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14 December 2009

Stories from 14 December 2009

Canada said what? Phishing Spoof at Climate Change Summit

The Canadian government supposedly released an angry statement today, denouncing a spoof that supposedly made it as far as the Wall Street Journal, claiming that Canada had shifted its policy...

Sierra Leone: Money, ATMS, financial institutions in Sierra Leone

The 2010 Sweet Sierra Leone list of money, ATMs and financial institutions in Sierra Leone.

Kenya: Photos of Maasai Mara

Beautiful photos of the Maasai Mara in Kenya at Stood in the Maasai Mara.

Guatemala: Stories and Artisan Crafts from The Ixil Triangle

Towns Santa María Nebaj, San Juan Cotzal and San Gaspar Chajul form the Ixil Triangle, located north of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes. Because of its traditional hand-crafted clothing, the...

Colombia: Children Dying of Hunger

There have been 100 indigenous children who have died this year of hunger in Colombia, and Valentina Díaz Gómez of Realidades Colombianas [es] writes that the president must do more...

Dominican Republic: The Cost of a .do Domain

The cost of $50 USD for a .do domain offered by the Pontifical Catholic University [es] in the Dominican Republic is too expensive writes José Rafael Sosa.

Africa: My African experiences

A health worker from New York, USA, writes about his experience in Africa: “That first stint, a new kind of logic came fast and furious. I learned how the line...

Caribbean: New Media & Celebrity Fascination

The fascination with celebrities has always been at a fever pitch, but in the current age of new media and consumer-generated content, it’s at an all-time high. While Caribbean bloggers...

Dominica: Copenhagen Expectations

“The proposal from the United States and China, by far the world’s largest per capita contributors to the global greenhouse gas build-up, has been nothing short of apathetic”: Dominica Weekly...

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Plastic Pollution

“Take a walk along any beach in Barbados – and you’ll see the plastic rubbish washed up on the shore”: Barbados Free Press asks whether the sale of plastic water...

St. Lucia: Considering the Blind

As new technology makes e-books accessible for the blind, St. Lucia's Caribbean Book Blog says: “It remains to be seen how the Caribbean will be able to justify the blind...

Cuba: Say What?

Repeating Islands reports on the Pope's statements that “there are growing signs of religious freedom in Cuba”, while El Cafe Cubano says: “As a practicing Catholic I am troubled and...

Tunisia: Student Jailed for Media Interview

Tunisian activists have started a Facebook group and a blog in support of Mohamed Soudani, 24, who disappeared on October 22, 2009, in Tunisia, after giving interviews to Radio Monte...

South Korea: An Open Letter to Steve Jobs on Iphone

The Metropolitician wrote an open letter to Steve Jobs addressing the situation that foreign residents could not register for I-phone because of local foreign resident policy.

China: Another elite's suicide – the story of Yang Yuanyuan

YANG Yuanyuan, a 30-year-old postgraduate at Shanghai Maritime University, hanged herself in her bathroom on November 25. She told her mother that knowledge cannot change destiny on the day before she...

Americas: Internet velocity in the Continent

Jorge Oyhenard compares in his personal blog the Internet velocity in America [es]: Uruguay, Peru and Paraguay are among the countries with the lowest capacity to download and upload content...

Greece: Riots and Police Brutality Commemorate Teenager's Death

Riots broke out in Athens and Thessaloniki during memorial gatherings for a 15-year old named Alexandros Grigoropoulos who was shot dead by police on December 6, 2008. Ample citizen media...

ICT4D: Past mistakes, future wisdom

What makes an ICT4D project fizzle out? What are the common mistakes that donors, planners and implementers make when trying to run an ICT4D project? Practitioners discuss in a public...

Nepal: When Politicians milk death threats

Maila Baje of Nepali Netbook is frustrated on seeing political leaders in Nepal, such as the Maoist supremo Pushpa Kamal Dahal, gain mileage by harping time and gain on the...

Dispatch from Copenhagen: Demands for Climate Justice

Saffah Faroog is one of four Global Voices Authors in Copenhagen during the United Nations Climate Change Summit covering the lively conversations occurring in the blogosphere surrounding COP15.

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