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· March, 2010

Stories about Breaking News from March, 2010

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...

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...

Russia: Bombings Victims Commemoration; Analysis of TV-channels

Photos from the commemoration action dedicated to the victims of the recentMoscow bombings published by bloggers can be found here and here. Arina Borodina, Russian TV-expert, analyses the role of...

Russia: Role of Social Media in Coverage of Recent Metro Bombings in Moscow

Paul Globe writes on his blog “Window on Eurasia” about increasing role of the Internet and social media in the coverage of the recent terrorist attacks in Moscow.

Russia: Wikipedia Used to Cover Recent Metro Bombings

A popular Russian blogger Anton Nosik asks bloggers to contribute their content to the chapter of Wikipedia about terror attacks in Moscow metro.

India: Tribals Using Cell Phones To Publish News

Indian Tribals Blog reports that “dozens of citizen journalists in India’s chronically neglected tribal communities are producing and sharing audio news reports for the first time through an innovative cell...

Russia: 3G Network Turned Off; Blood Donations Needed

Latest developments in Moscow: 3G networks have been turned off due to high traffic, Openspace reported [RUS]; bloggers call for blood donations [RUS].

Russia: Initial Coverage of the Moscow Subway Bombings

Moscow's Monday morning routine was broken today by two subway suicide bombings, which killed at least 38 and wounded at least 70 people. Alexey Sidorenko translates some of the initial...

Ukraine: Fire Destroys 20% of Hosting.ua Servers

Some 20% of the servers at Odessa-based Hosting.ua data center – one of the biggest in Ukraine – are reported to have been destroyed in a fire on March 27....

Russia: Top Blogger's Account Hacked

Livejournal account of Igor Bigdanov (aka LJ user ibigdan), one of the top RuNet bloggers, has been hacked, Bigdanov reported. The most common version of the motives of the hack...

Russia: Website Closed By Police Order

20marta.ru, an opposition website dedicated to the “Day of Anger” held on March 20, was closed by police after just one day of functioning, kasparov.ru reported. According to the source,...

Russia: One of the Top Bloggers Dies

Dmitry Gorchev (aka LJ user dimkin), a writer and artist (some of his translations are here), died today in his house leaving about 13,000 readers mourn, openspace.ru reported. Gorchev was...

Philippines: Post-earthquake reactions on Twitter

A 6.1 intensity earthquake rocked Manila and nearby provinces in the Philippines a few hours ago. Twitterers continue to share their experience and observations.

Sri Lanka: The Akon Controversy

A recent video of R&B singer-songwriter Akon featuring a group of scantly clad women dancing at a pool party in front of a Buddha statue caused much uproar in Sri...

Trinidad & Tobago: Money Done

“I yawned last night when the news on all local TV stations reported that the police, famous for being loyal to our incorruptible leader, raided UDeCOTT offices, Sunway International’s offices...

Philippines: Earthquake near Manila

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake was felt near Manila, Philippines. Earthquake is now a trending topic on twitter.

Bangladesh: ‘CrossFire’ Photo Exhibition Barred By Police

Shamim Ashraf at Straight From Bangladesh reports that a photo exhibition on the extra judicial killing of the police force and the elite force RAB was shut down by the...

Nepal: Death of a polarizing ‘statesman’

Former Nepalese Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala passed away on Saturday March 21st, after prolonged illness. The legacy of this often controversial and polarizing figure is being discussed by Nepali...

Bermuda: Violent Crime

Vexed Bermoothes says that crime in Bermuda is “a lot worse than most people assume, particularly given the small size of this rock and the even smaller neighbourhoods that are...

China: Singing farewell to Google

Google has formally closed its mainland Chinese search engine and rival Baidu will not need long to pick up the slack; nonetheless, former users of Google.cn search braved the cold...

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