21 November 2010

Stories from 21 November 2010

Yemen: Host to Gulf Cup 2010

  21 November 2010

Gulf Cup 2010 kicks off in Aden, Yemen, on November 22. Yemeni blogger Omar Barsawad reflects on the significance of having Aden host this football championship which brings together teams from Iraq, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

South Asia: Steep Bandwidth Price

  21 November 2010

The cost of Internet bandwidth has to be reduced across Asia, which remains more than 300% expensive than the western hemisphere, argues Abu Saeed Khan at LIRNE Asia.

India: Credibility Of Media Under Question

  21 November 2010

Reports have emerged revealing that “some of Indian journalism’s biggest names may have crossed the line between legitimate news gathering to lobbying with political parties on behalf of corporate houses”, informs Sans Serif.

India: Is Forwarding Emails A Crime?

  21 November 2010

A government employee from the Indian state of Kerala got arrested for forwarding an email joke to a few friends, which is about the election debacle of the ruling communist party. Netizens feel that this is an attempt by politicians to stop criticisms against them.

Philippines: Netizens dislike new government tourism campaign

  21 November 2010

Netizens are up in arms over the government’s new tourism campaign. Various blogs, facebook statuses, and twitter accounts have all become sites of disgust towards the new tourism country branding. Because of negative public feedback, the government announced it will develop a new tourism slogan

Vietnam: “Rule by law”

  21 November 2010

Viet Tan, an opposition party in Vietnam, discusses how Vietnamese authorities restrict freedom of speech and civic opposition through “rule by law.”

China: thousands gather at site of Shanghai fire

  21 November 2010

Early reports coming in from Twitter say that thousands are gathering at the site of Monday's deadly fire in Shanghai that claimed 58 lives. Coverage in Chinese and English can be followed by using the hashtag #jiaozhoulu (the name of the road the building is located on).

Brazil: five days of cyber-activism to end violence against women

  21 November 2010

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25th), a group of Brazilian feminist bloggers will take part in five days of cyber activism [pt]. Those involved will post interviews with activists and lawyers to raise awareness of causes, consequences and prevention of the practice. Meanwhile, online collectives have...

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