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9 February 2010

Stories from 9 February 2010

Mozambique: Have African people been ‘Cursed'?

Peru: Cusco Bloggers Cover the Rain Disaster

After two weeks of heavy rain and non-stop rainfall, and following floods of Cusco, Puno and Apurímac, the citizen media has thoroughly covered the disaster in South Peru.

Sri Lanka: Another Blunder

India: The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Blog

Mongolia: “Khoomii doesn't belong to China”

Trinidad & Tobago: Parenting & Carnival

Bahamas, Haiti: Birth Control

Trinidad & Tobago: Blood Test vs. Breathalyzer

Trinidad & Tobago: Kiddies Carnival

Trinidad & Tobago: Working for the Tourist Dollar?

France: International Students in Paris Blog on Cité Babel

The International City of Paris houses a community of international students living and learning at French universities. Their blog and journal "Cité Babel" addresses issues related to identity, cultural exchanges,...

China: Let Feng Zhenghu come home, to jail time

After 92 days in Narita Airport, activist Feng Zhenghu has returned to Japan and is preparing for his ninth attempt to return home to China. Should he go? Illiberal members...

Iran: “Eight Iranian arrested in Copenhagen Denmark”

China: #Tanzuoren – to be human

Chinese activist Tan Zuoren was sentenced to 5 year imprisonment and 3 year deprivation of political rights this morning (Feb 9) under the charge of inciting subversion of state power....

Arab World: Should the New York Times Reassign Ethan Bronner?

Over the past couple of weeks, a much-discussed topic in the broader Arab blogosphere has been a news story that broken by a member of the blogosphere itself. On January...

Bangladesh: How To Minimize Risk In Stock Trading

Taiwan: Dark Marketing on Facebook

[Podcast] Interview with Fabiano Angelico of Transparência Brasil

Technology for Transparency Network

Fabiano Angelico of Transparência Brasil explains why transparency and accountability projects tend to focus on federal rather than state and local governments and points us to one innovative project in...

Costa Rica: Laura Chinchilla Elected First Woman President

Costa Ricans went to the polls on February 7th and elected Laura Chinchilla of the National Liberation Party, who will be the country's first woman president. Bloggers provide their opinions...

Venezuela: The Interrupted Hunger Strike of Franklin Brito

Venezuelan farmer Franklin Brito had been on a hunger strike, when he was taken to a military hospital against his will, while the government is questioning his mental state. His...