10 April 2009

Stories from 10 April 2009

Georgia: Citizen media and the Tbilisi protests

  10 April 2009

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 journalists has set new standards for citizen media in the South Caucasus.

Pakistan: No Respite

  10 April 2009

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 the clashes in the Shanaakht Festival 2009 – no respite for Pakistan.

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

  10 April 2009

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 his story to understand that it is possible to make any simple and small business attractive and rewarding, both moneywise and on a personal level too.

Sri Lanka: New Year Celebrations

  10 April 2009

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 cut through all the astrology induced rituals such as chicken kicking and describe it as a family network revitalization event.”

Bangladesh: This Road Is Also Ours

  10 April 2009

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 Drishtipat campaign is titled “Ei Poth Amadero (this road is also ours)”.

Zimbabwe: The truth from the Deputy Prime Minister

  10 April 2009

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 man in the coalition government who has the intelligence to objectively evaluate perfomance of the coalition government and point out...

Indonesia: The next Vice president

  10 April 2009

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

  10 April 2009

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 lowest turnout of voters was in the housing complex of the Parliament.

Thailand: Taxi drivers join Red Shirts

  10 April 2009

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 reactions of Twitter users to the ongoing protest.

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