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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

“Today the Maoists decided not to support the seventh amendment bill of the interim constitution,” informs Nepali. In an update Nepali informed that they have made an U-turn and confirmed...

Kenya: video of bicycle repair man with home made tools

At the Afrigadget blog they share a video of a bicycle repair man showing and explaining the use of his home made tools as he does his work in a...

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

“Without an independent and reliable Elections Commission there will be abuse,” comments while discussing the corruption in campaign of the upcoming presidential elections in Sri Lanka.

India: The 3 Idiots Copyright Controversy

Law and Other Things, a blog about Indian law, discusses the copyright controversy regarding the screenplay of the Bollywood blockbuster ‘3 idiots’.

Bhutan: Failing Democracy

“If democracy means ‘Of the people, By the People, For the people,’ then democracy in Bhutan must be failing,” comments Bhutanese blogger Dipika.

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

In Haiti, January 1st 2010 was the date of the double celebration of both New Year's day and the 206th anniversary of the National Independence. Haiti Connexion Network posts a...

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

Nicolette Bethel posts a series of musings about her Day of Absence – “a day to remember and recognize Bahamian artists and cultural workers, who go largely unsung, unnoticed and...

Afghanistan: Attacks on the base again

Nick Fielding reports on the suicide bomb attack in Khost Province in eastern Afghanistan that killed seven CIA officers and wounded six others in an eloquent and bloody response by...

Trinidad & Tobago: No Hope?

“Many who I spoke with in South Trinidad were more concerned about how they would survive 2010 than what they would accomplish”: says the one thing glaringly missing in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Attillah in Manningland

“I am glad I came to see what is inside these walls. Being inside makes me feel even more of an outsider in this PNM black elite universe”: Thanks to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Same Old…

Trinidadian diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch says it may be a New Year, but “i’s dee same ol’ khaki pants.”

Kazakhstan: Relatives of Political Prisoners Criticize Rights Activists

Andrey of translates the RFE/RL's oundtable discussion on Kazakh human rights organizations, which are being criticized by relatives of political prisoners.

Caribbean: Farewell 2009

Caribbean bloggers bid 2009 farewell – BeachLime says: “The only sure thing that's going to happen in 2010 is that it will prove to be a challenging one for Bermudians”;...

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