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· October, 2010

Stories about Ideas from October, 2010

Japan: Speaking Beatles to communicate

An American blogger at InsideHalton.com said [en] she used Beatles’ lyrics to communicate with Japanese people and teach English. [via japundit.com]

Saudi Arabia: A Genie for your Thought!

Saudis continue to react to the genie (jinni) drama. Qusay shares his thoughts here.

Costa Rica: Young Professionals Work to Make San José Bike Friendly

The Tico Times Blog writes: “A group of young professionals calling themselves ChepeCletas [es] is poised to transform San José into a haven for bikers, and they are doing it...

Bahamas: It's Time

Nicolette Bethel thinks “it’s time to build our own declaration of democracy”.

South Africa: Musings on Inequality vs. Poverty

Andries du Toit muses on inequality vs. poverty in South Africa: “The central and most urgent issue facing South Africa is not poverty but inequality… our economy, while generating wealth...

Pakistan: Marriage Of Convenience

Tamashbeen at All Things Pakistan finds it disgusting that 23-year old Azhar Haidri of Multan, Pakistan has become a media celebrity by marrying two women within 24 hours – the...

Bermuda: Open or Closed?

Politics.bm calls “presumptive Premier-in-waiting” Paula Cox's recommitment to term limits “economic suicide”.

Haiti: A Dangerous Balance

The Signifyin’ Woman is “intrigued” by Haitian writer Edwidge Danticat's latest “collection of essays on writing (mostly) from the stance of exile, or immigrant”; The Caribbean Review of Books publishes...

Saudi Arabia: Online Impressions

From Saudi Arabia, The Eternal Philosopher Duha Husseini offers us an insight on “online impressions.” She adds: “I remember a time when 99% of Saudi internet users used aliases, including...

Saudi Arabia: Niqab and Freedom

Alternative Saudi Voices’ Ahmed Bagadoodoffers his perspective on the niqab (face cover worn by some Muslim women) and freedom.

Nicaragua: Open Government and the Evolution of e-Government

Juan Ortega writes [es] about the book Open Government [es] by César Calderón and Sebastián Lorenzo. He briefly explains what Nicaragua needs to do to improve transparency.

Trinidad & Tobago: Battling Corruption

In addition to “crying out for stronger campaign finance regulations as a key solution to our disturbing legacy of political corruption”, KnowTnT.com‘s Edmund Gall proposes “two other more urgently required...

Brazil: Open Call for Digital Culture

Brazilian Digital Culture Forum calls all enthusiasts to submit presentations about emerging processes in the network, communities of practice  for the digital age and proposals to support public policies, until...

Jamaica: A Year of Blogging

“Using social media has provided us with [a] very rewarding and effective way to communicate with existing and new audiences…”: National Gallery of Jamaica Blog celebrates its first birthday.

Japan Blog Festival

Todd's Wanderings hosts the October Japan Blog Matsuri (or festival), “dedicated to the best Japan has to offer…or at least what YOU think are Japan’s best places, experiences, activities…whatever.” The...

Morocco: “Driving to Civility”

Moroccan writer and traveler Ahmed T.B. describes his journey in a taxi through the hellish Casablanca traffic as a new and controversial driving code is being put in place.

Japan: Memories of an outlaw – Part Two

After almost three years outside the walls, a blogger - who prefers to be anonymous - decided to tell the story of his life behind bars.

Bermuda: Hit the Road

“The real problem is us: we drive like idiots”: As the government tries to find ways to “slow down traffic” in the face of rising road deaths, Vexed Bermoothes thinks...

Japan: Living a long life

Koichi at Tofugu has a few tips to live a long life [en] following the Japanese diet and habits.

Japan: Memories of an outlaw – Part One

After almost three years outside the walls, a blogger - who prefers to be anonymous - decided to tell the story of his life behind bars.

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