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26 September 2011

Stories from 26 September 2011

Bolivia: Mobilization in Support of Indigenous Marchers

In the past month, indigenous highway protest marchers in Bolivia have received widespread support from residents of cities on their route donating food and supplies, as well as from many...

Bangladesh: Does Anyone Care About The Urban Poor?

Unheard Voice breaks a news that authorities had started evicting the new settlements including the Jaago Foundation school for the underprivileged along the Gulshan lake in Dhaka city. When challenged...

India: To Be Poor In India

Project Why exposes that there is a serious flaw in determining who is poor in India and who will get social welfare benefit from the government. The blogger asks: “what...

Bolivia: Police Repression of Indigenous Marchers in Yucumo

The Bolivian indigenous march against a planned highway reached a standstill with the blockade of pro-government groups in the town of Yucumo. On September 25, uniformed police officers launched tear...

Brazil: The Real Value of Half Price Tickets

Even though there is a federal law in Brazil for half price tickets to cultural shows - as the greatest portion of the public can only afford half of the...

North Korea: Kim Jong-Il's Surprise Appearance On the Simpsons

Martyn Williams from the North Korea Tech blog wrote a short post on Kim Jong-il's appearance on “The Simpsons”. One character from the episode says that he was forced to...

North Korea: Kim Jong-il Plans to Solve Famine by Breeding Giant Rabbits

Zimbabwe Metro site posted a list of eccentric acts and plans carried out by North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-il. It includes Kim's plan to solve famine by breeding giant rabbits...

Book Review: ‘Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives In North Korea’

Change in Longitude blog posted a thorough review of the book ‘Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives In North Korea’ by Barbara Demick. The book’s title comes from a song that...

Ethical Issues in Doing Business in North Korea

Uhro van der Pluijm from Omkar Gopalakrishnan's Posterous blog wrote about ethical issues in doing business in North Korea.

Chile: Twitter Trending Topics and #yomarchoel22

Students marched in favor of education reform on Thursday, September 22, but surprisingly, the hashtag netizens used on Twitter –#yomarchoel22– did not become a local Trending Topic. Enzo Abbagliati in...

Ecuador: Digital Illiteracy Rate in Loja

Voces Lojanas [es] shares important data about Loja from the VII Population Census and the VI Housing Census. The census reveals that in Loja digital illiteracy is at 29%, but cell phone use is...

El Salvador: Digital Newspaper Publishes Wikileaks Cables

“Almost 100 US State Department cables from the US Embassy in San Salvador have now been published on the website of El Faro. The collection of cables from WikiLeaks offers...

Puerto Rico: Dealing with the Murder Rate

Dondequiera says of the country's rising murder rate: “Greed and apathy are Puerto Rico's sins, and the only way out of this nightmare is through our unity as humans.”

Cuba: “Damas” Targeted Again

The Ladies in White were once more targeted this weekend for their “planned march to a church to honor Our Lady of Charity on her feast day” – bloggers have...

Bahamas: Crime Fighting Issues

Bloggers discuss the challenges of crime fighting in the Bahamas.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: More Violence Against Women

The escalating violence against women in St. Vincent now has Abeni “officially scared.”

Kenya: Kenya Hosts Sixth Internet Governance Forum

Gamelmag blogs about the sixth Internet Governance Forum, which will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 27th September to 1st October: “If you want to take part in the IGF...

Jamaica: Gratitude to Garvey

In his ongoing effort to petition President Obama to exonerate Marcus Garvey, Geoffrey Philp says: “Marcus Garvey's cause was justice, plain and simple. And it is ironic that unjust methods...

Georgia: Virtual Facebook Parliamentary Speaker Election Game

Ahead of next year's parliamentary election in Georgia, the ruling party continues in its attempt to harness the power of social media to attract interest in the electoral process from...

Japan: Tracking a telecom giant's quest for carrying the iPhone

Since news broke that Japan's 2nd largest carrier KDDI has struck a deal with Apple to sell the iPhone5, tech savvy netizens are keeping a close watch on the company's...

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