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6 September 2010

Stories from 6 September 2010

Guatemala: Guatereporta Uses Crowdsourcing to Report on Crime and More

Hungary: Heterosexual Pride March

Marietta Le reviews blog coverage of the "Heterosexual Pride March" held in Budapest this past Saturday.

Russia: Reactions to the “Buckwheat Panic”

RuNet Echo

The article reviews the blogosphere's response to the "buckwheat panic" that emerged due to the rising prices of this type of cereals.

Japan: Ancient medical woodblock prints

Pakistan: The Diaspora Power To Help Flood Victims

India: Ruling Like A Monarchy

Bangladesh: Chawk Bazar Iftar Market

India: Are e-Governance initiatives delivering on transparency and accountability?

Technology for Transparency Network

In India, government agencies are embracing social media and other information and communication technology (ICT) platforms to engage citizens, optimize service delivery and reassure the public with respect to the...

Mexico: Heavy Rainfall Causes Flooding in Veracruz and Tabasco

Mexican Twitter users are reacting to heavy flooding in the states of Veracruz and Tabasco. They are also commenting on a recent visit by President Felipe Calderón to affected areas...

El Salvador: Reality Behind Appearances

Africa: Africans Share Childhood Memories Online

That African Girl is a blog with a series of posts written by Africans around the world about their childhood. It is a blog about growing up in an African...

Ecuador: Afro-Ecuadorians in Valle del Chota

Barbados: Six robbed; left to die in fire

Barbados remains shell shocked today as it struggles with the reality that what local media are calling "a scene straight out of the drama series CSI" could happen in the...

South Korea: Emotional Rifts during National Thanksgiving Day

As the nation’s biggest holiday ‘Chuseok’, Korean version of Thanksgiving day approaches, families have already started giving each other emotional scratches over the ancestral worship and the tomb maintenance issue....

Trinidad & Tobago: Supporting Young Writers

Trinidad & Tobago: Buffalypso

Cuba: Castro's Speech

Jamaica: “Hostages in a Patty Shop”

Guyana, Jamaica: Literary Peace Prize

China: Tian Xi Deserves Happiness

23-year-old Tian Xi is an AIDS patient who was inflected with HIV in 1996 upon receiving a blood transmission in a hospital in Xincai county, Henan province.

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