23 March 2011

Stories from 23 March 2011

Republic of Congo: Plane Crashes in Downtown Pointe-Noire

  23 March 2011

The blog Congopage reports that an Antonov airplane crashed in the city of Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo [fr]. Congopage also wonders why the media does not mention that the danger of building airports within cities and that the airline, Trans Air Congo, is owned by one of president...

Philippines: World Boxing Champ Knocked-out on Twitter

  23 March 2011

Philippine Congressman Manny Pacquiao is the world's best ‘pound-for-pound' fighter but he was 'knocked-out' on twitter when netizens criticized him for being absent in an important session of Congress and for sending 'strange' tweets online. Pacquiao has since then deleted his twitter account.

China: VPNs don't work

  23 March 2011

Many Chinese netizens expressed their frustration on the blocking of VPNs in China since last week. Chinaren is among one of them.

China: Consumer Right Performance

  23 March 2011

China Hush translates a local news story on a staged protest in the International Consumers Rights Day: a Lamborghini owner hired people to break his Lamborghini Gallardo sports car worth 3 million yuan in front of a lamp store.

Macedonia: Meme of the Day – on Envy

  23 March 2011

Jasna Soptrajanova Vrteva posted this message on her Facebook profile [MKD]: “When tempted to envy someone – they've a charmed life, they have it so easy … and they're always cheerful, joyful, smiling, in high spirits … – stop and think: they might have a charmed life because they work...

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