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5 September 2010

Stories from 5 September 2010

Tajikistan: Women's Perspective on Climate Change

Mark Notaras and Citt Williams bring Tajik women's viewpoint on climate change in OurWorld 2.0 blog. “The way that individual people perceive climate change is complex. Climate change impacts are...

Jordan: Modified New Information Systems Crime Law Launched

Controversy surrounding new Information Systems Crime Law ends after the Jordanian government responds to criticism and amends the law. Bloggers and Twitter users react in this post.

Bosnia: Puppy drowning Video Girl Caught by Police

Bosnian police have found the girl who appeared on YouTube video throwing puppies to a river,  thanks to animal protection organization's tips and online citizens who helped pinpoint location and...

Cyber-Event Organized by Biblioredes Takes over Twitter

On August 10, a 1-hour cyber-event was organized by Biblioredes, a Chilean network of public libraries. The cyber-event was hosted on Twitter and positioned the hashtag #biblioteca (#library) as a...

Tanzania: Africa Bridge helps farmers and children

An interview of Barry Childs, the founder Africa Bridge, talking about Africa Bridge work with farmers and children in ruralTanzania.

Africa: Where are the bikes at Maker Faire Africa 2010?

Tom's dream about Maker Faire Africa 2011: “I have a little dream that we could use the Maker Faire Africa gathering in 2011 or 2012 as a place to bring...

Africa: Maker Faire Africa 2010: Roundup

Videos from Maker Faire Africa 2010: “The following videos provides impressions of the Maker Faire and gives some Makers the chance to present their projects.”

Mozambique: New media bring Mozambican crisis to the world

“This week's deadly unrest in Mozambique became a global news story in part because reporters and citizen journalists used new media and social networking tools,” Mohammed Keita reports.

Timorese on Facebook

In the last year and a half there has been something of a surge in the use of the social media by East Timor netizens. While blogs are proliferating, Facebook...

Cambodia: Countdown to BarCamp Phnom Penh 2010

The 2010 BarCamp Phnom Penh, which will take place on September 25 and 26, is expected to gather around 1,000 IT enthusiasts. This will be the third BarCamp event in...

Azerbaijan: I want my children and your children together…

vhsoy posts a video of imprisoned video blogging Azerbaijani youth activist Emin Milli speaking at a forum in the House of Commons in 2008. Emin Milli was detained in July...

Japan: Run Uncle Yamashita!

A 62-year-old Japanese man, known as uncle Yamashita, rollerbladed across the United States from the east to the west coast. During his 6000 km journey he tweeted @kenyamashita62 [ja] and...

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