January 2011 Blog Posts (35)

Child labour at the blind sight of police exposed

Heinous crime against children is being committed at the blind sight of the police. Child trafficking for labour and sex is on the increase in Ghana. While child labour is taking place at the fishing communities, child commercial sex was taking place in brothels in our cities and towns.


Are police aware of this No. The Northern regional police command said they have no knowledge about…


Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on January 29, 2011 at 10:06 — No Comments

TH!NK5's First Guest Blogger Has Arrived!

Hey Everyone!


For those of you who are interested in the TH!NK5:Water Competition you may want to know that this round's first guest blogger has just been introduced! Joseph B. Treaster is the editor of OneWater.org and has written a compelling blog post about water and cholera. To read it, please click…


Added by Hanna McLean on January 28, 2011 at 14:21 — No Comments

SofExpo begins Feb 1

The biggest ICT exposition of the country 'BASIS SoftExpo 2011' will begin on February 1 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital, says a press release.

The five-day-long SoftExpo has been organised by Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), the apex body of the software industry and ITES based services.

Organisers are expecting participation of over 50,000 visitors in the gala ICT event that has over 100 exhibitors… Continue

Added by Rejaul Islam on January 28, 2011 at 7:35 — No Comments

Women threaten Demo as water crisis hit village

Tatale: Dams are drying up. Streams no longer flow and catfishes are burying themselves deep under the still wet mud before it caked. Women and children are seen in long queues in search for drinking water in front of few available boreholes dry season has just begun.

It is getting worse. Women and children are the worst affected group as they trek from far distances each day in search for cleaner drinking water.

While the children spend much of their school going time… Continue

Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on January 27, 2011 at 18:26 — No Comments

American kills three Pakistani in Lahore Pakistan

LAHORE:27-Jan- 2011:- Three people were killed when a US national opened fire on motorcycle riders and hit another with his car in an attempt to escape from the scene at Mazang Chowk Lahore city of Punjab province of Pakistan on Thursday.

According to details, the man identified as Raymond David, reportedly a staffer of the US Consulate, opened fire at two persons ridding a motorcycle, injuring them seriously. Both the injured were shifted to Services Hospital where they were… Continue

Added by SAADIA SEHAR on January 27, 2011 at 17:23 — No Comments

How to Tell the Climate Change Story

I'm writing this in Tromsö, which sees itself as Norway's "Gateway to the Arctic", two hours flight out of Oslo.

The "Arctic Frontiers" conference is dedicated to the theme of "Arctic Tipping Points", which are interpreted in various different ways by the politicians, scientists and others speaking and…


Added by Irene Quaile on January 27, 2011 at 16:09 — No Comments

Peace Gardens


Lucca in a small city in Tuscany, Italy. It's beautiful and singular: it's totally surrounded by Roman and Medieval Walls. In Lucca there is a Community for unaccompanied minors, who come from Albania and Morocco.


Cabbages, robbery, lettuce, leeks, tomatoes. Imagine well-cultivated land in an area of quite large.…


Added by Nadia Davini on January 26, 2011 at 11:36 — No Comments


The Right to Information Bill when passed to will give media practitioners the leverage to access information and materials for publication as well as afford journalist to be professional in their work. Regrettably however, the parliament of Ghana and for that matter the committee responsible says its broke and financially constrained hence the delay in its passage. WHAT..........God save us.

The Chairman of Parliament’s Communication Committee, Felix Twumasi-Appiah says the house has…


Added by Kombat Bassum Maxwell on January 24, 2011 at 17:23 — No Comments

Trying to find partners

… In 2003 year when it was declared an exceptional situation in

Vorniceni village, Moldova, because at the “Ion Inculet” lyceum there

were identified 75 cases of Hepatitis A.

The first step to create The Moldovan Network of Rural

Volunteering Centers for Water (MNRVCW).

The MNRVCW Mission aims at expanding its activities including other

villages, countries on local, regional, national, European and

International level.

Therefore, Network is asking you to…


Added by Petru Botnaru on January 23, 2011 at 10:06 — No Comments

Bangladesh Fashion Week

Bangladesh Fashion Week will be a six days Fashion industry event in Bangladesh alike other International Fashion Week in the world. 



http://www.facebook.com/bangla deshfashionwk…


Added by Rejaul Islam on January 22, 2011 at 19:17 — No Comments

Bambatik's Diary -2 by Irina Lovanova. Russian Snow Woman

Frozen, feel like a snow woman. Stood here in snow and there in snow waiting in snow for daughter Jasmine in snow & girls in snow to dig that God in snow blessed tunnel through the snow hill near the school.

Snow woman traditionally consists of 3 big snow balls with a carrot instead of the nose, birth tree branch symbolizing the lips, an old bucket with rust all over instead of a hat. A prototype of snow woman is a Russian woman. She is a kindhearted creature with a smile which…


Added by Irina Lobanova on January 21, 2011 at 19:03 — No Comments

25 commandments for journalists from the Guardian's Tim Radford

This is only a link I'm afraid, as I don't want to plaguarise the Guardian!


But check out the former Guardian science editor, letters editor, arts editor and literary editor Tim Radford's 25 commandments for journalists and let me know what you think.



Added by Emma Brewin on January 20, 2011 at 3:36 — No Comments

Cyber war has became a tool between political and military options


Stuxnet may be the most developed tool for cyber war today, it made more harm to Iran's nuclear development program than all the sanctions and diplomatic negotiations together. Despite its…


Added by Ari Rusila on January 19, 2011 at 6:30 — No Comments

The Twitter hashtag demystified (for everybody, newsrooms included )

A cross-post from my blog, mostly about some interesting tips on Twitter hashtags based on Twitter blog posts and related stuff. Over here.

Added by T. Ramachandran on January 19, 2011 at 3:43 — No Comments

Young man murdered

A young man was killed at Saidpur municipality on Sunday as he tried to realise price of a mobile phone. Police and victim's relatives said Abdul Jalil,22, son of Nur Mohammad of Mistri Para area sold a mobile phone to Faisal,21, of the same area about a month ago. But after purchasing the phone Faisal was making clever dodges to avoid paying the price. On Sunday noon, the victim along with his elder brother caught Faisal in Mistri Para area. Faisal paid 50 percent of the dues and went away… Continue

Added by Rejaul Islam on January 17, 2011 at 18:45 — No Comments

"Fedora 14 talk and Media Distribution" Bangladesh

"Fedora 14 talk and Media Distribution"

It's been almost a year, since I've attended my last Fedora event on 25th February, 2010. it wasAsian University (Dhaka) Fedora 12 Release…


Added by Rejaul Islam on January 16, 2011 at 18:03 — No Comments

Salinity doubles in Bangladesh's coastal belt

Crop yield declining fast


The areas affected by increased salinity in the coastal region have been increasing significantly over the recent years due to rise in the sea level caused by global warming, according to a recent study.



Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on January 16, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

National Media Commission calls for establishment of media development fund in Ghana

The media in Ghana has been wobbling, and for so long suffered unethical “disease” and risk closing down. This however challenged the chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), an independent body or regulator of the media which is made up of various professional bodies in Ghana set up to help streamline media field, Ambassador Kabral Blay-Amihere to called for the establishment of Media Development Fund (MDF) to support…


Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on January 16, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments

JiCC editorial - why the future of news is not digital



A year after setting up Journalism in Crisis Coalition, JiCC has a new home on the web.


Very much a work in progress, EJC members can get a (... very early ...) preview of the site taking shape at…


Added by jason brown on January 15, 2011 at 7:55 — No Comments

15,000 incidents of post-poll violence took place in 2001-says probe commission official

The judicial inquiry commission formed to investigate the acts of violence against the minority groups and leaders-activists of the then opposition party after the 2001 parliamentary polls has finalized its probe report.



Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on January 15, 2011 at 4:51 — No Comments

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