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13 May 2009

Stories from 13 May 2009

Ukraine: Victory Day 2009

Lots of photos and video from the celebration of Victory Day in Kyiv – at Ukrainiana.

India: Live Results of Indian Elections Via Crowd Sourcing

Offstumped has launched a crowd sourcing initiative to inform the world readers about the results of the Indian Elections 2009 live.

Sri Lanka: Satellite Image Proves Shelling Of Civilians

ICT For Peacebuilding (ICT4PEACE) posts an image from a commercial satellite and quotes a Human Rights Watch report, which claims that indiscriminate shelling of civilians is going on in the...

Pakistan: Information About IDPs

A new website has been launched documenting reliable information, including pictures and videos about the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) from FATA, Swat, Dir and Buner in Pakistan.

Pakistan: Swat Crisis Via Live Blog

The Swat Plea is a platform to support the Internally Displaced Persons [IDP's] of northern Pakistan. It has launched a live blog to collate all the buzz from blogs and...

Pakistan: Prachinar, The Valley Of Death

Parachinar is the capital of Kurram Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. The scenic valley dubbed as Pakistan’s heaven has been transferred into the valley of...

Maldives: Surprise Results

According to the provisional results of the recently concluded parliamentary elections the opposition party DRP won 2 seats more than the ruling MDP. Mohamed Bushry calculates how the MDP can...

Japan: Akihabara Aftermath

Almost one year after the Akihabara massacre (covered by GV here, here, and here), Fumi Yamazaki at “What's Happening in Japan Right Now?” gives a comprehensive recap[EN] of the happenings,...

Saudi Arabia: Thoughts from a London Trip

Saudi blogger Prometheus [Ar] is just back from the UK and shares his impressions from his visit and the people he saw there in this post. During his visit, he...

Korea: Previous President and Money

Previous president Roh Moo Hyun who is famous as the ‘president for citizens’ and still keeps his popularity after his retirement due to his humble life in his hometown and...

St. Lucia: Walcott Withdraws

Repeating Islands reports that St. Lucian Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott “has withdrawn his candidacy for the post of Oxford Professor of Poetry citing a smear campaign designed to sully his...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Police Power

As “charges of police brutality have again taken centre stage with more public protests” in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Abeni says: “It is important for them to work towards...

Trinidad & Tobago: Progress & Social Media

Trinidadian blogger shares his thoughts on ways in which people do not help the world progress via social media.

Jamaica: Screwed?

While Life, Unscripted, on the Rock is “fully aware that everything is certainly not copacetic here in Jamaica”, she takes issue with an international mainstream media article that she describes...

Guyana: Telling Tales

“If flu does spread from animal to people and kill people…we better look out for mini-bus drivers flu starting in Guyana”: Guyana-Gyal has a tale worthy of the Grimm Brothers.

Morocco: How to use Twitter

Moroccan blogger Mohammed Saeed Hjiouij [Ar] discusses different ways in which Twitter can be used for his Arabic language readers.

Bahrain: Thoughts on Activism

“Activism isn't just about justice. It's an effort to provide the freedom necessary to build a sustainable civilization,” writes Esra'a at Mideast Youth. Read more of the young Bahraini activist's...

UAE: Susan's in Saudi Arabia

Susan, a Dubai-based blogger, visits Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on a business trip. Read her impressions and watch her video at

Kazakhstan: Kazakh bloggers against online censorship

The Kazakh Internet regulation amendments which were sent to the Parliament last week have woken up the Kazakh language bloggers’ activism. A lot of posts in Kazakh language tried to...

Japan: Marriage Hunting!

Since autumn of last year, in Japan, a new term has been floating in the air. It is konkatsu 婚活 (an abbreviation of kekkon katsudô 結婚活動), based on the popular...

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