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20 October 2009

Stories from 20 October 2009

Saudi Arabia: Where Plagiarism is a Crime

Saudi bloggers are rallying to the support of a fellow blogger who claims that a newspaper had lifted photographs and copy from his blog without permission.

Iran: The rising cost of bread

Jomhour , an Iranian blogger, says [fa] that the price of some breads has increased 5 fold in one year in Iran.

Puerto Rico: Money & People

Gil the Jenius blogs about money and self image as it relates to Puerto Rico.

Cuba: Press Freedom Ranking

“Press conditions were considered worse only in Burma, Iran, Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea”: Uncommon Sense refers to the latest Reporters Without Borders index of press freedom around the world,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Line Up

“Trinidadians and queuing? what is that?” Know explains.

Cuba: Internet & Freedom

Generation Y makes a call for “freedom for Cuba” and thinks that the Internet is the way: “It occurs to me to use kilobytes, to take advantage of the cutting...

Jamaica: Publishing in the Internet Age

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp gets thinking “about publishing, the Internet, and Caribbean writers.”

Ecuador: Hip-Hop Artist Equis

Ecuadorian hip-hop artist Equis recently performed in Guayaquil [es], and Princesa Quil was impressed the performance.

Bangladesh: Difficult Time For Journalists

Mahadi Hasan Talukder reports that the Bangladeshi journalists are passing through a difficult time because local corporates, non-profits and multinational companies have gripped the Bangladeshi media sector and are exploiting...

Paraguay: The Kidnapping of Cattle Rancher

The recent kidnapping of cattle rancher Fidel Santiago Zavala in Paraguay [es] has attracted criticism to President Fernando Lugo for his lack of courage to combat crime, as well as...

Maldives: Abolish Capital Punishment?

Maldives president Mohammed Nasheed suggested a moratorium on capital punishment in a recent radio speech which has sparked a debate in the country. His namesake blogger Mohammed Nasheed has details...

Peru: Mamainé, Afro-Peruvian Cooking Queen

Barb of American in Lima introduces Mamainé, the “Afro-Peruvian Cooking Queen,” who made a special appearance by cooking for Lima residents.

Pakistan: Routable GPS Map Available For Free

Teeth Maestro informs that “independent efforts by a group of volunteers have finally paid off to present a fully routable GPS map for Karachi (& Pakistan) available FREE to the...

Cuba: Real-Time Aggregator Cubanoscope

Cubanoscope is a real-time news aggregator that publishes links to online newspapers, but also videos, tweets, and blogs about Cuba. The site was presented by David Chapet of Bloggers Cuba...

Pakistan: The South Waziristan Operation

Kalsoom at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan updates on the status of the day 3 of the Pakistan army's South Waziristan offensive against the Talibans.

ICT4D: When mobile phones link with computers

In the second of three posts, we ask: How are new technologies changing the field of ICT4D? Will linking computers to portable phones benefit human development in the developing world?

India: Factual Error In Lonely Planet Guide About Chennai

Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan at Selective Amnesia points out that the Chennai city proper is 172 square km large, not 70 square km as claimed by Lonely planet.

Uganda: Bloggers discuss anti-gay bill

A Ugandan bill that would make homosexuality officially illegal and punishable with death sentence or life in prison has been tabled in parliament and now only awaits president Yoweri Museveni's...

China: From heroic to ignorant masses, and then…

The Chinese communist ideology has been eroding rapidly in the past two decades due to economic development. Traces of its revolutionary belief can still be found in political propaganda pieces...

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