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21 October 2012

Stories from 21 October 2012

Sri Lanka: Bumper Harvest Of Fish

Malaka Rodrigo reports that many fish species have aggregated to the Sri Lankan East coast giving a bumper harvest to the fishermen. Experts say that this might have happened due...

India: The Question Of Vertical Farming

Maddy writes about the recent developments of vertical farming considering the demand for more agricultural lands in India and elsewhere.

Bangladesh: Low Dependency on Agricultural Products Prompts Food Security Fears

In the last four decades Bangladesh saw a tremendous rise in the industry and service sectors which prompted the decrease of dependency on agricultural Produces. The decrease in employment in...

Bangladesh: The Perils of The YouTube Ban

The Bangladesh government banned YouTube and its many IPs were also banned which are also used by other Google Services. Many from Bangladesh are unable to access a number of...

Caribbean: Blog Action Day 2012

Since its founding in 2007, Blog Action Day has united bloggers from all over the world by having them devote space to a specific topic or theme. Caribbean bloggers weigh...

Angola: War Remnants Become Toys

“Soberano” Canhanga on his blog Mesu Ma Jikuka writes a short post [pt] on children playing in old war tanks in Angola.

Burundi: Celebrating The First Democratically Elected President

Jean Marie Ngendahayo writes about [fr] the relatively unknown story of Melchior Ndadaye, the first democratically elected president of Burundi after winning the 1993 election. Ngendahayo states that what stood out with...

Cape Verde: A Short Documentary

East Timor: Documenting Traditional Music

The Timorese have a musical culture which is unique, but at present deeply hidden, the world is interested in it, and it deserves to be noticed and survive. The Unofficial...

Turkey: Silent Treatment of Hunger Strike met with Anger by Kurds

Hundreds of Kurdish political prisoners in Turkey have entered an indefinite hunger strike. The non-violent protest has gone unnoticed by international media agencies and human rights organisations.

Guinea-Bissau: Six Killed in Attack to Military Base

An attack to a military base [pt] in Guinea-Bissau on the night of October 20, 2012, took the lives of at least six people. BBC journalist Zenaida Machado (@zenaidamz) informs...

Saudi Arabia: “Unescorted Women are not Allowed” .. in a Restaurant

Australia: Surprise Seat on United Nations Security Council

There was lots of jubilation when Australia won a two-year non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council on Friday 19 October 2102. However, not all Australians were happy.

Kazakhstan: The Accidental Nationalist

To Son Pascal, I say that if you really believe that Kazakhs should stop using Russian language in favor of Kazakh, if you really feel that you, a foreigner, can...

Myanmar: Newspapers Now Printed in Color

Government-sponsored newspapers in Myanmar are now printed in color, this was announced [my] by the Deputy Minister of Ministry of Information on his Facebook. There are only three major daily papers...

Will ‘National Conversation’ Work in Singapore?

In an effort to include ordinary Singaporeans in the planning of the nation's future, the government has launched a “national conversation” that will last for about a year to gather...

Beijing's Intervention on Radio License in Hong Kong Leaked

A leaked tape exposes that a commercial radio station in Hong Kong has been pressured by Beijing to wind up the company and return the license back to the Hong...

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