Stories from 3 July 2011
Nikhil Pahwa at Medianama informs that “Reliance ADAG owned social networking site BigAdda is rolling back its social networking business, and will focus on being an e-commerce business.”
Tacitaeterno at In The Middle Of Nowhere analyzes Indian PM Dr. Manmohan Singh's derogatory remarks on Bangladesh and compares India's grants in Afghanistan and the line of credit offered to Bangladesh.
Santwana Saha writes at Adhunika how Bangladeshi women can protect themselves against breast cancer.
Netizens in Bangladesh are raging with anger as for the first time in the country bloggers and online activists among other protesters were arrested while striking in protest of a recent Production Sharing Contract (PSC) between the Bangladesh government and United States energy giant ConocoPhillips for deep sea gas exploration.
Celso Lungaretti denounces [pt] death threats against Antuérpio Pettersen Filho, who leads the Brazilian Association of Individual and Citizenship Defense and edits the online newspaper Grito Cidadão (Citizen Cry) [pt]. Filho's denouncements on alleged connections between the former chief of Civil Police, Julio César Oliveira Silva, with a Death Squad...
On the blog of East Timorese weekly Tempo Semanal, controversy erupted over a leaked memo indicating the government's payment of US$300,000 to Australian Caroline Pemburton, former Miss World, for her services promoting East Timor as a tourist destination.
Social Media Day PTY gathered hundreds of Panamanian social network users. Ariel Moreno participated in the event and shares how the day was celebrated in Panama.
Opposition candidate Yingluck Shinawatra is set to become Thailand’s first female Prime Minister as her Pheu Thai party won more than 260 seats in today’s general elections.
Filipinos use the #philippinesazkals hashtag while Malaysians use #harimaumalaya to cheer for their respective football teams on twitter. Both teams won against their opponents with the Philippines winning over Sri Lanka and Malaysia over Taiwan
More often than ever, blog posts on the state of the media and journalism seem to be popping up in the Serbian blogosphere. Danica Radisic highlights a few of them.
Sylvio Combey comments [fr] on his blog: “Liberia established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to shed light on the acts of violence committed [from the 1970s to the 1990s]. But President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf herself is mentioned in the final report, which has yet to be adopted.”