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25 August 2010

Stories from 25 August 2010

Pakistan: Twitter Reactions On Flood Situation

The floods in Pakistan got the Twitter users all over the world talking as the devastation become clearer day by day. Let us look at the Twitter trends and what...

Uruguay: Journalist Álavaro Alfonso Sent to Prison for 24 Months

Dominican Republic: Frequent Power Outages

India: Celebrating Raksha Bandhan

Yesterday, on 24th August 2010, India celebrated Raksha Bandhan - a festival that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. Netizens expressed their feelings about this age old ritual.

Iran: Blogger May Face Charge of ‘Waging War Against God’

There is a growing concern that Shiva Nazar Ahari, a jailed human rights activist and blogger may be charged with moharbeh (waging war against God/enmity against God) in an upcoming...

India: The Security Of Electronic Voting Machines

Pakistan: Field Notes From Doctors Of A Relief Team

India: Deadly Journalism

Russia: Blog Posts on Hospital in Russian Town Lead to Debates on Russian Healthcare

Sri Lanka: Protesting Animal Slaughter

India: Why Mumbai Is The Place To Live

Ghana: Is Mario Balotelli Italian or Ghanaian?

Is Mario Balotelli Ghanaian or Italian? That's the question that has created a heated debate online. Mario Barwuah Balotelli is a football striker playing for Manchester City and Italian national...

Mexico: What About the Dead Women of Juárez?

Paraguay: Day of the Guaraní Language

Haiti: Shifting Focus

Trinidad & Tobago: CoP

France: An Imaginary Dialogue between Sarkozy and Berlusconi

Technology for Transparency: Five Lessons Learned

Technology for Transparency Network

Rebekah Heacock and Renata Avila outline the learnings from the first round of Global Voices' Technology for Transparency Network collaborative research project, sharing links to several successful online initiatives.

Hungary: Skateboarding priest gets adepts

Trinidad & Tobago: The Game