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14 September 2010

Stories from 14 September 2010

India: The Silver Tsunami

Bangladesh: Four days without newspaper

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

Portugal: Students Demand Social Action in Higher Education

Venezuela: 5 Reasons to Vote on the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

Colombia: Blogger Censored, Asked to Remove Content

Bolivia: City of Cochabamba Celebrates its Bicentennial

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

Barbados: Charges Laid

Bermuda: Eye on Igor

Cameroon: Classic Makossa Music Blog

Africa: Can An African Tech Entrepreneur Change the World?

Ethiopia: Ethiopia's rich history, legend and culture

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

RuNet Echo

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

I Paid A Bribe: An Endeavor in India

Technology for Transparency Network

“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