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27 September 2009

Stories from 27 September 2009

Hungary: Pro-Nightlife Rally; Art Station

Hungary: Political Talk Show Taken Off Air

Hungary: Healthcare

Syrian Students Banned From Using Supercomputer at KAUST

Israel: “Ajami” Reveals Nuanced Look at Israeli Society

The film "Ajami" was the big winner at last night's Ophir Prizes and will continue on to international audiences as Israel's foreign film nominee for the 2010 Academy Awards. Israeli...

Japan: Measuring Celebrity Buzz on 2ch

Japan: Animated Explanations of Policies?

Philippines: Worst Flooding in 40 Years

Tropical Storm "Ondoy" hit the Philippines last Saturday triggering the worst flooding in 40 years which left 50 people dead and 280,000 residents displaced. Social media sites were maximized to...

Arab World: Artificial Virginity Made in China

Israel: Leonard Cohen Performs to Rave Reviews

Songmaster Leonard Cohen visited Israel this week, performing to a sold out crowd of 47,000 fans. Israeli bloggers who were lucky enough to attend gave rave reviews.

Israel: Palestinian TV Comedy Wins Applause from Bloggers

Israel: Cafes Discourage Digital Workers

Israel: New Organ Donation Law Passed

Israel/Palestine: Mocking Qaddafi on Wikipedia

Israel: Dealing with Israelis During the Holiday Season

Israel: Preparing for Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement

Japan: Training for disaster prevention

The first week of September in Japan is the Disaster Prevention Week [ja]. During this week schools, organizations, offices and so on come together to organize disaster prevention training.

Taiwan: BoF 2009

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