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17 May 2009

Stories from 17 May 2009

Morocco: On the Motorbike

The blogger The Aesthetic of Lostness writes about the difficulties of being a female motorcyclist in Morocco and what it all means.

Morocco: Swine Flu & the Economy

Abdelilah Boukili writes about the swine flu and its effects on the economy in this post.

China: Netizens stand with the waitress who killed an official

Deng Yujiao, a waitress in Hubei Province stabbed an official to death and injured another in resisting their sexual advances. Comments on the internet showed no sympathy with the dead...

Japan: Hatoyama is the next DPJ leader

Following Ichirō Ozawa's resignation, it's Yukio Hatoyama‘s turn to be leader of the Democratic Party of Japan once again – Tobias Harris on Hatoyama's leadership abilities, Ampontan with ‘some morsels...

Peru: Launch of New “Contenidos Locales” Site

Enzo Abbagliati of Cadaunadas [es] announces the launch of the new “Local Content [es]” site that collects much of the content created at the varios public libraries that part of...

Japan: Ueno as a World Heritage site

A UNESCO panel has recommended postponing listing of the National Museum of Western Art and the surrounding buildings in the Ueno area as a World Heritage culture site. Blogger Dragon...

Mexico: Using the Word “Joven”

Mexicans use the word “joven” when they want a waiter's attention. Even though the word means “young person” no matter the age, it took Lesley Téllez of the Mija Chronicles...

Singapore: Youth Olympic Games

Singapore will be hosting the first Youth Olympic Games from 14 to 26 August 2010. Check out the official blog of the major sporting event.

Manifiesto de las Comunidades de Internautas de Bolivia | Palabras Libres

Mario Durán of Palabras Libres [es] publishes the “Manifesto from the Internet Communities in Bolivia” that was created to coincide with Internet Day and the Digital City held in La...

Indian Elections 2009: The Final Results

Indian Election 2009 blog posts the final results of the recently concluded 2009 Lok Sabha Elections in India.

Lao dialects

Caroline Finlay gives a general background on the numerous Laotian dialects.

Vietnam: Bloggers under attack

Le Trung Thanh, a university student and blogger, writes about how bloggers are censored and harassed in Vietnam.

Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar: A Year After

A deadly cyclone hit Myanmar’s southern Irrawaddy delta in May 2008 which affected more than 2 million people. A year after the Cyclone Nargis tragedy, survivors are still suffering while...

Disabled Congolese Find Ways to Thrive

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, life for the disabled or physically impaired is wrought with difficulties. With no state support and few employment prospects, individuals with disabilities face numerous...

Europe: Alexander Rybak

Natalia Antonova writes on GlobalComment about Alexander Rybak, this year's winner of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Latvia: Baltic Pride March

“The Baltic Pride march took place in Riga on May 16 with almost no problems,” Free Speech Emergency in Latvia reports. “The active counter demonstrators were just a little more...

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