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12 October 2009

Stories from 12 October 2009

Serbia: Moja Rusija/My Russia Party

Belgraded writes about a new Serbian party – the Moja Rusija (My Russia) Party: “As it usually happens, the best kind of comedy is the non-intentional kind.”

Romania: More Tips for Tourists

Csíkszereda Musings writes about “5 places that tourists to Romania often visit but shouldn't really bother with.”

U.S.: Photos From Gay Rights March in D.C.

LJ user mozgovaya posts photos (RUS) from the gay right march that took place in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11. LJ user bagira commented (RUS): “These guys do have a...

Ukraine: Art Website Shut Down; Gallery Set on Fire

IZO reports that “Anatoli Ulyanov's Ukrainian art website Proza ( has been shut down by its US host for displaying ‘child pornography'” – and that “Pavel Gudimov's Ya Gallery in...

Sri Lanka: From The Blogosphere

London, Lanka And Drums compiles another roundup of updates from the Sri Lankan blogosphere.

India: Indo-US Nuclear Deal

Roger Reports terms the Indo-US nuclear deal an overrated initiative.

Pakistan: The Rawalpindi Raid

Indian blogger The Acorn comments on the attackers who raided the Pakistan army’s General Head Quarters (GHQ) complex: “they broke a psychological barrier by striking at the heart of the...

Trinidad & Tobago: What Town Say…

A new literary magazine, based in Trinidad and Tobago, also has its own blog, here.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Pessimistic Outlook

As news breaks of another murder, Abeni is “just not that optimistic” about the future of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Barbados: Public Transport Safety

29 passengers are injured as the wheels come off a public transportation bus as it brakes, causing Barbados Free Press to ask: “How many other buses are in similar precarious...

Barbados: Take Note

B.C. Pires posts notes supposedly passed between Caricom leaders during the Caricom Single Market & Economy meeting: “I certify theses notes as authentic: I made them up myself.”

Jamaica: R.I.P. Sonny Bradshaw

The Phoenix in a Gas House pays tribute to the “Godfather to the development Jamaican Jazz”, musician Sonny Bradshaw, who recently passed away.

China: Your ethnic group can’t use the internet

“Your ethnic group can't use the internet” has become a popular phrase in the Internet in China. It comes from a 27-year-old Uighur photographer's real life experience in a hotel...

Hong Kong: Asia Blogfest09

The first Asia Blogger festival will take place in Hong Kong from 6-8 of November. Details of the program can be found here.

Malawi: Of Sports and the Windmill boy-Kamkwamba

This past weekend, Malawi drew 1-1 against the much feared Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire, and a new book about a young Malawian named William Kamwamba is making international headlines.

What future for ICT4D?

We know the capacity of mobile phones to affect human development. But that is last year's news. Some thinkers argue that we are on the verge of another round of...

Guatemala: Neighborhood Active with Popular Festivities

“My neighborhood is always active with popular festivities,” writes Luis Figueroa of Carpe Diem [es] in reference to a recent religious procession and local music in Villa de Guadalupe in...

Costa Rica: Photo Exhibit by Indigenous Children

In Costa Rica, Roy Rojas recommends a photo exhibit taken by children from the indigenous communities of Rey Curre and Las Vegas [es] called “The Community Through the Eyes of...

Uruguay: The Vote by the Diaspora

Mario Blanco of Asi ta'l mundo, Botija [es] wonders why Uruguayans living abroad have not yet been given the right to vote in elections. He also links to a campaign...

Philippines: Typhoon disasters and climate change

Two deadly storms struck Philippines in the last two weeks killing more than 500 people. Aside from using the internet to help flood victims, Filipino netizens are sharing their thoughts...

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