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· April, 2010

Stories about Breaking News from April, 2010

10 April 2010

Poland: President Kaczyński is Killed in Plane Crash in Russia – Initial Reactions

Sylwia Presley reports on the initial reactions of the Polish social media users to the shocking news of the plane crash, which killed the Polish president and many other top...

Kyrgyzstan: Social Media Create and Fight Information Overload

RuNet Echo

The coverage of recent bloody events in Kyrgyzstan by online and traditional media caused information overload that made it very difficult to create a consistent picture. That is why bloggers...

Trinidad & Tobago: Election Fever

With one action, the prorogation of Parliament, Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister thrust the country into election mode. As the news broke, the blogosphere was rife with speculation...

9 April 2010

Kyrgyzstan: The “Archived” Revolution

RuNet Echo

On April 6th, Kyrgyzstan was hit by mass protests which eventually led to the overthrow of the government as well as many deaths. While the internet did not play a...

8 April 2010

Kyrgyzstan: Photos of Bloody Protests

Indonesia: Sumatra quake reporting with Twitter

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Aceh and South Sumatra in Indonesia early Wednesday morning. GV author Carolina Rumuat gathers disaster reports and twitter reactions from Indonesia.

6 April 2010

Egypt: Crackdown on Peaceful Pro-Democracy Protests

On the second anniversary of the first call for civil disobedience in the history of modern Egypt, new protests broke out through out the country. Egyptian police violently beat and...

Australia: Oil Spill on Iconic Waters a Warning to Obama

A Chinese coal ship is spilling its oil onto Australia’s icon Great Barrier Reef. GV author Kevin Rennie gathers reactions from bloggers

3 April 2010

India, Pakistan: A Celebrity Marriage Tests The Relation Between Two Countries

A cross-border marriage between an Indian tennis star and a former captain of Pakistan cricket team is the hot topic among the mainstream media and the social media of India...

1 April 2010

Qatar: Expats outraged by plans to scrap visa-on-arrival policy

Effective May 1, Qatar plans to scrap its visa-on-arrival policy for dozens of nations currently exercising the option. Dismayed expats worry about seeing their families and predict that the additional...