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17 September 2008

Stories from 17 September 2008

India: Mobile phones help flood victims

MobileActive.org reports how mobile phones are saving lives of the flood victims in Bihar providing 24 hour connectivity to the rescuers and the marooned people.

Twitter Saigon gathering 2008

Chip 2.0 blogs about the first gathering of Twitter Saigon.

Cambodia: Online petition to save Boeung Kak Lake

An online petition was set-up to stop a government project that will displace residents around Boeung Kak Lake in central Phnom Penh

Indonesia's anti-porn law

Yalun blogs about the negative impact of Indonesia's anti-porn law.

Thailand's new Prime Minister

Thailand has a new Prime Minister: Somchai Wongsawat.

Maldives: Election concerns

Free & Fair Election in the Maldives blog raises some valid questions and concerns about the requirements of ID to vote.

Environment: Powering our way to Extinction

Rory of Carbon Copy considers the decline in biodiversity and includes thoughts on the role of humans as animals within the ecosystem.

Bhutan: The culture of stating the obvious

Lilac discusses in Kuzu Bhutan Weblog about the Bhutanese culture of stating the obvious.

Uganda: Forest Destruction by the Government

Blogger Moses Sserwanga calls on MPs not to allow forest destruction by the government in the form of allocations to companies.”Parliament should not give free rein to government to do...

Russia: Where did the votes go?

Osteuropablog accounts for [GER] an article in Kommersant, stating that information about election results have disappeared from the website of Russia's Central Election Commission.

Angola: MPLA wins over 80% of votes and secures 191 seats

Angola's National Electoral Commission has disclosed the final results of the first Parliamentary Elections in 16 years and they confirmed victory for the ruling party, the Popular Movement for the...

Nigeria: Another beast in power

Who is “another beast in power” in Nigeria?: “It’s so sad that under a useless arrangement called democracy, the leadership of Yar Adua will shut down a media house.”

Morocco: Training Online Journalists

The View from Fez [en/fr] notes that Morocco will soon provide online journalism training for its print journalists. The trainings are supported by the U.S. Embassy and financed by the...

Jordan: Killing Firefox

Jordanian blogger Qwaider writes of his prediction that Chrome will eventually outdo Firefox in the browser wars.

Africa: People will work on their mobiles

Joshua Goldstein looks at the future of mobile technology in Africa: “As I mentioned in a recent post, one of the most striking aspects of the African Internet economy is...

Russia: BP gets off scots free?

Steve LeVine of The Oil and The Glory comments on the apparent reasons why BP seems to have reached an agreement on its Russian assets in TNK-BP.

Poland: Poles return home from Britain

Polandian discusses how and why a growing number of Poles choose to return home from Britain to Poland.

Russia: Merger of opposition parties

Osteuropablog discusses [GER] a story in Rosbalt on plans among Russian opposition parties to merge into a single party.

Estonia: Impressions of Haapsalu

Itching for Eestimaa tells a story about his impressions of Haapsalu – a town unscathed by the passing of time.

Estonia: Russians calling for autonomy

Eternal Remont comments on a story in Vesti Dnya, reporting the birth of an organisation calling for territorial autonomy of ehtnic Russians in Estonia.

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