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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

Technology for Transparency Network

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

Trinidad & Tobago: Money Done

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

Sri Lanka: The Economics Of Being A Rice Farmer

Bhutan: Sex And Society

Japan: Human-faced dog

China and Japan: Expo Osaka and Expo Shanghai

Bangladesh: Disappearing Islands

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

Myanmar: Why Is There No Backup Plan?

Myanmar: NLD Challenges Election Laws

Philippines: Earthquake near Manila

Fashionalism in the Philippines

Philippines: Online Campaigning