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· June, 2010

Stories about Development from June, 2010

China: A music video's take on property prices

Alice from DANWEI translated the lyrics of a music video commenting on the property price in China.

Angola: Once Upon a Time in Roque Santeiro

The development experienced by Luanda holds one of the most frequented commercial spaces in the city. The Roque Santeiro Market, that generates thousands of dollars a day, to account, is...

Maldives: Much Ado About Airport Privatization

Hassan Ziyau questions Maldivian media's role on the recent controversy about airport privatization in Maldives.

Malaysia: Historic jail demolished

Despite the protest of concerned citizens, artists, and historians, the Malaysian government has decided to demolish the 115 year old Pudu Jail, a historical landmark in Kuala Lumpur. Bloggers react

Brazil: Standing Against Mining in Gandarela

Local communities and netcitizens who care for the biodiverse Serra da Gandarela in Minas Gerais, Brazil, are taking a stand against Vale S.A. - a major mining multinational whose record...

Bangladesh: Poverty In Numbers

An Ordinary citizen highlights the results of a recent survey of BSS (Bangladesh Statistical Bureau) which is focused on basic requirements enjoyed by the people of Bangladesh.

Mozambique: 35 Years of Independence

On the 35th anniversary of Mozambique's independence [en], blog Moçambique Para Todos [Mozambique For All, pt] publishes several opinion articles, reflecting upon the political situation and the economical dependency of...

Poland: “Still Divided”

Raf Uzar summarizes the results of the first round of Poland's presidential election and concludes: “What is really thought-provoking is the fact that after centuries of turmoil and upheaval, Poland...

Bangladesh: Outstanding Bangladeshi Researcher Completes Jute Genome Sequencing

Monir Uddin Ahmed at Science and Technology blog congratulates Bangladeshi scientist Dr. Maqsudul Alam for successfully completing Jute Genome Sequencing.

Cambodia: “Development evictions”

Cambodia ranks first among Asian countries in the number of ‘development’ evictions or the act of demolishing urban poor settlements in the name of ‘development.’

Cape Verde / Equatorial Guinea: Journalists Kept Away from Official Visit

Amilcar Tavares posted several diagrams [pt] in his blog comparing the development of Cape Verde with Equatorial Guinea. The controversial President of the latter, Teodoro Mbasogo, visited Cape Verde last...

Russia: Flaws and Pitfalls of the Subsidized “Social” Internet Plan

Gregory Asmolov examines the potential of the Russian government's two new initiatives that aim at reducing the digital divide in the country.

East Timor: Expansion of the Energy Sector under Discussion

The past months have revealed serious tensions between Timorese leaders, Australia, and Woodside Petroleum, a multinational company hoping to profit from new petroleum resources in Timorese and Australian territory. At...

Africa: Africans need CSR

Zulu Mathabo writes an article inspired by the poor performance of African soccer giants in the current FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010. He argues that The African natives need...

Haiti: World Cup 2010

Haitian blogger Potoprincipe publishes this post [Fr] dealing with the need for Haitians to use the FIFA World Cup as an outlet for anguish and frustration and dreaming about the...

Israel: Dubious Thanks to USAID

JoeSettler posts a photo of a sign he often passes that reads, “This [road] is a gift from the American people to the Palestinian people.” “What I think that USAID...

Bangladesh: Netizens Surprised By Bandwidth Export Move

Bangladesh has one of the slowest and most expensive internet connections in the world and only about a quarter of the bandwidth capacity available is being used. Now the government...

Comoros: A blog about development in Comoros

AlKomor is a blog “venturing a fresh perspective on new developments in Comoros.”

Cape Verde: “Blog Joint” on Prostitution

In a Blog Joint Project, netcitizens from Cape Verde are reflecting about prostitution in the country: Emilio gives law background and quotes statements from public figures; Edy, who defends it...

Macedonia: Law on Electronic Communications Invades Citizens’ Privacy

On June 16, 2010, the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia adopted changes to the Law of Electronic Communications, which now violates the privacy of the citizens. With these changes,...

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