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21 June 2010

Stories from 21 June 2010

Russia: Flaws and Pitfalls of the Subsidized “Social” Internet Plan

Gregory Asmolov examines the potential of the Russian government's two new initiatives that aim at reducing the digital divide in the country.

East Timor: Expansion of the Energy Sector under Discussion

The past months have revealed serious tensions between Timorese leaders, Australia, and Woodside Petroleum, a multinational company hoping to profit from new petroleum resources in Timorese and Australian territory. At...

India, Bangladesh: The Other Side Of Rabindranath Tagore

Words From Solitude highlights the other side of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

Colombia: Beauty Queen falls from Molested Mare

Diarionocturno brings us citizen video from a regional Colombian parade: Keeping calm was impossible for this beauty queen in Andalucia, Colombia as the mare she was riding during a festival...

India: The Battle Of The Have-nots

Nila-kantha-chandra at Cuckoo's Call comments on the Maoist insurgency in India: “it seems we are living under the shadow of looming violence. A civil war, where the have-nots finally turn...

Sri Lanka: Why Do Online Brand Communities Fail?

Ami's space explains the reason why most online brand communities fail – because they don’t define success the right way.

World: Protecting Human Rights on Citizen Video

Making a video to protect human rights might backfire and end up threatening the rights of those who appear or participate in the video. WITNESS' The Hub shares with us...

India: What Does It Mean To Be Indian?

What does it mean to be Indian? Priya Ramani is editor of Mint Lounge, the weekend magazine of business newspaper Mint, and an article she wrote recently about her feeling...

Costa Rica: Resident Physicians on Strike

Conejitos Suicidas [es] writes about a strike by resident physicians in Costa Rica who claim that Social Security “violates the rights of future specialists in various fields of medicine” [es]....

Bolivia: Aymara New Year

The blog Letras Alteñas [es] has posted two videos showing the celebration of the Aymara New Year in the city of Tiahuanacu.

Bahamas: At a Loss

Weblog Bahamas is concerned about the government's apparent inability to deal with the crime situation.

Ecuador: Bloggers Analyze Truth Comission Report

On May 2007, a Truth Commission (TC) was created by presidential decree; its purpose is to investigate and collect information on human rights violations attributed to the security forces in...

Africa: Digital Citizen Indaba 5.0

The theme for the fifth annual Digital Citizen’s Indaba (DCI) at Rhodes University in Grahamstown is “Africa’s Underdevelopment: Digital Citizens Talk Back.”

Eritrea: I dream therefore I am

CapitalEritrea writes about art competition in Eritrea titled, “I Dream Therefore I Am.”

Africa: The African Peering and Interconnection Forum 2010

The African Peering and Interconnection Forum 2010 will be held in Nairobi on the 11th and the 12th of August 2010. The landmark event has the theme of “Unlocking Africa’s...

Eritrea: Eritrean journalists in diaspora

An analysis of experiences and activities on Eritrean journalists in the diaspora by Adal Voices Of Eritreans.

Kenya: First cyber games tournament

Kenyan gamers are organising their first tournament to be held at the iHub on the 26th of June 2010 and will run from 10am to 6pm.

Africa: Africans need CSR

Zulu Mathabo writes an article inspired by the poor performance of African soccer giants in the current FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010. He argues that The African natives need...

Cameroon: On Cameroon's World Cup exit

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon became the first team to be knocked-out of the World Cup after a 1-2 defeat to Denmark. Here is a tactical perspective from Cameroonian blogger...

Jamaica: Social Media Benefits

In light of the recent state of emergency in Jamaica, diaspora blogger Labrish calls social media “a strong wind at the back of citizen journalists and ultimately a benefit for...

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