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· October, 2009

Stories about Technology from October, 2009

Ecuador: BarCamp Loxa 09

BarCamp Loxa 09 is scheduled for the end of November in Loja, Ecuador [es]. The event will culminate a series technology-related events at the Technical University in the city, which...

Antigua & Barbuda: Ending Gender Violence

“I want to beat power and gender inequalities to a pulp, starting with enforcement of good legislation designed to protect women”: Antigua's playing with ink invites us to join in...

China: Bridging the gap? Interviewing bridge bloggers

The Chinese blogosphere, as we all know, is booming. As one of the largest on the planet, it is constantly evolving and simultaneously being set back by the all-too-famous governmental...

Russia: “Twitter Against Tyrants”

Oleg Kozlovsky links to and quotes from the text of a briefing held by US Helsinki Commission/Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, which included “a few recent examples of...

Russia: Nokia In and Out of LJ

Profy reports on the demise of Nokia's LiveJournal community: “But unfortunately for everyone (Nokia, the editorial team, and the overall corporate usage of social media) the community only existed for...

Cuba: Contemplating Change

“I think that for Cuba to transition to an open society from a society ‘with some emergency exits’, some of the people now occupying positions of power in the government...

Vietnam: Twitter-like application

Introducing Mimo, a Vietnamese microblogging website whose platform is similar to Twitter.

Disaster Management and the role of ICTs

In a first post of the series, we explore the role of ICTs in Disaster Management and the paradigm shift in Disaster Management strategies that came about post the aftermath...

Pakistan: How To Spot Fake Doctors

A recent report in a local newspaper asserts that some 70,000 fake doctors with bogus degrees are operating throughout Pakistan. Kamran Brohi points out to a facility in the Pakistan...

At the Indonesian Blogger Festival

We visited the Indonesian blogger festival or PestaBlogger 2009. This is the third time the annual event is being held. The event saw bloggers from all over the vast island...

Azerbaijan: Hope

Writing on Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines on the eve of their next court hearing, Arzu Geybullayeva says she still hopes that detained video bloggers Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli...

Syria: Hyperlink Podcast Caters to the Arabic Tech Crave

Hyperlink Podcast is received with enthusiasm among Syrian bloggers as one of the best technology podcasts available in Arabic. Created weekly by two Syrian blogging brothers, Mohammad and Beshr Kayyali,...

Cuba: Feeling the Disconnect

Cuba's Generation Y feels like a nomad in cyberspace, but is confident that “one day my blog will be found on a server on this Island and, believe me, it...

Armenia: Twitter counters false media report

After a news item in the local press reported that a British MP had been appointed as rapporteur on Armenia and Turkey, Unzipped says that it used Twitter to check...

Malaysia: Should food bloggers reveal sponsors?

masak-masak from Malaysia asks readers if they want a food blogger to reveal if he/she was paid to review a restaurant.

Singapore plans to require bloggers to reveal sponsors

Singapore is thinking of drafting a new guideline that would require bloggers to reveal if they receive gifts or money for their articles. Bloggers react to this proposal

Saudi Arabia: Blogging Milestone

Blogging from Saudi Arabia, American Bedu will soon be reaching a milestone on her blog. Find out what.

Jordan: Serious about +18

Jordanian Ola Eliwat, from Cinnamon Zone, notes:'Seriously, when you receive an email titled “+18″, does anyone in his right mind seriously believe that someone who's under 18 will go, “Oh,...

Colombia: Solidarity With Hiperbarrio After Library Robbery

After a robbery of the La Loma Library in Medellín, Colombia, the home of the Hiperbarrio citizen media project, an outpouring of support and solidarity was sent from around the...

Saudi Arabia: The Future Husbands and Wives of Saudis Revamped

Future Husbands and Wives of Saudis is introducing new changes for its readers.

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