16 December 2009

Stories from 16 December 2009

Africa: Obesity in Africa

  16 December 2009

Bunmi writes about obesity in Africa: “In response to my uninformed comment to a recent report about the increasing obesity rates among Africa's urban poor–up 35% in the last decade–Ãœber fabulous and wise Nneoma :-), who blogs at pyoo wata, schools me to the facts.”

Dominica: Being Transparent

  16 December 2009

Dominica Weekly supports transparency and accountability in public life: “If the people have to dig out the truth, all trust is gone and aggression will step to the fore. Then who knows what can very well happen.”

Belarus: New Plans For Internet Control

RuNet Echo  16 December 2009

“Nasha Niva”online portal in Belarus published [Google Translation – ENG] a draft of the President's decree “On Measures to Improve the National Segment of the Internet.” The decree will  significantly limit the Internet freedom and introduce new measures of online censorship.

Singapore: ‘No To Rape’ campaign

  16 December 2009

In Singapore, raping your wife is not treated as rape in most cases. Organizers of the "No To Rape" campaign want to abolish marital rape immunity by launching a petition drive that will be delivered to policymakers. Many Singapore netizens are supportive of this campaign

Russia: Two Stories of Space Blogging

RuNet Echo  16 December 2009

Blogging from and about space gains popularity and recognition among professional space travelers and regular bloggers. Russia is no exception. While the latest fashion for NASA astronauts is space twittering [ENG], more and more space explorers are going full-text. And the fact that one wouldn't necessarily call those blogs par...

ASEAN Joint Postal Stamp

  16 December 2009

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations issued a joint postal stamp featuring a building from member countries

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