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31 August 2009

Stories from 31 August 2009

Thailand: Economy is recovering?

After reviewing the country's recent economic statistics, News in Bangkok observes that Thailand's economy remains under recession.

Vietnam: Education system

Economist Peter Nelson writes about the education system of Vietnam.

East Timor: Tour de Timor

Tour de Timor has 300 registered competitors, 50 International volunteers and thousands of Timorese volunteers. The race was organized to promote peace.

Cambodia: Advice to expats

Khmerbird gives a few pointers for expats on how to make friends in Cambodia

Israel: Church Photos of Jerusalem

Poet and professor Karen Alkalay-Gut of Tel Aviv Diary features a photographic look at the churches of Jerusalem.

Israel: Advocating Breastfeeding in Public

A Mother in Israel weighs in on breastfeeding in public. “The idea that public breastfeeding should be prohibited because it makes people uncomfortable is as absurd as keeping pregnant women...

Israel: Influence of Hippies on Israeli Culture

“Israel's always had a little more than its share of hippie tendencies,” writes My Urban Kvetch's Esther Kustanowitz, “From communal living arrangements (kibbutzim, moshavim, the army) to sandals and other...

Israel: Celebrating 25 Years of Immigration

Consummate blogger Jacob Richman celebrates 25 years in Israel with a reflective timeline.

Israel: For the Love of Food

With the Jewish High Holidays approaching, food seems to be on everyone's minds. The Jewish blogosphere is ripe with sumptuous tidbits and contemplations about the cultural implications of food, food...

Russia: Photos and Drawings of Opposition Rally

Photos from the Aug. 31 opposition rally in Moscow – by LJ user mnog (RUS); drawings and an observation – by LJ user pshevelev (RUS): “A few people are chanting...

Global Voices seeks staff for new project: “Interpreting RuNet”

Global Voices seeks a part-time project editor and a contributing editor for a new initiative, "Interpreting RuNet", to deepen our coverage of Russian-language blogospheres, online speech and social networks.

Iran: Protest in Second Life

Max Burns wrote an article on the Iranian opposition's presence in Second Life.

India: Ladli Scheme

Mr. Singh at Kudimaari blog analyzes the good bad and ugly sides of the positive change in the sex-ratio in Delhi. The turnaround is believed to be a fruit of...

Ghana: A gun made in Ghana

Nana posts a photo of a Ghanaian comedian holding KK 47, a gun made in Ghana.

Online Campaigns To Combat Spread Of HIV/AIDS

To combat the spread of AIDS, many organizations and activists worldwide are engaged with innovative and localized campaigns and initiatives. Today we will discuss some of them who use ICT...

Ghana: Top 10 Ghanaians songs of 2009

Mighy African's top 10 Ghanaians songs of 2009: “Ghanaian music is at a crisis. People feel we are sounding too much like Western artistes.”

Ghana: Busta Rhymes in Accra

Abena writes about Busta Rhymes trip to Accra, Ghana: “It is official: one of New York's finest sons, the hip-hop veteran Busta Rhymes will be performing in Ghana on September...

Caucasus: Peace Corps blogs on Twitter

With most bloggers located in the capitals of the three South Caucasus republics, U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) have been indispensible in posting entries from the regions of Armenia, Azerbaijan,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Are We Really Independent?

Today is the forty-seventh anniversary of Independence in Trinidad and Tobago, but some bloggers wonder whether citizens of the twin island republic truly understand what sovereignty is all about...

Trinidad & Tobago: More on Guardian vs. Blogger

KnowProSE.com weighs in on the battle between a Trinidad and Tobago blogger and a mainstream newspaper: “I don't necessarily agree with everything Richard writes or how he writes it –...

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