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25 March 2010

Stories from 25 March 2010

Bulgaria: Football Player Beats Up a Model

Bulgaria is quite shocked at the news of a player for one of the country's biggest football clubs, CSKA, beating top model Kristin Vacheva.

Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women in Technology and Transparency Worldwide

In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day we profile several women based around the world who use technology to to make government more transparent and accountable.

Philippines: Post-earthquake reactions on Twitter

A 6.1 intensity earthquake rocked Manila and nearby provinces in the Philippines a few hours ago. Twitterers continue to share their experience and observations.

Africa: Notes From the Field

This is a roundup of blog posts of Concern US aid workers blogging from Sub-Saharan Africa. Concern US aid workers blog regularly about their work and challenges they face as...

Sri Lanka: The Akon Controversy

A recent video of R&B singer-songwriter Akon featuring a group of scantly clad women dancing at a pool party in front of a Buddha statue caused much uproar in Sri...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: BBC Azeri Facebook Diary II

As part of the BBC Superpower Season, the BBC's Azeri service approached Global Voices Online's Caucasus editor to participate in its own reflection on the power of the Internet. What...

Barbados: Drought Continues

“Monday was world water day and it has brought home to many of us that we must not take this precious commodity for granted”: my rustic bajan garden blogs about...

Trinidad & Tobago: Money Done

“I yawned last night when the news on all local TV stations reported that the police, famous for being loyal to our incorruptible leader, raided UDeCOTT offices, Sunway International’s offices...

China: Characters in leaders’ names made sensitive search terms on Google

Beginning Wednesday and continuing today, Chinese Internet users have discovered that Google searches containing the Chinese characters for the surnames of China's top leaders (ie. the ‘hu’ [jintao] in carrot,...

Sri Lanka: The Economics Of Being A Rice Farmer

Rajaratarala at Perceptions blog discusses the challenging economics of the production cost of a rice farmer in Sri Lanka and the price they get for their produces.

Bhutan: Sex And Society

Freedom In Bhutan writes about the reservations of the Hindu community to talk about sex issues in the context that “the Hindu tradition is full of sex”.

Japan: Human-faced dog

Pink Tentacle has a feature story about the legend of human-faced dog in Japan.

China and Japan: Expo Osaka and Expo Shanghai

Martin J Frid notices that the theme of Expo 2010 is loaded with a strong belief in “developmentalism” and “urbanism”. He then shares the experience of Expo Osaka in 1970...

Bangladesh: Disappearing Islands

Reacting on the news that disputed South Talpatti island in the Bay of Bengal has submerged due to sea level rise, Mohammad Farhan Husain writes about the bleak future of...

India: Not A Culture Or An Idea, But An Experience

Sometimes people ask what India is – a country, an idea or a culture? According to Supriyo Chaudhuri “India is an experience. It is greater than the country, more diverse...

Myanmar: Why Is There No Backup Plan?

Nyi Lynn Seck shared his thoughts on the political processes of Myanmar in the past, and wondered why there are no backup plans to continue with another person if one...

Myanmar: NLD Challenges Election Laws

Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) has legally challenged the electoral laws which prohibits the party's leader Aung San Su Kyi from participating in the general election.

Philippines: Earthquake near Manila

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake was felt near Manila, Philippines. Earthquake is now a trending topic on twitter.

Fashionalism in the Philippines

Andang Juan blogs on “fashionalism,” a term invented by a Filipino fashion designer from the words “fashion” and “nationalism,” as a means by which capitalists translate the abstract concept of...

Philippines: Online Campaigning

Radulce blogs about online campaigning in the Philippines in the context of the 2010 Presidential Elections.

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