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2 April 2010

Stories from 2 April 2010

Bhutan: Teachers Abusing Students

Journalist and blogger Dipika at On The Job writes about corporal punishments practiced by teachers in Bhutan and the embarrassment the students receive publicly causing them emotional trauma.

Nepal: Too Much Negativity In Media

Ujjwal Acharya at The Radiant Star complains about the negativity in the print media of Nepal. The blogger comments: “one of the constructive roles that media could easily play, without...

Bangladesh: Kantha Artist And An Accidental Saint

Anil Advani introduces to us Surayia Rahman, a self-trained Kantha artist from Bangladesh. She “guided hundreds of poor women in Bangladesh to create masterworks – exquisitely embroidered tapestries that have...

Taiwan: Save Pink Dolphins

Wild at Heart calls for donation to save the endangered Pink Dolphins near the Taiwan sea.

Spain: Conguitos Racist Logos in Question

On Maneno, a blogging platform dedicated to meet the needs of sub Saharan Africa bloggers, schauzeri wonders why Conguitos, a renown sweets company in Spain,  retained their current logos despite...

Japan: Cosplay carnival

The Englishman posts pictures of a cosplay carnival in Osaka.

The Big Issue Hits Taiwan

Taiwan is the 9th country that publishes The Big Issue. Li Chi Zhong, the founder of Roodo Blog, introduces this model to Taiwan with a hope to develop a new...

Philippines: Online Visita Iglesia

The faithful can now have the Visita Iglesia, or the traditional Filipino custom of visiting at least seven churches where they can commemorate the fourteen Stations of the Cross on...

Myanmar: April Fool Blood Donation

July Dream wrote about a blood donation drive organized on April Fool's Day in Myanmar.

Malaysia: New Economic Model

Dubbed as the New Economic Model, Malaysia's Prime Minister has finally unveiled the first part of the plan detailing the country's future economic direction. The effort is much lauded especially...

Indonesia: Sony versus Sony

Sony AK from Indonesia was threatened with a trademark infringement lawsuit by Japan’s Sony Corporation if he does not close his personal website whose domain name is www.sony-ak.com. This provoked...

Egypt: Excellent Cat Meows for President Mubarak

Egyptians are quick to pounce on the opportunity to use all the social media tools at their disposal. Marwa Rakha takes a look at how bloggers and online peers mobilised...

Russia: Muscovites Use Blogs to Avoid Riding Metro

Podvezu_msk Livejournal community, which opened after the recent bombings in Moscow, is used by drivers-bloggers to offer a ride to those who don't want to use a subway. It also...

Russia: Mainstream and Citizen Media Coverage

Lengthy discussions of the mainstream and citizen media coverage of the March 29 Moscow subway attacks: Minding Russia – here and here, FPA's Russia blog – here and here, and...

Russia: Anglophone Commentary on Subway Attacks

More Anglophone discussions of the March 29 Moscow subway bombings, the politics around it and the commentary it has generated: Sean's Russia Blog – here and here; FPA's Russia blog;...

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