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4 January 2010

Stories from 4 January 2010

Poland: Social Network's Logo “Raises Controversy”

Polish social network Nasza-Klasa seems to be doing a re-branding, but some of its users - and some in the Polish media, too - seem to see something of a...

Nepal: Maoists And The Constitution Amendment Bill

Kenya: video of bicycle repair man with home made tools

Slovakia, Hungary: Happy New Year!

The relations between the two neighboring countries, Slovakia and Hungary, went bad last year - but some Slovak and Hungarian citizens are trying to improve the situation by launching an...

Sri Lanka: Corruption in Campaign

India: The 3 Idiots Copyright Controversy

Bhutan: Failing Democracy

Blogging about Culture and Interracial Marriages

A Number of mixed race and religion families are sharing their experiences in the blogosphere. The trial and tribulations of inter racial couples show a mirror to how far we,...

Video: In Spain, Camera Free Video Workshop for Kids

In Valladolid Spain, Film-making is taught to children without them having to use a camera. Following are some of the videos showcasing the process and final results of these workshops.

Venezuela: BlogaCine Attracts Fellow Film Fans

BlogaCine is a blog in which Carlos Caridad-Montero, a Venezuelan filmmaker and fan, passionately writes about local cinema, and which in turn attracts fellow film fans to take part in...

UAE: Burj Dubai Opens with Twitter Fanfare

Dubai has pulled all the stops to signal the opening of the world's tallest tower - Burj Dubai or Burj Khalifa. The 828 metre (2,717 ft) super tall skyscraper is...

Haiti: New Year & Independence

Killing Kuka: Timorese Youth Gunned Down

Twenty-five year old Kuka Lebre from East Timor was shot and killed by the local police last week. His death generated a strong reaction in the country. GV author Keta...

Bahamas: Day of Absence

Afghanistan: Attacks on the base again

Trinidad & Tobago: No Hope?

Trinidad & Tobago: Attillah in Manningland

Trinidad & Tobago: Same Old…

Kazakhstan: Relatives of Political Prisoners Criticize Rights Activists

Caribbean: Farewell 2009