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5 August 2010

Stories from 5 August 2010

India: Letting Go of Kashmir

  5 August 2010

Sujai at Desicritics provides a bold viewpoint which have prompted a heated discussion in the comments section. The blogger opines that the protests in Kashmir has become so intense and desperate as a freedom struggle that the Indians may consider to “let it go” to stop their hands being bloody...

Indians In Singapore

  5 August 2010

Abhijit at Blowing In The Wind informs that the proportion of Indians in Singapore has increased to 353,000, which is about 9.2 per cent of the population.

Brazil: Last day on protest by tribe trying to prove its existence

  5 August 2010

Jesse Lerner-Kinglake reports on the last day of the protest by the Awá, a Brazilian indigenous people, to try to prove its existence. “If anything, this week’s protest should prove to the developers and politicians alike that the Awá do indeed exist.” The blogger writes about the crisis facing this...

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Pakistan: Anger Mounts At President's Apathy

  5 August 2010

As Pakistan is hit by the most devastating floods in over 80 years and is marred by rising violence in the country's metropolitan hub, bloggers vent their anger and frustration at the President's decision to embark on a foreign tour.

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Bangladesh: Visitors Share Their Thoughts On Grameen Ventures

  5 August 2010

This summer, eight students and faculty members from the Master of Public Administration program of the Northern Kentucky University in Kentucky, USA are completing an internship at Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. They have made numerous field visits and are recording their experiences in their blogs using texts, pictures and videos.

Advocacy Video Toolkit Feedback

  5 August 2010

WITNESS is working on a Video Advocacy Toolkit and would like your input. With this information they would improve on the toolkits and make sure they cover most of the needs of people who work with or wish to work with video for advocacy purposes.

Kenya: Welcome to Kenya 2.0

  5 August 2010

Kenyans have decided. Kenyan citizens have overwhelmingly voted "Yes" in Kenya's referendum on a new constitution. Leaders of the "No" camp have admitted defeat. Bloggers are celebrating and welcoming the world to Kenya 2.0.

Anguilla: On Corruption

  5 August 2010

“Contrary to public opinion, most politicians are not engaged in making back-room deals and accepting under-the-table packages”: Corruption-free Anguilla thinks “it is the lack of transparency in our systems of government that causes so many of their actions to be wrongfully categorised as corrupt.”

Revisiting Vietnam's “hot bloggers”

  5 August 2010

Thu An Nguyen Ha, writing for the Asia Digital Map, revisits the online profiles of some of the popular bloggers in Vietnam, one year after the closure of Yahoo 360 which was the most popular blogging platform in Vietnam.

Thailand: 14th Thai Short Film & Video Festival

  5 August 2010

Wise Kwai's Thai Film Journal blogs about the 14th Thai Short Film & Video Festival which will open this month. In relation to the recent political chaos in the country, the festival will exhibit short films from other countries that deal with post-conflict stories.

Jamaica: Managing Dengue

  5 August 2010

YardFlex.com says that the government “is urging the public to co-operate with…health workers involved in vector control and other activities associated with the elimination of Dengue Fever.”

Myanmar-India relations

  5 August 2010

WaZup! Asia identifies and analyzes the various trade and other economic agreements recently forged between India and Myanmar.

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