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23 September 2009

Stories from 23 September 2009

U.S., Europe: “R.I.P. Missile Defense”

Serbia: No Gay Pride This Year

Latvia: Security Police Questions Blogger

Russia: Ulitskaya-Khodorkovsky Correspondence

Ukraine: Kyiv Nightlife

Russia: Valery Shchekoldin Asylum Photos

Australia: Kenyan women refused refugee status

Two Kenyan women are facing deportation from Australia after their asylum applications were rejected, despite risks that they may suffer forced genital mutilation if they are sent home.

Harvard Forum: Are we satisfied with what we've got?

The Future of ICT for Development

The live-blogging continues, as Michael Spence helps identify questions that are top research priorities for the ICT for development field with input from Yochai Benkler, Rohan Samarajiva, Hernan Galperin, Alison...

Ukraine: Fundraising to Help Street Children

Ukraine: Media on Ukraine-Russia Relations

Turkey: Next Country to Recognize Abkhazia?

Russia: 2010 Census Postponed

Brazil: Has a free Internet really appeared on the electoral scene?

With the new electoral reform in Brazil, the individual Internet user is now obliged to behave as a media entrepreneur, unable to analyse candidates' positions and losing the right to...

Ukraine, Russia: “Operation Barbierossa”

Macedonia: Freedom Not Fear 2009

Sri Lanka: What's Wrong With Our Democracy?

Harvard Forum: the complex world of ICT and gender

The Future of ICT for Development

The live-blog continues with panel presentations on ICT for development by Clotilde Fonseca, Sabri Saidam, Ineke Buskens, Nancy Spence, and Ethan Zuckerman.

The Egyptians Tweet Farouk Hosny's Defeat

Bulgarian candidate, Irina Bokova, 57, was elected the head of the UNESCO, defeating Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosny. Instead of mourning the loss, Egyptians celebrated his defeat on Twitter.

Lebanon: Anger Rebuilding of Palestinian Camp Suspended

Anger and protests erupted in response to the Lebanese Government's decision to suspend the reconstruction of the Nahr el Bared Palestinian refugee camp. Bloggers voice their outrage in this post...

Honduras: Scenes in El Carmen Colonia

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