9 October 2009

Stories from 9 October 2009

Russia: Sergey Mironov on RuNet

  9 October 2009

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 of those Kremlin-affiliated parties – and presides over the Russian Federation Council – the upper chamber of the Russian parliament.”

Cuba: Blogging Community

  9 October 2009

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

Barbados: Reinvention?

  9 October 2009

“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 the resolve to reinvent itself.

Bermuda: I Told You So

  9 October 2009

“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

  9 October 2009

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.”

Gabon’s bloggers struggle to take hold

  9 October 2009

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 risk. Here is his story.

Pakistan: Another Shoe Throwing Incident

  9 October 2009

“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 American journalist and president of a conservative think tank narrowly missing the target. Muhammad Hussain, the shoe thrower, told the...

China: Democracy debate

  9 October 2009

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

India: Bigamy On The Rise

  9 October 2009

Bigamy is outlawed in India with some exceptions. However the Bigamy law has been twisted and milked through the gate of exceptions and the practice is on the rise in the country. Deepali Gaur Singh has details.

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