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21 October 2012

Stories from 21 October 2012

Sri Lanka: Bumper Harvest Of Fish

India: The Question Of Vertical Farming

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

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

Burundi: Celebrating The First Democratically Elected President

Cape Verde: A Short Documentary

East Timor: Documenting Traditional Music

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

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

Myanmar: Newspapers Now Printed in Color

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...