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14 June 2010

Stories from 14 June 2010

Greece: World Cup-Mania Provides Respite from Financial Crisis

Despite the dire financial crisis unfolding in Greece, many Greeks have taken to the 'social media World Cup' with gusto - perhaps hoping for a repeat of the amazing and...

Algeria: Disappointment and Anger After the Defeat against Slovenia

After a 24 years long wait, Algerians have focused their attentions on the world cup, hoping to escape the grind of their daily lives. The disappointment was all the more...

Kyrgyzstan: Provocateurs seen behind ethnic clashes

Clashes between the ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbek population in the southern Kyrgyzstan have developed into large-scale violence. After three nights of shooting in the isolated conflict zone - the population...

Pakistan: Budget Sans Public

Raza Rumi at Pak Tea House criticizes the lack of public consultation in the budgetary processes in Pakistan.

Trinidad & Tobago: Watchful Eye

This Beach Called Life is keeping a close eye on the weather.

India: EcoFestival 2010

Alexandra at India Climate Solutions writes about the EcoFestival 2010 which took place in New Delhi recently. The festival is aimed at “creating greater awareness, interest and actions to mitigate...

Jamaica, Guyana: Passing on the Classics

“Any list of Caribbean classics ultimately has to be the responsibility of Caribbean people wherever we are. And we’re not only responsible for creating a canon, but also for passing...

Haiti: Profiting from Disaster?

The Haitian Blogger suggests that “Haiti's calamity is a windfall for everyone, except Haitians living in Haiti in the camps.”

Russia: Authorities Anounce “Social Plan” for Internet Access

Igor Schegolev, Russian minister of Communications, announced [RUS] today that country's largest, state-controlled, access provider “Svyazinvest“ [ENG] will launch a subsidized Internet access plan. Users of the new “Social” plan will be...

Trinidad & Tobago: Budget of the People? applauds the new Finance Minister's initiative “to design a ‘dialogue process’ for all stakeholders to voice their opinions on the Republic’s budget”, saying: “He leads a process (if genuine)...

Cuba: Letters to the Editor

Generation Y says that the Granma newspaper's “Letters to the Editor” section “has created the false impression that criticism is admissible and one can speak with ‘no holds barred’.”

Ghana: Bloggers celebrate Ghana's victory over Serbia

The Ghana national football team, the Black Stars, became the first African team on Sunday win a match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup after beating Serbia. Ghanaian bloggers are...

Brazil: Soccer Dream Team Murals for the World Cup

During the first day of the World Cup, a group of 12 urban artists painted a wall of 240 m2 in the city of Rio de Janeiro featuring what they...

Peru: Cyber-Activism in Chimbote

Chimbote is a city and fishing port located to the north of Lima, where the use of internet is expanding. Recently, internet has become a way to call for and...

Uruguay: Effect of European Crisis

The blog Visión Universitaria [es] looks at how the European crisis has affected Uruguay.

Bangladesh: Sweet And Savory Snacks

Bangladesh Unlocked posts a review of some sweet and savory snacks from across Bangladesh.

Philippines: Best and worst library schools

Here is a list of the best and worst library schools in the Philippines, based on the blog post of blogger Filipino librarian

Laos: Forced to buy bracelets?

To mark Vientiane's 450th anniversary this year, local authorities issued bracelets for distribution. But there are rumors that rural villagers are being forced to buy these bracelets.

Laos: Korean star visits schools

Korean actor Jang Dong-gun visited schools in Laos where he gave free meals and starred in an anti-poverty documentary by the UN World Food Program

Myanmar: No power shortage during World Cup broadcast

Myanmar football fans are happy to discover that power supply seems stable during the TV broadcast of World Cup games.

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