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13 February 2009

Stories from 13 February 2009

India: The Pink Underwear Resistance

In some parts of India, celebrating Valentine's Day could be considered harmful to women's and couple's health, as Morality Police decide to hunt down couples and women that may be...

Bangladesh: Books By Bloggers

The history of Bangla blogging is relatively short. It was December 2005 when the first Bangla blogging platform was born. But soon more platforms came up and open source development...

India: The Satyam Fraud

Mexico: New Phishing Scam Through Email

Mexico: Cartel Violence Affecting Phoenix

Egypt: Bloggers Rally Against Sexual Predators

Sexual harassment makes the headlines of Egyptian blogs once again after a blogger was harassed on the street by a group of young men, high on hash. Marwa Rakha reviews...

Iran: A letter to the Baha’i community

Guatemala: Open-Source Software Saturdays

Sri Lanka: Tamil Politics

Bangladesh: International Telecom Policy

China: CCTV under fire

On the night of February 9, part of China Central Television (CCTV) Tower caught fire when a squad was shooting fireworks to celebrate the Lantern Festival. The fire has reportedly...

Azerbaijan: Plouffe donates speaker's fee

Nigeria: Giving poets a space in national discussion

Nigeria: Coach Annoys Super Eagles Fans

New Zimbabwe Has Arrived, But…

MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai was sworn in Wednesday as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in a historic move to establish a government of national unity after years of political, economic and...

Chile: Bachelet's Visit to Cuba

Japan: Google Japan and PayPerPost

Kyrgyzstan: The internet cha-cha-cha

Kazakhstan: Legislative reforms ahead of OSCE chairmanship

Kazakhstan: Nationalisation, devaluation and what next?

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