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12 May 2010

Stories from 12 May 2010

Mexico: Fear and Intimidation in Electronic Media

The drug-related violence taking place in northern Mexico is being seen in citizen media. Through warnings and threats sent through blogs and emails, many residents are heavily impacted by the...

Belarus: New Internet Regulations

New Internet regulations in Belarus provide the government with new forms of control: compulsory registration of all websites (and compulsory hosting in Belarus), collection of personal data of Internet cafe...

Russia: Another Research On Internet Prices

User grokru published his research on Internet prices in different Russian cities.

Jamaica: Shot Call

Jamaican bloggers comment on the recent shootings of two dancehall artistes.

Barbados, Jamaica: Happy Birthday Kamau

Bloggers pay tribute to Barbados-born writer Kamau Brathwaite on his birthday.

Trinidad & Tobago: Manifesto

Pleasure reviews the aesthetic value of the ruling political party's 2010 manifesto.

Barbados: Dogs & the Environment

Dogs in Barbados links to an organization that claims dogs’ hair can be helpful in cleaning up environmental disasters.

Jamaica: Game Over?

“Not only has Bruce Golding’s unethical behaviour disgraced the position of PM, but he has shown himself to be of questionable character and a failure at providing the model of...

Iran: A new computer game to ‘hit reformist leaders’

Several Islamist bloggers in Iran such as Nofuzi wrote about a new computer game where players can hit and destroy reformist learders. According to [fa] the blogger, this game was...

CEE: Facebook Use Stats

Worldwide Facebook statistics – at Facebakers.com: in Central & Eastern Europe, the Czech Republic has most users – 2,634,300 people, the country's overall ranking is #29, penetration is 25.8%. It...

Secrets of a Chinese Restaurant

PH from Veggie discourse translates a post at MOP written by a Cook about how in general food is prepared in Chinese restaurant.

China: Shoe-throwing at real estate tycoon

The real estate bubble has enraged the public and real estate tycoon Ren Zhiqiang received a pair of shoes while delivering a speech in a conference in Dalian. Shanghaiist has...

Taiwan: Measuring masculinity

Michael Turton writes about how differences in masculinity between Taiwanese and Western males explain relationships between Taiwanese females and Western males.

Nepal: Government not happy about Facebook Wall photos

Xnepali informs that the Nepali government has asked to remove fake pictures of Nepali ministers from Facebook accounts of some users, otherwise they will be punished.

Bhutan: Lessons To Be Learnt

Dorji Wangchuk wonders whether Bhutanese people will continue to be civic and organized as they displayed themselves during the recently concluded SAARC summit.

Bangladesh: Celebrating Mother's Day

Back To Bangladesh posts a tribute to the Mother's Day with some photos of mothers in Bangladesh.

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