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18 July 2010

Stories from 18 July 2010

Bangladesh: MicroApps – Visual Designer For Facebook Fanpage

Hasin Hayder (Bangladeshi geek, blogger and entrepreneur) shares in his blog ‘The Storyteller’ the background stories of the launch of the web based service MiproApps, a visual designer for Facebook...

India: Innovative Startup Idea

Gaurav Mishra at Gauravonomics shares an innovative idea yet to be explored by startups – a service for getting together at places with friends of friends.

India: From Stone Pelting In Kashmir Streets To Facebook Protests

Indian administered Kashmir valleys are boiling over tensions and rage against Indian security forces over killing of a number of young protesters. An SMS ban ensued to stop rumors and...

Russia: A governor in the gaul?

LJ user bobasta discusses [RUS] ongoing speculations if it really was the governor of Saratov, Pavel Ipatov, who was caught by Italian police on a yacht in the Mediterranean last...

Africa: A new blog focusing on Africa

Baobab is a blog by The Economist that focuses on African politics, economy and culture.

Africa: Highway Africa New Media Awards 2010

Here are the winners of Highway Africa New Media Awards 2010. Highway Africa is an annual conference that focuses on journalism and new media.

Somalia: Islam or barbarism?

Nkwazi Mhango questions the recent ban on bras and beard shaving in Somalia by Somali terrorist groups: “With shock and dismay, I read news that men in Somali capital were...

Ghana: Journey to Africa

From Australia to Ghana is a new book by a blogger based in Ghana and Global Voices author, Gayle Pescud.

Thailand: Texting Troubles for the Prime Minister

When Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva assumed office in 2008, he sent an SMS to millions of Thai mobile phone users asking for unity. Now he is facing a corruption...

Japan: A short documentary-post on Tuvalu

Photographer Ken Umemoto dedicates a post [ja] to Tuvalu [en] and the disastrous effects of human intervention and climate change on the island. The post also includes fascinating “auteur photos”,

Russia: What Nashi youth learn about the world

LJ user expp publishes [RUS] an excerpt from an interview with an activist of the Putinist youth movement Nashi, on what is taught at the organization's Seliger summer camp –...

Russia: How to cook and eat a hot dog

Voices from Russia muses on the fact that Russian news agency, RIA-Novosti, has issued instructions on “How to cook and eat a hot dog.”

Hungary: Collapse in EU/IMF-negotiations

Eva Balogh of Hungarian Spectrum reports that negotiations between Hungary and international financiers the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on support for an economic crisis programme have...

Russia-Belarus: Not the end of the godfather story

Siarhei Bohdan of Belarus Digest discusses the ongoing propaganda war between Belarus and Russia, as previously reported, following a gas conflict earlier this year.

Ecuador: The National Day of the Condor

A resolution taken by the Ministry of Agriculture in 1991 declared July 7 as the National Day of the Condor in Ecuador. Unfortunately, the day goes by unnoticed by many...

Nigeria: More violence in Maza, near Jos

Carmen McCain reports fresh killings near Jos, a city still recovering from deadly riots earlier in the year. “It is with a sick feeling in my stomach that I post...

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