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20 September 2011

Stories from 20 September 2011

Venezuela: Netizens Criticize Chavez on Twitter with #cosasProhibidasEnVenezuela

Zambia: Netizens Ahead of Mainstream Media in Poll Reporting

On social media websites Zambian voters revealed delays of opening of polling stations, late-coming presiding officers, change of polling stations and even a shortage of ballot papers.

India: Daily Routine Of Rural Kids

Qatar: Wadah Khanfar Resigns as Al Jazeera Head

Al Jazeera Network director general Wadah Khanfar announced his resignation today, creating a stir on social networking site Twitter. The Palestinian-born journalist, who was at the helm of the network...

Sri Lanka: There Is A Problem On The Road

Chile: Netizens on Twitter Support Student Movement's Call for National Strike with #yomarchoel22

South Korea: The Diplomats Who Can't Speak English

It was revealed on September 13, 2011, that four out of ten South Korean diplomats find it nearly impossible to use proper diplomatic language in English, prompting the public to...

Bhutan: Tour Of The Dragon

Honduras: Conflicting Reports on Situation in Bajo Aguan

Nepal: Bloggers Share Their Own Stories of Earthquake

On Sunday evening of September 18, Nepal experienced a strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale that had its epicentre in the border region of Taplejung of Nepal and...

Ukraine: Short Films by Youth for Gender Equality

7 Billion Actions

Young film makers in Ukraine have participated in a short film competition that challenges stereotypes of women and defend gender equality. These films touch on issues that can be understood...

Mexico, USA: Triqui Indigenous Migrants Defenseless Against Crime and Police Questioning

Colombia: Controversy Over New Methodology to Calculate Poverty

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Bocas 2012 Literature Prize

Cuba: Headed for Technological Illiteracy?

Curacao: Financial Reality

Belize: First Prime Minister Passes On

Cuba: Hunger Strike for Human Rights

South Korea: More Blocking of Pro-North Korean Internet Content

Russia: Unjustly Convicted Businessman-Blogger Released From Jail