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· March, 2010

Stories about Weblog from March, 2010

31 March 2010

Brazil: São Paulo State police beat striking teachers

Departing governor of São Paulo José Serra will run for presidency; teachers today marked his final day with another protest. During a previous demonstration calling for pay rises and other...

Singapore: TwestivalSG 2010

Hundreds of people participated in this year's Twestival Singapore to raise funds for the education of millions of out-of-school children around the world.

30 March 2010

Russia: High Taxi Fares And Text Messaging Scams After Moscow Bombings

RuNet Echo

The aftermath of the recent subway bombings in Moscow is widespread. People mourn victims, looks for answers to numerous questions, contemplate the future of Russia and express anger with... taxi...

Chile: The Process of Earthquake Reconstruction

Exactly a month after the devastating earthquake in Chile, President Sebastián Piñera announced a reconstruction plan for the country’s infrastructure and housing, prompting Chileans to provide opinions about how this...

Sweden: Parliament Recognizes the Assyrian Genocide

The Swedish Parliament has recognized as genocide the massacres that took place within the Ottoman Empire from 1913 to 1920 against the Armenian, Assyrian and Pontic Greek population - an...

China: Kidney Stone Babies’ father on trial

Today, Zhao Lianhai, the founder of “kidney stone babies” whose 4-year old son was poisoned by Sanlu melamine tainted milk in 2008 was put on trial today under the criminal...

Arab World: Earth Hour Marked Across the Region

Earth Hour is an annual event celebrated on the last Saturday in March. Awareness of Earth Hour has been spreading throughout the world since its inception in Australia in 2007....

29 March 2010

Russia: Sochi Games and the Circassian Genocide

RuNet Echo

In 2014, the Russian resort of Sochi will host the Winter Olympic Games, but the 700,000-900,000 of ethnic Circassians living in Russia are trying their best to prevent the country...

Puerto Rico: A brief history of a new species, the “Twittericans”

They are calling themselves "Twittericans." They are Puerto Ricans, national and transnational, who absolutely adore Twitter. Computer Science graduate student and digital media savant Miguel Ríos has written a brief...

Azerbaijan: DOTCOM arrives in Baku

Late last night, American participants of the U.S. State Department sponsored DOTCOM project to bring Armenian, Azerbaijani and American teenagers together to create socially conscious media arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Russia: Initial Coverage of the Moscow Subway Bombings

RuNet Echo

Moscow's Monday morning routine was broken today by two subway suicide bombings, which killed at least 38 and wounded at least 70 people. Alexey Sidorenko translates some of the initial...

Kazakhstan: Bloggers claim lack of state aid to flood victims

After a mudflow killed dozens of people in the villages south-east of Kazakhstan on March 11, many fear that other dams across the country may cause much harsher disasters in...

Chile: New Government Makes Strong Presence on Twitter

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera and his Cabinet are all on Twitter, which captured the attention of Chilean users of social media, but some are skeptical and cautious about how effective...

Russia: Bloggers’ Mockery of Film Poster Upsets Famous Director

RuNet Echo

The poster for an upcoming movie on World War II by Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov is monumental, tense and grim. But it also became funny, descriptive and nearly offensive after...

28 March 2010

Japan Government: On the Fall of the Employment System

A think tank for Japan's Cabinet, the Economic and Social Research Institute (内閣府 経済社会総合研究所) (ESRI) published a study that quantified the present status of lifetime employment and seniority-based wage (i.e....

Dominican Republic: Opposition to Barrick Gold Mining Operations

There is increased opposition to the Barrick Gold mining operations in the Dominican Republic because of the terms of the contract and benefits for the State, as well as concerns...

27 March 2010

Japan: Long life to bluefin tuna. The experts’ word.

With 68 countries voting against, CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species that regulates the international trade of wild animals and plants, rejected a ban on Atlantic bluefin...

Paraguay: Rescuing Citizen Experiences Through the Use of Blogs

Paraguayan blogger Carlos Rodríguez has been "rescuing" citizen experiences through the use of his blog RESCATAR and he hopes that highlighting these experiences can help solve the many of the...

South Africa: The woman who spent 7 months in a male cell

Before she was acquitted of attempted robbery and hijacking in South Africa, Denise Abbah was imprisoned in a male cell for seven months as she waited for her trial. The prison officials mistook...

Japan: A whale of a controversy

Only a few days after The Cove was awarded the Oscar as best documentary, drawing public and media attention around the world to the hunting of cetaceans issue, anti-whaling group...

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