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9 January 2011

Stories from 9 January 2011

Puerto Rico: School Away from School

  9 January 2011

Poder, Espacio y Ambiente [es] informs about the initiative “Universidad sin paredes” (University without Walls), that aims to offer classes outside the physical space of the University of Puerto Rico, where students are on strike.

Puerto Rico: Blogs go Mainstream

  9 January 2011

The tech blog Qiibo has posted the audio of the interview [es] journalist Jonathan Lebrón Ayala did with various bloggers in Puerto Rico for the mainstream radio station WKAQ/Univisión.

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Tunisia: “Please tell the world Kasserine is dying!”

Tunisian netizens are working around the clock to show the rest of the world the ongoing carnage in their country. What started as a protest against unemployment when a 26-year-old Tunisian man set himself on fire in Sidi Bouzid last month has ignited the country, sparking a wave of protests across it. Following are some reactions from earlier today.

Filipino Netizens Debate Proposed Broadband Caps

  9 January 2011

The provision in a draft memorandum by the Philippine National Telecommunications Commission allowing Internet Service Providers to set a maximum volume of data a subscriber can consume in a day has sparked debate and on-line movements among Filipino internet users.

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Floods Continue to Devastate Australia

  9 January 2011

Devastating floods on both the East and West coasts of Australia have caused a war of words over water as well as some high quality online crowdsourcing by our national broadcaster. There has been a series of online spaces to share flood experiences.

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Japan: New Landmark “Tokyo Sky Tree” is Growing

  9 January 2011

The year 2011 in Tokyo started with a sunny blue sky, and it was the perfect day to mark the beginning of a fresh new year. Japanese people have customs to be in touch with auspicious things during the New Year's holiday, such as special meals where each of the...

Ghana: An African Election: A Documentary

  9 January 2011

An African Election is a documentary based on the 2008 presidential elections in Ghana that looks behind-the-scenes at the complex, political machinery of a third world democracy struggling to legitimize itself to its first world contemporaries.

Japan: Ryuichi Sakamoto Experiments with Social Music Experiences

  9 January 2011

Ryuichi Sakamoto, one of Japan's most respected musicians, is experimenting with new ways for fans to enjoy his music with skmtSocialproject. His piano concert held in Seoul today was broadcast on Ustream and 410 venues around the world voluntarily held ‘live viewing’ events. Other big name artists to have used...

Cote d'Ivoire: Military option should be last

  9 January 2011

Nana argues that military option should be last in Cote d'Ivoire: “I thought that both Ouatarra and Gbagbo may have cheated in the November 28 election. My qualms was why France, the USA and the IMF were at only Gbagbo's neck; even to the point that a sitting president of...

Kenya: Kenya Ni Yetu Campaign Launched

  9 January 2011

Kenya Ni Yetu [Kenya is ours] Campaign is launched in Kenya: “Kenyans gathered in their numbers to strategize and discuss the peaceful revolution that needs to happen in order for the country to experience the change we so deserve.”

Sudan: Sudan referendum: what to watch

  9 January 2011

What is next for Southern Sudan after the historic referendum?: “My real worry for this situation is not that war will break out between north and south – even over Abyei, which I think will eventually be allowed to vote on its own status – but rather than tensions within...

Japan: Android Conference

  9 January 2011

The Japan Android Group is hosting the “Android Bazaar and Conference 2011 Winter” at Tokyo University today, and many people are tweeting about it with the hashtag #abc2011w.

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