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2 December 2011

Stories from 2 December 2011

Macedonia: NGOs and Netizens Prevent Undemocratic Youth Law

The withdrawal of the undemocratic Draft Law on Youth from the parliamentary procedure indicates that the otherwise stubborn authorities can be persuaded not to do more harm if the civil...

Slovenia: Dec. 4 Elections Updates

Updates on the upcoming Dec. 4 parliamentary elections – by Dr. Filomena and Sleeping With Pengovsky (here, here, here, and here). Pengovsky concludes: “The way it looks right now, Janša...

Sri Lanka: Colombo Property Issues

Colombo Property developments are not well managed and the values are inconsistent, opines Indi.ca.

Bangladesh: The First Dhaka Tweetup

A.I. Sajib participated in the first Dhaka Tweetup and writes all about it.

Bangladesh: Where Are His Parents?

Monirul Alam appeals to his blog readers to help a lost boy find his parents.

Iran: 4 hours instead of ‘444 days’

Robab who objects the raid on UK compounds in Tehran, says [Fa]: “Thanks God that they got satisfied with 4 hours of taking UK hostages, and it didn't reach 444...

Colombia: Mixed Feelings About Ecotouristic Project

Cineaoloido points us to this documentary [es] on the social and economical impact that the people of Santa Elena near Medellin have experienced since the opening of a massive ecotouristic...

Iran:The alien theory

Amir Bayani writes in Article 19 “Mohammad Javad Larijani of Iran’s Judiciary (the head of the human rights council in the judiciary) gave the world reassurance that we have fair...

Caribbean: Thoughts on World AIDS Day

December 1, was World AIDS Day. Bloggers from the Caribbean have weighed in with their own thoughts about and support for the ongoing battle against HIV and AIDS.

Cuba: The 99 Per Cent

Uncommon Sense reports on the latest activity in the Occupy Cuba movement, here and here.

Barbados: Environmental Laws Needed

In the wake of a fire at a chemical warehouse, Barbados Free Press says: “This week’s spill disaster again reminds us that when it comes to environmental standards, laws and...

Latin American Hackathon Seeks to Create Web Apps to Solve Social Problems

On December 3 and 4, 2011, developers, designers, academics and other experts from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay, will participate in “Desarrollando América Latina” [es] (Developing Latin America),...

Africa: Online Space for African Languages and Poetry

Maneno Matamu is a platform for African poets/writers to showcase their work in the rich and beautiful languages this continent is blessed with. It is a collective breath expressing our...

Zambia: How Netizens Observed World AIDS Day

Zambian netizens on various social media sites observed the World Aids Day, which falls on December 1, with a call for people to know their HIV status. Zambians, who say...

Sao Tome and Principe: Photographic View of the Country

The blog Viagem a São Tomé e Príncipe (Trip do Sao Tome and Principe) has made available a rich archive of photography that illustrates a range of aspects from the...

Tanzania: YoungAfricaLive Mobile Community Launched

Robert blogs about the launch of YoungAfrica Live mobile community: “Virtual youth community movement, YoungAfricaLive, has launched in Tanzania through Vodacom mobile. Young Africa Live is a mobile community that...

Brazil: Documentary on Belo Monte Seeks Funds from the Crowd

Belo Monte: Announcement of a War is the title of a Brazilian independent video production about the hydroelectric plant's impact, which has made its way to the top of the...

Russia: Detained Member of Parliament Uses Live Mobile Broadcasting

Ilya Ponomarev, member of Russian Duma, who was detained by Novosibirsk police [ru] due to “illegal distribution” of his party newspaper conducted live broadcasting via his mobile phone from the police station...

Slovakia: Visualising Business Registry Data with Vorsr.sk

Vorsr.sk is a tool for visual exploration of Slovakia's business registry. It treats the information as one big social network, grabbing the newest data live and delivering up-to-date connections of...

China: Marriage Transaction

ChinaHush has translated the script of an online video and a new movie trailer, A Big Deal, in which women talk about their attitude towards marriage. More and more Chinese...

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