Stories from 13 September 2009
Andrei Khrapavitski writes that there are many blogs about Belarus out there, but very few of them are in English.
Profy writes that Yandex.ru has launched a service similar to Google Street View: panoramic views of Moscow streets.
TechMasai writes a post about Seacom, the East African undersea cable in a post titled, “A Month Has Passed After Seacom Arrived, Has Anything Actually Changed?”
Ethan discusses online sex scams and community responses in Ghana.
Yumeji welcomes the new blog Asia-Update.net to the blogosphere. The blog will cover news and analysis on the Asia-Pacific region.
As riots shook Kampala, the capital of Uganda, for the second day, bloggers and other netizens rallied to keep the world informed.
The strong condemnation delivered by Cantonese-language channel TVB Jade of the way its journalists were treated in Xinjiang spurred certain criticism and ridicule online, and the antagonistic stance taken towards the mainland Chinese authorities in recent days struck some as such a shift in character as to seem hypocritical.
Much to the dismay of Guillermo Verdún of Paraguayo [es], the Colorado Party in Paraguay was found to be using the image of “Chapulín Colorado” (Red Grasshopper), a famous comedic character from Mexican television, on some of its campaign materials. As a result, Verdún wrote to the actor who played...
Lisa Katayama at Tokyo Mango blogs about an update about the dolphin killings in Taiji from the Oceanic Preservation Society, the organization behind the documentary ‘The Cove’.
There are some alarming statistics about the spread of HIV and AIDS in Japan. While the rest of the developed world UNAIDS reported that the cases of infection are decreasing, Japan seems to be the only such country [ja] where the number of HIV positives and AIDS infected people is...
On September 11, Taiwan's former President Chen Sui-Bian was sentenced to life imprisonment and a NTD 200 million fine (roughly USD 6.13 million) on charges of embezzlement, taking bribes and money laundering. Chen's wife Wu Shu-jen also received a life sentence while their son Chen Chih-chung and daughter-in-law Huang Jui-ching...
Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy’s passing on August 25, 2009 has stirred a flurry of blog posts among the Latino community in the United States, since the late Kennedy was a vocal ally on immigrant rights.
On the first day of China’s school term, Guangzhou’s Southern Metropolitan Daily interviewed some kids about their life-goals. One girl told the journalist that her dream was to become “a corrupt official."
On Neverforget.us photos and short biographies of more than 70 Iranians killed as a result of the 'green' protests against the presidential election have been published.