired’ by Linden Protesters

The #OccupyGuyana movement was launched after the shooting of peaceful protesters in Linden on July 18. Global Voices spoke with activist Sherlina Nageer to learn more about the movement's formation,...

Puerto Rico: “Ragga Muffin Style”

DJ Nature and SPIK Records present the latest musical production of Young Ragga, “Ragga Muffin Style”. In the music blog Puerto Rico Indie, DJ Nature comments [es]: For me it's a...

Puerto Rico: Bloggers on the Rise

Journalist and blogger Sandra Rodríguez Cotto comments [es] on some of the discussions at the recent Puerto Rico Bloggers Conference.

Cuba: The Census and the Invisible

Blogger and gay rights activist Francisco Rodríguez Cruz offers a critique [es] of the fact that the Cuban Census-which will start next September 15, 2012-will not count same sex partnerships under...

Civil Service Under Pressure in Francophone Africa

Civil servants in Francophone Africa are coming under increasing pressure to do more with less. The Windhoek Declaration revealed the overdue recognition of the crucial impact of the public administration...

Guatemala: “Threatened for Reporting the Truth”

“I denounced the activities of a masked group of vigilantes who were terrorizing the local population at night. It wasn’t the first time I had written about their crimes, but...

Russia: Online Platform for Auditing Court Decisions

With the appearance of "RosPravosudie," Russians have gained a comprehensive database of information about lawyers, attorneys, judges, and judicial decisions. Its founder, Gleb Suvorov, recently spoke to Greenhouses of Social...

Cuba: On Euphemisms

Blogger Miriam Celaya offers a critique [es] of Cuban official press and it's coverage of the impact of recent outbreaks of cholera and dengue on the Island.

Madagascar: Electricity Supplier Office Vandalized by Residents over Frequent Outage

L'express de Madagascar reports on twitter [mg] that citizens of Farafangana  (SE of Madagascar) got frustrated with the frequency of power outage ( 6h/day) in the city [fr]. Some residents vandalized the local...

Germany: Criticism of ‘Ich Will Europa’ Campaign

Eleven German foundations started the campaign 'Ich Will Europa' (I Want Europe) to advocate for European integration. However, there has been some strong criticism of the campaign on social media.

Yemen: The People of Yemen Photo Project

New York-based Yemeni blogger Summer Nasser reveals a new project of taking photographs of people inside Yemen through contributors, then uploading them to a Facebook page, inspired by the Facebook page...

United States: Radio Marti Features Cuban Porn Star

Miami-based, US government-funded radio station Radio Martí recently aired an interview with adult Cuban film star Angelina Castro. Bloggers on both sides of the Florida Straits reacted to the program.

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