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28 December 2010

Stories from 28 December 2010

Sri Lanka: Development, Not Aid

Indi.ca discusses the importance of development assistance rather than aid as a system for lifting Sri Lankan citizens out of poverty.

Pakistan: Karachi International Book Fair

Cafe Pyala offers an alternative tour of the 6th Karachi International Book Fair.

Pakistan: Solidarity Day For Peace

Teeth Maestro informs that “rallies for peace will be held on 1 Jan 2011 in over 100 locations across Pakistan in solidarity with those suffering violence and repression.”

Chile: Students from Citizen Journalism Project “Young Reporters” Talk About Their Work

A group of school-age citizen journalists who create content for Jóvenes Reporteros [es] (Young Reporters) describe their work in a video for the site Periodismo Ciudadano [es] (Citizen Journalism).

Costa Rica: Reading Newspaper While Driving a Bus

Hell in Costa Rica [es] blog has shared a citizen video where a bus driver working for a public transportation company which recently got in trouble for running over a...

Sudan: Land Grabbing in Sudan

Henry's data visualization of land grabbing in Sudan: “I read an article this morning about “land grabbing” in Africa by foreign countries. When I read the amount of land being...

Ethiopia: Run Across Ethiopia aims to raise $100,000 for education

The Run Across Ethiopia , a project of On the Ground (OTG), a US-based non-profit organization, aims to raise $100,000 for Ethiopian education projects, including the construction of schools in...

Ethiopia: History of Oromo People

Learn the history of Oromo people from Ethiopia Tribe blog: “The Oromo are a native African ethnic group found in Ethiopia and to a smaller extent in Kenya. They are...

Africa: West Africa's First Commercial Data Center Launching in 2011

A company simply identifying itself as West Africa Data Centres is taken the bold step to launch the first commercial large-scale data centre, in West Africa, David Ajao reports.

Ghana: Reflections on Christmas in Accra

Fiona reflects on Christmas in Accra, Ghana: “Pink plastic Christmas trees on sale by the side of the road. Inflatable Santas on sale by the side of the road. Flashing...

Uganda: On 10 Most Influential Persons in Uganda

David Bahati, a Member of Parliament in Uganda who presented the Anti- Homosexual Bill, which would classify “aggravated homosexuality” as a capital offence is one of The Ten Most Influential...

Tanzania: Dar Es Salaam in Photos

Photos of streets of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania by Tanzanian photo blogger Othaman Michuzi [SW].

South Korea: Court Rules In Favor of Free Internet Speech

South Korea’s Constitutional Court has ruled that a law that bans the spreading of false information online is unconstitutional in a petition filed by a famous online blogger ‘Minerva’, who was indicted...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Earthquake

YardFlex.com reports on an earthquake in Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad & Tobago: Types to Stay Far From

Outlish recommends 5 types of people to let go of in the coming year.

Trinidad & Tobago: Year in Review

Afra Raymond reviews the critical events of the last year, saying: “The Code of Silence must be broken if we are to progress.”

Bahamas: Patience for Junkanoo

“During the Christmas and New Year period, little else animates Bahamians than showing vociferously where there hearts are in support for the groups that grace the annual street parades”: Grasshopper...

Cuba: Cables Reveal Government Sees Bloggers as “Most Serious Challenge”

Cuba was one of the Latin American countries most frequently referenced in the trove of diplomatic cables recently released by WikiLeaks. Cables confirmed much of what is already known, but...

Japan: A year of blogs

As the character 暑 (sho) meaning ‘hot or heat' was chosen to represent the year 2010 at the annual ceremony in Kyoto, let's see a selection of “hot topics” that...

Russia: Regional Minister Hired Through Internet

A new minister for information technologies of Russia's Ulyanovsk region has been found through Internet [RUS]. Elena Balashova, 35,  was one of 2,563 people who submitted their online applications for...

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