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27 March 2010

Stories from 27 March 2010

Pakistan: Earth Hour 2010

Hina Safdar at Chowrangi urges Pakistanis to switch off lights in honor of earth hour tonight at 8:30 PM when hundreds of cities around the world will switch off the...

Japan: Long life to bluefin tuna. The experts’ word.

With 68 countries voting against, CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species that regulates the international trade of wild animals and plants, rejected a ban on Atlantic bluefin...

Liberia: Girl's murder sparks violence

Ruthie Ackerman, founder of Rising Voices grantee Ceasefire Liberia, charts the source of recent violence in Lofa County, Liberia since the murder of a young girl in February.

Paraguay: Rescuing Citizen Experiences Through the Use of Blogs

Paraguayan blogger Carlos Rodríguez has been "rescuing" citizen experiences through the use of his blog RESCATAR and he hopes that highlighting these experiences can help solve the many of the...

South Africa: The woman who spent 7 months in a male cell

Before she was acquitted of attempted robbery and hijacking in South Africa, Denise Abbah was imprisoned in a male cell for seven months as she waited for her trial. The prison officials mistook...

Japan: Cherry Blossom Viewing 101

Legonjapan made a video [en, ja] to explain the abc of Hanami, or flower viewing. The animation teaches the related terms and the etiquette to follow during the parties, usually...

Japan: A whale of a controversy

Only a few days after The Cove was awarded the Oscar as best documentary, drawing public and media attention around the world to the hunting of cetaceans issue, anti-whaling group...

Chile: Firsthand video account of Tsunami waves in Pichilemu

The force and unexpected nature of a tsunami wave can be seen in the following video. It shows a group of friends walking on the debris strewn beach of Pichilemu,...

The Virtual Choir: Technology, Collaboration and Music

Composer Eric Whitacre , after seeing a Youtube video of a young soprano singing his song "Sleep" wondered: What if he could get people, regardless of where they were in...

Russia: Two Video Scandals

In Russia this week it has been hard to miss the two scandals that, at first, appear to have only one thing in common: both are centered around amateur videos...

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