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9 December 2009

Stories from 9 December 2009

Corruption Impeding Development In Nepal

Technology for Transparency Network

This year Nepal has slipped further down on the Transparency International's (TI) anti-corruption scale. The culture of corruption has spread beyond the government and politicians as the social life in...

Armenia: 21st Anniversary of the 1988 Earthquake

Monday marked the 21st anniversary of the 1988 earthquake which devastated many areas in northern Armenia leaving around 25,000 dead and many more homeless. Bloggers examine conditions in the region...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Reduced Sentences for Cuban 5

Bahamas: Interest in Climate Change

Controversies Surround French National Identity Debate

The national identity debate, launched by the French government a month ago, has had its critics on all sides of the debate: from those who speculate the official website is...

Dominican Republic: Días Has Died

Trinidad & Tobago: Customer Service

Bermuda: Second Chances

Jamaica: Testing the Windies

Kazakhstan: Taking the blogosphere’s pulse for the month

Bloggers continue to share their opinions on current events, from questions of government and regional development in the republic, to musings on the interrelatedness between social behavior and consumer priorities.

Kazakhstan: Big city lights, gerontocracy and Photoshop

Kazakhstan’s bloggers continue to monitor the state’s traditionally non-transparent politics and comment on the news. Among their concerns is the government’s announcement that due to the economic crisis, wage increases...

Tweets from Beirut: Day Two of the Arab Bloggers Workshop

The second day of the Arab Bloggers Workshop kicked off with a presentation about Herdict Web, a site which uses crowdsourcing to gather reports of Internet filtering from users around...

Indonesia: Movie ban puts freedom of speech in question

The Indonesian Censorship Board has banned the public screening of Balibo, a film about a group of Australians who were murdered during the 1975 Indonesian military invasion of East Timor....

Cambodia: Anti-Corruption Advocacy of Bloggers

Technology for Transparency Network

December 9 is annually celebrated as International Anti-Corruption Day. Cambodian bloggers share their views on the anti-corruption efforts of the government and other advocacy groups.

Africa: Can Africa benefit from the World Cup?

Nigeria: Nigerian farmers take Shell to court

Arab Bloggers Workshop: Twitter Reflections on Day One

As the first day of the Second Annual Arab Bloggers Workshop comes to a close, we'll take a look at participants’ reflections from the whole day, to find out what...

Serbia: Threats to B92's Journalist

Serbian journalist Brankica Stankovic, the author of a recent TV show about Belgrade's football hooligans, has been receiving serious threats, including via Facebook. Sinisa Boljanovic reviews the response in the...

Zambia: 52 died from climate changes related incidences

Featured Author: Jillian York

Jillian York describes herself as "a writer, activist, Internet censorship combatant, and blogger." She is based in Boston where she works at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society on...

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