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13 September 2010

Stories from 13 September 2010

Global: If there is no water, there is no life

The Twentieth gathering for the World Water Week (WWW) took place in Sweden's Capital Stockholm from the 5th to the 11th of September 2010 with the theme The Water Quality...

Indonesia: Online rage over attack on church leaders

Two Christian church leaders were stabbed during a Sunday service in Indonesia which enraged netizens. As a protest, Facebookers were encouraged to "blank out" their profile pictures.

Sri Lanka: Migrating Birds And Bird Flu

Do migrating birds spread Bird Flu? Sri Lanka Birds blog analyzes the possibilities.

Maldives: Dhivehi Translation Of Quran

Mohamed Malik informsthat Maldives open source society (MOSS) helped with the Dhivehi translation of the Holy Quran which is now officialy hosted on both Zekr project (Quranic Study Tool) &...

Sri Lanka: Lack Of Transparency In Constitutional Reforms

Sanjana Hattotuwa at ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) opines that the recent 18th amendment of the Sri Lankan constitution was rushed through, it lacked any public debate, and there was a...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Backseat musical musings… and ethnic conflict

With the broadcast media heavily controlled in both Armenia and Azerbaijan there are few avenues left for independent journalists. Bloggers in both countries, however, react to a video posted online.

China: Microblogging about the husband and his mistress…

ESWN translated the live cast (via microblog> of a wife catching her husband and his mistress sleeping naked in bed.

China: Video game censorship

The Angry Chinese Blogger looks into the Chinese government's censorship against video game, an area where human rights organizations have overlooked.

Georgia: Crossing into Abkhazia

drugoi [RU] posts an account of crossing into the breakaway territory of Abkhazia. Recognized by only four UN member states since the 2008 Russia-Georgia war over South Ossetia, the post...

Guinea: Violent Confrontations in Conakry Prior To The Second Round

The Guinee libre [fr] website reports that violent confrontations occurred over the week-end in Conakry as the second round of the presidential elections approaches (scheduled for September 19th but  probably temporarily suspended).  The violence opposed...

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