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19 January 2010

Stories from 19 January 2010

Morocco: Blogging About Blogging

Moroccans, as usual, are blogging, only this time it's about…blogging! This year, two awards are being offered in the blogosphere: the third annual Maroc Blog Awards and the brand new...

Morocco: Tips for Women Travelers

Evelyn in Morocco writes up a list of tips for foreign women traveling in the kingdom.

Morocco: A Case for the Moroccan Sahara

American blogger in Morocco Eatbees makes a case for the Sahara to remain Moroccan.

Morocco: Moroccan Blog Mashup

Bill Day points to a Yahoo Pipes mashup he created of English-language Morocco blogs.

Announcing the Technology for Transparency Network

Rising Voices, the outreach and citizen media training initiative of Global Voices Online, has launched a new interactive website and global network of researchers to map online technology projects that...

Bangla blogs: Grieving for Haiti and Lessons Learned

As Haiti struggles in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that has brought in its wake unimaginable loss to life, property and infrastructure, Bangla bloggers have joined the rest of...

Russia: Story About Paid Bloggers Appears On TV

Paid bloggers became a topic of a segment [RUS] in a popular Russian TV program “Vesti.” The story depicts mechanism of blog marketing and shows interview with a popular paid...

Haiti: “Our hope has not died”

A truly inspiring update from The Livesay [Haiti] Weblog: “The reports of violence – we don't get those. Have not seen it. Have not experienced it. Nothing even remotely close....

Bahamas, Haiti: Here to Help

Nicolette Bethel compiles a list of what Bahamians are doing to help Haiti.

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Emergency SMS

Know sees the value of emergency SMS: “It could save lives and improve the quality of life of people. And it would work best if it's set up beforehand...

Barbados, Haiti: In for the Long-Term?

Allegiance thinks that “Barbados should develop a long term foreign policy with respect to Haiti.”

Barbados, U.S.A., Haiti: Business as Usual?

Barbados Free Press harshly criticizes a cruise line for proceeding with business as usual in the midst of disaster as its passengers “continue to enjoy themselves at the ‘five pristine...

Ethiopia: Cultures collide in Ethiopian blogosphere

What happens when cultures collide? One of the best places to find out is the Ethiopian blogosphere, with its writers spread across the Ethiopian Diaspora, from China, through Europe to...

Costa Rica: Blogger Awarded National Culture Award for Journalism

For the first time in Costa Rica's National Culture Awards, digital media was honored when Cristian Cambronero was honored for his journalistic work on his blog Fusil de Chispas.

D. R. of Congo: The hazards of neglect

Congoblog is a marvel. Every post deserves a mention, but here are some of the more arresting posts to have appeared so far in January 2010.

Georgia: Plans for the largest airport in the Caucasus

The Georgian International Media Center says that the largest airport in the South Caucasus might be built near the Black Sea port city of Poti. However, it notes, the idea...

Armenia: Opposition editor jailed

Unzipped comments on the sentencing to seven years in prison of outspoken newspaper editor and opposition figure Nikol Pashinyan. The blog says that the judgement against Pashinyan is evidence of...

Turkey: Third anniversary of Hrant Dink assassination

Three years ago today, Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was gunned down outside the office of the Argos newspaper he edited in Istanbul, Turkey. Often ignored, loathed or detested when he...

Qatar: Did Doha finally get a Wal Mart?

Breaking news out of Qatar - Doha finally gets a Wal Mart! Hopes soared and then crashed in Doha on Monday as news that a Walmart has opened here spread...

India: Plastic Bag Ban Not Effective

Raja Basu at Potpourri informs: “despite a ban on its use in India, plastic bag is very much in use in India.”

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