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2 July 2011

Stories from 2 July 2011

India: Fasting & Political Blackmail (Regulation) Bill, 2011

The Acorn highlights a humorous draft of the Fasting & Political Blackmail (Regulation) Bill, 2011, coined by some civil society members as an way to confront the plethora of fasting...

India: Student Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Meet

Think Change India informs that the National Social Entrepreneurship Forum (NSEF), India’s premier youth platform for social innovations, in partnership with Villgro Innovations Foundation is organizing a two day workshop...

Sri Lanka: Photographic Evidence Of War Crimes

Groundviews compiles reactions from social media on the recent controversy surrounding photographic evidences of war crimes in Sri Lanka.

Macedonia: Call to Support Protests via Video Clips

People who protest against police brutality in Macedonia issued a call to all domestic [mk] and foreign [en] supporters to send short video clips with their sound-bite opinion by June...

Nepal: Creative Names Of Educational Institutions

The fascination some Nepali colleges have with an English name is interesting. Bhumika Ghimire wonders whether these educational institutions deliver international standard as they sound with their title.

Netherlands: Hustling a Creative Job Through Twitter

A creative team in Amsterdam, Bas van de Poel and Daan van Dam, show us on this video how they used the twitter microblogging site to catch the attention of creative directors...

Ethiopia: Should detention of journalists worry bloggers?

Endalk wonders whether the detention of journalists in Ethiopia should worry bloggers: “In an information being released in a mood of concern early June, by CPJ and voiced by Ethiopian...

Zambia: Pastors Using Facebook to Evangelize

Zambian preachers are using every opportunity and, indeed, forum to spread the word. With the coming of social networking sites such as Facebook, some innovative pastors and motivation speakers are...

Poland: A visionary within the EU?

J Clive-Matthews of Nosemonkey's EUTopia writes about the outset of the Polish EU-presidency and its Premier, Donald Tusk, as a potential visionary for the European Union.

Togo: $200,000 aid for Japan

On 24th June 2011 the Togolese blogger, Sylvio Combey, denounced on his blog [fr]:    “[The president] Faure Gnassingbé has given $200,000 (about 92 million CFA francs) to a country...

China: More on Red Song Culture

Sascha from Chengdu Living picks up various stories about the red song culture in China.

Social Media T-shirt in South Korea

South Korea's citizen/blogger news, Wiki Tree site posted samples of the social media T-shirts.

Texting in North Korea

The Japan Probe site made a commentary on Asahi TV's recent report on North Korea. An Asahi TV reporter filmed mobile devices and comfortable lives enjoyed by North Korea’s small...

Ukraine: Yanukovych's Foreign, Domestic Policies; Mezhyhirye Residence

Ukrainiana and Foreign Notes comment on the news that Ukraine's President Victor Yanukovych has finally shown some of his Mezhyhirya residence to a few select journalists from major Ukrainian TV...

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