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Janine Mendes-Franco · June, 2010

I am a writer and media producer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Follow me on Twitter @JanineMFranco.

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Latest posts by Janine Mendes-Franco from June, 2010

Haiti: MSM Coverage

  30 June 2010

The Haitian Blogger says that “mainstream media pieces about Haiti are like Swiss cheese, full of holes.”

Belize: Mayans Win Right to Land

  30 June 2010

Repeating Islands reports on a landmark court ruling “in favor of 38 Mayan Communities in the Toledo District”, which confirms their rights to the land surrounding their communities.

Cuba: On Journalism

  29 June 2010

Iván's File Cabinet says that “being a journalist in Cuba is like performing black magic. Investigating a story or getting reliable data is like trying to catch hold of a mirage.”

Cuba: Spotlight on Fariñas

  29 June 2010

“In the wake of the death of political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo, Cuban independent journalist Guillermo Fariñas started a hunger strike to demand the release of some two dozen seriously ill political prisoners”: As his condition worsens, Uncommon Sense applauds his bravery.

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Jamaica: Bloggers Discuss Dudus’ Extradition

  29 June 2010

Following his capture by Jamaican police, Michael Christopher 'Dudus' Coke has been extradited to the United States to face pending charges of drug and arms trafficking. "The President", as he is also known, issued a statement about his decision "to waive [his] right to an extradition hearing in Jamaica..."

Jamaica: ‘Dudus” Hearing Today

  24 June 2010

“Dudus is to have his hearing at 10:00 a.m. at Harman Barracks, Up Park Camp (the army base in Jamaica)” today: Girl With a Purpose explains what to expect.

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Jamaica: ‘Dudus’ In Custody

  23 June 2010

News broke late yesterday that Jamaica's most wanted man, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke - whose pending extradition to the United States threw the island nation into a state of emergency thanks to a standoff between alleged criminal elements and national security forces - had finally been captured. Bloggers follow developments.

Cuba: Ferrer Released

  23 June 2010

Several Cuban bloggers report that prisoner of conscience, Dr. Desi Ferrer, has been released, but must serve the remaining four months of his prison term under house arrest.

Cuba: Letter for Ferrer

  22 June 2010

“Just know I will be watching. And as I have done for almost 5 years on my blog, I will be holding you and your government to account what it does on Tuesday…and so will many others around the world”: Uncommon Sense publishes his letter to the Cuban government on...

Bahamas: At a Loss

  21 June 2010

Weblog Bahamas is concerned about the government's apparent inability to deal with the crime situation.

Jamaica: Social Media Benefits

  21 June 2010

In light of the recent state of emergency in Jamaica, diaspora blogger Labrish calls social media “a strong wind at the back of citizen journalists and ultimately a benefit for the cause of democracy.”

Puerto Rico: Strike Over

  18 June 2010

“Thousands of students at the University of Puerto Rico who went on strike two months ago to oppose severe budget cuts declared a historic victory after reaching an agreement with administrators”: Repeating Islands has the details.

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