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23 March 2011

Stories from 23 March 2011

Macedonia: QR Campaign to Aid Japan

It.com.mk noted [MKD] that Kalina Zografska, Kristijan Ivanovski and Iva Dujak started an independent campaign using QR codes containing Japanese proverbs, quotes and links, to promote the humanitarian concert “Heart...

Iran:Google, Yahoo, Skype targeted

According to Cnet a malicious attacker that appears to be the Iranian government managed to obtain supposedly secure digital certificates that can be used to impersonate Google, Yahoo, Skype, and...

Syria: Citizen Videos Show Horror in Daraa

As the crackdown on protests in Daraa continues and reports pour in of more deaths, citizen reporters in the town are capturing video and uploading it to YouTube, which was...

Arab World: The Arab Tyrant Manual

The Arab Tyrant Manual is out, and is being tweeted as I type. On Twitter, Iyad Elbaghdadi is repeating all the excuses we have heard from the governments of Arab...

Pakistan Day Celebrations: A Victory And A Sign Of Hope

Today marks the 71st anniversary of the Pakistan Resolution. Although the nation is struggling with insurgency and plethora of issues there is still a lot to celebrate - like today...

Russia: Friendship Relations Between LiveJournal Blogs Analyzed

Habrahabr-user RomanL published [ru] a detailed analysis of Russian LiveJournal blogs. According to the analysis, Russian-speaking LiveJournal blogosphere (active audience of around 170,000 users) can be divided into 4 distinctive...

Syria: Horror Mounts as 150 Protesters Reportedly Dead in Daraa

Alarming news from Syria has dominated my Twitter timeline, with reports of up to 150 people allegedly killed by security forces in Daraa, in southern Syria, where anti-regime protests continue....

Paraguay: Photo Blog Reveals Dangers of Childbirth

Most Paraguayans are not aware of the high rates of death from childbirth and abortion in the country. These issues are rarely reported on mainstream media. This is why running...

Syria: Reports of Mass Killings, and a Blogger and a Journalist Disappear

The crackdown on protesters in Daraa, Syria continues. At dawn, a special army unit reportedly killed at least six people during an attack on Al Omari Mosque to disperse protesters...

Kenya: Kenya Film Commission Animation Expo

Moses attends Kenya Film Commission’s Animation Expo in Nairobi: “I was surprised on entering the Expo that there we’re far more companies than I had imagined who offer Animation services...

Africa: Africans want an African solution

Rosebell Kagumire's reaction to Uganda's president's criticism of military intervention in Libya: “Africans want an African solution but current leaders like President Museveni who stifle freedoms in their own borders...

Kenya: Learn about Dealfish Kenya

Moses posts his presentation on Dealfish Kenya that he gave at the monthly meetup of MobileMonday Kenya: “The mobile channel is incredibly important for Dealfish in Kenya since up to...

Haiti: Developing Aid

“The agenda of development aid should not be set by people so far removed from the uncertainty of life that has dominated human existence for the majority of time”: Throwing...

Trinidad & Tobago, Dominica: Position on Gender Equity

Globewriter on the UN Joint Statement on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: “The English Caribbean (including T&T which continues to betray its alleged commitment to human rights) was notably absent...

Aruba, Curacao: Eloquent Arguments

The lawyer as orator? Karel's Legal Blog discusses “a sensitive subject.”

Cuba: The “Nays” Have It?

Iván's File Cabinet says that he will “believe in the Socialist democracy, as advocated by the regime in Havana, when you see a negative vote.”

Côte d'Ivoire: “Why is no one intervening in Ivory Coast?”

Violence continues in Ivory Coast. Charles Blé Goudé has called for the Young Patriots, supporters of the outgoing president, Laurent Gbagbo, to enlist in the army. Now thousands of young...

Venezuela: Learning to Play the Cuatro on the Web 2.0

The cuatro - an instrument in the guitar family - is the principal icon of traditional Venezuelan music. A love for the cuatro has also reached citizen media, where songs...

Brazil: Obama's Visit Marked by Protests, Repression and Criticism

Intended to be a party, US President Obama's first visit to Brazil was marked by the controversial decision for his country to intervene militarily in Libya, in addition to the...

Macedonia, Japan: Anime vs. Reality

poljaff, a contributor to Japan@MK blog, compared [MKD] the experiences of learning about Japanese culture and disaster response by watching the award-winning anime Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 a year ago, and...

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