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· March, 2010

Below are posts about citizen media in English. Don't miss Global Voices, where Global Voices posts are translated into English! Read about our Lingua project to learn more about how Global Voices content is being translated into other languages.

Stories about English from March, 2010

U.S.V.I.: There's an App for that!

Need some tips on what to do and where to go in the U.S. Virgin Islands? There's an app for that. News of St. John explains.

Trinidad & Tobago: Drought – Stage 1

“A lot is happening each time a bushfire begins somewhere in Trinidad and Tobago, and it all leads to the dread spectre we hear of in other places – drought”:...

Trinidad & Tobago: On Corruption

“On the day the Uff Report was submitted to a happy looking President, the Prime Minister suddenly realized the people needed more hospitals and Summits”: This Beach Called Life takes...

Jamaica, Haiti: Art Aid

Art to help Haiti: Jamaican Annie Paul has the low-down.

Bermuda: Overspending

“It’s so simple that only a politician could miss it”: Vexed Bermoothes says that the Bermudian government must reduce its budget.

Sri Lanka: On April 2010 Parliamentary Elections

Devanesan Nesiah at Groundviews opines that the April 2010 Parliamentary Elections in Sri Lanka will be an opportunity for the voters in the North and East to engage themselves in...

Japan: The Strange Country

Kenichi realized an “info-graphic, motion piece” (which is his final thesis) with the aim of making Japanese people think about their country, that, the Japanese videomaker says, “isn't that normal”....

Pakistan: The Big And Tall Persons

Owais Mughal at All Things In Pakistan features a number of tall human beings from Pakistan.

Bangladesh: Air-Conditioners Banned During Evening To Tackle Energy Shortage

Tacitaeterno at In The Middle Of Nowhere informs that the Bangladesh government has imposed restrictions on the usage of air conditioners during evening to control the stifling electricity shortage in...

Singapore: TwestivalSG 2010

Hundreds of people participated in this year's Twestival Singapore to raise funds for the education of millions of out-of-school children around the world.

Philippines: Online and Offline Student Protests for Education

This past week's student protests in the Philippines demanding greater government budget for education and the prevention of tuition and other fee increases for the coming school year also has...

Laos and the drying of Mekong River

Gretchen Kunze writes how the drying up of the Mekong River is affecting Laos, the only landlocked-country in Southeast Asia

Indonesia: Sony vs Sony

Sony Arianto Kurniawan from Indonesia has a personal website which displeased Sony Corporation because the latter claims it has legal ownership over the trademark Sony. Sony the corporation initially charged...

Indonesia: Anti-smoking Fatwa

An Islamic organization in Indonesia has issued a fatwa (edict) which named smoking cigarettes as haram or forbidden.

Indonesia: Anti-Porn Law

Province officials of Bali and Papua in Indonesia are planning not to implement the recently passed Anti-Pornography Law by claiming that the law would “stifle traditional Balinese and Papuan culture.”

South Korea: Gender issues

The Grand Narratives has a nice roundup post on various current gender issues in South Korea.

Taiwan: Relations with the Pacific Islands and Australia

Michael Turton looks at Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou's recent visit to the Pacific. He analyses how Australia and Taiwan's involvement in the Solomon Islands has been used for political purposes...

Russia: High Taxi Fares And Text Messaging Scams After Moscow Bombings

The aftermath of the recent subway bombings in Moscow is widespread. People mourn victims, looks for answers to numerous questions, contemplate the future of Russia and express anger with... taxi...

Colombia: Hostage Pablo Emilio Moncayo Freed by FARC

After 4,483 days as a hostage in Colombia, Pablo Emilio Moncayo was freed by the FARC guerrillas. The blog Plan Colombia and Beyond provides the details of his release.

Russia: Witness Shares Her Account of Bombings in Moscow Metro

LJ user Karpusha was at Park Kultury metro station at the moment of explosion. She wrote on her blog about what she had seen, the  lack of information after the first explosion, the...

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