9 September 2009

Stories from 9 September 2009

Albania: Enver Hoxha

  9 September 2009

Albanian Blogger links to an article about the former Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha, which appeared in the Guardian: “Also the picture of the statue of the dictator in the main square, which was pulled down by protesters about 19 years ago brings back memories for me. I was very young...

Jordan: No to Bad Internet!

9 September 2009

Jordan's Facebook users are joining hands in protest against what they describe as bad Internet services in their country through forming this group.

Ukraine: Prices, Earnings and iPods

  9 September 2009

Ukrainiana cites this year's Prices and Earnings report by UBS, Europe's second-largest bank: “On average, it takes 82 hrs of work to buy an iPod Nano in Kyiv, compared to 10.5 hrs in Toronto, 9 hrs in New York, 36 hrs in Moscow and 45.5 hrs in Warsaw.”

Eastern Europe: WWII and the Jews

  9 September 2009

The Foreigner's Guide to Slovakia writes about WWII and the Jews of Slovakia. CzechFolks.com writes about the rescue of hundreds of Czechoslovak Jewish children by Sir Nicholas Winton in 1939. Polandian writes about “the crazy idea of moving Eastern European Jews to Madagascar” that was considered by Poland in 1937.

Puerto Rico: Superaquello Explores Cyberspace

  9 September 2009

Superaquello is one of Puerto Rico's most beloved alternative bands. Their experimental mix of traditional pop, electronic music, and typical Puerto Rican rhythms have hypnotized music lovers since the band was born in 1997. Lately Superaquello has been experimenting with something more than music: the Internet.

Cuba: “Let Juanes Come!”

  9 September 2009

Generation Y takes to the streets of Havana to ask Cubans their views on the upcoming Juanes concert: “I’m glad to be in tune with my people. Let Juanes come!”

Costa Rica: Web 2.0 on a Sunday Morning

  9 September 2009

Costa Rican bloggers, twitter users and other internet enthusiasts enjoyed their own first Domingo En La Mañana (Sunday Morning) on August 30, 2009, where they shared knowledge and experience with one another.

Bangladesh: New Paradigm Of Microcredit

  9 September 2009

Unheard Voice suggests a new paradigm of microcredit: “The agenda of development through microcredit should move from ‘microcredit-as-the-goal model’ to ‘microcredit-as-the-means model.’ The latter essentially looks at microcredit as the means to other development goals that can generate long-term economic growth.”

China: Considering Han chauvinism

  9 September 2009

"Within the ranks of CCP cadres, it's not only ethnic minorities who have been deprived of their religious rights, but the Han majority too...As a Han born and raised in China, we really don't see any so-called Han chauvinism!"

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