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10 April 2009

Stories from 10 April 2009

Georgia: Citizen media and the Tbilisi protests

Writing on the Frontline Club blog, Global Voices Online's Caucasus editor says that the online coverage of two days of protests in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, by student and professional...

Pakistan: No Respite

Adil Najam at All Things Pakistan reports that troubles are brewing all over Pakistan. Quetta is burning due to riots, violence spreads in Balochistan and Karachi is tensed due to...

Brazil: Tips to face the crisis from a popcorn street seller

Many people would think that the popcorn street selling business has little room for innovation. A natural born Brazilian entrepreneur has been proving this line of thought wrong: check out...

Iraq: Remembering April 9, 2003 – When Sitting on the Fence is Difficult

While the 9th of April 2003 was a defining day in the history of modern Iraq most of us Iraqis can’t really agree on what to call it. Is it...

Sri Lanka: New Year Celebrations

Cerno describes about the upcoming new year celebrations in Sri Lanka: “It is a tricky holiday to explain to non Sri Lankan friends abroad. The short version is it to...

Japan: Chalk Drawing of Ichiro Suzuki

WBC afterglow? A video of a portrait of Ichiro Suzuki drawn with sidewalk chalk by artist Phil Hansen has recently been making the rounds in the Japanese blogosphere.

Bangladesh: This Road Is Also Ours

Unheard Voice blog of the human rights group Drishtipat informs about an unique campaign launched in the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh for ensuring dignity for women in the streets. The...

India: The Election Extravaganza

Snigdha Sen at Blogher terms the upcoming Indian election 2009 as the biggest, the fanciest and the craziest celebration of democracy in the world.

Zimbabwe: The truth from the Deputy Prime Minister

Eusebia discusses the recent speech by the Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, “The speech was so full of truth that it made me realise that at least we have one...

Georgia: Opposition ultimatum passes

An hour after an opposition ultimatum for the Georgian president to resign went unheeded, thousands of people continue to protest in the country's capital, Tbilisi. Bloggers report from the scene.

Vietnam: Informal economy

Vietnam's informal economy may be helping it survive the economic recession, writes blogger Antidote to Burnout

Indonesia: The next Vice president

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's Democrat Party is poised to dominate the polls. akhyari mentions the possible nominees for the Vice President position.

Indonesia election: Funny stories

Plis Deh Jakarta! gathers funny stories during the April 9 Indonesia Election Day. For example: an election booth head was not registered to vote, proliferation of ghost voters, and the...

Indonesia: Free Starbucks coffee for voters

April 9 is Indonesia's Election Day. Starbucks announces it will give a free cup of coffee to voters. This leads blogger Multibrand to ask if Starbucks is sponsoring the Indonesian...

Thailand: Taxi drivers join Red Shirts

Last December protesters shut down Bangkok airports. Today the Red Shirt protesters are supported by taxi drivers who used their cars to block traffic in the city. See also the...

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