Stories from 1 January 2010
Bangladesh: Blogger Exposes Yellow Journalism
Bangladeshi blogger Akashlal Roy exposes yellow journalism of the Daily Jugantor, a Bangla daily which lifted a Facebook photo (added about a month ago) to depict an young girl drinking alcohol to celebrate the new year on the 31st night.
Nepal: Way To Start A New Year
Nepali reports that the first day of the new year in Nepal was marked by a nationwide strike by the Indigenous Nationalities Broad Front (INBF). The blogger questions the necessity of such protest.
Pakistan: Suicide Bomber Targets Playground
Alertpak informs that on the first day of new year a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into the wall of a volleyball playground in Lakki Marwat (NWFP) in Pakistan. The death toll reported was 47 (including 10 minors) and the number is rising fast.
India, Pakistan: Media Cooperation For Peace
Sans Serif reports that two media giants – Jang from Pakistan and The Times of India from India – have joined hands in a peace initiative called ‘Aman ki Asha’ on the first day of the new year. The aim is to foster greater understanding between people of the two...
Sri Lanka: Unsolicited SMS Message Of The President
All mobile phone subscribers across all networks in Sri Lanka received an SMS from the President in the morning of the first day of the new year containing a propaganda message and new year greeting. Groundviews criticized the unsolicited message and questioned the source of the expense.
Hong Kong: #0101hk – New Year March for Democracy
Around 30-thousand Hong Kong residents spent the first day of the 2010 new year by marching in the street, demanding democracy and the release of Liu Xiaobo. To show their support for this rally, twitterers from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China together pushed the hashtag #0101hk to the top...
Azerbaijan: Justice for Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli
As its first post for 2010, Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines remembers the two blogging youth activists sentenced last year to 2 and 2.5 years in prison. Commenting on a new video in support of Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli, the blog hopes that there will soon be justice.
Video: Year End Traditions and Rituals
Around the world, people celebrate the arrival of the New Year with certain traditions. Today, through video we bring you some of the traditions and rituals people follow to improve their luck, fortune or other details in their life for the coming year.
Russia: Bloggers Cover Opposition Rally
First photographs from a Russian opposition rally in Moscow emerged on the Internet just hours after the event. The pictures are available on the blogs of LJ users drugoj and zyalt.
Eln shows the trend of the media appearance of “China” in the past few years.
Top 10 Internet phrases in China In 2009
ESWN translated a local forum CNNB's review of the top 10 Internet phrases in China in 2009.