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3 August 2010

Stories from 3 August 2010

Chile: Isabel Allende and the National Prize for Literature

Isabel Allende is one of the best-known and most-read Latin American writers. This year she is a candidate for the Chilean National Prize for Literature. Her candidacy has sparked debate...

Russia: Crowdsourcing assistance for victims of wildfires

RuNet Echo

Severe wildfires in Russia have continued to spread since last week, displacing thousands of citizens. A new website using Ushahidi software, Russian-fires.Ru, is mapping not the fires themselves, but citizens...

Pakistan: Lessons From bangladesh

Nepal, Bhutan: Different Perspectives On Refugee Issue

Video Contest: Internet for Peace

The Internet has been nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. As part of the ongoing debate on the contribution of Internet to our society, Condé Nast and Google Ireland...

Mauritania, Algeria: Analyses of the Fallout from the Raid to Free Germaneau

On July 25, A French-Mauritanian raid on Al Qaeda Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) inside Malian territory failed to free French aid worker Michel Germaneau who was killed by his detainers. Bloggers...

Bahamas: Something Fishy

Caribbean: Notting Hill Carnival

Cuba: Ortega's Award

South Korea: New move of Ohmynews International

Hong Kong and China: Support Cantonese action

Jamaica: Would Garvey Be Blogging?

Haiti: Elections Without Lavalas?

Russia: Pictures of Village Destroyed by Wild Fires

Colombia: The Clear Path for President-Elect Santos

Uruguay: “Your Ideas Matter” Blog Competion for Schoolchildren

Bahrain: Fools and Doctors

Japan: Second oldest man actually not alive

Lebanon: Endless traffic jams

Lebanon: Condom for a mascot

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