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17 March 2009

Stories from 17 March 2009

Sri Lanka: Form Of Charity

The End blog recommends person to person charity because: “What happens in state run forced charity, is that when I get one Rupee as a grant or a subsidy, much...

Pakistan: A Proud Event

The reinstatement of chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry was a proud event for many Pakistanis like the blogger at Monsoon Frog after a long time.

China:Parliament ridiculed for its fancy proposals

The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the nation's parliament of more than 2,000 delegates, ended in Beijing on 12, March, with pledges to help maintain steady and relatively speedy economic...

Bangladesh: Floating Hospital

Bangladesh is inundated with heavy monsoon rain and floods every year. Mikey Leung reports that :”In the face of this rising tide, one organization has developed a novel solution. They’re...

Colombia: Documenting the trucker's life on the road

What is life like when you are constantly on the road? Blogger Francisco Cárdenas, best known for his blog Cine al Oído, has set out to experience that and share...

El Salvador: Blogger Reactions to Mauricio Funes Victory

Various blogs from El Salvador posted their reactions to the news of the victory by FMLN candidate Mauricio Funes in the March 15 Presidential election with 51% of the vote....

Tunisia: Remembering Tunisia's First Internet Prisoner

Tunisian Zouhair Yahyaoui will always be remembered among Tunisian activists as someone who had sacrificed his life for the struggle for freedom of speech. Four years after his death from...

Jamaica: Windies Winners?

Have the West Indies transformed themselves into a winning cricket team following their 20/20 victory over England? Jamaica's Girl With a Purpose is “cautiously optimistic”.

Bermuda: Eye on Madagascar

Bermudian blogger Catch a fire draws attention to the escalating crisis in Madagascar.

Jamaica, Dominica: Carbon Neutral?

The President of the Maldives plans to make the territory carbon neutral in 10 years; Jamaica Salt sees similarities between the islands and is “looking around for environmental action in...

Taiwan: Defense review in the news

Michael Turton analyses some news related to Taiwan's latest defense review.

Trinidad & Tobago: Phagwa Pics

Nicholas Laughlin's blog etc. posts a flickr photoset of Trinidad and Tobago's 2009 Phagwa celebrations.

Zimbabwe: Honoring Ordinary Heroes

So, not only politicians qualify to be national heroes in Zimbabwe.

Cuba: Six Years After

Blog for Cuba maintains that six years after the island's Black Spring, “there has been no easing of the harsh repression of dissent in Cuba.”

Zimbabwe: Massive discrepancies in medical costs

A detailed story about massive discrepancies in medical costs in Zimbabwe from Sokwanele's subscriber.

Bermuda: Transparency Progress

Vexed Bermoothes says that the Attorney General's promise that the Bermudian public will have the opportunity to comment on a draft freedom of information law (which should allow for modifications...

Jamaica: Being Positive

Iriegal sees hope for Jamaica when it comes to curbing crime, but would like to see “more success stories on the front page” of the local media.

Azerbaijan: A strange country

On the eve of tomorrow's constitutional referendum to remove the two-term presidential limit, Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines says her country is “strange.” On the one hand, as a bridge...

Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe in a bullet-proof vest

Denford Magora reports that Mugabe put on a bullet-proof vest to visit Morgan Tsvangirai at the Avenues clinic, “If you go back to the footage of Mugabe visiting with Tsvangirai,...

The Pope in Cameroon (1): Yaoundé Clean Up Controversy

Pope Benedict XVI is visiting Cameroon from 17 to 20 March 2009. This has led the government to take some radical clean-up measures, which have caused a lot of controversy...

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