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13 January 2010

Stories from 13 January 2010

Russia: Quarter of Households Use Broadband

A recent report [RUS] shows that 23.6 percent of households in Russia use broadband Internet access. Analysts also predict the increase in wireless Internet usage in the country within the...

Russia: Mobile Operator Upset With Mockery Online

Russia's largest mobile telecommunication company Mobile Telesystems [ENG] demanded to remove a blog post [RUS] that mocked the company's new ad campaign, adme.ru [RUS] reports. Russian blogosphere is boiling with indignation...

Armenia: Reflecting on the Haiti earthquake

With Armenia having experienced its own devastating earthquake 21 years ago, Ianyan comments on the tragedy in Haiti. In particular, the blog notes the similarities between the two countries, summarizes...

Haiti: Experiences of the Earthquake

So far the casualty reports from Haiti's earthquake have focused on the terrifying statistics, but very few names had been attached to those numbers. Here is a look at some...

Guatemala: Investigation Reveals Rosenberg Masterminded His Own Murder

After an investigation by a UN commission, it was determined that Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg had masterminded his own murder, clearing President Álvaro Colom, who Rosenberg had accused in a...

Kenya: During severe drought, a role model emerges

People, crops and animals throughout Kenya are suffering from a prolonged drought. One young woman's thoughts are to the future and how to better build her community.

India: Queer Film Festival In Bangalore

Ultra Violet reports that the deadline for submission of films for the Bangalore Queer Film Festival is 30 January 2010. The non ticketed free event will be held at the...

Bangladesh: Cold Wave

Bangladesh is experiencing a cold wave which is bringing the temperature down to less then 10 degrees Celsius. Fahad at Finding Myself is thankful to God for being blessed with...

Pakistan: First Blog Awards

Tenezo reports that Google Pakistan and CIO Pakistan are organizing the first Pakistani blog awards. If you are a Pakistani blogger or write about Pakistan please submit your blog here.

Diaspora Mobilize to Help Haiti in Earthquake Aftermath

As aftershocks continued to rattle Port-au-Prince this morning, Haitians in the Diaspora have started mobilizing prayers and financial support as they try to find word about friends and family.

Africa: 2010 Africa Cup of Nations Starts: What Do We Expect?

This year Africa’s in the sports arena for all the right reasons. First to shine the spotlight is definitely the Confederation of Africa's (CAF) African Cup of Nations being held...

Haiti: We're Sorry

Regional bloggers reach out with compassion to their Haitian neighbours, while Repeating Islands notes that “in the past 500 years, a dozen major earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or greater have...

Important Children Activist Dies in Haiti Earthquake

Deborah Goldemberg mourns the death of Zilda Arns, one of the Brazilian victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. Dr. Zilda Arns Neumann was a children's right activist and founder...

Haiti: Aftershock

The Livesay [Haiti] Weblog writes a hair-raising post about the aftermath of the earthquake: “I cannot imagine what the next few weeks and months will be like. I am afraid...

Bahamas: Investing in Culture

“The call for some thought to be given to an investment in Bahamian art and culture, is not about tourism at all. It is about finding, and reminding us of,...

Cuba: Diaz Passes On

Repeating Islands acknowledges the passing of “famed lute player and composer Miguel Ojeda Díaz, who made significant contributions to traditional music in Cuba.”

Jamaica: Big Guns

Jamaica Salt reports on the number of guns being smuggled into the island.

Church attacks in Malaysia

Several Christian churches were attacked in Malaysia following a court ruling which overturned the government directive banning non-Muslims from using the word Allah in their teachings and publications. Here are...

Martinique, French Guiana: “No” To More Autonomy

The referendum which took place on Sunday, January 10th 2010, in the French Overseas Regions of Martinique and French Guiana to vote for either more autonomy from France or to...

China: Google's possible exile leads to cyber protests; Netizens on move

Do no evil, Google says. But the irony is that it did help the Chinese government block sensitive information from the Chinese internet users, which is necessary for it to...

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