Stories from 13 June 2009
Nikahang Kosar , Iranian leading cartoonist and blogger, published a cartoon on Iranian election and Ahmadinejad's victory.
Several news sites and blogs such as blogger 6819 reports [fa] that Face Book, You Tube and several Iranian news sites got filtered. Iranians used Face Book and You Tube to publish several films and photos about protest demonstration in Iran.
Thousands of people demonstrated in Tehran, Mashhad and several other major cities in Iran to protest against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's proclaimed victory in the Iranian presidential election on Friday. Two different reformist rivals and their supporters insist there was election fraud at play.
The website of the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam commemorates the 80th birthday of Anne Frank by listing activities in the Netherlands and around the world which are organised to mark the occasion.
ICT For Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) reports that the shipment of the recent edition of the Economist magazine has been held up by Sri Lankan Customs Authority and possibly this article is the reason.
Shashi Tharoor becomes the first Indian minister on Twitter and this has sparked a debate: “Should government ministers use Twitter to keep the public informed of their daily activities?”, informs Sepia Mutiny.
Bahraini blogger Mohammed AlMaskati wonders what has happened to the local blogosphere: “We had a decent online community, and a good thing going. I used to skim BahrainBlogs before my daily round on newspapers and local forums… We have just lost all of that.. Why?!“
Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam cannot believe that Iranians have chosen Mahmoud Ahmadinejad again, and reports what he discovered while following Iranian blogs.
Notes from Abroad writes about the legend of a crocodile which died and became the lands of East Timor.
Introduced only in 2004, Automated Teller Machines are getting more popular among Cambodian bank customers.
Vutha from Cambodia believes laundering money is not difficult as he enumerates the steps on how to safely transfer dirty money in the world.
The Director of the Anti-Corruption Bureau of Brunei Darussalam has a personal blog which is used to update citizens about the government's anti-corruption drive.
The anti-corruption drive in Brunei seems to be working as reported by the 2009 Global Corruption Barometer of Transparency International
According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), five political prisoners in Rangoon's Insein prison have been held in punishment cells known as military dog cells.
Antonio Pineda uploads a statement by David Winter which reads: “David Carradine was murdered and there is a cover up over here in Bangkok.”
A popular Russian blogger known for his often provocative posts on the Russian economy, published this mock manifesto (RUS) on his blog on June 10, noting with irony that those who attempt a critical look at Russia's past and present are frequently labeled Russophobes by those who consider themselves patriots, while in fact the opposite may be said to be true in many cases.