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· June, 2009

Stories about Technology from June, 2009

Bahrain: Comparing Government Efficiency In Bahrain And Japan

Bahraini blogger Yagoob is studying in Japan, and he compares the experience of receiving financial aid from the Bahraini and Japanese governments: “Nagoya is a city with a population of...

Serbia-Belarus: Mobile phones in civil resistance

Information Policy summarises a recent survey on the use of mobile devices as a tool of civil resistance in Serbia and Belarus, concluding that state surveillance of communication is making...

Taiwan: Meet Taiwan's “Twitter Queen”

Andrew from Feast Meets West interviewed Rose Huang, the most-followed twitterer in Taiwan, in his radio show on RTI.

China: Being blocked

Uln from Chinayouren shares his frustrated feelings on being blocked by the Great Fire Wall of China.

China: Online social movement

Fili An posts a review on Chinese censorship and netizen's online social movement.

China: More Green Dam documents

Rebecca MacKinnon from Rconversation shared with her readers two Chinese government official documents on Green Dam technical requirement and testing.

Nigeria: Good days with Nigerian telecoms sector are over

Jeremy discusses the latest trends in the telecoms sector in Nigeria: “The Nigerian telecoms sector has finally hit market forces and the mathematic of where supply and demand cross at...

Kenya: Why the Daily Nation beats the East African Standard

FortySouth explains the Daily Nation of Kenya beats the East African Standard: “Yes, they do, within the context of respective online presence, at the very least: Note that it was...

Japan: News in Japanese for Iran Election Protests

“You can't get really the details of the Iran election protests from the Japanese newspapers and TV stations, but the situation is updated by the minute on Twitter.” – Hiroto...

Preetam Rai interview

GV author Preetam Rai was interviewed by Syed Syahrul Zarizi of Malaysia about his online projects and his thoughts on blogging and travel.

Russia: Report on Internet Use

Window on Eurasia sums up “a 144-page report [on Internet use in Russia,] released this week […] by the Public Opinion Foundation on the basis of interviews with 34,000 people...

China: China's censorship blowback

Rebecca MacKinnon comments on the Chinese government's recent censorship move and the counter-censorship campaign launched by netizens.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Facebook Fiasco

Trinidadian blogger KnowProSE.com discovers that a “Jamaican politican could lose his post because of Facebook”.

Cuba: Unanswered Questions

“I am waiting for a clarification about why he hasn’t accepted Obama’s proposal for U.S. telecommunications companies to provide Internet to the Cuban people. I demand, like many around me,...

Bermuda, Cayman Islands: Look Who's Blogging

Bermudian Vexed Bermoothes is surprised to learn that “the Governor of the Cayman Islands has a blog.”

India: Crowdsourcing And Twitter

Indian Blogger Kiruba Shankar announces that he has started writing a book called ‘Crowdsourcing Tweet’. “In the true spirit of the book, 20% of tweets will be crowdsourced. An opportunity...

Palestine: How To Spend The Summer In Gaza

Gazan blogger Lina has made a video detailing the activities she has planned for this summer – because as she reminds us, “The siege which is being imposed made it...

Palestine: The Journey Of An Audio Recorder

In Gaza, Rami Almeghari has recorded an audio diary of the hurdles he faced when trying to receive a new audio recorder from the United States.

China: Internet boycott on July 1st?

ESWN translated Ai Weiwei's call for internet boycott on July 1st and some other opposite opinions on the boycott action. There are other actions call, such as this 2009 Declaration...

Russia: Kamchatka Volcanoes Online

Profy reports that soon it will be possible to follow Kamchatka volcanoes’ eruptions online.

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