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9 June 2007

Stories from 9 June 2007

China: Flickr filtered and the Flickr community reacts

Flickr, the popular photo-sharing site is being blocked in China since June 7th: “It seems that access to our image servers is being blocked for users in much of China....

Kenya: Kenyan bank website hacked

Kenya-Byte writes about the Kenyan bank whose website was hacked recently: “Equity Bank’s website was defaced last week. Safaricom’s website is suspiciously unavailable. There is some mischief going around. The...

Tanzania: Believe, Begin, Become

Afromusing blogs about the launch of Believe-Begin-Become program in Tanzania: “The programs’ goal is to support the youth in entrepreneurial pursuits by providing training, networking, and mentoring through technoserve and...

Sudan: Darfur conflict vs. Paris Hilton on Google

Thinker's Room defines insanity as Paris Hilton vs. Darfur conflict on Google: “That’s right. There is almost FIVE TIMES as much content about some nebulous nobody than one of the...

Tanzania: musical journey to Mount Kilimanjaro

Bongoland II writes about Innocent Galinoma, a reggae artist from Tanzania living in the US: “His message is real and genuine, which you quickly pick up on when you talk...

Singapore: Kampong Barber Memories

Lam Chun Chew remembers their kampong barber Mr. Low from his childhood days “He had another skill that enabled him to clear sand or small particles which got in his...

Vietnam: America and Racism

VietPundit is offended by people who think of US as a racist country. “The truth is that there’s less racism in America than anywhere else on earth. Just from the...

Singapore: Remembering Vietnamese Boat People

The blogger at monsoonmaritimeservices recalls the late 70s encounters with the Vietnamese boat people. “During those time, those of us on merchant ships plying the South China Sea would have...

Malaysia: Men and Sex

5XMom read about a two-timing man on friend's blog who justified his actions by assuming that “woman is capable of just sleeping around without emotions involved”. The blogger cautions her...

Chile: Cold Wave in Santiago

En Tu Ciudad [ES] reflects on the hardships suffered by many of the city's residents during the recent cold temperatures in Santiago. He also doesn't see anyone taking concrete steps...

Panama: Honduran Film Festival

Hoja de Bijao [ES] writes about a Honduran film festival sponsored by a local university and the Honduran embassy that will take place in Panama.

Ecuador: Participatory Media

Christian Espinoza summarizes the use of interactive and participatory media in Ecuador's online newspapers. On his blog Cobertura Digital [ES], he also writes about the newspaper Diario El Comerico's new...

Thailand: Wai Khru Ceremony

Richard Barrow at Thai-Blogs.com has pictures from the Thai Wai Khru Ceremony. I think one of the highlights for us during the first semester in schools in Thailand is the...

Thailand: Petrochemical Projects in the South

Bangkok Pundit has a post on Thai prime minister's plans of launching petrochemical projects in the restive south of Thailand to improve the economic condition of people living in the...

Singapore: Singapore Based Company to Take Over N.Korean Tobacco Share

British American Tobacco (BAT) is leaving its North Korean joint venture and a Singapore based group is taking overs BAT's place reports dprkstudies.org. South East Asian and Chinese companies often...

Armenia: National Glue

At Blogrel, Harmick wonders whether or not a shared sense of pain resulting from the experience of genocide is the glue that gives Armenians around the world a shared sense...

Georgia: Swine Fever

Cuttino's Georgian Life covers the outbreak of African swine fever in Georgia and says that this threatens a centerpiece of Georgian cuisine.

Azerbaijan: Missile Defense & Cooperation

neweurasia and Non Pon say that Vladimir Putin's proposal for the US to put a missile defense system in Azerbaijan is a rare opportunity for cooperation in Central Asia and...

Kyrgyzstan: Armwrestling

CXW notes that in Kyrgyzstan, competitive armwrestling is being impacted by the high cost of protein.

Argentina: Blog Documentary

Blogonoia [ES] is an Argentine blog that has been chronicling the progress and writing about the interviews that will be part of the ongoing blog documentary project.

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