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17 March 2010

Stories from 17 March 2010

Jordan: Third “Blog About Jordan” Day a Success

Jordanian bloggers marked the third Blog About Jordan day on March 12th. As was the case in previous years, the cyber event was organized by U.S.-based Jordanian blogger Qwaider. Ebtihal...

Saudi Arabia: 1,000 lashes for YouTube video

A Saudi man has been charged for morality crimes after a video appeared on YouTube where he is dressed in police uniform, dancing and flirting with the male cameraman. He...

Moldova: Constitution and immunity

Zimbru of Morning in Moldova argues against parliamentary immunity as part of a new Moldovan constitution.

Russia: Results of regional elections

Gabriela Ionita of Power&Politics World analyses the results on Russia's recent regional elections and its effects on the country's politics.

Russia: Blogger Criticizes National Post Service

Blogger cyxoupshk published a video (RU with English subs) address criticizing Russian post service. The video is provoked by increasingly bad quality of service as well as recent DHL's shipping...

Macedonia: International Women's Day in the Blogosphere

International Women's Day is not an official public holiday in Macedonia, but is widely observed through interpersonal interactions and at some workplaces. This year, a number of bloggers used the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Anti-Everything

KnowTnT.com‘s Edmund Gall asks himself, “Are we Trinis more likely to be *against* something than *for* the opposite?”

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: The Order of Things

Barbados-based B.C. Pires posts some observations about the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister's statements “that a war is on between the PNM government and some elements of the construction sector”:...

Colombia: Results from March 14 Elections

On Sunday March 14, Colombians went to the polls to elect legislative representatives. It was also viewed as a barometer of what could happen in the May 30 presidential elections.

Bahamas: Natural Energy?

Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith wonders whether natural gas can solve the country's power problem.

Trinidad & Tobago: Untouchable?

Trinidadian bloggers discuss the Prime Minister's behaviour during a recent “walkabout”.

Bermuda: Coming to Term

Bermudian bloggers comment on term limits. Politics.bm: “The requirement to prove Bermuda status for entry is draconian and unnecessary…”; Vexed Bermoothes: “I believe that term limits are very dangerous, particularly...

Iranian women's rights website wins RSF online freedom award

Reporters without Borders and Google have awarded Iranian women's rights website We-change with a "Netizen Prize" for their work in defense of freedom of expression.

China: Various aspects of censorship

March 12 was the World Day Against Cyber Censorship and Reporters Without Borders announced its latest list of "Enemies of the Internet," which points a finger at China, among other...

Sri Lanka: Theaters In Colombo

Indi.ca writes about the adult film theaters in Colombo and how women are portrayed in the film posters.

Pakistan: Terror And The Blame Game

Kalsoom at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan criticizes the blame game of Pakistan's leaders and comments: “the stream of bombings and the subsequent deaths of innocent civilians will continue to...

India: Mumbai Traffic

Entrepreneur and blogger Rajesh Jain comments on the traffic in Mumbai: “from my own experience, average traffic speed has probably halved in the past decade.”

China: College students’ employment problem

PH from veggie discourse translated a local news story from Netease about how 5 college students beat out 395 Others to become feces diggers.

Ecuador: The Yasuni-ITT Initiative

In 2007, the Ecuadorian government unveiled the Yasuni-ITT Initiative, which would call for the oil reserves found in the Yasuni National Park to remain underground in exchange for compensation from...

Uganda: Students riot, Kampala burns

Two separate tragedies struck Kampala, the capital of Uganda, on Tuesday: students at Makerere University rioted after the shooting death of two of their peers. And the Kasubi Tombs, a...

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