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24 April 2009

Stories from 24 April 2009

Belarus: LiveJournal Blogosphere

Andrei Khrapavitski writes about the Belarusian LiveJournal blogosphere: “Do you know that the Belarusian population of Livejournal is bigger than that of a mid-sized regional town? Oh, yeah, there are...

Kosovo: The Language Issue

The Unforgiving Minute writes about “the language issue” in Kosovo.

Russia: Internet Market

Svetlana Gladkova of Profy writes this about internet market in Russia: “… the most irritating trend here is how clones of various successful US projects turn into market leaders here...

Ukraine: Chernobyl – Michael Forster Rothbart's Photos; Mohamed Makhzangi's Book

The Uncataloged Museum reports on the opening of Michael Forster Rothbart‘s Chernobyl photo exhibit in Kyiv. Bint Battuta in Bahrain reviews Mohamed Makhzangi's Memories of a Meltdown; the book's author,...

Pakistan: An Open Letter To The President

Pakistani blog Deadpan Thoughts posts an open letter to the President of Pakistan on the recent SWAT Taliban deal: “My Dear President, Kindly review your decision – think for the...

India: Why Recycle When You Can Precycle?

India Climate Solution blog presents a new idea: “They have coined a word ‘Precycle’ to promote simple lifestyle based on refusal to buy any time that you can do without....

Nepal: A Failed Coup?

The conflict started last year when the politicians in Nepal started debating the integration of the former Maoist guerrillas, popularly known as People’s Liberation Army (PLA) into the country’s national...

Sri Lanka: The Pros And Cons Of International Attention

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are holding on to to just a sliver of land in the north of Sri Lanka, but the United Nations is estimating that...

Korea: Things that might surprise you in North America

A netizen shows an interesting post about 22 things that surprise you while you travel America. It is fun to see how things are natural in a place could be...

Puerto Rico: Indigenous Summit

The Voice of the Taino People Online says that a delegation of Caribbean Indigenous Peoples is speaking out on climate change at the Indigenous Peoples Global Summit.

Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago: Summit Summary

GuyToons, a Guyanese cartoon blog, posts a series of funnies on the recently-concluded Summit of the Americas, while Trinbago Forever waits to see what benefits will be derived from the...

Cuba: Female Political Prisoner Released

Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense reports that “perhaps the best known female political prisoner in Cuba” has been released.

Guyana: Minor Charged

Guyanese bloggers Imran Khan and Live in Guyana take notice of a case in which a minor allegedly stabbed and killed her “stepfather”.

Barbados: Waiting on the Verdict

AfriKa CRY BLOOD is very interested in the outcome of the inquest into the death of Barbadian I’Akobi Maloney – the verdict will be given today.

India elections'09: Does it really matter whom we vote for?

Ruchi Gupta at Bourgeois Inspirations wonders, if, in the day and age of coalition politics, it really matters which party one votes for.

Indian Elections 2009: Reading The Digital Tea Leaves on ‘Who Will Win?’

Now that the 15th general elections are underway in India, the big question in every body’s mind is who is going to win? Will one party take it all or...

Japan: Petition for Tsuyoshi Kusanagi

Blogger akinori-i is asking people to sign an online petition that calls for tolerance from the media and the government for SMAP member Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, following his arrest for drunken...

Iran: Ahmadinejad and his speech

Kamangir analysed [fa] President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech in Sharyar in south western part of Tehran province.The blogger says only eight percent of Ahmadinejad's speech was about Sharyar and 60 percent...

South African Elections '09: There is only one story to be told

Following the national and provincial elections on Wednesday in South Africa, grubstreet believes that there is only one story to be told: the election results and how the online media...

Iran: Israeli Oranges surprised people

Several news sites and blogs reported that Israeli oranges in Tehran's shops made many people surprised. Ilna, a semi official news agency, reported [fa] the Iranian authorities will stop the...

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