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21 July 2010

Stories from 21 July 2010

Armenia-Azerbaijan: There is only humanity…

Ianyan makes a guest post on Armenia-Azerbaijan relations in the context of the still unresolved conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh as part of a series of entries using new and social media to bring the two sides closer together. The blogger says that these new tools have...

Kenya: The Kenyan driving experience

  21 July 2010

Kaboro blogs about the challenges of driving in Kenya: “When I think of some of the pointless things I’ve done in life, I’m tempted to think driving school is one of them. Why? No one in Kenya follows the rules.”

Guyana: Party or Country?

  21 July 2010

“The fastest route for Guyana to get to the point of being a prosperous country is to find a leader who rejects disunity in all its forms…and embraces the diversity of this beautiful country”: The Guyana Groove wants to know whether people are loyal to party or country.

Jamaica: Abuse of Power?

  21 July 2010

Jamaica Salt thinks that the recent detainment of dancehall artist Vybez Kartel “does not look good any way you look at it. In terms of the justice system, human rights, detention powers, use or mis-use of emergency powers.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Colourful

  21 July 2010

“The rich and various colours of our people are one of the things I like about this place. We are not homogenous”: Lisa Allen-Agostini is colour conscious.

USA Internet Governance Forum Meets Today

  21 July 2010

The second Internet Governance Forum USA (IGF-USA) is taking place today July 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. The one-day event offers expert panels and workshops on important global Internet governance issues, as well as a plenary session on the continuation of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (via ISOC-NY).

Bangldesh: What Youth Think About Mobile Phones

  21 July 2010

Mobile Youth went to Bangladesh and produced a video where local youth “talked about their preferences for handsets and operators, which packages worked for them and which brands did they recommend to friends.”

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Maldives: Romance with Democracy at Stake

  21 July 2010

On June 29, 2010, the whole Cabinet of the government of the Maldives submitted their resignation. Thus began a highly politicized drama in the Maldives; one that threatens the country’s romance with democracy, and poses serious questions about the political stability in the coming days.

Taiwan: Driftwood in Tsengwen Reservoir

  21 July 2010

After almost one year since typhoon Morokot, Tsengwen Reservoir is still seriously blocked by driftwood and silt. Citizen journalist Sadapeopo documented the situation in a video report, interviewed the boss of local yacht-tour company and several travelers when visiting the dam, and gave his own observation(zht). “Two-thirds of the wood...

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