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17 December 2009

Stories from 17 December 2009

Russian Programmer Community Hacks Super-Earth Name Vote

After The Wired magazine opened a vote [ENG] to name a newly discovered “most Earth-like” planet, Russian Habrahabr-user khekkly started a flashmob[Google Translation – ENG] urging Russian programmers to name it “Siberia.” This...

Zambia: The case for Social Enterprise

Campbell makes the case for social enterprise in Zambia: “I have really been thinking of how Zambians can change Zambia. Social entrepreneurship is something that is foreign to our nation...

Africa: RSS feeds from Africa

The Passion of the Present posts a list of RSS feeds from Africa.

Sri Lanka: Politics Of Boycotts

Devanesan Nesiah at Groundviews criticizes the suicidal Tamil politics, which is considering to boycott the coming elections in Sri Lanka. The blogger opines that participation in national politics is absolutely...

Sudan/Lebanon: Sudanese blogger's impression of Lebanon

Sudanese Thinker writes about his impression of Lebanon where he is attending 2nd Arab Bloggers Summit: “I arrived in Beirut yesterday with a crapload of misconceptions about Lebanon and its...

Pakistan: Soul Searching For 1971

Raza Rumi at All Things Pakistan remembers the end of the nine month long liberation war of Bangladesh (freedom of Bangladeshis) and the fall of East Pakistan on 16th of...

Puerto Rico Online Map Collection

Mapas de Puerto Rico links to dozens of online, interactive maps of Puerto Rico with different topological, political, historic, and touristic themes.

South Africa: Blogger becomes first soldier to receive new Air Assault Badge

Soldier of Africa receives new Air Assault Badge in South Africa: “After four years of waiting I was today the first person in the SANDF to be awarded the new...

Bangladesh: Celebrating Victory Day

Saad Hammadi at Of Diaries And Experiences writes about the joy of celebrating the victory day of Bangladesh.

Barbados: British Airways Strike

Living in Barbados says that “the news that British Airways unions are threatening a strike to happen over the Christmas period” is worse news for a Caribbean island than the...

Bangladesh: Media And Politics

Asif Saleh and Mridul Chowdhury writes in Drishtipat Writers’ Collective on the politicized media of Bangladesh.

Bermuda: Of Crime & Injunctions

As the spate of violence continues in Bermuda, bloggers are further troubled by news of the government taking out an injunction against a newspaper, allegedly to prevent the publication of...

Jamaica: The Good and the Bad

The good and the bad: The Phoenix in a Gas House reports that dancehall artist Buju Banton has been officially indicted for cocaine possession, while Letter From Jamaica is pleased...

India: Federalism

Hari at India First-Hand comments on the proposal of the Indian government to separate Telangana region from Andhra Pradesh and form a new state: “the answer definitely is not forming...

India: Indibloggies 2008 Winners

The winners of the Indibloggies 2008 awards have been announced. Over 150 Indian blogs were nominated across 16 varied categories and here is the statistics showing the final votes for...

Uganda: Could Pastor Warren stop anti-gay legislation in Uganda?

Could Rick Warren be the man to stop pending anti-gay legislation in Uganda?, asks Ethan Zuckerman after Pastor Warren has released a video condemning the Ugandan anti-gay legislation.

Namibia: First step victory in forced sterilisation case

The forced sterilisation case in Namibia has achieved its first victory: “The High Court today agreed with the Legal Assistance Centre that the Public Service Act does not apply to...

Philippines: Poll body rejects election bid of “immoral” LGBT group

For promoting same sex relationship which is contrary to religious beliefs, the Philippine poll body has rejected the petition of an LGBT group to be recognized as a party that...

Philippine Revolutionary Theatre

TatayK posts photos, complete accompaniment music, and audio snippets from Makata’y Mandirigma, Mandirigma’y Makata, a play based on the life of Prof. Jose Maria Sison, a Filipino poet and revolutionary...

Saudi Arabia: The Jeddah Floodings on Video

People are still talking about the Jeddah floods and their aftermath, almost three weeks after torrential rain and flooding brought life to a standstill in the western Saudi Arabian city....

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