Stories from 13 March 2011
The Albanian Blogger writes about a new website, The Civil Alternative (ALB), which aims at “engaging people in dialogue and raising awareness as well as producing action about major issues affecting the Albanian people and the country as a whole.”
Katya Trubilova of Social Media Lessons From Russia and the UK writes about social media monitoring tools produced in Russia and Ukraine.
Tomitamakoto set up an information website in Chinese with news on the earthquake and suggestions on what to do in these circumstances.
Forex Power blog posts pictures of the newly introduced Sri Lankan rupees bills.
An Ordinary Citizen writes about the possible impacts of removal of the Bangladeshi Nobel Laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus from Grameen Bank.
Bangladeshi blogger Sadiq M. Alam at Inspirations And Creative Thoughts writes how seekers of faith are increasingly using Internet in their seeking.
The Acorn assesses the accident at Fukushima nuclear reactors as a result of the recent earthquakes in Japan and its implications for India.
Bloggers took action on the World Day Against Cyber-Censorship on March 12, 2011, and spent the weekend commenting on the state of online freedom of expression, raising awareness about censorship and sharing tips to circumvent it.
Lawyer, feminist activist and blogger Verónica RT has launched a virtual campaign through her blog [es] and Facebook [es]that documents every case of women murdered by their partners or ex partners in Puerto Rico. This year, already 8 women have been murdered.
What does the Amazon mean to Peru and, in turn, Peru to it? Juan Arellano answers these questions with a brief historical summary of the Peruvian Amazon and a compilation of what some bloggers have written about the Amazon region in Peru.
Historian and blogger Ivonne Acosta reflects [es] on the recent conviction in the federal district court in Puerto Rico of the pro-statehood senator Hector Martínez on charges of corruption.
Blogger and law student Mariana Iriarte comments [es] on the debate among professors of the University of Puerto Rico on the effectiveness of the strategies proposed by students as part of their protest against the imposition of tuition fees.
March 12, 2011 marked the fourth annual Blog for Jordan day. Jordanians, foreigners living in Jordan, and Jordanians living abroad, all pitched in to write about their love for Jordan and their hopes for its future.
When disaster struck on March 11, 2011, Japan was thrust into the center of attention. As inquiries, goodwill, advice, and donations pour in from around the world, citizens have stood up to participate in social translation.
Ali Fazli, a Basij leader, said that Basij (Islamic Republic's militia) hackers will attack enemy web sites.
Yesterday's protest of the Geração à Rasca (“Scraping By” Generation) in Portugal drew 150.000 to the streets, in a burst of non-partisan, non-branded, authentic citizen power. Flickr is brimming with photos from the Azores to Porto, to Lisbon.
12 March was the World Day Against Cyber-Censorship. Launched by Reporters Without Borders in 2008, the initiative is intended to promote the idea of Internet without restrictions and accessible to everyone.
A flash flood hit the District of Tangse, Pidie Regency in Aceh, Indonesia a few days ago killing 21 people and destroying properties worth US$ 114 million.
Blogger dawn-1o9 posts a picture of a person fishing in Inya Lake in Myanmar. Fishing is not allowed on this lake.
The Democratic Voice of Burma has a report on the strike staged by 1,500 workers of a shoe factory in Myanmar. Workers reportedly earn only $US0.70 for a 12-hour day.
The Shan Herald quotes from green groups which describe the plan of the Myanmar government to build seven dams in the country as part of the junta strategy to defeat rebel groups fighting for independence.