27 October 2009

Stories from 27 October 2009

Disaster Management and the role of ICTs

  27 October 2009

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 of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004.

Bahamas: Effects of Colonialism

  27 October 2009

“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 happening to proper people”: Nicolette Bethel explores one of the effects of the Bahamas’ colonial past, while Weblog Bahamas‘ Rick...

Dominica: Fruit Cake

  27 October 2009

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

France: Language Lessons in the Park

  27 October 2009

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 for everything I teach them to the point of comical mishap, for example when I taught them the word metro…”

Japan: News in Manga Format

  27 October 2009

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 world overflowing with information [ja]. Hiroshi Hara posted an image of a similar attempt in his high school years.

False report on Brunei

  27 October 2009

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 that it has a male-only policy.

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