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7 August 2011

Stories from 7 August 2011

Serbia, Kosovo, Russia: A Letter to Putin

  7 August 2011

Eric Gordy re-launches his East Ethnia blog, taking a close look, in one of the first posts, at the letter to the Russian PM Vladimir Putin, written by 21 Serbian “intellectuals”, who are asking “Russia to propose a resolution in the Security Council on the condition of Serbs of Kosovo.”

Maldives: Quality Schools

  7 August 2011

Quality Schools is a blog of the Educational Supervision and Quality Improvement Division (ESQID) of the Ministry of Education in Maldives which disseminates suggestions and best practices for Maldivian schools to improve their quality of education.

Thailand: Reviving the Democrat Party

  7 August 2011

Suthichai Yoon analyzes the defeat of the Democrat Party in the recent elections in Thailand. He said an overhaul is needed to improve the image of Thailand's oldest political party.

India: A Virtual Meeting Place For Farmers And Consumers

  7 August 2011

Arpita Sharma at Youth Ki Awaaz features the E-Choupal, “a virtual market place where farmers can do the transaction, facilitated by an internet linked computer, directly with a purchaser”, which helps the farmers realize better price for their produce.

Ukraine: Time for a Change?

  7 August 2011

Vasyl of uaMuzik argues that it is time for new and independent politicians to enter the Ukrainian political scene, so that the country will be able to leave the conflicts and controveries of current politicians behind.

Ukraine: Courtroom Mudslinging

  7 August 2011

LEvko of Foreign Notes discusses how Ukrainian Prime Minister, Mykola Azarov, appeared as an unexpected witness in the trial against his predecessor, Yulia Tymoshenko, which resulted in loads of political mudslinging.

Russia: New Legislation Against Online Extremism

RuNet Echo  7 August 2011

Russian government submitted a new anti-extremism legislation for approval to the Russian Parliament.  News agency ITAR-TASS reports that according to the news legislation, distribution of extremist content online can be punished with 5 years in jail. Vzglyad website explains the legislation treates the publication of content in blogs as public...

Russia: Bloggers Initiated Day of Garbage Cleaning

RuNet Echo  7 August 2011

Thousands of people participated in the event “Bloggers against garbage” that happened in dozens of Russian cities. A special  community was created in Livejournal that includes many reports about the event. People used Twitter, Facebook, Vkontakte and other online platforms to coordinate the blog-based subbotnik [ENG]. The event was an...

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Zambia: Complaining And Complimenting Electronically

  7 August 2011

Dear Zambia is a website whose content is generated by Zambian netizens who have got beef with anything going wrong in the country - or indeed, those who have anything good to say about something which is unfortunately rare. Gershom Ndhlovu explores this popular public forum.

Senegal: 5-Year Ban For Football Star El Hadj Diouf

  7 August 2011

Bilal comments upon [fr] an article published  on Mercatix.net, tackling the 5-year ban from international football slapped by the Senegalese Football Federation on one of the best players in the country, El Hadj Diouf, after he declared that  “the whole system of African football is corrupt”: “I never thought” writes...

Venezuela: A funny tribute song for Google +

  7 August 2011

Infelix and  team of creative friends got together to record the musical video “I'm leaving for Google+” which explains why people are turning away from social network facebook to the newest network from Google. Based on Spanish group Mecano‘s song “No party in NY”, it switches up the lyrics and...

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