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24 May 2010

Stories from 24 May 2010

Caucasus: Eurovision girl power

Ianyan comments on this week's Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Oslo, Norway. Noting the often cheesy nature of the international music competition, the blog takes a look at...

Caucasus: Eurovision Social Media

With the first semi-final in this year's Eurovision Song Contest due to take place tomorrow, activity on blogs, social media networks and micro-blogging sites in support of entrants from Armenia,...

Russia: Moscow Government Abandons Social Media

Moscow mayor's office prepared a draft bill on access to the information with no mention of blogs or any kind of social media, gzt.ru reported [RUS]. Gzt.ru suggests the reason...

Bhutan: Why Is It Important For A Politician To Blog?

Indian blogger Jabberwock quotes Tshering Tobgay, blogger and the leader of the opposition Party in the Bhutanese parliament answering the question ‘why is it important for a politician to blog':...

Trinidad & Tobago: Election Graffiti

Copy Book Page posts photos of Trinidad and Tobago's election graffiti, adding: “Apparently Graffiti is only legal and accepted around election time.”

Bangladesh: The First Bangladeshi Conquers Everest

Gurumia.com reports that Musa Ibrahim has become the first Bangladeshi to conquer the Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth.

Jamaica: Don't Worry

Jamaica's Annie Paul tweets breaking news about the country's state of emergency.

Trinidad & Tobago: People's Party Position

Afra Raymond thinks that in the context of today's national elections, “with the distinct probability of a victory by the united PP…it is timely to consider the way in which...

Nepal: Why Not To Fear The Maoists?

“Nepal is scheduled to have coalition governments for a long, long time to come, just like India. That might be a good reason to not fear the Maoists,” comments Democracy...

Trinidad & Tobago: Ways of Voting

“YOU COULD vote based on race…You can vote about party and not people…You can vote people…You could vote issues…”, all of which, says Tattoo, “leads us to another method of...

India: River Bath Festivals

Ram Banshal at India in Peril writes about the Indian tradition of river bath festivals and the high risk of exposing to viral infections via polluted river water.

Bermuda: Happy Bermuda Day!

Vexed Bermoothes wishes everyone a Happy Bermuda Day.

Jamaica: State of Emergency

Things are starting to unravel in Jamaica, as the drug money link between dons and politicians, starts to get the media attention it deserves. The United States want Christopher ‘Dudus’...

Peru: Schoolgirl Questions US First Lady About Immigration Reform

During a recent visit to a Maryland school, US First Lady Michelle Obama received a question from a schoolgirl of Peruvian descent, who asked why people without immigration papers were...

Guinea-Bissau: Political Situation still Unstable

With the imminent approval of a law which will determine major reforms in the Armed Forces of Guinea-Bissau, Blog Pessôa [pt] reflects on the political instability in the country eight...

Eto'o's Success Lifting Cameroon ‘s Hope

After the success of his Italian club Inter Milan in the UEFA European Champions League, Cameroonian football star Samuel Eto'o is the toast of the town and his country. Cameroonian...

Iran: “We are unemployed”

Several Iranian protesters at an outdoor speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday shouted their concerns about unemployment in Khoramshahr. Here is a video film where we can hear...

Bahrain: The Nazi is Coming

The Nazi is coming … to Bahrain. Check out Mahmood's Den to see what the furor is all about.

Japan: 1300 years in the making, celebration in Nara

While both culturally and physically a long ways from the modern capital of Tokyo, tracing back well over a thousand years into Japanese history one comes across Nara, a quiet,...

Egypt: Fat7enha Forga Launched

Mahmoud Saber announced the launch of Fat7enha Forga, which is a new idea to share movies and independent video projects on the Internet. The debut is a video named “...

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