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12 December 2010

Stories from 12 December 2010

Sri Lanka: Studying In Sinhala

Za Za writes that studying only in Sinhala language can be challenging for the Sri Lankans.

Indonesia: On whitening lotion promotion

elmefan3 criticizes the obsession of some Indonesians with whitening lotion products.

Indonesia: Flogging for extramarital kiss

Ross from Indonesia condemns the flogging received by a couple in Aceh after being caught of engaging in an extramarital kiss.

Indoleaks: Indonesia's version of Wikileaks?

Indoleaks was recently launched as Indonesia's answer to Wikileaks.

Russia: More Photos of Nationalist Riot Near Kremlin

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...

Pakistan: Human Rights and Blasphemy

“If blasphemy is a simple matter of disrespect, then we Muslims are the biggest blasphemers,” says Teeth Maestro from Karachi, Pakistan.

Bangladesh: The Trigger Happy Indian BSF Exposed

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...

Armenia: Police target Emos

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...

Azerbaijan: Stepanakert

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...

Taiwan bloggers on Wikileaks

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...

Qatar: World Cup 2022 Celebrations on Twitter

DigitalQatar takes note of Twitter reactions after Qatar won the bid to host the FIFA 2022 World Cup here.

Senegal: Aid is not free

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...

Qatar: Zooming in on Jumo

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.”

Senegal: A tale of two taxis

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...

Qatar: 165m Euro for Barca

The Qatar Foundation's record shirt sponsorship 165 million Euro deal with football team Barcelona has readers excited at Qatar Living.

Burundi: A documentary on land rights

A documentary focusing on land right issues caused by returning refugees from the Burundi genocides.

Bahrain: Proud of Qatar for Hosting 2022 World Cup

Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif is proud that Qatar will be hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Botswana: President in racist outburst against Kalahari Bushmen

In an astonishing outburst, Botswana’s president has today described the Kalahari Bushmen as ‘primeval’, ‘primitive’ and ‘backward’.

Botswana: The Problem with local publishers

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...

Jordan: From the First Arab Social Media Forum

From Jordan, Kinzi attended the First Arab Social Media Forum and shares her experience here.

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