22 May 2010

Stories from 22 May 2010

Jamaica: Extradition Developments

  22 May 2010

“There is a terse calm across the island, with Jamaicans watching with great interest, the events that are unfolding before our eyes”: Girl With A Purpose is monitoring the situation involving the extradition of Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, while Barbados Underground notes that “the political career of Prime Minister Bruce Golding...

India: Outrage At Mangalore Plane Crash

  22 May 2010

An Air-India Express plane arriving from Dubai has crashed in Mangalore Bajpe airport in south India, killing most of the 166 people on board. It is the first major crash in India for some years, but many bloggers and Twitter users are not surprised at the news.

India: Outsourcing The Womb

  22 May 2010

AmreekanDesi says that India has taken outsourcing to a new level. The country is now outsourcing the womb to produce little babies for the childless parents across the world.

Taiwan: Responses to Thailand's upheaval, if there is any

  22 May 2010

Taiwan is no stranger in terms of “Red Shirts” and street protests. In September, 2006, the island had its own anti-corruption campaign which also involved about one million red-shirt protesters demonstrating against the former President Chen Shui-bain (who has been still under custody since Nov.12, 2008). And when the first...

Australia: Bob Geldof Rouses Aussie Rich

  22 May 2010

Aid celebrity Bob Geldof caused a stir on a visit to Australia this week by saying that "Australia is economically stupid for importing labour while Aboriginal talent goes to waste." Bloggers react.

Technology for Transparency Review, Part VI

  22 May 2010

This post concludes the first phase of our research into the role of technology in the transparency and accountability movement by offering conclusions and recommendations related to projects of crime mapping, extractive industry transparency, local government, private sector transparency, and advocacy.

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