11 March 2010

Stories from 11 March 2010

Russia: Photos of Khrapovitskiy Estate

RuNet Echo  11 March 2010

Blogger vadych posted photos of ruins of the magnificent Khrapovitskiy estate, the only Russian estate built to compete with classic French mansions. Under Bolsheviks, the estate experienced nationalization, transformation to public college, then dormitory, fire and now it is close to complete destruction.

Russia: Soviet Singer Becomes Internet Meme

RuNet Echo  11 March 2010

A wordless song “I'm Glad I'm Finally Returning Home” performed by Soviet singer Eduard Hill became the recent Internet meme on English-speaking blogosphere. The Youtube video for the song counts about 2 mln. views, 13 thousand comments and 96 video replies.

Pakistan: Say No To Honor Killings

  11 March 2010

Dr. Awab Alvi at Teeth Maestro asked his readers to act to prevent a possible ‘Honor Killing’ in Quetta. Today the blogger updates the status of the couple under threat.

South Africa: The Democratic Alliance and Politics 2.0

  11 March 2010

Several political parties and politicians in Africa understand the importance of using social media tools to engage with citizens and party members. Today, lets look at the Democratic Alliance, South Africa's Official Opposition and its leader, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.

India: Honor Killing Recognized By A Court?

  11 March 2010

Dilip D'Souza at Death Ends Fun writes about the reasoning of a verdict by the Supreme Court of India and comments: “what I want to know is, when will we stop referring to this kind of murder as “honour killing”?”

Sri Lanka: Salutations To Mrs. Sonia Gandhi

  11 March 2010

Lankawomen.net, a blog dedicated to improve the representation of women in Sri Lankan politics, honors Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and President of Indian National Congress, for her role in the recently enacted Women's Reservation bill.

Against Cyber-Censorship – Voices in Hindi

  11 March 2010

On the occasion of the World Day Against Cyber Censorship, netizens across the world are realizing that even in this age internet is not free from restrictions on freedom of expression. In this post, Hindi bloggers reflect on press freedom from different angles.

China and the U.S: Obama's China strategy

  11 March 2010

China Matters has a commentary on China and the U.S relation. While China offers economic partnership and cash, Obama government isolates China in issues like Copenhagen climate summit, non-proliferation, Iran sanctions and RMB valuation

Thailand: The Red Shirts are coming!

  11 March 2010

The anti-government Red Shirts in Thailand are planning to stage a big rally this weekend. There is heightened tension and panic gripping the city of Bangkok. Bloggers share their views and observations.

Japan: Bulwark of citizen journalism closes shop

  11 March 2010

JanJan, Japan Alternative news for Justices and NewCultures, Japan’s most popular news website based entirely on citizen journalism is about to suspend publication. At the end of March, the Japanese version of Ohmy News, launched in 2002 and following in the footsteps of its Korean counterpart, will shut up shop....

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