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22 October 2009

Stories from 22 October 2009

Haiti: Creole Day

Repeating Islands draws attention to Haiti's International Creole Day.

Online Tools to Monitor Climate Change

Leading up to the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) in December 2009, here is a sample of online tools to monitor climate change.

Kenya: Transforming sports coverage through blogs

The last 10 years has seen an explosion of sorts in sports coverage across the continent. The now famous SuperSport is an African powerhouse in pay TV for satellite users...

India: Life As A Single Woman

“Even in this day and age, even in urban India, people find it difficult to accept that a woman can choose to remain single and lead a healthy, happy and...

Sri Lanka: Should We Believe Our Eyes?

Dan Verderosa at The Hub critically examines the alleged doctored video from Sri Lanka that shows eight men, stripped nude, bound, and blindfolded, coldly executed by soldiers on a muddy...

Pakistan: A Dissenting Voice On War Against Terror

Liaquat Ali Khan at Pak Tea House opines: “under coercion, Pakistan has started a civil war that will consume its economy, national security, and tear apart its social fabric. [..]...

China: Nobel Dream

This month, the Chinese press and online forums are saturated with coverage of Charles Kao’s winning of the Nobel Prize in Physics. Yet another overseas Chinese scientist has snatched the...

Trinidad & Tobago: A Mockery of Parliament

“Yesterday, as PM PM took to the floor to mash up his former loyal friend and watchdog, Parliament became the #1 entertainment house in the country once again”: Trinidad and...

Trinidad & Tobago: No Hope?

As a legendary Trinidadian artist's sculpture is given a coat of paint to “spruce it up”, Nicholas Laughlin says: “This…is a telling symptom. It tells me how unaware we are,...

China: Fanfou is coming back?

Fanfou is a micro-blogging tool similar to twitter which has been closed down for more than 100 days in China. However, many still have hope that it will be back....

Bangladesh: Kali Puja In Shakharibazar

Bangladeshi Photoblogger Ideas R Bulletproof posts pictures of Kali Puja, a festival dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali, which were taken in Shakharibazar, Dhaka.

India: Maharashtra Assembly Election Results

Offstumped site for Assembly Elections 2009 is live blogging the results of the Maharashtra Assembly Election in India.

Egypt: No to Succession

Political forces in Egypt are rallying against succession. Zeinobia writes about how politicians are campaigning against President Hosni Mubarak passing on the torch to his son Gamal. Dalia Ziada has...

Egypt: Meet the Carpoolers

Blogging from Egypt, Maryanne Stroud Gabbani reports: “A young friend of my daughter's recently sent me a link to a webpage started by one of her friends to encourage carpooling...

Egypt: Dictators and their wives

After seeing pictures of Cameroon's first lady, Egyptian Zeinobia remarks: “I do not how much money she spent on her hair and her looks but I know the people of...

Bahrain: Finding her feet

 Bahraini-German Mariam, who blogs at On Top of the Box, is finding her feet at university in England. Click here to find out how she is coping.

Bahrain: T-shirt wanted

Bahraini Ali Abdulemam needs a T-shirt. He doesn't know where to get to from.

Algeria: Poor News Coverage

The Maghreb region is not being given prominent coverage in the Press, complains Algerian blogger The Moor Next Door.

China: Best and worse countries for journalists

Joyceyland comments on the Reporter without borders‘ release on press freedom index. The blogger is surprised by the ranking of mainland China #168.

Cambodia: Award honors sex slavery survivor

Sina Vann from Cambodia is an activist with the Somaly Mam Foundation helping fellow survivors of slavery as well as those still working in brothels. For her work, she was...

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