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15 May 2010

Stories from 15 May 2010

Japan: Sanja Festival

Reactions to the Greek Financial Crisis and the IMF from the Africansphere

With the challenges facing the Greek economy and the ensuing intervention from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), reactions from African bloggers range from cautionary tales from past experiences to lessons...

Zambia: Meet the founder of Media 365

Africa: Africa Gathering event

Azerbaijan: Revisiting Flower Day

Armenia: Banned TV station online

Caucasus: Google Translate in Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian

ICT for Development News in Japanese

Thailand: Protest blockade ends in violence

The attempt of the Thailand military to blockade the Red Shirt protest camp in Bangkok ended in violence with 16 people dead and hundreds injured. Here are liveblog and twitter...

Russia: Blogger Follows “Privileged” Car to Find Its Destination

Russia: Yet Another “Little Blue Buckets” Action

Russia: First Cyrillic Domains Go Online

RuNet Echo

First Cyrillic domains officially went online on May 13 and caused different reactions among Russian Internet users. Many people still wonder what will be the consequences of this initiative.

The Aid Transparency Movement

Technology for Transparency Network

The momentum of the aid transparency movement is palpable, but without greater coordination and aggregation, so much transparency will lead to more confusion than clarity. Raw data must be presented...