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Preetam Rai

I am an educator and technologist always on the move. Working on bringing Africa and Asia closer.

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At the Indonesian Blogger Festival

  27 October 2009

We visited the Indonesian blogger festival or PestaBlogger 2009. This is the third time the annual event is being held. The event saw bloggers from all over the vast island nation coming together in Jakarta to celebrate, discuss and party.

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Barcamp Phnom Penh Attracts Regional IT Enthusiasts

  11 October 2009

The Cambodian Tech community hosted the Phnom Penh Barcamp earlier this month. In addition to a massive local participation, the Barcamp attracted participants from neighboring countries. The participants talked about technology and ideas on using IT tools for development. We have some images and videos from the two day event.

Oceania: Epeli Hau'ofa Has Passed Away

  26 January 2009

Noted Fijian (Born in Papua to Tongan parents)  antropologist Epeli Hau'ofa died on January 11 in Suva, Fiji. The Savage Minds blog links to an essay by Epeli Hau'ofa tha argued against the commonly held assumption that the pacific islands were isolated communities held apart by massive oceans. 

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North Korea: A New Mobile Network

  18 December 2008

The latest news from North Korea is the launch of a new high speed mobile network by an Egyptian mobile giant. We have reactions from the bloggers commenting on the launch.

Thailand: Going Home Finally

  3 December 2008

Oakmonster is happy that she can finally go back to Thailand. The opposition supporters had occupied the main airports in Bangkok and disrupted air services.

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North Korea in Blogs

  2 December 2008

Information about North Korea is hard to come by. People interested in the country have to look to blogs and forum postings of recent travelers and North Korea watchers to get some inkling of the current state of the country. In this post we visit Kaesong city, check out a new university in Pyongyang and find out how pins featuring North Korean leaders inspires reverence among North Koreans, even when they are outside the country.

Thailand: Free Ride to PAD

  30 November 2008

Thailand Jumped the Shark wonders why “the foreign embassies and the international community have given the PAD a free ride, considering the PAD has broken multiple Thai and international terrorism laws and international travel treaties.” PAD, the opposition party leading the current protests in Bangkok has blockaded the main airports...

Australia: Positive About the new President

  5 November 2008

Rubenerd writes “It is just such a great feeling to finally have someone in charge of the Western world who is intelligent and who I can talk about in positive tones for the first time. That is really a great thing!”

Australia: Defence Spending

  13 October 2008

Sam Roggeveen wonders if the global financial crisis will force Australian government to cut back on defence spending.

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