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3 October 2010

Stories from 3 October 2010

Indonesia: Questions about the train crash

  3 October 2010

Referring to the deadly train crash in Indonesia which killed 36 passengers, Multibrand asks if it is fair to pin the blame solely on the driver and suggests that other train authorities should be investigated as well.

Japan: A viewpoint on the Chinese-Japanese dispute

  3 October 2010

In an article titled Coming attractions [en] Ampontan gives his interpretation of the recent diplomatic row between China and Japan – following the arrest of a Chinese fishing boat captain by the Japanese authorities near disputed islets in the East China Sea.

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China: How a media professional upholds his liberal values

  3 October 2010

In China’s illiberal media environment, Zhang Ping (pen name Chang Ping) is a rare liberal breed. To maintain an independent voice in China’s heavily censored media is a fundamental dilemma, and, as the experience of Chang Ping shows, it often takes a sense of martyrdom to do so.

Africa: The Mobile Web Community Builder

  3 October 2010

The mobile web community builder in Africa: “Motribe is a simple community building platform for the mobile web. You can easily get a site up and going in an hour that allows chat, photo sharing, private messaging and mobile blogs.”

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India: The Commonwealth Games 2010 Begins In New Delhi

  3 October 2010

Amidst heightened security precautions the 2010 Commonwealth Games officially begins today in New Delhi, India. The preparations of the event have been marred by a number of security and infrastructural problems and the netizens discuss these issues.

Lebanon: Sudanese Doctor on Hunger Strike

Dr. Abed el Meneem, a Sudanese activist has been on hunger strike at the Sudanese Cultural Club in Beirut for the past eight days. He's demanding the Lebanese authorities and the Sudanese embassy to take action to release of the 17 Sudanese detained in the Lebanese prisons among other things.

Lebanon: Feminist Video Rant

“I’ve been wanting to write up some articles about basic arguments we have to face as feminists every day, dealing with stupid questions that are often sexist comments disguised as questions. This time, I decided to do a video rant instead of a written one.” Quoting Nadine Mouawad on Sawt...

Lebanon: Lebanese Blogosphere Search Engine

Mireille Raad, an IT professional and blogger, shares with us a Lebanese Blogosphere Search Engine Version 0.0000001. She developed this by using the power of Google to give those interested in digging stuff from the Lebanese blogs the ability to find, refine, promote, auto-complete, transliterate, doodle, etc. More may be on the way in the future.

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Peru: Two Women Contend to Become Mayor of Lima

  3 October 2010

On Sunday October 3 regional and municipal elections will be held in all of Peru, and for the first time the top candidates in Lima are two women. But this does not mean that the campaign has been free of rumors, accusations, and scandals. Of course, bloggers have also been sharing their views and evaluating the candidates.

Bangladesh: Vanishing Identity

  3 October 2010

“Indigenous peoples have become the most marginalized and vulnerable group in the country of Bangladesh in its thirty eight years of independence,” informs photojournalist and photo-blogger Monirul Alam. He has started a project which involves a visual and narrative documentation of the Indigenous people expressing their daily life, their cultural...

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