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17 May 2010

Stories from 17 May 2010

How to Follow the World Cup in South Africa Online

J.L. Orihuela in Blog eCuaderno has published quite a [es]  handy list of resources for anyone wishing to follow the 2010 World Cup of soccer in South Africa online.  Videos,...

Pakistan: The Journey Of A Muslim Youth

Omar K at Pak Tea House tells the story of a bizarre journey of soul searching as he embraced the practices of Islam and slowly distanced himself from them.

Bangladesh: Tulip Tweets

Maskwaith Ahsan at E-Bangladesh highlights Tulip Siddiq, who along with few others have pioneered the political presence of Bangladeshi women in the UK; and she tweets too!

Russia: Pictures of Forest Fire

Photoblogger Igor Podgorny posts convincing pictures of the aftermath of the forest fire that is denied by Russian authorities.

Russia: “Novaya Gazeta” Down

The Web site of Russia's independent newspaper “Novaya Gazeta” seems to be down. As the newspaper's blog states, it's not a DDOS-attack but a hosting provider's issue due to the...

Ethiopia: Activists use new media to ensure free and fair election

As Ethiopians are preparing themselves for parliamentary election scheduled for May 23, 2010, two organisations are using new media to ensure free and fair elections. Ethiopia CommonBorders, a community-based organisation,...

Russia: Photos Flood in Moscow

Alexey Yushenkov posts pictures of the flood on one of the central streets in Moscow. He also gives pictures of the same situation in 2006. Other pictures of the flood...

Africa: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia comes to Africa

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)) is a day is recognized by people joining together to speak out against homophobia, its effects and results focusing on ways to change...

Puerto Rico: In Solidarity

Repeating Islands reports that “public figures including musicians, singers, and sports personalities from Latin America and Spain” have sent messages of support to the students who are on strike at...

Trinidad & Tobago: Social Media Interaction

“This general election has seen the most social media usage in the history of Trinidad and Tobago”: says that while this is a positive development, “something is missing. Interaction.”

Barbados: PM Unwell

Bajan Global Report links to a report on the ill-health of the nation's Prime Minister, while Barbados Free Press blogs about an upcoming national day of prayer in his name.

Bermuda: Approaching Hurricane Season

21 Square is bracing for “a very active hurricane season, potentially one of the most active on record.”

Jamaica: Feeling It

Active Voice empathizes with her Prime Minister, “because this turn of events has nothing to do with him personally, or the Jamaica Labour Party for that matter. It's just the...

Iran:Deal between Iran and France

Tahe Khand writes that France decided Monday to send home an Iranian agent it had jailed for murdering the Shah's last prime minister, two days after Tehran freed a young...

Japan: 100 Japanese Books with Global Appeal

Tomo Akiyama links to Yurindo's book fair, which lists 100 Japanese Books with Global Appeal in English.

Global: The Green Wave 2010

Esse tal Meio Ambiente blogs [pt] on The Green Wave Campaign 2010, to take place on May 21-22 in parallel with the International Day for Biodiversity. The multi-year global campaign...

Taiwan: Prix ARS Electronica Give “Puncar Action” Honorary mention

ARS Electronica just announced the winners of 2010 Prix ARS Electronica. Puncar Action, a Taiwanese digital inclusion project, gets honorary mention in the category of Digital Community along with another...

South Korea: How to be a Power Blogger

Ask a Korean! translated an article by Mr. Joo Seong-Ha on how to becom a power blogger.

White American pop singers marketed in Japan

Adamu from Mutantfrog travelogue comments on the localized marketing of American pop-singers EastWest Boys.

China: Do Officials Really Fear the Internet?

Chinageeks picks up a local media debate on whether or not Chinese officials are afraid of Internet public opinion.

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