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13 August 2009

Stories from 13 August 2009

Palestine: Reactions to Launch of Google.ps

Google is adding the domain google.ps to its line up of sites offering localized search. The new Google domain is intended to work in the West Bank and Gaza, where...

Sri Lanka: A Grieving Mother Blogs To Find Her Son

Rajeewa Mallawarachchi is a school teacher in Sri Lanka. A couple of months ago her estranged husband had abducted her six year old son violating a Court order issued regarding...

Blogging with HIV: “Love is still possible”

A growing number of HIV-positive bloggers around the world are using citizen media to express how they live with the virus, although speaking openly about HIV/AIDS can be difficult.

Nepal: Delays In Child Adoption Process

ABC blog discloses a letter from an adoptive parent expecting a baby from Nepal, which cites the unnecessary delay and corruption in getting the permission from the “Ministry of Women,...

India: Hit By Swine Flu

As the number of deaths from Swine Flu in India crossed 20, fear has crept in among the inhabitants of the Maharashtra state. The South Asia blog opines that: “if...

Hong Kong: Gender imbalance in Hong Kong

Sunbin looks into the demographic data and explains why the ratio between man and woman has such a drastic change in the past 15 years: in the 35-39 age group,...

Suriname: W.I. Identity

Trinidadian Nicholas Laughlin discovers unexpected proof of Suriname's Caribbean connections – through “clothing and fashion as a badge of social identity.”

Haiti: The Revolution & Human Rights

Repeating Islands reports that an international colloquium, scheduled to take place in Port-au-Prince, will examine “the universalization of the social, economic, political, cultural, and philosophical dimensions of human rights in...

Barbados, Bahamas: Education Nations

Living in Barbados and Weblog Bahamas blog about issues in their islands’ respective education systems.

U.S.V.I.: Alternative Energy

The U.S. Virgin Islands will soon have two alternative energy facilities which will “convert an estimated 146,000 tons per year of municipal solid waste into refuse-derived fuel.” Repeating Islands has...

Jamaica: Sort It Out

More confusion in Jamaican athletics – Girl With a Purpose comments: “It's a downright disgrace when as a people…we can't solve our own problems and have to depend on an...

Ghana: Maneno at Maker Faire Africa

Miquel writes about Maneno and Maker Faire Africa: “This Friday (the 7th), I head down to Accra, Ghana on behalf of Maneno. This trip has many purposes. First off is...

El Salvador: Number of H1N1 Cases Leveling

Hunnapuh [es] notes that cases of the H1N1 virus have been leveling off in El Salvador and wonders whether it is due to the measures of keeping children out of...

El Salvador: Dangerous Month of August

August is a typical vacation month throughout El Salvador. However, Juan Carlos Sura Amaya of Sura's Way [es] laments the large number of deaths around this time due to alcohol-related...

Mali: Visiting Malian villages

American blogger in Bamako writes about her experiences while conducting a survey in rural Mali: We left around 8:30 in the morning (I knew even then that this was way...

South Africa: What if Hillary was the bomb?

Bernard discusses the incident that led to a journalist being banned from attending Hillary Clinton’s event in South Africa.

Guatemala: Pilgrimages to the Chi-Ixim Church

Nelson Benjamin Pérez Paque posts a history and photos of the church in Chi-Ixim church located in the Guatemalan municipality of Tactic. It has become a site for pilgrimages where...

Guatemala: Water Rights in the Country

“Who owns the water in Guatemala?” asks Rudy Girón of Antigua Daily Photo and will start a series of post and photos on water rights in the country.

Ghana: I invite you to Maker Faire

Ghanaian photographer and blogger Nana Kofi invites you to Maker Faire in Accra, Ghana this month.

Ghana: Pictures from around Accra

Pictures of Accra, Ghana taken by Erik of Afrigadget: “I’ve been having a great time in Accra, but not nearly enough time to spend on the details of every cool...

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