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22 September 2009

Stories from 22 September 2009

Africa: Will technophobia crash the ICT party?

The Future of ICT for Development

With the growing influence of ICT for development, can fear of technology and misunderstanding of its uses disproportionally affect the developing world? Here are a few examples of initiatives to...

Mobile-empowered to serve you better

The Future of ICT for Development

The mobile phone has grown to be a tool that enables, farmers, small traders and service providers to take information-based decisions, thereby leading to their economic empowerment

Bhutan: Tax On Cars

Pakistan: Vanishing Parks

India: A Minister And A Twitter Message

Oman: Eid on Twitter

(Photo credits: alucard187) Oman celebrated the first day of Eid al Fitr yesterday, a day after most of its neighboring Gulf states. The celebration, which culminates the end of Ramadan...

Guatemala: The Activism of Massacre Survivor Jesús Tecú

Jesús Tecú survived the Río Negro Massacre in Guatemala. Since then, he has worked as an advocate for the Achí Maya indigenous community. However, Tecú still is under threat, as...

Ecuador: Protests Against Sports Federation in Azuay

Bolivia: Using the XO and Classmates with Community WiFi

Gabon: Opposition Continues to Fight Election Result

Gabon's political opposition present a united front against the August election results, which handed the son of former dictator Omar Bongo the presidency. Politicians and citizens alike speak out against...

Tourism and HIV Infection in Thailand

Barbados: Bolt vs. Gay

Trinidad and Tobago: tranquil temple

Haiti, USA: MacArthur award for Danticat

Japan: Lecture on Manga, Anime and Otaku

Bhutan: Climate Change And Religion

South Asia: Celebrating Eid-Ul-Fitr

Yesterday Muslims in many South Asian countries celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Many bloggers exchanged greetings and shared their rituals and traditions.

Iran: History, nature and culture in photos

Iran: Blog Service Providers in Trouble

ILO Mission to the Philippines

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