Stories about U.S.A. from October, 2009
Japan: Learning to change
Fumi Yamazaki is now visiting the U.S.A to learn about e-government in order to prepare for future changes in Japan. The blogger explained what are changing and what needs to be changed.
USA: New campaign to “Restore Fairness” to deportation proceedings
A new online campaign by the human rights organization Breakthrough is asking lawmakers to "Restore Fairness" to deportation proceedings of immigrants in the United States.
ICTs and the spread of indigenous knowledge
Practitioners of indigenous knowledge increasingly use the media to exchange ideas and publicize traditional learning to the larger world. What happens when such local practices go global?
Global: New list of endangered cultural heritage sites
On October 6, the World Monument Fund will publish the 2010 Watch list, a biennial program drawing attention on endangered cultural heritage sites around the world.
Israel: Hacking Ahmedinejad's Gmail Account– With Screenshot
Israellycool and Israel at Ground Level display a hacked screenshot of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Gmail account. Correspondents include Osama Bin Laden, Hassan Nasrallah, Hugo Chavez, Kim Jong Il, and Mel Gibson.
USA: Mapping DREAM Act Online Youth Movements
Immigrant high school and university students in the United States have used the internet effectively in building activist networks to support the passing of a law called the DREAM act.
Global Health: HIV Vaccine Breakthrough?
For the first time, an experimental HIV vaccine has been shown to protect against the deadly virus, creating media buzz and giving the public health and HIV/AIDS communities hope.