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14 September 2010

Stories from 14 September 2010

India: The Silver Tsunami

“Unlike in the rich world geriatric care in India is virtually non-existent,” informs Proloy Bagchi. The blogger fears that India awaits a tsunami of old people and they will be...

Bangladesh: Four days without newspaper

Journalist and Blogger Mahadi Hasan Talukder reports that due to Eid holidays no newspaper has been published in Bangladesh from last Friday to Monday. This may be a good opportunity...

USA: “Science Blogging” Goes Global, Gains Respect

A global online community of scientists have recently emerged as an influential and important contributor to worldwide journalism about science. They have grown more sophisticated in their communications, now catching...

South Asia: Media Mentions Of Neighbors

Using Google search A random walker seeking cloud patterns analyzes how the news media of South Asian countries pay attention to their neighbors.

Portugal: Students Demand Social Action in Higher Education

Clube dos Pensadores [Thinkers Club, pt] blog comments on the opening ceremony of the Portuguese school year today, with the Prime Minister Sócrates and Minister Gago, when a group of...

Venezuela: 5 Reasons to Vote on the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

Alejandro Tarre lists [es] five reasons why Venezuelans should vote on the September 26 parliamentary elections.

Colombia: Blogger Censored, Asked to Remove Content

Tomáz, in his blog Mundo Graficador, shares [es] and reacts to an email he received from the legal representative of someone he had talked about in his blog. In the...

Bolivia: City of Cochabamba Celebrates its Bicentennial

Coinciding with the bicentennial celebration [es] of the city of Cochabamba, in 200 words Fadrique Iglesias writes [es] about his thoughts on freedom, development and what he hopes will happen...

Mexico: Celebrating the Bicentennial in the Middle of Chaos

This year Mexico will commemorate the bicentennial of its Independence from the Spanish Crown and the centennial of its Revolution with an extensive program of events. Although this year is...

Cuba: Cutting 500,000 Jobs

On the heels of Fidel Castro's admission (and subsequent retraction) that the Cuban economic model no longer works, the government has announced [ES] that it intends to cut massive numbers...

Trinidad & Tobago: Happy Birthday, Alice Yard

Pleasure says of Alice Yard's fourth anniversary: “The contribution of this space, at formal, anecdotal and social levels, cannot be underestimated. It has been a place for the arts, in...

Barbados: Charges Laid

Barbados Free Press reports that murder charges have been laid against two young men in the recent robbery/firebombing incident.

Bermuda: Eye on Igor

Bermuda Blog is keeping its eye on Hurricane Igor.

Cameroon: Classic Makossa Music Blog

Dibussi reviews Makossa Original, a blog “which profiles the major Makossa acts and albums from the 1970s and 1980s, spicing it all up with pictures of rare and long-forgotten album...

Africa: Can An African Tech Entrepreneur Change the World?

“Can an African tech entrepreneur change the world?,” Bill Zimmerman asks: “I chose to address the acute need for creating enabling environments on the ground for new technology companies, the...

Ethiopia: Ethiopia's rich history, legend and culture

Justin discusses Ethiopia's rich history and culture on travel blog:”One of the first places we went was to Addis Ababa University, the site where Haile Sellasie's former palace was located....

Zambia: I Blog to Remind Zambians Who They Are

Mwata Chisha is a Zambian blogger based in the United States of America. His blog is called Cultural Intelligence: Philosophies and Personal Opinions of Mwata Chisha. Mwata uses his blog,...

Russia: Officials Embrace Twitter. By mistake

Yelena Osipova reviews some notable examples of the use of social media by Russian politicians.

I Paid A Bribe: An Endeavor in India

“Bribed? Didn't bribe? Powerless? Victimised? Angry?" I Paid a Bribe is encouraging citizens in India to tell their stories of bribery and corruption and is using these stories to identify...

Brazil: Story of a Free Store and Ethonomia

João Perdigão tells the story of Loja Grátis [Free Store, pt] in Belo Horizonte, a place where “anyone can take something away and not necessarily leave something in exchange”. Brazilian...

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