11 July 2013

Stories from 11 July 2013

Guyana: Sea Wall Mended

  11 July 2013

Further to this post, Guyana-Gyal is happy to report that the hole in the capital city's sea wall has been fixed…or is she?

Press Freedom Déjà Vu in Trinidad & Tobago

  11 July 2013

All anyone seemed to be talking about today in Trinidad and Tobago was the walkout at the Guardian newspaper and whether there is more in the mortar than the pestle. Many bloggers are making the point that this isn't the first attempt at silencing journalists in the country.

Peru: The Mysterious Bag

  11 July 2013

Peruvian blogger Cyrano from Columna 17 [es] shares a curious incident he experienced some days ago, when a salesman knocked on his door and offered him [es] a set of five different-sized tupperware for 10 soles (about four dollars) and a bag of any size from a well-known local supermarket:

VIDEO: Police Brutality Under the Acropolis

  11 July 2013

Blogger alepouda remixed footage from a 2007 Greek tourism campaign promoting the “true Greek experience” with a video of police aggression against protesters at a rally on 10 July, 2013 in Thisseio in support of anarchist Kostas Sakkas, accused of terrorism and detained without trial since December 2010, who is in the terminal stages of a...

Cambodia Elections: The Facebook Vote

  11 July 2013

Cambodian netizens are actively using Facebook to discuss, debate, and share updates about the July 28 National Assembly elections. Meanwhile, political parties are also maximizing the popular social networking site to reach out to younger voters.

Reform Underway for DR of Congo's Army?

  11 July 2013

Congo Siasa posits that a slew of new promotions (list here) are signs that important reforms are underway for the Congolese army: According to the official plan, the county will be split into three Zones de Défense, based in Kisangani, Lubumbashi, and Kinshasa. Each zone will have three rapid reaction brigades, two defense brigades,...

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