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16 March 2010

Stories from 16 March 2010

Colombia: Confusing Ballots on Election Day

During the Colombian elections held on March 14, one complaint became common: the ballots were confusing because of its format, which frustrated many voters.

Pakistan: Root Cause Of Water Crisis

Bangladesh: Why is India killing Bangladeshis?

India: The Rich Culture and unity of Mizoram

South Africa: Julius Malema and the future of freedom of speech

The ANC Youth League President Julius Malema has been found guilty of hate speech because of comments he made about a woman who accused President Jacob Zuma for rape. South...

Bulgaria: Police pressure blogger

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Here Comes The Rain

Trinidad & Tobago: Issues with the Academy

Trinidad & Tobago: Green Fund Gives Green Light

Cuba: Surviving the Deluge

Bermuda: Taking a Gamble

Belarus diversifies oil deliveries

China and Hong Kong: Police and media

Egypt: #Top50Eg Tweets Make a Difference

Egyptian tweeps are using the #Top50Eg hashtag on Twitter. Tarek Amr takes us on a tour of the Egyptian twittersphere to tell us all about it.

Japan: Farmers’ blogs

South Korea: Birth rate

Egypt: IslamOnline Employees Strike

Hundreds of employees, editors, and journalists started an angry sit-in in the widely read Cairo-based IslamOnline news website after 250 employees were sacked. For the first time, strikers are using...

Russia: Blog Report from Penal Colony

Russia: TV Star Calls For Young Talents Online Project

RuNet Echo

A famous TV host published a blog post where she called for creating an online initiative that would support young talents from remote regions of the country.

Russia: Regions Encouraged to Use E-Government Services