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5 January 2010

Stories from 5 January 2010

Sri Lanka: Paying Global Media For Local Elections

Pakistan: State Of The Media In Balochistan

India: Contemporary Art In 2009

Bangladesh: Becoming A Service Oriented Nation

South Asia: Looking Back At 2009 (Part 2)

This is the second part of our retrospection of some of the major events, which took place in 2009 in the South Asian countries, seen through the eyes of the...

Bolivia: The Life of a Taxi Driver in El Alto

Blogger Wilfredo Jordán takes a closer look at the life of a taxi driver in El Alto, Bolivia. In addition to the long working conditions for little pay, they often...

Kazakhstan: Bloggers discuss the Customs Union and public welfare

Bloggers discuss what the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, which came into force on January 1, 2010, would give Kazakhstan. A trade bloc of three countries is viewed...

China: Will you accept ‘Naked Marriage’?

A new term has become popular recently among Chinese netizens: ‘naked marriage’ (裸婚). Don’t be mistaken, but the term has a special meaning: it means getting married without a house,...

Philippines: Remembering the Maguindanao Massacre

Bloggers share their thoughts one month after the massacre of more than 60 men and women in Maguindanao, Philippines. The suspects in this gruesome crime belong to a warlord clan...

Australia: Indian Homicide Reignites Racism Ruckus

The murder of an Indian migrant in Melbourne has reignited the debate about racism in Australia and the safety of overseas students. It has also severely strained relations between Australia...

Puerto Rico: The Crime of Corruption

Suriname: Ferrier Dies at 99

Kazakhstan: Patriotism and Democracy

In the last weeks of 2009, the Kazakh bloggers’ comments were concentrated around two topics – patriotism and democracy in the Republic of Kazakhstan. PATRIOTISM The level of patriotism in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Woman is Boss?

Trinidad & Tobago: This is Madness

Jamaica: Bountiful Behaviour

Guadeloupe: 2010 another year of social struggle?

Martinique, French Guiana: Referendum for more autonomy from France

Azerbaijan: Winter blues

Japan: New Year customs

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