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19 April 2010

Stories from 19 April 2010

Caucasus: Social Innovation Camp

Although Internet penetration remains low in the South Caucasus, all indications are that new and social media has an increasingly important role to play in the area of democratization and...

Trinidad & Tobago: Roffey Speaks

Trinidad & Tobago: Discussing the Issues

Egypt: Hashish Crisis adds to Nation's Woes

Alongside bread, fuel and cooking gas, Hashish (cannabis) has been added to the list of things which Egyptians are starting to miss. Bloggers argue why this narcotic is the one...

India: Education In Mother-Tongue Is The Key

India: Gay Blogs And Twitter Accounts

Sri Lanka: Heading For An Internet Dark Age?

Bangladesh: The Ordeals Of Buying Land

India: Television As Educator

Uruguay: Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Verdún Shrine

Kyrgyzstan: The aftermath of public uprising

In the past week, the attention of Kyrgyzstani bloggers has been very firmly centred on political events in this small, mountainous Central Asian country. All over the country, memorials have...

Kuwait: Vote Buying in Poetry Contest

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China and Japan: AV star Aoi Sola writes to China fans

China and Japan: 2010 World Expo theme song

China: “QQ Fetish Group” trial

Chile: Controversial Use of Popular Song in TV Commercial

In Chile, a television advertisement for Almacenes Paris, a large department store chain, that uses a song by the popular folk-rock band Los Jaivas without their authorization, is stirring up...

India: Citizens debate government policy and the Maoist response

Dealing a severe blow to the Indian government’s ongoing offensive against the Naxalite-Maoist insurgency, 76 policemen were ambushed and killed by Maoist rebels in Dantewada, Chattisgarh on April 6, 2010....

Russia: The ‘Little Blue Buckets’ Protest

UK: Krakow Funeral Broadcast in London's Trafalgar Square