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· January, 2007

Stories about Breaking News from January, 2007

Kurdistance: The Kirkuk Referendum

While the Kirkuk Referendum isn't expected to take place until December 2007, it is creating waves within Kurdistan, Iraq and their neighbors. Why the flurry of activity now? The Iraq...

Lebanon At the Brink of a Civil War

Lebanon is at the brink of a civil war, writes Jordanian blogger Tololy. To add insult to injury, she adds: “There is occupation and civil war in Iraq, occupation and...

Egypt: Spotlight on Beirut

Egyptian blogger Zenobia gives us her two cents on her assessment of the situation in Lebanon. “I don't know why they insist of labeling the opposition with Hezbollah as if...

Malawi: Malawian Blogger Passes Away

January 18th, 2007 the Malawi blogosphere was robbed of one of its prominent bloggers, Mangaliso Jere (27), whose blog, Mangaliso’s World, covered different topics of interest including information technology in...

Lebanon: Opposition Getting Violent

Charles Malik from Lebanon says the opposition “is restricting movement throughout the capital and is intent on destroying the environment and giving everyone lung cancer by burning tyres across the...

Turkey is Typing…the Death of Hrant Dink

While normally this column focuses on what only Turkish bloggers are saying, sometimes events happen that warrant the voices of not only Turkish points-of-views but others as well. The Death...

China: The Mass Incident in Dazhu County

ESWN puts together and translates a rape and murder case of a 16 years old girl who worked in a hotel in Dazhu County. The case later developed into a...

Cuba: Fidel's medical prospects

Cuba-centric blogs and bloggers, including Marc Masferrer, Luis M. García, Babalú and Ziva, are abuzz with speculation in the aftermath of an article in Spanish news daily El Pais about...

Indonesia: Bird Flu Update

Indonesiamatters looks at the latest updates on the spread of bird flu in Indonesia. There are fears that Bird Flu may flare up again in Asia with cases being reported...

Thailand: Media asked not to cover Thaksin

Metroblogging Bangkok reports that CNN has been blocked in Thailand because they featured an interview with the deposed Thai prime minister Thaksin was banned in Thailand. “The Council for National...

Cochabamba in Mourning – Bolivian Bloggers React

Paz (Peace)Photo used with permission by Flickr user Miskifotitos. “Pueblo vs. Pueblo” (People vs. People) is how the blogger at Voz Boliviana [ES] described the clash between citizens in Cochabamba,...

Bolivia: “War Zone” in Cochabamba

A breaking news update from Jim Shultz in Cochabamba: “As I write this the Center of Cochabamba has just become a war zone. Crowds of hundreds of, mostly young men,...

Missing in Cambodia: Eddie Gibson

It was in October 2004, when 19-year-old Eddie Gibson traveled to Cambodia from Thailand and went missing. Until today nobody knows the whereabouts of the English backpacker. The parents are...

Freedom of the press and Saddam Hussein in the Moroccan blogosphere

Last week was mostly about Nichane and since the trial of the two journalists started on Monday, this week will probably also be about this issue in the Moroccan Blogosphere...

Bolivia: Protests Turn Violent in Cochabamba

A rally calling for the resignation of Governor Manfred Reyes Villa turned violent in Cochabamba on Monday, writes Cochabamba resident Jim Shultz, who goes on to detail the political fall...

Personal and political: The anti-Castro blogosphere reacts to Cindy Sheehan's Cuba visit

Hell hath no fury like an anti-Castro blogger confronted with the idea of a US anti-war activist's visit to Cuba. Or so the reactions to Cindy Sheehan‘s visit to the...

China: And we don't stop

First blind reproductive rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng was charged in August last year for destruction of property and instigating a riot and sentenced to four years in prison, and land...

Peruvian Photojournalist Jaime Razuri Kidnapped in Gaza

On New Year's Day, Jaime Razuri, a 50-year-old Peruvian photojournalist working for Agence France-Presse, was kidnapped at gunpoint on a street in the Gaza Strip. Razuri was standing in front...

Singapore: Strange Green Lights in the Sky

squareCircleZ and several other Singaporeans spot strange green lights over Singapore. squareCirclez writes “The light it was giving off was a neon-like light green, and the strangest thing was that...

Saddam execution video re-ignites death penalty debates worldwide

Over the past four months, we've tried to feature and contextualise videos we felt should be seen and debated by a wider audience. Today's featured human rights video is something...

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