Stories from 8 December 2010
Zambia: Christmas Art and Design Show a Success
Christmas Art and Design Show took place in Lusaka, Zambia last Sunday: “Never had Lusaka seen anything quite like it! Sunday December 5 dawned grey and cloudy in Lusaka. Undeterred the exhibitors at the Christmas Art and Design Show began putting the finishing touches to their stands.”
Zambia: There is a place in Google for every business in Chingola
There is a place for every business in Chingola, Zambia in Google Map: “Google has populated the city of Chingola Zambia Google map. It includes business addresses that Google collected from existing directories. If a business in Chingola has previously listed in a local directory, chances are it has been...
Azerbaijan: Armenia's Wikileaks?
The Önər Blog [AZ] comments on claims in Azerbaijan that Wikileaks cables painting the country in a bad light are the work of Armenians. In fact, the blog notes, at the same time as the media in Azerbaijan highlights the poverty, corruption and human rights abuses in its neighbor, how...
Philippines: 2010 blog awards finalists
Tonyo provides the list of the 2010 Philippine blog awards finalists
Malaysia: ‘Justice for Sisters’ campaign
‘Justice for sisters’ is a grassroots campaign to raise public awareness about issues faced by the Mak Nyah community in Malaysia. Mak nyah is a Malay term for a male-to-female transsexual.
Malaysia: Curbing online piracy
Charles Hector warns about a proposed law in Malaysia which could be used to monitor the internet activities of individuals. The aim of the law is to curb online piracy
Indonesia: Protecting migrant workers
EngageMedia uploads a video about efforts to improve the protection of Indonesia's migrant workers
Thailand: Government torturing protesters?
Bangkok Pundit blogs about a report accusing the Thailand government of using torture against anti-government protesters.
Puerto Rico: Tense Prelude to the Student Strike
A 48-hour blockade organized by students from the state-run University of Puerto Rico in protest against a proposed $800 annual fee got off to a tense and violent start early Tuesday morning, as students raising barricades around the Río Piedras campus clashed with private security guards hired by the administration.
South Korea: Korean Parliament In Chaos on Next Year's Budget Bill
In South Korea, as the ruling Grand National Party rammed next year's budget bill through parliament today, not a few injuries have reported amid fierce protests from opposition sides. @Malsuda tweeted chaotic scenes of national assembly where the rival parties physically clashed with ruling party members to block the bill's...
Angola: Where is the national airline TAAG headed?
A year and a half after having been authorized to resume flights to Portugal, the Angolan airline TAAG, is again involved in serious problems related to the safety of its planes.
China: Current situation in Lhasa
High Peaks Pure Earth translates a blogpost by Tibetan writer Woeser which vividly depicts the current situation in Lhasa.
Russia: Winter in Yakutia
Photos and video of Yakutia's very cold winter – at eYakutia.
Poland: Eurostat Data on Safety
A discussion of how Poland compares to other countries safety-wise – at Polandian.
Russia: World Cup; Google's Mistake
Siberian Light writes about FIFA's announcement that Russia will host the 2018 World Cup. Profy.com notes that “Google hurries to congratulate Russia on World Cup results… and offends Russians” by putting the wrong flag on the “doodle” on the Russian domain.
Hungary: U.S.-Hungarian Relations
Hungarian Sprectrum writes about the “U.S.-Hungarian relations during the George W. Bush era.”
Russia: Khodorkovsky Legal Team on Trial and WikiLeaks
FP's Passport talks to Mikhail Khodorkovsky's legal team about the trial and the relevant WikiLeaks’ content.
Debate on the China Model
Last month the British Prime Minister David Cameron visited China. After he had delivered his speech at Peking University, a student asked him what he could learn from China. The episode has triggered a hot debate among bloggers and public intellectuals in China. So what exactly is the meaning of "China Model"?
Russia: Old and New Media Panel
A Good Treaty reports from the Old and New Media in Russia Today panel, held in Los Angeles on Nov. 19.
Belarus: Notes on Dec. 19 Presidential Election
Democratist writes about the upcoming Dec. 19 presidential election in Belarus – here and here.
Moldova: Election Results
Notes on the Moldova election results – at Democratist and Morning in Moldova (here and here).