Stories from 12 December 2010
Za Za writes that studying only in Sinhala language can be challenging for the Sri Lankans.
elmefan3 criticizes the obsession of some Indonesians with whitening lotion products.
Ross from Indonesia condemns the flogging received by a couple in Aceh after being caught of engaging in an extramarital kiss.
Indoleaks was recently launched as Indonesia's answer to Wikileaks.
LiveJournal-user Zyalt [RUS] and DervishRV [RUS] published more photo reports of riots of soccer fans and nationalists that took place next to the Kremlin's wall in Moscow. After the protest has been dispersed the crowd started to attack everyone with non-Slavic look on the streets and in the metro.
“If blasphemy is a simple matter of disrespect, then we Muslims are the biggest blasphemers,” says Teeth Maestro from Karachi, Pakistan.
Jyoti at Unheard Voice highlights the recently published report of Human Rights Watch chronicling the situation on the India Bangladesh border. The report documents indiscriminate killing and torture by India’s Border Security Force (BSF) against both Bangladeshi and Indian nationals in the border area.
Although understood to be a fairly conservative and traditional country, reports that police in Armenia were targeting Emos, a stereotypically melancholic sub-culture associated especially with teenagers, caused alarm and outrage among bloggers and Facebook users.
Marut's Blog posts photographs taken during the Soviet era of Stepanakert, capital of the breakaway territory of Nagorno Karabakh. An autonomous oblast situated within Azerbaijan before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the region declared itself independent in 1991, but remains internationally unrecognized. Negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan to determine...
Schee, project owner of Hopendata, calls for more attention on Wikileaks by hosting an event on Dec.22 about “Wikileaks and Freedom of the Internet” while setting up a mirror site at “wikileaks.com.tw“. On the other hand, Influential blogger Billypan builds the Taiwanese version of Wikileaks that aims to crowd-translate the 3,456...
DigitalQatar takes note of Twitter reactions after Qatar won the bid to host the FIFA 2022 World Cup here.
jdelrosario's advice for Senegal: “Based on what I have learned this term I have two major pieces of advice for the leaders of Senegal. First and foremost I would like to make it particularly clear that nothing is free, not even aid.”
The launch of Jumo is the subject of this post at DigitalQatar. Jumo is described as “the social network connecting individuals and organizations who want to change the world.”
A Tale of Two Taxis (or maybe even three or four…) in Senegal: “Taxi drivers here seem to “troll” for customers. They drive looking for people to take somewhere. They slow down at intersections, crawl through crowded areas, and honk at potential clients”
The Qatar Foundation's record shirt sponsorship 165 million Euro deal with football team Barcelona has readers excited at Qatar Living.
A documentary focusing on land right issues caused by returning refugees from the Burundi genocides.
Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif is proud that Qatar will be hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022.
In an astonishing outburst, Botswana’s president has today described the Kalahari Bushmen as ‘primeval’, ‘primitive’ and ‘backward’.
Lauri discusses the problem with local book publishers in Botswana: “Book publishers in Botswana work like this: They wait for the Ministry of Education to put out a tender for the books they need. The publishers then run around trying to get writers to write those books. They submit the...
From Jordan, Kinzi attended the First Arab Social Media Forum and shares her experience here.
Algerian-American The Moor Next Door shares an insight on the history of the Ba'athist tendency in Mauritania.