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4 October 2009

Stories from 4 October 2009

Global: New list of endangered cultural heritage sites

On October 6, the World Monument Fund will publish the 2010 Watch list, a biennial program drawing attention on endangered cultural heritage sites around the world.

India: ICT for senior citizens-Where are we today?

October 1, was the UN-designated International Day of Older persons. For us in India, this seems like a perfect time to stop and take stock of the role played by...

Ukraine: More on ‘Destination Truth: The Ghosts of Chernobyl’

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe reviews Destination Truth: The Ghosts of Chernobyl: “I think the only good thing I can say is it was interesting to see Pripyat at night, though...

Mozambique: Presidential campaign online

Mozambique will elect a President on October 28 and candidates have adopted the "Obama" model of online mobilization. Can it impact the results of the election in a country where...

Jordan: On Journalists and bloggers

“Blogging is incomprehensible to the Jordanian journalists,” announces Naseem Tarawnah at The Black Iris.

Israel: Prayers and Practices for Day of Atonement

This year, Yom Kippur was celebrated by Jews around the world on September 28th. As the holiest day of the Jewish calendar approached, Israeli bloggers took to the internet to...

Israel: Hacking Ahmedinejad's Gmail Account– With Screenshot

Israellycool and Israel at Ground Level display a hacked screenshot of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Gmail account. Correspondents include Osama Bin Laden, Hassan Nasrallah, Hugo Chavez, Kim Jong Il, and...

Philippines: Top 10 blog posts of the year

The 2009 Philippine Blog Awards announces the finalists for the Top 10 blog posts of the year

Malaysia: Red Durians

An exotic durian species is getting attention in Sabah, Malaysia today. This durian fruit has a red-colored flesh.

Haze is back in Brunei

The Journey writes that the haze is back in Brunei. The blogger adds that it is unusual that it is almost not raining in the country today

Singapore: Foreign workers live in slum-like conditions

The Online Citizen has a report on the substandard living conditions of foreign workers in Singapore

Israel: iTunes Podcasts Aim to Convert Jews to Christianity

Jewlicious reports that “Three of the top ten Jewish [iTunes] podcasts are non-Jewish podcasts that aim to convert Jews to Christianity.”

Israel: In Ramallah and Shechem, “Occupation” Dominates

Jerusalem Diaries reflects on her recent visit to the Palestinian cities of Ramallah and Shechem with a team of journalists. “What you'll see are two cities completely controlled and patrolled...

Israel: Researcher Close to Finding Alzheimer's Vaccine

An Alzheimer's vaccine may be close at hand. OneJerusalem.com remarks on Dr. Alon Monsonego's seminal research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Israel: Blogger Writes Open Letter to Prime Minister

Israeli blogger Michael Eisenberg writes an open letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on his first six months in office.

Israel: Tel Aviv Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Tel Aviv commemorates World Breast Cancer Awareness Month by lighting up one of its most trafficked streets in pink. T In Tel Aviv posts a photo.

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