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12 March 2009

Stories from 12 March 2009

Barbados: Music Man

Jamaica, Grenada: Writer Shortlisted

Taiwan: Best Job in the World

New Citizen Media Projects Foster Rising Voices in Ivory Coast, Liberia, China, Mongolia, and Yemen

Of the 270 project proposals we received from activists, bloggers, and NGO's all wanting to use citizen media tools to bring new communities - long ignored by both traditional and...

Japan: On Twitter, nobody knows you're a bot

“On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.” -- The words of a well-known adage dating back to a New Yorker cartoon from 1993 capture the anonymity people generally expect...

Armenia: Homophobia

Azerbaijan: Controversial Book Banned

Japan: Brazilian community

Japan: Link Spam

Iran: Hopes, Doubts, Questions over Former President's Candidacy

Former reformist president Mohammad Khatami's announcement on 8 February that he will run in the 2009 Iranian presidential election, attracted a lot of attention in the virtual as well as...

Russia, Ukraine, the Balkans: Eurovision News

The controversy caused by Georgia's Eurovision Song Contest entry seems to be over (or, depending on one's perspective, has reached its climax), now that Georgia has decided not to take...

Slovenia: WWII History

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's Geopolitical Views

Jordan: Blog About Jordan Day Approaches

Blog About Jordan Day, an initiative started in 2008 by blogger Qwaider, has begun. The day designated for all bloggers, Jordanian or not, to write about Jordan in any shape...

Egypt: Disaster Ferry Owner Finally Guilty!

The life of each one of the 1,000 plus Egyptians killed when the Salam 89 ferry sank in 2006 is worth about 11 hours in prison for ferry owner, former...

Philippines: The Death of a Rebel’s Daughter

A 20-year old teacher and daughter of a communist rebel leader was abducted, tortured, and murdered more than a week ago in the Philippines. The military has denied involvement in...

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