7 October 2012

Stories from 7 October 2012

Venezuela: Pictures of Election Day

  7 October 2012

Today, social networks in Venezuela show a country at the fringe. Along with testimonies, information, rumors and recommendations, citizen media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Flickr have shared photos that portray a massive participation to elect the next President of the Republic.

Bangladesh: Cleaning Up the Beach

  7 October 2012

More than 300 Volunteers took part in this year's International Coastal Cleanup event in Bangladesh – reports Fahim Alam Khan at Kewkradong Bangladesh blog.

Pakistan: Riots Aftermath – Project Cleanup for Peace

  7 October 2012

On September 21, 2012 peaceful protests in Pakistan against the film insulting prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) turned violent and properties were burnt and people lost their lives. Contrary to the tide some youths started a facebook event called “"Project cleanup for peace“, which gathered more than 2500 volunteers to cleanup the mess on the streets in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.

Bangladesh: People of Siddhirganj Protest Poor Law & Order

  7 October 2012

On 16th of September 2012 thousands of labors of the local garments Industry took to the streets to protest “poor law and order situation” in Siddhirganj. A growing number of people are being attacked and stabbed by muggers while the media and the administration remains silent. Bloggers reveal many issues with their investigative report.

Iran: “Offensive” Cartoon of the Prophet Joseph

According to [fa] several bloggers and news sites,Keyhan,a conservative newspaper has published an “offensive” cartoon of the Prophet Joseph.Ardakan says [fa] there are double standards in Iran and it seems conservative Keyhan feels safe contrary to many other newspapers in the same situation.

Russia: Politics of the Nobel Peace Prize Nominations

RuNet Echo  7 October 2012

On September 27th the three imprisoned members of Pussy Riot wrote a letter [ru] which registered their desire to nominate their lawyers for the Nobel Peace Prize. This predictably caused outrage [ru] from pro-government bloggers. One of the lawyers, Mark Feygin, tweeted [ru] that the move was political — a nomination would create a protective...

France : Mystery of Blue Honey Bees Solved

  7 October 2012

Vkarole writes [fr] that bees in Ribeauvillé, France (Alsace region) started to produce a mysterious blue honey. After an investigation, the beekeepers determined that the color came from a dye used by M&M's factory in the vicinity where a few bees would gather.

Egypt: Abusing the October 6 War

Egyptian Nervana shares her thoughts on the 39th anniversary of the 6th of October (Yom Kippur) War. She writes: Egyptians need hope, and October ’73 is the event that is often used (and abused) to provide that much-needed feel- good factor.

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