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21 July 2009

Stories from 21 July 2009

Russia: Social Networking

Profy writes about social networking in Russia.

Poland: #KDT Battle in Warsaw

Polish blogosphere had an interesting day today due to the conflict between shopkeepers of Kupiecki Dom Towarowy - a shopping complex in the center of Warsaw - and the police....

Libya: Rugby anyone?

Rugby in Libya? Khadija Teri reposts an announcement and notes: “Nothing on the brochure is mentioned about gender… do females play Rugby? I guess this would be a good way...

Lebanon: No He Can't!

“No he can't!” chants Sophia from Lebanese blog Les Politiques on the controversy surrounding the release of Guantanamo Bay prisoners, following US President Barack Obama's promise to close down the...

Syria: Focus on Ability

Syrian blog Common English Mistakes Podcast continues its series of podcasts [Ar]. This episode focuses on the use of the word ability.

Syria: Who eats fruit?

Syrian Kinan Jarjous argues against eating fruit in this humourous post.

Turkey: Kurdish Newspaper Confiscated

Children of the Sun reports that the July 8th issue of the Kurdish newspaper Azadiya Welat was confiscated by authorities after it published allegations of a 23-year old woman who...

Japan: Cat mania

The spreading of communities of people with same interests and hobbies is not new in the internet society. Netizens often exchange news, suggestions and picture on things and activities they...

Japan: Japanese characters as ccTLD?

Motoko Hunt reports that a new conference is being set up to discuss Japanese ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain) issues. We'll be seeing ccTLD with Japanese characters, such as...

Bangladesh: Research In The Universities

Bijon B. Sarma at Mukto-Mona describes the role of research in the universities of Bangladesh.

Jamaica: The Last Don

As “word on the street has it that the Jamaican Security Forces have created a ‘Don Squad'”, Annie Paul interviews the man behind the film The Last Don, “about the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Media Responsibility

Attillah Springer considers the role of the local media in light of a comment by the Prime Minister: “It’s a time-honoured tradition in Trinidad now for Prime Ministers to have...

Pakistan: Cyber Crimes Act Threatens Freedom Of Speech

Pak Tea House criticizes the move of Pakistan government to “trace SMS (or text messages) and e-mails that ‘slander the political leadership of the country’ under the vague Cyber Crimes...

Trinidad & Tobago: In Pictures

A few “random shots” of Trinidad and Tobago, courtesy This Beach Called Life.

Barbados: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle

“Our culture and attitudes must change from that of ‘guvment take care of it’ to ‘This street is mine and I must take care of my property’.”: Barbados Free Press...

Barbados: Breath, Art, Memory

As Barbadian blogger Ingrid Persaud struggles with an art commission about memory “in the context of a larger exhibition about the international preservation of documentary memory”, she says: “Memories are...

Nepal, India: Positive Energy To Beat Pessimism

kasthamandap of Thinking About Nepal visited the Indian capital recently and comments: “it just felt good to be in a place where positive energy seems to overwhelm the pessimism, especially...

Pakistan: The Unheard Stories Of Pedophilia

Sana Saleem at Mystified Justice brings up the issue of the shocking presence of pedophilia in the conservative Pakistani society and talks about the affected children living the horrors of...

India: Debate On BJP

Shveta Chhatra – Offstumped site for the New Big Tent republishes prominent Indian journalist, author, and politician Arun Shourie's detailed analysis of the political party BJP (Part 1, 2, 3,...

Ecuador: Reactions After a Bus Robbery in Guayaquil

Crime can be a daily reality for many Ecuadorians, whether it be on the streets or during routine parts of one's day. For blogger José Andrés López Alvarez, he encountered...

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