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1 March 2009

Stories from 1 March 2009

Guyana: Police Looking for Blogger

Following one Guyana blogger's reporting of alleged economic fallout over the CL Financial failure, mainstream media are reporting that Guyana police are looking for the person (or people) behind the...

Ecuador: BarCamp in Quito in March

BarCamp Quito [es] is scheduled for March 21 writes Gabby Corsalas [es].

Bolivia: Health Official Demonstrates Lack of Knowledge About HIV/AIDS

The blogger at A Pesar de Ser Abogado [es] writes about the the fired public health official in Sucre, Bolivia, who demonstrated his lack of knowledge about HIV and AIDS...

Taiwan environmentalists clash with police over old camphor tree

David reported that a Green Party candidate, Calvin Wen (溫炳原), spent 26 hours in a camphor tree on the site of the Old Songshan Tobacco Factory (松山菸廠) in Taipei to...

Bolivia: Finding New Leaders

Erika Pinto of Alkolica [es] asks, “why is it so hard to find new leaders in Bolivia?” and analyzes some of the potential opposition candidates who may run in the...

Mexico: Factory Workers Gather to Discuss Crisis in Tijuana

The network of workers of factories in Tijuana, Mexico gather the first Saturday of every month to discuss the current crisis in this industry, which includes layoffs and plant closing...

Africa: Blogging And Walking With God

It has been a while, but as with most things, blogging did not wait for life to catch up with it – it can be said that blogging helped to...

Uganda: The Literary Blogren

Uganda's bloggers are increasingly using their blogs as forums for literary expression, and online poems, short stories and multi-part novellas are becoming increasingly popular.

Virus scare hits Southeast Asia

Rising cases of dengue fever, chikungunya, bird flu and ebola viruses were reported in several Southeast Asian countries in the past two months. Relax, there are no pandemic threats. Not...

Global: Hijablogging In Vogue

Hijablogging: Just another global trend taking the blogosphere by storm. All around the world, women who opt to wear hijab (the Islamic head covering) are also opting to blog about...

Japan: Why do Japanese work so hard?

Japanese blogger id:eliya, who is doing economics research abroad, writes that he is often asked by colleagues why Japanese work so hard [ja]. Referring to economics professor Masami Nomura's book,...

Pakistan: The Power Game

Ahsan at Five Rupees comments on the power game in Pakistan politics: “The sidelining of Amin Fahim and Aitzaz Ahsan, the continued allergy to an Iftikhar Chaudhry-led Supreme Court, the...

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