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24 September 2009

Stories from 24 September 2009

Serbia: Gay Pride Parade Postponed

Sinisa Boljanovic writes about the cancellation of the gay pride parade in Belgrade and reviews bloggers reactions to statements made by politicians and ultra-nationalist groups regarding the event.

Egypt: Blogging Farouk Hosni's Defeat

Egypt's Culture Minister Farouk Hosni has kept bloggers busy over the previous few days. His failed bid to secure a seat at the helm of UNESCO has polarised the blogosphere,...

Morocco: Teaching Tamazight

China: Is Bo Xilai's corruption crackdown good for China?

Technology for Transparency Network

"Who can ensure that the impartial and incorruptible anti-corruption heroes of today, with their unrestricted power, won't end up on the same path as their predecessors tomorrow?"

Harvard Forum – Faith and focus

The Future of ICT for Development

Ethan's final live-blog post from the Harvard Forum about internet and communications technology ICT for development with concluding thoughts from several participants.

Botswana: River flows again since 1988

Botswana: Churches targeted by crime syndicates

Africa: Volunteer for BikeTown Africa

Cuba: activist arrested and released

British Virgin Islands: conservation victory

Barbados, Guyana: forest outpost?

Harvard Forum – What do we need to know?

The Future of ICT for Development

Today's conversation starts with discussions of “knowledge gaps”, open questions we need to answer through research so we can understand what's succeeding and failing in our field.

Uganda: When health care system in Bundibugyo works

Africa: Africa Code Camp

Iran: “Bloggers persecuted”

Iran: Shiva Nazar Ahari, Iranian blogger freed

India: The Paradox Of Poverty

Bangladesh: Can A Journalist Throw Shoes To A Leader?

Singapore: Beauty Queen's qualifications questioned

The crowning of Ris Low as the new Miss Singapore World generated mixed reactions in the Singapore mainstream media and blogosphere.

Japan: The decline of the LDP

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