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14 January 2010

Stories from 14 January 2010

Azerbaijan: Selective Law

Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines comments on the selective application of the law in Azerbaijan and uses the example of imprisoned video blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli...

Azerbaijan: Baku pogroms

The Armenian Observer comments on the twentieth anniversary of the pogrom of Armenians in Baku at the beginning of the conflict with Armenia over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh....

Bangladesh: Traffic Jam And The Prime Minister

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh saw a huge traffic jam as many roads were closed because the Prime Minister was greeted by supporters as she returned from her India trip....

Pakistan: Traffic Jam And The President

Binary Zero at Lahore Metblogs informs that Lahore is seeing more traffic jams as the President is in the town and his supporters are clogging the streets. The blogger gives...

Dominican Republic: Helping Neighboring Haiti After Earthquake

Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the island of Hispaniola. While those in the DR only were shaken, Haiti suffered devastating damage after the earthquake struck. Dominicans are doing what...

Sri Lanka: Journalist Fell Prey To Election Violence

Committee To Protect Journalists reports that in an election campaign related violence BBC’s Sinhala service reporter Thakshila Dilrukshi was hospitalized after a political mob attacked her while she was on...

Sri Lankan Presidential Elections: The Heat Is On

As the date of presidential election approaches in Sri Lanka, the campaigns have grown intense and the heat can also be felt in the Sri Lankan blogosphere. Many bloggers are...

Russia: Businessman in Exile Uses Blog to Answer Questions

One of the youngest Russian millionaires Yevgeny Chichvarkin [EN], who escaped Russian authorities and currently resides in London, UK, used his blog [RUS] as a platform for a virtual press conference. This live...

Caribbean: Helping Haiti

Bloggers around the Caribbean react to the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. Some appeal to the public to support relief efforts; others scrutinise how Caribbean governments and media have responded to...

Ecuador: Radio Voice of Arutam Taken Off the Air

Radio Voice of Arutam, which broadcasts to the indigenous community of the Shuar, was taken off the air because the Ecuadorian government said that it had incited violence during protests...

Uganda: Museveni distances himself from Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Sokari posts a YouTube video showing Ugandan President distancing himself from Anti-Homosexuality Bill: “Nonetheless it is not clear how much of the Bill he is distancing himself from so the...

Zimbabwe: Putting information in the hands of Zimbabweans

Kubatana's Freedom Fone Project helps put information in the hands of Zimbabweans: “The Freedom Fone project aspires to help civic organisations extend their information in an audio format to mobile...

Hotline to check status of Filipinos in Haiti

The Philippine government has set up a hotline where Filipinos can check the status of their relatives who are trapped in earthquake-hit Haiti.

South Africa: Photos of first day in school from readers

Dispatch Now has a gallery of photos from their online readers after they asked them to send pictures of little ones having their first ever day at school.

Cambodia: Conference on “Open knowledge, free culture”

The conference “Open Knowledge, free culture” was organized at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Speakers discussed, among others, the impact of new technology and social media in...

Why Malaysians are migrating?

The number of Malaysians who are migrating to other countries is increasing. The Other Malaysia provides a historical and political analysis to this phenomenon.

Philippines: Top gay films of the decade

The Bakla Review lists the ten most important gay films of the past ten years in the Philippines

Brunei: “Rainart” on Twitter

It's been raining hard in Brunei in the past few days. Maurina gathers the “rainart” twitter pictures uploaded by her friends.

Haiti, Jamaica: Prayer & Action

Two bloggers write posts on what Jamaicans can do to help Haiti (besides praying).

Haiti: Destruction in Jacmel

“Prayers are needed all throughout Haiti. This is not over yet. We are still getting tremors constantly”: First-hand reports of the earthquake from Cody, a blogger in Jacmel, here and...

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