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11 September 2011

Stories from 11 September 2011

Pakistan: Rain In Karachi

Kashif Aziz at Chowrangi posts some photos depicting how the recent downpour caused trouble in Karachi.

Bulgaria: Ruling Party Uses Children's Holiday Posters in Election Campaign

Bulgaria's ruling party GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) has been using children's holiday posters in the city of Plovdiv in their campaign for the upcoming Oct. 23 presidential...

Ukraine, Russia: “A New Stage in the Gas War”

David Marples of Current Politics in Ukraine analyzes the current stage of the Russian-Ukrainian “gas war.”

Bangladesh, India: Hasina-Manmahon Summit – A Post-dated Review

Kh. A. Saleque posts a review of the recent summit of the Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh and its impact on the bilateral ties between both the countries.

Bangladesh: Human Trafficking – A Modern Slavery

Khairul Kuader at Bangla Rights tells how girls from Bangladeshi villages are being lured into prostitution in India offering them better jobs abroad.

India, Bangladesh: Agreements Between Both The Countries

Kanak Banrman provides links to the recent agreements between Bangladesh and India which were signed during the state visit of Mr. Manmohan Singh, Indian prime Minister, to Bangladesh.

Peru: ‘Mistura’ Gastronomic Festival Kicks Off

Peruvians are very proud of their cuisine. When living abroad, they often say the thing they miss the most is the food. From September 9-18, the country will celebrate Peruvian...

Iran: Photos from a Candlelight Vigil for 9/11 Victims

Shabe Haftom has published several photos from 10 years ago of ordinary Iranians holding candles during a vigil in Tehran, Iran to mourn the loss of life in the United...

Denmark: No Voting Rights for Danes Abroad

Since many Danish citizens living abroad are not eligible to vote in the upcoming election in Denmark on September 15, 2011 the Danes Abroad Business Group Online (DAGBO) hosted an...

Arab World: Remembering September 11

Twitter users from across the Arab world paid tribute to the 3,000 victims of September 11 as the world recalled the horrors committed by Al Qaeda terrorists who flew four...

Guatemala: Following the General Election

Today, September 11, 2011, Guatemalan citizens will elect local, municipal, legislative and executive authorities. Hundreds are working from early in the morning until midnight to make democracy a reality. Although...

USA: Amnesty Campaign to Save Death Row Inmate Troy Davis

Amnesty International has launched an online campaign to save death row inmate Troy Davis in Georgia, USA from execution. Nearly 20 years since his conviction, the case against him “has...

Cote d'Ivoire: Ending the Culture of Corruption

Y. Doumbia  writes about the measures taken by the Ouattara Administration to halt corruption [fr] : ” Under Ouattara today, the situation has radically changed. The state budget is managed...

South Korea: Google Raided Over Alleged Antitrust Violations

Google's South Korea offices have been raided by Korean regulators for a third time on September 6, 2011, over alleged antitrust violations. The raid has reignited numerous debates online about...

United States: Latino Perspectives on the Anniversary of 9/11

This year marks the 10th anniversay of the attacks on New York and Washington that changed the course of history. While the media remembers the victims and this decisive moment...

Kyrgyzstan: 83 Candidates Register for Presidential Elections

Kyrgyzstan, famous for its political unrest, will have a presidential election in October 2011. No fewer than 83 Kyrgyz citizens have registered to participate in the race for the presidency....

India: Lax Security at Chandigarh Railway Station

Sidhusaaheb notices lax security at the busy railway station in Chandigarh and wonders whether authorities should be more vigilant considering the recent terror attacks in India.

India: A Magazine For Chakma Community

Paritosh Chakma uploads the August 2011 issue of Sojaak, a free magazine for the indigenous Chakma community.

Azerbaijan: Caspian Dreaming…

Aaron in Azerbaijan posts a well-produced music video by two of his fellow Peace Corps Volunteers in the country, singing under the name of the Caspian Dreamers, ahead of next...

Japan: The Case of an Exposed Online Pseudonym

The sudden shutdown of "Diary of an ex-NEET who works overseas", a popular anonymous blog that criticized Japanese working ethics, has spurred discussion about anonymous activity on the Internet.

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