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28 September 2009

Stories from 28 September 2009

Brazil: Socio-digital Inclusion through the Lan House Revolution

The poorest and most excluded population of Brazil have increasingly more access to the Internet through Local Area Networks. But, has the digital inclusion promoted by lan houses across the...

Paraguay: Favorite Places to Party in Asunción

Muna Annahas shares her favorite places to party in the Paraguayan capital of Asunción.

Honduras: State of Exception Suspends Constitutional Rights

The Honduran government recently declared a State of Exception and suspended many Constitutional rights because of reports of a planned mass uprising. Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve has a rundown on...

How To Add An Article In Bangla Wikipedia

belayet Ki Likhbe! (What Will Belayet Write!) posts a video tutorial (in Bangla) on how to add a new article in Bangla Wikipedia.

B.V.I.: Heritage Tourism

Repeating Islands reports that the British Virgin Islands are exploring the benefits of heritage tourism.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Price of Progress is High

“As if the stink of the uselessness of the building weren’t enough…here comes talk that toxic fumes from the Performing Arts Academy are making people in the neighbouring buildings fall...

Global Voices and Blog Action Day 2009

Global Voices is an official blog partner of Blog Action Day on October 15, a global day of action where bloggers everywhere will join forces to blog about climate change.

India: The State Of Democracy

Arundhati Roy at Huffington Post comments on the state of democracy in India: “The hoary institutions of Indian democracy — the judiciary, the police, the ‘free’ press, and, of course,...

Jamaica: Gully Gaza

Active Voice offers an insight into the Jamaican “Gully Gaza phenomenon”.

Maldives: Renewing Ties With Israel

Mohamed Nasheed reacts to the news that Maldives would renew ties with Israel posing this question: “how does renewing relations with Israel serve our national interest?”

Guyana: Thanks, But No Thanks

Guyana-Gyal turns down a publishing “deal”.

Pakistan: The way we are treated at US airports

“As a friend of progressive forces, and as an American who is proud to be an American, I urge the United States government to re-consider this policy of secondary searches...

Aruba: Election Results

“It's still sinking in. It was an incredible night. I'm fairly sure that this government is, at one point going to disappoint me, but today I'm very happy”: Arubagirl reports...

Philippines: Flooding documented on citizen videos

Citizen videos were able to capture horrible scenes of loss and devastation caused by a tropical storm which struck Metro Manila and nearby provinces in the Philippines last Saturday.

Middle East: Arabisk, Blog Competition and Debate

Newly launched Arabisk is an annual competition to select the best Arabic blogs. First welcomed by bloggers, Egyptian bloggers are now complaining that they have been sidelined from the contest....

Syria: First Bloggers’ Contest Winners Announced

The winners of the first Syrian blog contest have been announced. Many bloggers commended the initiative and hoped it becomes an annual event. However, a few of them expressed some...

Philippines: Helping flood victims through social media

A tropical storm hit many parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces in the Philippines last Saturday. Social networking sites were flooded with personal stories, photos and videos of the...

Japan: Lessons in Communication from the Hatoyama Essay

When an online Op-Ed piece by current Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama appeared in the New York Times just days before the Lower House elections last month, national reaction ranged from...

Venezuela: Expectations for the Oliver Stone Documentary

The trailer for the documentary called “South of the Border” from U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone, which profiles Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, has been a topic within Venezuelan blogosphere.

Russia: Kronstadt Photos

Photos of Kronstadt – at Arnis Balcus’ Photo Blog.

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