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23 October 2009

Stories from 23 October 2009

Azerbaijan: Musings & Poetry

With the number of English-language blogs from Azerbaijan increasing, Emotions on Air, Mind Mute sets a precedent for musings and poetry. Often dark and melancholic, the blog shows that new...

Bhutan: Smooth Transition To Democracy

Tshering Tobgay, the Leader of the opposition party in the National Assembly of Bhutan, comments that: “the transition to our democracy has, indeed, been uniquely smooth. So smooth that most...

India: Brands On Blogs And Twitter

Bhatnaturally informs that increasing number of Indian brands are embracing social media including blogs, Twitter etc.

Nepal: The Maoist Insurgency

Neil’s Nepal, a Maoist expert, posts an analysis of the implications of the present Nepali conflict from the perspective of the US military.

Pakistan: Who Is Responsible?

Talkhaba opines that both civil and military establishments of Pakistan are responsible for the present deteriorated situation of the country.

India: Blogger Journalist Mediates Cop's Release

On the 20th of October dozens of Maoist insurgents attacked the Sankrail police station in West Midnapore district in India and abducted the officer in charge. Keeping him as hostage...

Georgia: New Media Forum assessed, bloggers interviewed

Following the recent New Media Forum, an event staged in Tbilisi, Georgia, comes coverage in the local press. Although lagging behind its neighbors in the South Caucasus, interest in the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Trini To The Bone?

“Every day that I go through the news I become more convinced that I want to quit the ‘I am a Trini’ club and head off to somewhere else”: Coffeewallah...

Trinidad & Tobago: 350 Action

“Trinidad and Tobago is a wealthy small island developing nation rich in oil and natural gas. But we are also seeing the damaging effects of aggressive industrialisation on our islands....

Haiti: No Justice?

As an ex-priest is extradited to Canada to face charges of sexual abuse of minors in Haiti, The Haitian Blogger says: “The international community has evidently concluded that there is...

Trinidad & Tobago: Twenty 20

This Beach Called Life and Trin are excited about Trinidad and Tobago's prospects in today's Champion's League Twenty 20 Cricket final.

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Dealing With H1N1

KnowTnT.com and Jamaica's Girl With a Purpose blog about the H1N1 virus in their respective countries,

Global: International Creole Month

October has become the month of the worldwide celebration of Creole language and the Creole blogosphere is paying attention.

Africa: Predators of Art, Entrepreneurship and Poet Ramblings

There are predators and there are art predators and Gwendolyn Alley is one such predator. It is not often that you hear that one is an art predator, an enthusiast...

Brazil: Between democracy and doubt

The country awaits its first National Conference of Communication that will signal a very first step in democratising Brazil’s communications system.

Adoption: Securing the Rights of Mothers and Children

Women speak out from all sides of the issue: adoptees, natural mothers and adoptive mothers try to make sense of the legal, reproductive and human rights issues behind adoptions.

Activism and Motherhood in Asia

What does a woman sacrifice for the cause she fights for? How are her children affected by persecution taken against her? This post explores briefly the lives of women activists...

China: A foreigner’s life in a Beijing jail

A foreign man who spent the last seven months in the Beijing No. 1 Detention Center sent DANWEI a detailed account of his daily life in Jail.

Taiwan: Future of the Taiwanese language

Stocks and Politics discusses the fate of the Hoklo Taiwanese language and expresses concern about its decline. There are also some comparisons with the use of Cantonese.

Morocco: Education Under Bloggers’ Scrutiny

Torn between insistent calls for modernization and a powerful conservative drive; caught in an excruciating debate over which languages to include in its programs; overburdened by an opaque and centralized...

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