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27 October 2009

Stories from 27 October 2009

Disaster Management and the role of ICTs

In a first post of the series, we explore the role of ICTs in Disaster Management and the paradigm shift in Disaster Management strategies that came about post the aftermath...

Palestine: IDF Torches Palestinian Vehicles

At Do Unto Others, Samuel Nichols writes that Israeli military patrols have started setting fire to cars which are caught trying to cross the border from the West Bank into...

Morocco: A (Fake) Interview with Ben Ali

Moroccan blogger Al Miraat posts a (fake) interview conducted with Tunisian president Ben Ali.

Dominican Republic: Cancer Awareness Campaigns

Cancer prevention campaigns in the Dominican Republic have been raising awareness for prevention and treatment, as well as providing support to those families that have been afflicted with the disease.

UAE: Hijab as a marketing ploy

Abayachic questions the use of hijab as a marketing ploy.

Bahamas: Effects of Colonialism

“There’s an affliction that strikes countries whose histories come out of colonialism. It’s the sense that what happens in your space of the world…is not quite real. It isn’t really...

Dominica: Fruit Cake

Dominica's Gourmet Global is getting ready for fruit cake season and posts a mouth-watering recipe!

Bahamas: Homosexual Rights

Catch a fire and Wishful Thinking discuss homosexuality in the Bahamas.

Haiti, D.R.: Escalating Tensions

Repeating Islands reports on the murder of four Haitians in the Dominican Republic.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Happy Independence

“We still have far to go but I live in hope that the generations to come will get it right”: Abeni wishes St. Vincent & the Grenadines a happy Independence...

France: Language Lessons in the Park

Sarah Hay blogs about the French lessons she gives to a group of young Afghan asylum seekers in a park in Paris. “They’re incredibly keen that I learn the Pashto...

Japan: News in Manga Format

The Kininaruu blog is enthusiastic about Manga no Shinbun (‘Manga Newspaper’), a new Japanese website that publishes news stories as manga illustrations. Boo-hee thinks it's a good medium in a...

False report on Brunei

The Daily Brunei Resources spots a factual mistake in a news article which appeared in The Florida Times-Union. The article mentioned that Brunei participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and...

Cambodia: A dangerous country for tourists?

Somongkol disagrees with the observation of a writer who describes Cambodia as one of the most dangerous tourist destinations in Asia.

Cambodia: Flooding woes

Sophonrith posts pictures of flooding scenes in Khan Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Russia: Struggling with democracy

Robert Amsterdam draws attention to an interview on Russian democracy with Kremlin Grey Cardinal Vladislav Surkov.

Czech Republic: Lisbon before court

The Reference Frame writes about the EU Lisbon Treaty being addressed by the Czech Constitutional Court to review its accordance with national legislation.

Myanmar: PM Said Electoral Law Coming “Very Soon”

The Irrawaddy reported that Myanmar Prime Minister said that his government would soon announce an electoral law for 2010 Elections.

Russia-Georgia: Tagliavini report reviewed

Greater Surbiton discusses the recent EU-report by the Tagliavini Commission on the 2008 Russo-Georgian war, and argues that it – with few exceptions – mostly sides with the Georgians.

Azerbaijan: Video blogger trial postponed… again (updated)

In what many consider to be a politically motivated trial to stifle dissent in Azerbaijan, video blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli once again appeared in court in...

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