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10 April 2010

Stories from 10 April 2010

United Kingdom: Iraqi LGBT group leader Ali Hili refused priority for ayslum application

Ali Hili, leader of an Iraqi lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group has been waiting for an asnwer to his application for asylum in the United Kingdom for three...

16 Years Later, the Rwandan Genocide Remembered

On April 7th, Rwanda commemorated the 16th anniversary of the genocide that took the lives of as many as 800,000 people and traumatized a whole region to this day. The...

Cast your vote for the “Best of the Blogs”

Online voting has begun for the Best of the Blogs Awards from Deutsche Welle, one of the most prestigious international blog competitions with nominated blogs in eleven different languages. You...

Russia: Bloggers Discuss Andrzej Wajda's “Katyń” Movie

RuNet Echo

For the first time in Russian history, Andrzej Wajda's “Katyń” (2007) has been aired on Russian public television channel “Kultura” -- thus leading to online discussions on Stalin regime, historical...

China: The brief lives of Chinese buildings

At a construction and energy conservation conference that opened March 29 in Beijing, a Ministry of Housing and Construction official revealed that construction in China only has a 25–30 year...

Poland: President Kaczyński is Killed in Plane Crash in Russia – Initial Reactions

Sylwia Presley reports on the initial reactions of the Polish social media users to the shocking news of the plane crash, which killed the Polish president and many other top...

Citizen Media at International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy

The 4th edition of the International Journalism Festival will take place in Perugia, Italy on 21-25 April 2010 with several panel discussions focused on citizen journalism and new media from...

Kyrgyzstan: Social Media Create and Fight Information Overload

RuNet Echo

The coverage of recent bloody events in Kyrgyzstan by online and traditional media caused information overload that made it very difficult to create a consistent picture. That is why bloggers...

Trinidad & Tobago: Election Fever

With one action, the prorogation of Parliament, Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister thrust the country into election mode. As the news broke, the blogosphere was rife with speculation...