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2 April 2011

Stories from 2 April 2011

Côte d'Ivoire: Who is in Control of RTI State Television?

Confusion surrounds the question of who is currently in control of the Radio Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI), the Ivorian national television station.

India: Celebrating The Cricket World Cup Win

At the midnight of 2nd/3rd April 2011 many Indians are out on the streets of all the cities, towns and villages celebrating their team's winning of the Cricket World Cup...

Pakistan: Resettling The Flood Affected

Chapati Mystery introduces the ‘Resettling the Indus’ project, which is an initiative of professionals from Pakistan dedicated to resettle the victims of last years devastating floods.

Bhutan: Memories Of Bangladesh

Dorji Wangchuk accompanied His Majesty the King of Bhutan on a tour to Bangladesh to attend its 40th Independence celebrations. The blogger shares his impressions on Bangladesh and the Bangladeshis.

Slovakia: The Roma People, “Livin’ On the Edge”

Tibor Blazko writes about the problems that Slovakia's Roma people are facing and translates some of the Slovak netizens' reactions to the news that an international NGO is planning to...

Sri Lanka: News Editor of Lankaenews Arrested

Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka reports that Benett Rupasinghe, a senior Sri Lankan journalist and the News Editor of Lankaenews website, has been arrested on the 31st of March...

Southeast Asia: Media Says Sorry Over ‘Insensitive’ Japan Posts

Singapore’s MediaCorp, Thailand’s The Nation, and Malaysia’s Berita Harian – all belonging to mainstream media in their respective countries – were forced to apologize to the public for publishing ‘insensitive’...

Japan: Plutonium, Our Reliable Friend

Professor Yuji Ankei posted on Youtube a rare version of the animated video called Mr. Pluto, our reliable friend – Story of plutonium (頼れる仲間プルト君——プルトニウム物語). The video, that was later withdrawn,...

Russia-Estonia: Renaming the Bronze Soldier

LJ user jurialhaz comments on [RUS] how Estonia has renamed the Tallinn Bronze Soldier monument – the object of the 2007 bilateral dispute with Russia – into “Monument to the...

Hungary: Speeding through new constitution

Eva Balogh of Hungarian Spectrum discusses why Hungary's Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, is speeding through with the adoption of a new constitution.

East Timor: Parliament to use Portuguese language

The East Timor Parliament announced that it will use the Portuguese language in plenary sessions at least once a month. A blogger reacts: “It would be like the Australian or...

Japan: Machine Civilization

Pinktentacle presented [en] the latest coreographed video by World Order, the performance group led by former martial artist Genki Sudo. The video is called Machine Civilization and is a message...

Japan: JPRI Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund

An Italian student at the University of San Francisco produced a video [ita, en] to help the victims of the Tohoku earthquake. In the video Caterina explains how to make...

Burkina Faso: Mutinous Soldiers Ransack Mayor and Minister's Home

Grioo reports that the homes of the Chief of the army, the minister of interior and the mayor of Ouagadougou were pillaged by soldiers(fr) outraged at the condemnation of one of their own...

Thailand: Songkran Festival website

The Thailand government has set up a website in preparation for the Songkran Festival 2011, a traditional New Year holiday in Thailand.

Indonesian Football Mired in Controversy

There is a leadership dispute in the Indonesian football association which has disappointed football players and fans. Netizens want leaders to settle the issue and focus instead on improving the...

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