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17 September 2011

Stories from 17 September 2011

CIVICUS: Reflections on the Power of Civil Society

For three days several civil society representatives met in Montreal for the CIVICUS World Assembly. The subjects were diverse: from civil movements, social equality, and the effects of new technologies,...

India: Lessons Learnt On Managing Rural Development

Sparsh lists 10 lessons learnt during a post graduate study on rural management in the context of rural India.

Bhutan: Busy People Suck

D Stehle writes from the land of the highest gross national happiness that “busy people suck”.

Pakistan: Dengue Crisis Worsens

Mohammad Yusha reports that the mosquito-borne Dengue fever crisis has worsened in the Punjab region of Pakistan.

Sri Lanka: Identity Crisis

Shaahima Fahim at Groundviews discusses about the notion of the search for national identity in the post-war Sri Lanka.

Nepal: A Socially Connected Prime Minister

The new Nepali Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai is “definitely on the way to revolutionize the way government works” – thinks Nepali Blogger. He already has a blog and a Facebook...

Bhutan: How To Be A Good Citizen

Penstar posts an essay written by Thinley Samdrup, a Bhutanese student of class IX, who discusses how one can be a good citizen.

South Asia: Worst Cities In South Asia

South Asia Blog analyzes the Global Livability Report and its assumption of the worst cities in South Asia.

Brazil: Chained Teachers in the Freedom Square

Brazilian blogger Beto Mafra shared [pt] videos and pictures of a demonstration of public school teachers in the state of Minas Gerais who after 101 days of strike, have chained...

Brazil: University Campus Closed Due to a “Legalize” Party

The Rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), Dirceu de Melo, ordered closing down the main campus on September 16, to prevent the First Festival of Cannabis...

Madagascar: Reactions to the Road Map Agreement to End the Crisis

The road map to end the Madagascar crisis has been signed by nearly all parties on September 16. Malagasy bloggers followed the event in real time and reacted to the...

Uganda: Is This the End of Amnesty for LRA Rebels?

Uganda seeks to end amnesty for rebels belong to the Lord's Resistance Army, Ashley Benner reports: “The controversial trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army commander Thomas Kwoyelo has taken a...

South African: Facebook Profile Picture Creates Controversy

South Africa's Facebook profile photo creates controversy: Authorities in South Africa are investigating a white man’s Facebook profile picture with a hunting rifle and a big grin kneeling in a...

D.R of Congo: California Passes Bill on Congo Conflict Minerals

California passes first-ever state bill on Congo conflict minerals: “By a vote of 67 to 11, the California state assembly passed a bill that prohibits state agencies from signing contracts...

Zambia: Wikileaks Cables Not As Toxic

Almost a year after the WikiLeaks diplomatic cables' release, Zambia’s tranche of the documents have recently surfaced. As it turns out, nothing drastic has been disclosed by the leaks, which...

Lebanon: Sabra and Chatila Massacre Remembered 29 Years On

September 16, 2011, marked the 29th anniversary of the most grueling moment in the six-decade long Arab-Israeli conflict - the massacre at Sabra and Chatila. The blogosphere was swarming with...

Philippines: Filipinos Abuzz With Miss Universe Results

And third runner up goes to…Miss Philippines! Shamcey Supsup's success has been the cause for much celebration and cheering in the Philippines at the conclusion of the 2011 Miss Universe...

Malaysia: Mahathir Says Bush Lied About 9/11

As the world commemorated the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack in the United States, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad came out again to declare that it was...

Cuba: A Very Painful Issue

El Taburete [es] reposts singer-songwriter Vicente Feliú's statement on the controversy ensued after renowned artist Pablo Milanés publicly criticized the Cuban government.

Cuba: In Solidarity with World Bloggers

Yasmín Portales supports [es] fellow blogger Elaine Díaz's idea [es] of reuniting Cuban bloggers in Havana at the same time of the first world meeting of bloggers in Brazil next October...

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