12 October 2009

Stories from 12 October 2009

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

  12 October 2009

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 sense of humor – lots of very funny slogans. But Obama will disappoint them, I'm afraid.”

Ukraine: Art Website Shut Down; Gallery Set on Fire

  12 October 2009

IZO reports that “Anatoli Ulyanov's Ukrainian art website Proza (http://proza.com.ua) has been shut down by its US host for displaying ‘child pornography'” – and that “Pavel Gudimov's Ya Gallery in Kiev has been set fire to after the presentation and discussion there of a gay literary anthology.”

Pakistan: The Rawalpindi Raid

  12 October 2009

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 Pakistani military-jihadi complex.”

Barbados: Public Transport Safety

  12 October 2009

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 condition? What is the Transport Board going to do to ensure that its buses are safe?”

Barbados: Take Note

  12 October 2009

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

  12 October 2009

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

  12 October 2009

“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 in Shenyang. Rob from Black and White Cat translated the two related blog posts.

What future for ICT4D?

  12 October 2009

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 technological changes that will force ICTs to evolve. What will ICTs for development look like in the next few years?

Uruguay: The Vote by the Diaspora

  12 October 2009

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 called Voto x Uruguay that is calling attention to this cause.

Philippines: Typhoon disasters and climate change

  12 October 2009

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 on the relationship of the recent natural calamities and the reality of climate change.

Taiwan: Baseball past and present

  12 October 2009

Baseball is one of the most popular sports in Taiwan. The View from Taiwan analyses a paper on the history of baseball in Taiwan. Sponge Bear reports on watching a professional league game in Taichung.

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