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17 September 2010

Stories from 17 September 2010

Ukraine: “Let's Make Kyiv Clean!”

Info on the upcoming Let's Make Kyiv Clean! volunteer initiative, scheduled for Sept. 25 – at letsdoit.org.ua (UKR). During the previous clean-up event, held on June 5, some 500 volunteers...

Russia: Vladikavkaz Market, Sept. 12

Twenty-one photos from the Vladikavkaz market, three days after the Sept. 9 terrorist attack – by LJ user farniev-kostya (RUS).

India: Use Of Facebook By Leading Brands

Caitlin Fitzsimmons informs that leading Indian brands are increasingly using Facebook for their marketing campaigns. She highlights a study on the Facebook usage of 25 brands from seven industry verticals.

Pakistan: Facebook And The Flood

Sonya Rehman describes the use of Facebook and other social media tools in fund-raising and for coordination of relief for the victims of Pakistan floods.

India: Joy Of Giving

A nationwide nation-wide Joy of Giving Week will be held in India from September 27 to October 3, 2010. Ugich Konitari describes the joy of giving citing a real life...

Pakistan: Death Of MQM Leader

Dr Imran Farooq, one of the founding leaders of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was assassinated in London yesterday. This gruesome murder in a foreign capital ignited the rumor mills...

Thailand Medical Tourism Blog Contest

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a new blog contest to promote medical tourism. The decision of tourism officials to embrace social media is appreciated by many bloggers but...

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Fragments

A video of everyday life in one of the richest diamonds mines area, Kono District, in Sierra Leone.

Mali: Women on Bikes

Sierra Leonean blogger Vickie writes about her recent trip to Bamako, Mali: “The city was everything I expected and more but nothing could have prepared me for the women on...

Cameroon: CamerCouture Goes International

CamerCouture goes international, Dulce reports: Launched last year as a portal for only promoting Cameroonian designers, this year CamerCouture Fashion Showcase will include designers from an African background.

Uganda: Can Online Media Help Development?

This is the end of three-year coverage of the Katine project in Uganda through Katine Chronicles Blog. Readers are asked to post final thoughts on a venture linking online media...

Cameroon: How to Fix Cameroon's Pension Fund

Hinsley Njila's ideas for fixing Cameroon's pension fund: “Many of us who grew up in families in Yaoundé may remember names and weary faces of some “uncles” who had to...

Jamaica: Banton Preps For Trial

YardFlex.com is following the Buju Banton drug possession case which goes to trial in the U.S. on Monday. In light of news that two co-defendants have turned state witnesses, the...

South Africa: Last Chance to Vote in South Africa Blog Awards 2010

Public voting in South Africa Blog Awards 2010 closes in 7 hours. South Africa Blog Awards bring South African bloggers to the forefront of peoples attention, both locally and internationally,...

U.S.V.I.: Internet Access

“The Virgin Islands have scored a quartet of federal grants, totaling $67.1 million, which offer the promise of low-cost Internet access throughout St. John and the other islands”: News of...

Bahamas: Petition Power

“It is good to be reminded that the environmental movement in my country is on the watch and bringing pressure to bear when this kind of threat is looming”: Womanish...

Barbados: PM's Ailment Confirmed

Barbadian bloggers finally have a name to put to their Prime Minister's illness.

Bermuda: Economic Hurricane

Bermuda Blog is bracing for Hurricane Igor, while Vexed Bermoothes is focused on the state of the island's economy, saying: “It’s uglier than Igor.”

Ecuador: Twitter Campaign Against Car Accidents

#sitomasnomanejes [if you drink, don’t drive] is the recent Twitter campaign to reduce the number of deaths from traffic accidents in Ecuador. Twitter users have been hashtagging #sitomasnomanejes amidst the...

Panama: 10 Things You Have to do When Visiting Panama

Rob Rivera shares “10 Things You Have To Do While in Panama.” He goes into detail about each point, offering specific suggestions on how to fulfill each of these ten...

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