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· October, 2006

Stories about Breaking News from October, 2006

31 October 2006

China: Writings on the walls

Back in the day, big character posters were mostly used for vile purposes, so when they started popping up recently on shop fronts in a remote corner of China's Yunnan...

30 October 2006

Mexico: The last moments of Bradley Roland Will

Human Rights Video

Journalism seems like a precarious profession to practise in Mexico. It's ranked by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) as one of the most dangerous places to be a journalist....

Violence and Misinformation Abound in Oaxaca

The usually tranquil Southern Mexican tourist town of Oaxaca – with its large, shaded plaza and gallery-lined alleys – had transformed into a political pressure cooker over the past few...

Arabisc: Sexual Harrassment and the Egyptian Blogosphere

After a month of abstinence (from sex naturally) during daylight hours in the Holy month of Ramadhan, a mob of sex starved Egyptians decided to celebrate Eid by attacking and...

29 October 2006

Prominent Bahraini Blog, Blocked!

It's official, Mahmood's Blog (http://mahmood.tv) will be blocked effective immediately, by the orders of the Bahraini Ministry of Information. Together with 6 other web sites (listed below), the official memo...

Bangladesh in Turmoil

Bangladesh is going through turbulent times as the row over an interim caretaker government chief persists who will lead the country towards the upcoming parliament election in January 2007. This...

28 October 2006

The Week That Was in Bahrain

Bahrain's bloggers celebrated Eid this week, with many posting greetings on their sites or simply musing about the tradition. While Mahmood Al Yousif thinks that “Eid this time seems to...

Kenya: blogger's work used by Kenyan paper without his knowledge

27 October 2006

Ethiopian blogger scoops mainstream media

The story broke at 12.42 pm. An Ethiopian human rights activist, another unnamed Ethiopian and two senior officials from the European Commission had been arrested that morning close to Ethiopia's...

25 October 2006

New Round of Violence in East Timor

In her latest post from East Timor, blogger Timorsunshine writes about the latest incident in Dili. Apparently the gang war ranging in the airport area has become so bad that...

22 October 2006

The Week That Was in Bahrain

It has been yet another busy week on the Bahraini blogsophere, with some bloggers rallying behind an anti-sectarianism campaign, Just Bahraini; others just back home from a long holiday; and...

14 October 2006

Turkey is Typing…

Two things have been the subject of debate this week in the Turkish blogosphere…Orhan Pamuk being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and the passing of a Armenian genocide law...

The Week That Was in Bahrain

It's showtime in Bahrain where bloggers are preoccupied with a new craze – a campaign to wipe out sectarianism started by no other than the kingdom's most illustrious blogger Mahmood...

13 October 2006

Great day for Bangladesh: Dr. Yunus and Bangladesh gets the nobel prize

Wake up world. This is real. For the first time in recent history Bangladesh has made news in all the international media for a positive contribution to the world. Dr....

12 October 2006

Turkey: End of Student Festivals

Arabisc: Ramadan, War, Freedom and Other Issues

With all Muslim countries marking the Holy Month of Ramadan, UAE blogger Bin Kerishan, wonders why people fast. كل العبادات تسبب للانسان الاما و معاناه كالحج و الصلاه و الصيام...