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6 January 2010

Stories from 6 January 2010

Cambodia: Bloggers promote Khmer Literature

The Khmer Youth Writers group in Cambodia was initiated by award-winning young authors who want to promote and improve Khmer literature. Members use their blogs to highlight Khmer writing.

Azerbaijan: Chess victory

Bolivia: Bicentennial Mural in La Paz

Brazil: 2009 Green Retrospective and COP15

Almost one month since the United Nations Climate Change Conference, bloggers discuss still; as well as criticizing its outcome, year-end-blog-retrospectives mention the event as one of the most important of...

Caucasus: Unity in Diversity

With three unresolved conflicts and a local media that often self-censors, blogs comment on an online project hoping to break stereotypes by reporting on examples of ethnic groups otherwise in...

India: On Racism In Australia

South Africa: A glowing tribute to Dennis Brutus

The News of the death of Dennis Brutus came as a rude shock to many, not just in South Africa but to the world at large who knew him for...

Pakistan: Stop Attacks On Asif Ali Zardari

Bnagladesh: Secularism And Constitution

India: University Portal Offers Free E-education

Colombia: FARC's controversial online presence

Although most of the reactions visible on twitter to a trailer for a documentary made to support the FARC armed forces of Colombia in international venues were skeptical, the existence...

Bolivia: International Poetry Festival in La Paz and Oruro

Georgia: Tragedy ushers in the New Year

As citizens of Georgia waited in anticipation of the New Year, two high profile scandals were instead set to dampen the holiday spirit. As part of plans to decentralize government,...

Barbados: Let it Snow!

Jamaica: Police Power

Mozambique: Demise of a massive biofuels project

In late December, the Council of Ministers of Mozambique made a significant announcement. A 30,000ha land concession to biofuels firm Procana had been revoked. The case of the Procana project,...

Lebanon: Bloggers Participated in “Kolena Laila”

"Kolena Laila"(We are all Laila) is an online initiative that aims to spread awareness about the Arab women in the Middle East and North Africa. In its fourth year, "Laila"...

Egypt: “Have a Voice” Campaign

As Egypt gears up for its 2011 presidential elections, a group of bloggers have launched a new campaign to make people believe that they can usher in change and make...

Jordan: Teaching Jordanians To Laugh At Themselves?

The second Amman Stand-Up Comedy Festival was held in December, with comics mostly from North America. The New York Times published an article about the festival entitled "Jordanians Can Take...

Taiwan: Hakka blue shirts in Meinong

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