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20 May 2010

Stories from 20 May 2010

Russia: Kid Sets Up Lego Video Blog

Czech Republic: Update on the Flooding

Bulgaria: Update on Arevik Shmavonyan's Case

Uruguay: First Woman Elected as Intendant of Montevideo

Ana Olivera, a member of the Uruguayan Communist Party was elected Municipal Intendant of Montevideo. Her candidacy and the politics and history behind it gave social media users and bloggers...

Russia: Crisis and demography in Eurasia

Pakistan: Facebook Ban And Productivity

Sri Lanka: When To Settle The Political Score?

Bangladesh: Colours Of Water – Leather Tanneries

Kenya: Linking banks and mobile payments

Nigeria: A debate on pedophilia, Sharia law, and the ‘two’ Nigerias

The headline is tabloid-esque: "Nigerian senator marries 13-year-old girl". It refers to 49-year-old Ahmad Sani Yerima, whose marriage a few weeks ago has drawn criticism from around the country, playing...

Malawi: The world reacts after sentencing of gay couple

A day after the world marked International Day against Homophobia, a court in Malawi sentenced Malawi gay couple to jail for fourteen years.

Madagascar: Video of Gun Battles between Rival Armed Forces

USA: Tough Reviews on Huffington Post's Birthday

Madagascar: Violence Erupts Between Army and Dissident Police Unit

On May, 20th 2010, sustained gun battles between rival armed forces lasted for an hour in the capital city of Madagascar, Antananarivo. The ongoing political crisis has once again erupted...

Middle East: “Blood Borders”

Technology for Transparency Review, Part V

Technology for Transparency Network

Representative democracy, while necessary, takes citizens away from the decision making process. While traditional media tend to focus on individuals more than issues, a new generation of websites are combining...

South Korea and Thailand's Cold War Context

Russia: Provider “Accidentally” Blocks Opposition Web Site

Russia: Another Web site Closed For Extremism

Taiwan: In memory of Chao-Jung Hsu, a Taiwanese WWII veteran

As part of an impassioned campaign to create a memorial park for Taiwanese WWII veterans, Chao-Jung Hsu's set himself on fire and died exactly two years ago.