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· April, 2010

Stories about Language from April, 2010

Sri Lanka: Google Transliteration In Sinhalese Language.

Mayu Online informs that Google is supporting transliteration in Sinhalese language.

Algeria: Mauritania's Language Struggle

“A short post on the struggle among Mauritanian students over Arabic and French language will appear here sometime next week. Mauritanians on the front lines are encouraged to send the...

Kyrgyzstan: Keeping the Calm

The role played by online independent media organizations such as Kloop.kg is crucial to separating fact from disinformation in Kyrgyzstan.

China: 10 ways to become famous on discussion forums

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated a forum post from MOP teaching Internet users how to become famous on Chinese discussion forum.

Bangladesh: Let Language Be Free

The Bangla blogosphere and Bangladeshi Facebook users are angry with protests as 'Avro', a freeware and one of the popular and widely used Bangla input systems, was accused as a...

India: Education In Mother-Tongue Is The Key

Kiran Rao Batni at Karnatique opines that innovation in mother-tongue education is the need of the hour in India and explains why.

Bangladesh: Best Weblog Bengali At The BOBs

Ali Mahmed (Shuvo) won the best weblog Bengali award at the BOBs – Deutsche Welle Best Of The Blogs Award.

Guyana: Write Good

What is “good” writing? Signifyin’ Guyana has a few thoughts on the subject.

Central Asia: Writing “About Each Other, For Each Other”

Sarah Kendzior of Registan.net writes about the significance of Kyrgyzstan's and Central Asian social media and points out some external observers’ distorted view of them: “There is another internet, a...

China: Chinese version of ChinaGeek

China Geek announced the launching of its Chinese version. The blog will translate China commentary from the English-language blogosphere, giving Chinese readers a view into the Western discourse on China...

Ecuador: Dispelling Misconceptions About the Saraguro Indigenous Community

The Saraguro indigenous community in Ecuador is facing challenges - young people lose many typical customs, as well as the ability to speak Kichwa. However, one blogger Angel Gualán is...

Citizen Media at International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy

The 4th edition of the International Journalism Festival will take place in Perugia, Italy on 21-25 April 2010 with several panel discussions focused on citizen journalism and new media from...

India: An English-obsessed Nation?

Purba at Desicritics asks whether Indians are an English-obsessed nation.

Lebanon: ArabNet discussed the future of Arabic web in English

Arabnet 2010 is a tech conference that was held in Beirut recently. While many of the participants considered it a success, there was a major criticism that kept people talking...

Tunisia: Tunisian Bloggers Speak in English

Tunisian bloggers used to avoid expressing themselves in English (the third language in the country), writing in Arabic (sometimes in Tunisian dialect) or French instead. Lina Ben Mhenni takes a...

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