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19 September 2009

Stories from 19 September 2009

Hungary: Budapest Citizens Fight For Their Right To Party

On Sept. 1, a silence decree that requires bars and restaurants to close at 10 PM came into force in Budapest's District VI, an area well-known for its lively nightlife....

Omani Bloggers Swine Flu Campaign

Omani bloggers are joining hands to prompte more awareness and protect their people from the dangers of swine flu. So far, 16 people have died from the disease in the...

Japan: Threats on Twitter

Angry and frustrated, Akihito from the Polar Bear Blog reports that his wife received threatening DMs on Twitter and decided to delete her account [ja]. He thanks everyone who responded...

USA: Video contest on H1N1 flu prevention

Corine Clesnes, on her blog Big Picture, notes [fr] that the US government launched the 2009 Flu Prevention PSA Contest, to promote the best ‘viral’ videos’ on flu prevention.

India: Bangla Blogs

Diganta at The New Horizon informs that two new Bangla (Bengali) blogging platforms have been launched by Bangla speaking people in India.

Morocco: Rage Against the Sandwich Continues

Eating in public during Ramadan is often seen as a disregardful and disrespectful act and might attract the anger of the public. Moreover it is punishable by law. Moroccan Bloggers...

Morocco: Don't Blame the Rain

Recent flooding in Morocco has prompted bloggers to air their discontent with their country's lack of sanitation infrastructure. They went around taking pictures and shooting videos, sharing scenes seldom broadcast...

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