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10 December 2009

Stories from 10 December 2009

Bangladesh: Return Of Street Signals

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...

Video: Human Rights Day and Non-Discrimination

December 10th is Human Rights Day, and this year's topic is Non Discrimination and today we bring you a small selection of some of the videos people have made and...

Video: Pitch Your Cause to the World for Davos

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...

Barbados: Friends?

“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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Under Pressure

“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...

Cuba: Human Rights Day

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,...

Bermuda: Fleecing?

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

Guyana: Farewell to the Cheap

Signifyin’ Guyana is throwing out the cheap stuff…

Philippines: Bloggers Raise Voices Against Martial Law

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...

Colombia: Celebration of Lights and Candles

Every year on December 7 and 8 Día de las Velitas (Day of the Candles) gathers families and enlightens the streets of Colombia announcing the arrival of Christmas.

Ghana: Thoughts on Ghana's looming oil woes

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...

Ghana: President Atta Mills up against his own party?

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...

Ghana: An unofficial blog of former Ghanaian President

An unofficial blog of the former President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings: “This space endeavours to consolidate the work and thoughts of the former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings.”

South Korea: Religion

Ask a Korean! answers some questions about Korean people's religion belief and practice.

China: closed

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...

Philippines: Migration and town celebrations

Returning overseas Filipino workers are changing the way Philippine towns are celebrating rural festivals.

Modifying the Philippine flag

A blogger thinks it is wrong to modify the Philippine flag which is being proposed by a senator.

East Timor: 2010 national budget

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

East Timor: Police performance

Tempo Semanal has an article criticizing the human rights record of the East Timor police

Brunei: Climate Change Signs

panyaluru observes that climate change indicators are already evident in Brunei

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