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20 August 2009

Stories from 20 August 2009

Palestine: Gaza's Culture Of Resistance

The first feature film produced by Hamas had its premiere in Gaza on August 1, part of an attempt by the movement to win support through cultural initiatives, building a...

Uruguay: Day of the Domestic Worker

Mariolo of Asi ta’l mundo, Botija [es] writes that August 19 was “Day of the Domestic Worker” all across Uruguay and presents some facts about this occupation and adds in...

Ghana: Maker Faire 2009 in the news

Maker Faire 2009 (Ghana) in the news.

Africa: Maker Faire 2010 announced

Emeka writes about Maker Faire 2010, which will take place in Nairobi, Kenya: “As a follow-up to the invigorating inaugural Maker Faire Africa 2009. The organizing team has announced a...

Iran: March 18 Movement film in competition

March 18 Movement film is in competition in Bitfilm Festival. The March 18 Movement was born out of a tragedy. On this day in 2009, Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, Iranian...

Indonesia's 64th Independence Day anniversary

Last August 17, Indonesians celebrated the 64th anniversary of their Independence Day. To mark the occasion, almost 2,500 scuba divers attempted to break the world record of “Most People Scuba...

Brunei History

Rozan Yunos provides a brief historical sketch on how Brunei got its name.

Brunei: Water supply situation

Rozan Yunos writes about the water supply situation in Brunei today.

Malaysia: Alcohol ban

Mental Jog from Malaysia opposes the proposal to ban the selling of alcohol in some areas of the country.

China Internet blocks bad enough to chase you away?

A survey has been set up to check if China Internet blocking will chase people away from China. (via goldkorn from twitter)

Taiwan: A Hug for Taiwan

Beeside made (zh)a video of his “free hug for Taiwan” campaign after he saw so many tragedies caused by the flood everyday (translation): “At the beginning, it was like other...

Suriname: Interesting Art

“On the one hand, her work demonstrates a strong ecological consciousness. On the other, it seems to grapple with various cultural discomforts and shocks”: Paramaibo SPAN pays a visit to...

Nepal: Nothing Is Going Right

For a Democratic Republic Nepal is unhappy with the current politics and governance in Nepal and lists the reasons.

Bahamas: Accounting for Crime

Rick Lowe at Weblog Bahamas is stunned by the country's most recent crime statistics, saying: “Unless we begin to hold ourselves publicly accountable, how do expect to begin the slow...

Barbados: Freedom of Information

As Living in Barbados shares his thoughts on the importance of Freedom of Information, Barbados Free Press says that the ruling party's upcoming conference “does not include anything at all...

Jamaica: Surprise Win

Girl With a Purpose says: “Jamaicans got the biggest, most pleasant surprise of the World Championships…when Brigitte Foster-Hylton came first in the finals of the women's 110m Hurdles.”

Pakistan: 100Pakistanis

“100Pakistanis is an initiative (and blog) started with the aim of sifting through existing information on Pakistan and presenting it in a concise and revealing way, ranging from simple lists...

Guyana: Curtains for PNC?

Guyanese blogger Imran Khan wonders whether the infighting over the PNC political party's leadership will signal “the complete and utter destruction of the party itself.”

Bangladesh: Child Beating

Bangladeshi blogger Mahadi754 is sad and can't tolerate the sounds of a little child being abused by her mother: “Most of the days at the evening I can hear that...

South Korea: Kim Dae-jung's funeral

Ohmynews! has a report on the politics concerning the funeral arrangement for former President Kim Dae-jung who passed away on August 18.

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