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· July, 2009

Stories about Technology from July, 2009

Cuba: Political Prisoners

Cuban diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense reports that while one former political prisoner has started a blog, another Cuban human rights activist “faces up to 8 years in prison if convicted...

Russia: Unsold iPhones

Profy writes about the situation with iPhone sales in Russia.

Trinidad & Tobago: PM vs. the Media

As the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago declares that the media is against him, KnowProSE.com says: “My olive branch for the Prime Minister would be, ‘You fix the government,...

Africa: New dates for African Bloggers Conference announced

New dates for African Bloggers Conference, Kelele ‘09, have been announced. Kelele ‘09 was scheduled for August 13th-16th, 2009. The conference, which will bring together African bloggers for the first...

Egypt: A Car Trade Social Service.

CarLog is a new online service for trading cars in Egypt that enables car owners to share photos, videos, and reviews of their vehicles on Facebook.

United Kingdom: Barcamp Transparency in Oxford

Around 50 people gathered for Barcamp Transparency at the Oxford University Club last Sunday to discuss issues of transparency in open government, social media and cyberactivism.

Cuba: Interview with Blogger Lizabal Mónica

Cuban writer Lizabel Mónica has been blogging since 2007 and has been using her blogs to "build bridges between literature and national and international art, as well as to explore...

Russia: “Russian Software” Project

Profy writes about the Russian Software project, whose “idea is to provide high-quality alternatives to proprietary international software titles and to make sure that these alternatives will also be much...

Pakistan: Banking Sector Blogs

Aamir Attaa at Pro Pakistani highlights two Pakistani blogs which concentrates on the Banking sector.

India: Best Interior Design Blogs

BlogAdda showcases nine best Indian interior design blogs.

Cuba, U.S.A.: Cabot Journalism Prize

Generation Y has been awarded the Cabot Prize by Columbia University and pledges to use its “prestige and protection…to continue to grow the Cuban blogosphere.”

China: “Internet addiction disorder” is a joke

Alice Liu from DANWEI translated an article written by Chang Ping, who pointed out that the government's stopping of electro-shock treatment does not mean that they won't reissue Internet addiction...

Syria: Bits of US-imposed Sanctions Lifted

At KABOBfest, Jillian discusses the US lifting of “two bits of its sanctions on Syria.” “The lifting of the IT ban seems, to me, to be low-hanging fruit, the simplest...

Syria: Computer and Internet Sanctions Lifted

“The US is removing some of its sanctions on Syria, just months after the embargo was controversially renewed. Syria’s Ambassador to Washington, Imad Moustapha, says the block on computer equipment...

Trinidad & Tobago: Anti-People?

“The Prime Minister is on record for saying that despite what the people think he will proceed with the [aluminium smelter]. Despite what people think. And the environmentalists, those crazy...

Sri Lanka: New LTTE Blog

ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) takes a look at the blog site of S. Pathmanathan of the department of International Relations of LTTE.

Malaysia: “Where is democracy?”

Malaysia's Prime Minister celebrated his 100th day in office two weeks ago. But many of his constituents chose to mark the event by launching the “Where is democracy?” campaign. The...

Israel: Cellular firm ad stirs occupation debate

A television ad for Cellcom, the largest Israeli cellular provider, sprung an unprecedented debate on the face of the Israeli occupation over the past two weeks. The advert shows Israeli...

Russia: Making (Some) Sense of LiveJournal

A number of studies of the Russian blogosphere have been produced in the past by various entities. Russian bloggers, too, are trying to make sense of the space they operate...

Peru: An Exhibition of Art and Video Games

Juan Carlos Luján of Sin Papel [es] reports on an exhibition in Lima, Peru of art and video games.

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