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7 March 2010

Stories from 7 March 2010

Russia: Authorities to Eliminate “Digital Divide” in 2010

RuNet Echo

High Internet access prices in remote regions of Russia significantly slow the process of broadening Internet availability in the country. But it seems that Russian authorities are determined to fight...

What is the Japanese Language Proficiency Test?

Russia: Photos of Rally For Police Reform

India: The Women's Reservation Bill

Russia: Famous Cop-Blogger Released From Jail

Bangladesh: Photo Competition For The Bihari Refugees

Trinidad & Tobago: The Hart of the Matter

News broke late yesterday that Calder Hart, the Canadian-born head of The Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (UDeCOTT), the company pegged as "Government's primary developer of choice",...

Iraq: It's Election Day on Twitter!

It's election day in Iraq and the Twittersphere has been abuzz with updates since the early morning. Professional and citizen journalists toyed with Twitter to keep us abreast with the...

Uganda: Religious leader and activists petition parliament

South Africa: Wake-up call for South African soccer

Ethiopia: New book examines Ethiopia's 1974 revolution

Philippines: Street named after cigarette company

Ethiopia: Trailer for upcoming film on Ethiopian music

Malaysia: 3 women caned for having illicit sex

Three women were caned in Malaysia after a Shariah court found them guilty of having “sex out of wedlock.” They were the first Muslim women to be caned for committing...

Ethiopian ‘aid for arms’ story sparks storm

The BBC sparked a storm this week with a story claiming millions of dollars sent to help starving people in Ethiopia's 1980s famine were used to buy arms by rebels.

Japan: Flight Doctor Tweeting in Chile

Bulgaria: Protesting Against Seafront Construction in Varna

Ruslan Trad writes about Varna activists' fight against illegal construction on the seafront promenade - and against rampant corruption plaguing the country.

Syria: Bloggers Discuss Secularism

The Middle East is often associated with Islam, not only as a faith but also as a political ideology and a system of governance. Can secularism ever be implemented in...

Russia: More People Use Twitter

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