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13 September 2009

Stories from 13 September 2009

Belarus: Many Blogs, Few in English

Andrei Khrapavitski writes that there are many blogs about Belarus out there, but very few of them are in English.

Russia: Yandex Street View

Profy writes that Yandex.ru has launched a service similar to Google Street View: panoramic views of Moscow streets.

Africa: Has Seacom changed anything?

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?”

Ghana: Sex scams and community responses

Ethan discusses online sex scams and community responses in Ghana.

Japan: Welcome Asia-Update.net

Yumeji welcomes the new blog Asia-Update.net to the blogosphere. The blog will cover news and analysis on the Asia-Pacific region.

Uganda: Blogs, Twitter Keep World Informed as Kampala Riots Continue

As riots shook Kampala, the capital of Uganda, for the second day, bloggers and other netizens rallied to keep the world informed.

Hong Kong: TVB's beaten journalists and brave new voice

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...

Paraguay: The Use of the Chapulín Colorado on Campaign Materials

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...

Japan: In Response to ‘The Cove’

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’.

Japan: Worries about spread of HIV and AIDS

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,...

Taiwan: Response to Ex-President's Life Sentence

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...

USA: Latinos on the passing of Ted Kennedy

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...

China: School girl wants to be “corrupt official”

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...

Martyrs of Iranian protests remembered online

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.

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