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12 September 2010

Stories from 12 September 2010

Iran:”Haystack not a useful software for us”

Amin Sabeti writes [fa] that Haystack has never been a useful software for Iranians and despite international media coverage it was never functional.

Armenia: Army Hazing

Unzipped comments on a video originally posted on YouTube showing what appears to be hazing in the Armenian military. Taken down after 246 Facebook shares and 669 comments, it has...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Social Networking and Conflict Resolution

Global Chaos details the hacking of the personal Facebook page of one young ethnic Armenian by someone presumably in Azerbaijan. Although new and social media tools are increasingly being used...

Japan: Drinkommunication, when drinking alcohol is a social obligation

Alcohol in Japan it is often used as a social lubricant in a society that still sees a gap between one's real feelings and intention and what one says on...

Nigeria: Call for NGO Participation in Electoral Process

“Accident Prevention and Rescue Initiative (NGO) is calling on all Non-governmental Organizations, Civil Societies and faith based organizations in Nigeria to meet and take a position towards positive and active...

Russia: Pluses and Minuses of Putin's Regime

Blogger rusanalit sums up [RUS] 10 years of Vladimir Putin's direct and indirect (after president Medvedev's election) reign. Pluses, among others, include: creation of the Stabilization Fund [EN], finishing Chechen...

Sudan: Changing the voice of musicians in Southern Sudan

Learn about the Sudanese music group Coozos Clan: “Coozos Clan was first formed and born in the year 2002. It is a group made up of cousins hence the word...

Ghana: Football and the white coach myth

Nana's analysis of white coach myth in Ghana's football: “Ghana's biggest achievements in football have come from local coaches ONLY. Unless we want to say that a quarter-final debut is...

Gambia: When a village becomes an art installation

Matt Smith discusses Wide Open Walls Gambia Project: “From 12th-26th October, 8 of the world’s leading street artists will be in residence within the Makasutu region turning a Gambian village...

Philippines: Sorcery and witchcraft

Bonvito blogs about sorcery and witchcraft in the Visayas region in the Philippines.

Vietnam: Living in a garbage dump

VietNamNet Bridge has a feature article about Ho Chi Minh City residents who are working and living in a garbage dump.

Laos: Butterflies stamp

Sao Darly uploads a set of butterflies stamp from Laos

East Timor: Managing oil resources

A facebook commenter reminds Australia to respect the right of East Timor to manage its oil resources. “It is the right of Timorese people to determine where their resources should...

East Timor: History of Atáuro Island

Return to Rai Ketak refers to the proposal to house a detention center in Atáuro Island in East Timor for those seeking asylum in Australia as “insensitive” to the controversial...

Africa: HIV Positive Women Sterilized, Discriminated Against and Stigmatized

Forced sterilization of HIV positive women is alas still a reality in many African countries. Recent testimonies were shared by many through personal experiences and a few African bloggers weighed...

The editorial team of the music, art and tech blog Puerto Rico Indie [es] organized a virtual “musical” round table in which writers, editors, contributors and friends recommend a song...

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