21 January 2011

Stories from 21 January 2011

Azerbaijan: Bloggers remember Hrant Dink four years on

  21 January 2011

Wednesday marked the fourth anniversary of the murder in Istanbul of Hrant Dink, the Turkish-Armenian journalist, editor, and human rights activist who advocated for reconciliation and friendship between nations, and especially estranged neighbors Armenia and Turkey. This year, however, the anniversary was also unexpectedly marked by many bloggers from Azerbaijan.

Africa: Kabissa Network and Online Platform

  21 January 2011

Learn about Kabissa online platfrom and network in Africa: “As of this writing, Kabissa has 1,558 approved organizations in the network, 215 of them new in 2011, that have been taking excellent advantage of Kabissa to showcase themselves and connect with each other for peer learning and information sharing.”

D. R of Congo: Obama's invasion of DRC

  21 January 2011

Why does Ann Garrison say that Obama invaded the Democratic Republic of Congo two years ago: “It makes sense because:1) On his Inauguration Day, Obama became the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces. 2) The Rwandan and Ugandan armies serve as the U.S. military's proxies in Africa.”

Zimababwe: How to get money for public sector wages

  21 January 2011

Tips on how to generate money for public sector wages in Zimbabwe: “Maybe sell some of Chombo’s houses or farms acquired by Zanu PF chefs? Or swing a bit of cash from diamonds towards salaries? Turn in the Mercs and Prados and buy more modest vehicles? Quit the trips and...

Africa: Apply for Season 6 of Big Brother Africa

  21 January 2011

“The Naspers owned M-Net subscription-funded television channel in South Africa and proud organizers of the Big Brother Africa reality show are happy to announce the opening of applications for the Season 6 of the most watched reality show on the continent of Africa,” Mac-Jordan reports.

Brazil: The Brazilian who invented the radio

  21 January 2011

Ricardo Kotscho reproduces [pt] a letter by Hamilton Almeida in which he tells the story of the inventor of the radio Roberto Landell de Moura – a Brazilian priest born 150 years ago (January 21, 1861). According to Almeida, though Landell “patented the radio in Brazil (1901)” it was Guglielmo...

Samsung Released An Optimistic Outlook on Korean Security

  21 January 2011

Samsung Economic Research Institute(SERI) released its annual report on Korean peninsula's peace in 2011. SERI speculated that the military tension between two Koreas is likely to subside. Read full report[en]. (click pdf icon right next to title)

Brazil: Any questions for Julian Assange?

  21 January 2011

Natalia Viana, WikiLeak's journalist in Brazil, invites [pt] bloggers and readers of her blog to formulate questions for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange until 6pm, on January 21. The most original 10 questions will be selected for an interview to be published next week.

Singapore's real economy

  21 January 2011

Reacting to the high ranking of Singapore in the global index of economic freedom, blogger econospeak insists that the prosperous city state is actually a “curious mixture of socialism and state planning with innovative free market approaches.”

Singapore: National Authentication Framework project

  21 January 2011

techgoondu previews the National Authentication Framework project of Singapore which will go live later this year. Through a single log in, it allows netizens to carry out online transactions with government services and businesses

Korean Gov Enforces Its Privacy Regulations on Facebook

  21 January 2011

Faceboook has agreed to make adjustments on its privacy regulation in Korea as the company rules have failed to meet domestic internet laws. The change may mean more protection on users privacy, but any Korean Facebook users first need to consent to gathering and usage of personal information. South Korea's...

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