Stories from 2 December 2009
Engineering students from the Señor de Sipán University at Perú made a quick profit analysis of a raffle organized by the institution [es] after a ticket charge on their college monthly payments without prior notice.
Stories of some Ukrainian street children who have received assistance at ChildRescue's rehabilitation center – at Scenes from the Sidewalk. Stories of some adults who have received humanitarian aid from Hope Center – at Matty's Place.
More on the life of the late Serbian Patriarch Pavle: Again & Again; Anegdote; Belgraded – here and here.
Posts on the first round of the presidential election in Romania last month: Csíkszereda Musings – here, here, and here; and Power&Politics World – here.
Some of the posts that have appeared on Hungarian Spectrum in the past ten days: “corruption and the unfriendly attitude toward foreign investors“; the Hungarian opposition leader's meeting with the Russian PM and the future of the Russian-Hungarian relations – here and here; murder at the University of Pécs –...
Brazilians have started to debate their 'Right to Information'. While a bill has been introduced in the congress, cyberactivists are hacking their way toward enforcing transparency and access to public data.
Russian Internet providers blocked the Cavkaz-center [ENG], the Web site famous for its support of Caucasus separatists and extremists, LJ-user nl reports [RUS].
Tomlax says: “those people who score more in exams are not really more educated.” Read the post at Kuzu-Bhutan Weblog to learn why.
Indian blogger Gaurav Mishra lists three reasons why storytelling is the key to social media marketing success.
Maghreb Blog reports that the sentence of Chakib Khayari, a human rights activist and whistleblower, has been upheld in a Casablanca court. Khayari is set to serve three years in prison for accusing high-level civil servants of aiding in drug trafficking.
Moroccan resident Ibn Ibn Battuta shares a list of nonfiction and travel books that keep him busy on the road in Morocco.
Photoblogger Monirul Alam comments on the indigenous people (adivasi) of Bangladesh: “Adivasis are among the poorest of the country. Participation of Adivasis in education is very low, and almost zero at the higher levels of education.”
Subhan Choudhury at “Why did Bangladesh cross the road?” describes the state of the overcrowded marine transport vessels in Bangladesh which are prone to repeated disasters.
Upon the conclusion of the 5th conference on Gross National Happiness (GNH) in Brazil, Bhutanese bloggers share their views on how the concept seems to be taken more seriously in places other than Bhutan, where the concept was originally coined.
Sidney Sweeting at Weblog Bahamas says that Bahamians “are sick and tired – sick of the rampant crime and tired of the press conferences promising to do something.”
In the third installment of her video series If I were Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Gab Hosein “takes on both the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting and the Copenhagen talks on Climate Change.”
Trinidad's Pleasure blog links to a video of local graffiti artist, Manf.
“I'm glad we didn't get a hurricane, but also we didn't get not even one good tropical wave to replenish the reservoirs and quench the thirst of the parched land!”: Stunner reports on Jamaica's drought.
Signifyin’ Guyana thinks that books make great Christmas gifts, “and the sweetest part is that you don't have to go further than the internet to buy and send them.” Check out a few of her faves, here.
Namibia's presidential and national assembly elections took place on 27–28 November 2009. Political parties and non-governmental organisations used a number of social media tools to campaign, monitor and report on elections.
Millions around the world came together on Tuesday to show support for those living with HIV/AIDS. Online, in blogs and in forums, many assessed the progress made and the distance left to travel in the fight against discrimination and the spread of the disease. Here's a collection of text, images and video from those writing and speaking in French.