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· November, 2009

Stories about Technology from November, 2009

Saudi Arabia: Raed on Air

Saudi blogger Raed, who blogs at Falsafat, posts a chat with his nephew Khalid [Ar] as his debut vlog at Raed On Air.

UAE: .il unblocked?

samuraisam, from the UAE Community Blog, asks: “Has anyone else found the Israeli TLD to be unblocked from the UAE? On my Etisalat connection it seems to be open.”

Jordan: Brass Award for The Black Iris

Naseem Tarawnah's The Black Iris won the Brass Crescent award in the Middle East category for the second year in a row.

Bolivia: Citizen Coverage of Upcoming Election

A group of Bolivian bloggers have put together a site called Elecciones 2.0 Bolivia [es] which will provide citizen coverage of the upcoming general elections to be held on December...

Afghanistan: Empowering trading potential

Sanjar shares his idea of creating opprtunities for market linkages between small entrepreneurs, shopkeepers, sellers and businesses in Afghanistan via the use of mobile technologies.

Russia: How Passengers of “Nevsky Express” Tell Their Stories Through Social Media

The crash of the "Nevsky Express" train happened far from any major populated area. It took several hours for reporters to arrive on the spot. Only then the first photographs...

Russian authorities stop application process for domains in new .РФ zone zone

The Russian Coordination Center for the new national Cyrillic domain .RF stopped the application process for new domains. Anti-cybersquatting measures turned out to be infective and the center plans to...

Barcamp Singapore 4

Check out the pictures and presentations of Barcamp Singapore 4

Namibia: A quick update from VSO volunteer

A quick update from a VSO volunteer in Namibia: “As part of the immunisation program I’ve been on two crazy adventures into the deepest darkest Namibian bush, over mountains and...

Nigeria: Nigeria manufactures armoured vehicle

Nigeria's first locally manufactured armoured carrier was built by two Nigerian brothers, Victor and Johnson Obasa, who recently returned from the U.S. hoping to use their talents in boosting security...

Namibia: Online Resources for Namibia Elections 2009

Selection of online resources for Namibia Elections 2009, which ends today.

Namibia: Namibia elections 2009 mashup

Namibia citizens can submit reports of election related incidents to Namibia Elections 2009 site, “By sending a message to 0855900886. By sending an email to namibianrights@gmail.com. By filling a form...

Russia: Official Government Web sites Will Be Regulated By Law

A new law “On Ensuring Access to Information about Activities of Government Bodies and Municipal Authorities” [RUS] will require, among other things, creating public Internet terminals all around Russia. But...

Pakistan: Take Back The Tech Campaign

In Pakistan, P@SH@ (Pakistan Software Houses Association) is pushing the Take Back The Tech initiative forward to take control of technology to end violence against women. They have already launched...

USA: Conflict Cell Phones

Rima Abdelkader reports from New York about ‘conflict cell phones’ in the Democratic Republic of Congo on her CUNY University journalism blog.

Mexico: Viewing Mexican Streets with Google

On November 9th, Mexicans welcomed Google Street View and its digital maps with street level photographs for Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey and other 5 cities, making Mexico the first Latin...

Russia: Social Networks Help Find Debtors

Court enforcement officers in Russia actively use social networks to gather information on debtors and their properties, Russian news agency Prime-TASS reports [RUS].

China: 41 Popular Chinese Internet Memes From 2009

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated local web portal Netease's pick of 41 popular Chinese internet memes.

India's tryst with e-health: A healthier future for its rural millions?

About 700km away from Bangalore, across a couple of remote villages in the Bidar district, a quiet revolution has been going on. No, not a political one, but a remarkable...

Russia: Free Wi-Fi To Be Installed At Moscow Railway Stations

The Russian Railroads company announced [RUS] today that free wi-fi hotspots would be installed at every passenger terminal in Moscow by December 7, 2009. The company expects around 1,500 wi-fi...

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