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22 January 2010

Stories from 22 January 2010

Haiti: Shelter Coming Both Too Slow and Too Fast

Talk is already turning to reconstruction in Haiti. Early reports on the damage pointed mostly to lax construction standards, but Marc Herman takes a closer look.

Trinidad & Tobago: Butter Bread

Russia: Gamer, Cat And Intellectual Are Most Popular Memes On RuNet

Trinidad & Tobago: Emergency SMS

Trinidad & Tobago: By George!

Haiti: Packing List

Video: Drug legalization and life post-prohibition

There are groups of people advocating for the legalization of drugs, but what would that actually mean? From Hungary to Colombia, from youth to teachers, from cops and clergy, individuals...

Global Screening Of Gaza War Documentary “To Shoot An Elephant”

To Shoot An Elephant is a documentary by Alberto Arce and Mohammad Rujailah, filmed in Gaza during the war a year ago. To mark the first anniversary of the end...

Interview With Popular Indian Bloggers

Sri Lanka: Tamils And Democracy

Democracy And Pakistan

Peru: Metallica Rocked in Lima

Internationally-known rock bands do not play in Lima, Peru very often. When do they do, as the case of Metallica, interest and profits reach high levels. However, not all are...

South Africa: The Polygamist President – “Doing a ‘Zuma'”

The President of South Africa has decided, once again, to marry. The number is up to 5 this time with recent news saying he's engaged to his sixth. The man...

Bhutan, China: Of Cyber And Border Wars

With quiet diplomacy and tact the tiny Himalayan state Bhutan took on giant China over encroachment and border issues recently. The Bhutanese officials and netizens are usually cautious to protest...

Hong Kong: A Post-50s Professional in Support of Today's Post-80s

China: The future of mobile media

Russia: Regional Officials Urged To Go Online

Ukraine: Citizen Media and Political Forecasting

There was no lack of interest in the outcome of the presidential election in Ukraine, and, as a result, the blogosphere was overflowing with political forecasting attempts on the eve...

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