15 September 2010

Stories from 15 September 2010

Mexico: The ‘Biggest Party of the Year’ Begins Today

  15 September 2010

“The Bicentenario kicks off tonight, marking Mexico’s 200th year of independence from Spain. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime celebration and a huge deal here in Mexico City.” This is how Lesley Téllez begins her post in The Mija Chronicles, where she goes on to describe other things about the celebration. She also...

Russia: Happy Birthday @KremlinRussia! ;)

RuNet Echo  15 September 2010

On September 14, 2010, the Russian president celebrated his 45th birthday. It was his third birthday as president. In 2010 wishes and congrats poured in from all over the world, in their hundreds, not only from official phone calls but also from Twitter. Yelena Osipova analyzed the Twitter-o-sphere's reaction.

Bhutan: The Real Experience

  15 September 2010

Bhutan is trying to boost tourism in 2012 and the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) has announced new hotel ratings. Penstar argues that the tourists should look for the real experience of Bhutan while choosing accommodation, not the same luxury they enjoy back home.

East Timor: Providing Spaces for the Memory

  15 September 2010

Crowd map Hanoin: Remembering Timor was recently launched aiming to collaboratively collect memories of colonialism, occupation and independence of East Timor. A blog post explains the need to “share, corroborate and expand on the limitations of the colonizer’s narrative” and suggests that Hanoin can be used as a cry for...

Guinea Bissau: Bridging Cultures Through Language

  15 September 2010

The Andorinha [Swallow, pt] project has been promoting for two years the Portuguese language in the region of Cachungo in Guinea Bissau. Macua blog reproduces a text [pt] that describes the community radio and the exchange and correspondence program between schools in Portugal and Cachungo.

Nigeria: The Legacy of Nigerian Feminism

  15 September 2010

Eccentric Yoruba's analysis of feminism in Nigeria: “Since I returned to Nigeria earlier this year, I have not met any woman who openly identified as a feminist. It almost seems as though the word ‘feminist’ is blacklisted…”

Singapore: MP posts Parliament questions on Facebook

  15 September 2010

A Member of Parliament from Singapore posted her questions to three ministers in Facebook prior to a Parliament meeting. A netizen comments: “a good example of how FB is used properly by a politician. Personal, conversational, self-written, and communicating directly with the man in the street.”

Singapore: Tertiary Tech Conference 2010

  15 September 2010

The first Tertiary Tech Conference in Singapore will take place this weekend. It aims to gather the “best projects and brightest talents from local tertiary institutions focusing on games, augmented reality and mobile applications.”

Jamaica: Understanding Gangs

  15 September 2010

Jamaica Salt says “there are many things that drive men (and women) to take up the gun in Jamaica”, adding: “Condemning them without understanding the reasons behind their decision would be a big mistake, because therein lies the solution.”

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