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9 January 2011

Stories from 9 January 2011

Puerto Rico: Interview of Esoez TV Team

In the music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es], @redod interviews @nerdote and @fetoso [es], the team behind the blog and performance project Esoez TV [es].

Puerto Rico: School Away from School

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,...

Puerto Rico: Blogs go Mainstream

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.

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...

Sudan: Southern Sudan Independence Referendum on Twitter

Voters in Southern Sudan went to the polls today to decide whether to separate or remain part of Sudan. This is a roundup of tweets related to the referendum. You...

Filipino Netizens Debate Proposed Broadband Caps

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...

Floods Continue to Devastate Australia

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...

Japan: New Landmark “Tokyo Sky Tree” is Growing

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...

Ghana: An African Election: A Documentary

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...

Japan: Ryuichi Sakamoto Experiments with Social Music Experiences

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...

Sudan: Southern Sudan Live Reports

You can now live reports of Southern Sudan Referendum 2011 from Sudan Vote Monitor.

Cote d'Ivoire: Military option should be last

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...

Kenya: Kenya Ni Yetu Campaign Launched

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...

Sudan: Live Tweets from Southern Sudan

Get live tweets and photos about Southern Sudan Referendum 2011 from Alun MacDonald.

Sudan: Recession big issue in North Sudan than referendum

Alun MacDonald tweeting from Southern Sudan: “In North Sudan seems the big issue is Recession not Referendum. Irate emails from friends about the new austerity cuts & price rises”

Sudan: The long walk to vote

A photograph of a voter in Southern Sudan entitle, “The long walk to vote #SudanRef #Sudan”

Sudan: Sudan referendum: what to watch

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...

Egypt: Who's Who of Who's in Jail

On Twitter, Egyptian Ahmed Sabry writes (Ar): “The Egyptian government detains Salafists, Christians, Satan worshipers, activists, gays, seculars, communists and atheists. Only the vegetarians are left.”

Arab World: Tears Spilled on the Break Up of Sudan

South Sudan's independence referendum and the likelihood of its separation today has hit a raw nerve with some Arab netizens. Many worry this could be the first step towards carving...

Christmas in Armenia and Georgia… and on Twitter

While Christmas was observed in the West on 25 December, other countries instead celebrated it earlier this week. In Armenia, however, it even became a trending topic on Twitter .

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