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17 February 2010

Stories from 17 February 2010

Russia: Human Rights Activists’ Blogs

A list of links to Russian human rights activists’ blogs (RUS) – at Human Rights in Russia (hro.org).

Russia: Avatar & North Caucasus – Fiction vs Reality

LJ user burtin posts this comment (RUS) about Avatar: “Interesting that people cry [as they watch] Avatar – while reports from Chechnya and Ingushetia leave them totally indifferent. Even though...

Sri Lanka: World Bank And Web Censorship

“Will the World Bank indirectly support web censorship in Sri Lanka?” asks Sanjana Hattotuwa at ICT For Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) blog.

India, Pakistan: A Pakistani In Mumbai

Jehan Ara, a Pakistani entrepreneur and blogger who writes at In The Line Of Wire, is visiting Mumbai and shares her reactions.

Nepal: Solidarity With India

“When India suffers, Nepalis share the pain” says United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal. The blog talks about the recent terror attack in German Bakery in Pune, India, where...

India: Managing Mountain Waste

Caroline At India Climate Solutions writes about some “creative and passionate individuals committed to changing the waste cycle” in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh in India.

My Name is Khan – Cultural Politics in India

A look at the Hindi blog-posts related to the Bollywood film 'My Name Is Khan' reveals an interesting fact - that the reactions to this film have more to do...

Anguilla: Elections Results

Corruption-free Anguilla reflects on the country's recent elections: “I am happy with the election results. I have no doubt that the Anguillian electorate has spoken loudly and clearly.”

Guyana: Visiting Kaieteur

Lifespan of a Chennette blogs about Guyana's Kaieteur Falls.

Trinidad & Tobago: Saving Carnival

B.C. Pires links to a column by Mark Lyndersay, which, “if listened to, could rescue Trinidad Carnival for photographers; or at least stave off the death of yet another of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Tuesday

Trinidadian bloggers post photos from the Carnival Tuesday festivities.

Barbados, Canada: Sentencing Today

The convicted murderer of a Canadian tourist is to be sentenced today – Barbados Free Press is “hoping he rots in jail until he draws his final breath.”

Haiti: A Month Later

“The time has come for each Haitian wherever you are, and whoever you are to take a stand, and say ‘NO’ to the bureaucracy that worsens the situation in Haiti...

Pakistan: Let The Kites Fly

A Lahore Court banned kite flying in Punjab province of Pakistan in 2005 citing it as a dangerous game and deprived many residents of the joys of Basant festivities. Some...

Japan: Cool bizz campaign

Neojaponisme blogs about conflicts and challenges surrounding the cool bizz campaign in Japan. The campaign encourages white-collar workers to work sans jacket and tie in the summer months to reduce...

Burqa Strains Multicultural Australia

Since the proposed bans on the wearing of the burqa in France, the issue has been simmering in the Australian blogosphere. An Australian radio shock-jock, and ex-police officer, drew criticism...

China: The Party’s Policies are yakexi

C. Custer from ChinaGeeks blogs about a new buzz word, yakexi, in Chinese Internet community. It is an Uyghur word for good and recently used to praise Chinese policies in...

“SOS Internet Indonesia”

The Indonesian government plans to create a team which will regulate internet content in the country. The plan is to censor pornography, gambling, racism and other immoral content in cyberspace....

Singapore: Military robotics

A blogger questions the decision of the Singapore Armed Forces to purchase hardware dealing with military robotics

Singapore: Minimum wage

Tan Kin Lian from Singapore argues that a minimum wage will reduce disparity of income in the country

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