10 December 2009

Stories from 10 December 2009

Bangladesh: Return Of Street Signals

  10 December 2009

Of Diaries And Experiences celebrates the new change in the traffic system in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The blogger wishes if the working traffic signals and vehicles abiding by the rules could be a permanent change to the chaotic traffic system and it could change people’s mindset towards following...

Video: Pitch Your Cause to the World for Davos

  10 December 2009

There is time until January 4th, 2010 to send in your video pitch for your cause if you want a chance to participate in the World economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland. Read all instructions and Conditions to participate on the Davos YouTube Channel or on their site.

Barbados: Friends?

  10 December 2009

“There is terrible misunderstanding about what the IMF does–part of which is the Fund's fault; some is plain uninformed ignorance; some may be willful misunderstanding especially by politicians…”: Living in Barbados wonders whether the International Monetary Fund can be the island's friend.

Trinidad & Tobago: Under Pressure

  10 December 2009

“The visible signs of success in Trinidad and Tobago used to be having a big foreign-used car, a thin cell phone and a plane ticket to Miami, but the list just got longer with the addition of the pressure washer”: This Beach Called Life explains.

Cuba: Human Rights Day

  10 December 2009

Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense says that today, which commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “is a day to remember and honor this document, and more importantly, those in Cuba and around the world imprisoned and suffering for demanding that their governments abide by its precepts.”

Bermuda: Fleecing?

  10 December 2009

Vexed Bermoothes says: “The Bermuda Music Festival is a complete failure as a tourism promotion. In fact, it’s scandalous.”

Philippines: Bloggers Raise Voices Against Martial Law

  10 December 2009

As the world commemorates International Human Rights Day, Filipino bloggers are eerily reminded of the dark days of the Marcos dictatorship when President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo imposed martial law in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao.

Ghana: Thoughts on Ghana's looming oil woes

  10 December 2009

Thoughts on Ghana's looming oil woes: “To preface, I should state that I believe in property rights, limited government and free enterprise, although I must say that oil agreements aren't easy to deal with, especially when property rights are involved.”

Ghana: President Atta Mills up against his own party?

  10 December 2009

In the months leading to the election of President John Evans Atta Mills, many Ghanaians, including those abroad, feared that a New Democratic Congress (NDC) win would morph into another reign by the party’s founder and former military ruler, President Jerry John Rawlings.

China: VeryCD.com closed

  10 December 2009

VeryCD, one of the most popular file sharing website in China, was closed suddenly yesterday. Its founder, Huang Yimeng admitted that the website didn't have “Information Network Broadcast Audio Visual Programming Permission Certificate.” (More via Danwei)

East Timor: 2010 national budget

  10 December 2009

The government of East Timor has presented the 2010 national budget to parliament. The government will prioritize the funding of an Anti-Corruption Commission

China: Molding the face of Chinese manufacturing

  10 December 2009

What is being called a “Chinese manufacturing image advertisement,” as well as China’s first global ad campaign, aired Nov. 23 on CNN Asia.  The ad seeks to promote the global reputation of products manufactured in China after years of scrutiny regarding safety and quality. The advertisement, produced by DDB, one...

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