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8 March 2010

Stories from 8 March 2010

Armenia: S.O.S. Save Cinema Moscow's Open Hall

Unzipped comments on plans to demolish Yerevan's only open air cinema hall to make room for the construction of a new church. Although the cinema itself was constructed after the...

Armenia: International Women's Day

Ianyan marks International Women's Day with an extended post reflecting on gender in Armenia and its Diaspora. The blogger examines several issues related to Armenian women including marriage, education, work,...

Russia: Most of Media Practice “Copy-Pasting”

Russian magazine Kommersant Money published an analytical investigation on plagiarism in online media. It suggests that the majority of media content in Russia is based on “copy-pasting” practice usually done...

Russia: “Muromtsev Dacha” Demolished

A historic wooden house in Moscow suburbs known as “Muromtsev Dacha” has been torn down by the authorities amid numerous protests from the residents. The photos of the demolition have...

Russia: “Postal Cop” Gets Life Imprisonment

Denis Yevsyukov, a 32-year-old Moscow policeman who killed two and injured seven people, was sentenced to life imprisonment on February 20, 2010. The verdict became the hot topic in the...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Eye on T&T

Jamaica's Active Voice admits she's “quite fascinated by the goings on in Trinidad and Tobago over the last couple of days”, saying, “I'd like to see how the ruling party...

Pakistan: Suicide Bombing In Lahore

Five Rupees reports that a suicidal car bomb has ripped through government buildings in Lahore today killing 12 people and injuring many.

Russia: Bloggers Outraged About Pedophile Case

The mild sentencing of a man who raped a little girl has caused an outcry among Russian bloggers and led to additional investigation of the judicial process.

Russia: Rally Demands Overhaul of Corrupt Police Force

Several hundred activists, at a rally in Moscow on March 6, demanded an overhaul of Russia's notoriously and increasingly corrupt police force, arguing that the reform of the service ordered...

Ghana: AccraTwestival2010

Mac announces the first ever Twitter Festival dubbed: AccraTwestival2010: It is an event been co-organized by myself; MacJordaN & RodneyQuarcoo and a few volunteers based in Accra. It is scheduled...

Iraq: Baghdad, Bombs and Ballots

Will the elections herald a new era of political stability for Iraq or will it be more of the same? Iraqi bloggers discuss their fears and hopes on the day...

Kenya: First Day of ICANN in Nairobi

Rebecca's notes on the first day of ICANN meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. ICANN is the body that governs the assignment of domain names and IP addresses worldwide: “But I must...

Kenya: Soul Boy – Premier

A Nairobian's Perspective writes about the Kenyan Independent movie dubbed “Soul Boy”, which premiered on Saturday 6th of March 2010 in Kenya's sprawling slum ‘Kibera’.

Nigeria: After the President's return, bloggers question who's in charge

Only two weeks after Goodluck Jonathan's long-anticipated confirmation as Acting President, ailing President Yar'Adua was stealthily flown back to Abuja after more than two months abroad. For most observers, the...

Pakistan: More Than 80,000 Cell Phones Snatched In A Year

Hina Safdar at Chowrangi informs that More than 80,000 cell phones were snatched last year in Pakistan and almost 75% of them were of one brand.

Bangladesh: Much Ado About Nothing

Maskwaith Ahsan at Voice Of Bangladeshi Bloggers discusses about the acrimonious politics in Bangladesh which deals with unproductive issues and not the important ones. “How come we never see this...

Haiti: Permaculture

Repeating Islands looks at permaculture as a possible environmental solution for Haiti following the January 12 earthquake.

Dominica: Online Safety

Dominica Weekly suggests seven tips to keep you safe on social networking sites.

Barbados: Water Response

“Watching how the government deals with the current drought in Barbados is an interesting lesson in crisis management”: Barbadian bloggers are dissatisfied with the water situation on the island.

Armenia-Turkey: Response to U.S. Genocide Resolution

Following last week's resolution urging the US government to recognize the 1915 massacre and deportation of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as Genocide, reaction in the blogosphere appears to be...

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