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16 September 2010

Daily archive · 10 posts

Stories from 16 September 2010

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Azerbaijan: As elections approach, social networking steps in

On 7 November, Azerbaijan will once again head to the polls to cast their ballots in the upcoming parliamentary elections. The pre-election campaign won't officially start until 23 days before...

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Chile: Bloggers and Social Network Users Question Bicentennial Celebrations

On September 18 Chile commemorates 200 years of its Independence from Spain with a Bicentennial celebration. But the date has generated reactions from bloggers and Twitter users who are relating...

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Caribbean: Farewell, Arrow

Caribbean bloggers are mourning the loss of one of the region's soca music pioneers - Alphonsus Cassell, better known as “Arrow” - whose mega-hit, Hot, Hot, Hot is largely credited...

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Palestine: Sending A Message With Social Media

Arjan El Fassed made headlines last year for having a street in a Palestinian refugee camp named after his Twitter account, and has been involved with an online initiative in...

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Togo: The Most Hilarious Sports Joke of the Year

Togo's football federation says the “national team” that played an exhibition match against Bahrain on September 7, 2010 was fake. Togo's sports minister says that the team was made up...

Hungary: Another Silence Decree Blows a Gasket

Marietta Le reports on how Budapest residents are resisting the newest 'silence decree' that requires bars, restaurants and 24-hour shops in one of the city's districts to close early.

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Commemorating Malaysia Day

September 16 is the day that Malaya, along with Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore joined together to form Malaysia. This year is the first time that Malaysia Day was declared a...

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Singapore, Malaysia: Mahathir Mohamad versus Lee Kuan Yew

Former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew commented that Malaysia's "race politics" could have been avoided if it adopted the multiracial policies of Singapore. Former Malaysian Prime Minister responded in...

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Brazil: Jornal do Brasil Quits Print and Goes Online

Jornal do Brasil (JB), one of the country's oldest and most symbolical newspapers, gave up its printed edition in the end of August and is now distributed exclusively online. Bloggers...

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Ecuador: President Vetoes Higher Education Bill

President Rafael Correa recently vetoed a law that aims to reform higher education; the law he received for a final confirmation differed from the original project he had pushed. University...

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