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9 October 2009

Stories from 9 October 2009

Serbia: More on Brice Tatone's Murder

Popkitchen writes about the murder of Brice Tatone, a French football fan, in Belgrade. (More on the reactions of Serbian bloggers – in Sinisa Boljanovic's GV post.)

Ukraine: “Dictatress”

Ukrainiana writes about PM Yulia Tymoshenko's evolution “from Gas Princess to Queen of Populism to Dictatress.”

Russia: Sergey Mironov on RuNet

Evgeny Morozov comments on “one of the most cogent and frank interpretations of how the Kremlin views the Internet,” delivered by Sergey Mironov, “who heads ‘A Just Russia’ – one...

Egypt: No Accolades for Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

Egyptian bloggers and Twitter users welcomed US President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize with shock and surprise: How can the president of a country waging wars against far away countries...

Caribbean: Obama & the Nobel Peace Prize

Barack Obama can now add another prestigious title to his already impressive resume: Nobel Laureate. Caribbean bloggers react.

China: The Founding of a Republic! Propaganda, or a commercial success with some irony?

Only 3 weeks after hitting the screen, The Founding of a Republic has already taken in nearly $ 60 million. Naturally, it has created a huge stir in China’s online...

Cuba: Blogging Community

Repeating Islands and Cuarderno Latinoamericano take interest in a mainstream media article examining Cuba's growing blogging community.

Barbados: Reinvention?

“To most sensible observers the problems of West Indies cricket can only be solved by revamping the current monolithic West Indies Cricket Board”: Barbados Underground wonders whether the organisation has...

Bermuda: I Told You So

“Would the UBP be better off focusing on the issues at hand…rather than focusing on self promotion?”: Bermudian 21 Square says that the “I told you so” approach isn't working.

Guyana: Social Media

Imran Khan notices that “Social media is breaking convention even in Guyana”, adding that once people understand its power, it “will revolutionize how things are sold and events are promoted.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Yes, Mr. Prime Minister

From Trinidad and Tobago, Gab Hosein posts another installment of her video series, “If I were Prime Minister…”

South Asian Bloggers On Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize

US President Barack Obama received the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize today. Bloggers and micro-bloggers from South Asia are expressing their reactions on the news.

Gabon’s bloggers struggle to take hold

Adriankoto Harinjaka Ratozamanana, a Global Voices in Malagasy translator, went to Gabon to help report the presidential election on Twitter, Facebook, and blogs in a country where journalists are at...

Pakistan: Another Shoe Throwing Incident

“Another frustrated but conscientious youth tried to hit an American with shoe,” reports Talkhaba at Pakistan Desk. Yesterday a Karachi University student threw a shoe at Clifford May, a visiting...

Ghana: We Still Remember Kwame Nkrumah

"In a dusty, browning album belonging to my late father, I found the above photograph of the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah..," writes Ghanaian blogger, Abena.

China: What Lies between Chinese Writers and the Nobel Prize?

Fools Mountain tried to explain why there isn't any mainland Chinese writers getting the Nobel Prize yet.

China: Democracy debate

ESWN has translated two forum posts on the nature of democracy. One claimed that democracy is completely useless, the other one argued against it.

China: Internet Human Rights Declaration

C.A. Yeung from Under the Jacaranda Tree has translated the Internet Human Rights Declaration issued by 15 public intellectuals in China.

United Kingdom: Tracking government information on transparency websites

Holding government accountable in the UK is becoming easier thanks to the gradual opening of public data and several new fantastic online resources by citizens.

Oman: Twitter Meet Up

Oman had its first Twitter gathering last night. More than 25 Twitter users attended the event and here are blog and Twitter reactions to how it went.

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