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· March, 2007

Stories about Breaking News from March, 2007

China: Nation's first citizen reporter?

Meet Zola Zhou, independent citizen reporter, blogging live from the nailhouse. But is Zola really China's first citizen reporter? Big-name bloggers like Herock, Doubleleaf and Zhan Bin say he is....

France: Line Crossed in the Hunt for Immigrants

(photo via broyez) Here is a sombering follow-up to the post regarding the hunt for illegal immigrants and their following arrests in France. It seems that things have gotten worst...

Armenia off balance: Government resigns over PM’s death

“Andranik Margaryan, the Prime Minister of Armenia, the chairman of Republican Party of Armenia died of heart stroke in his apartment on March 25, at 13:20.” (E-channel) Andranik Margaryan, the...

Egypt: Bloggers Among Egyptian Demo Detainees

It is happening all over again..and may recur in a bigger way tomorrow (Monday March 26) as more Egyptians are threatening to take to the streets in protest against proposed...

DRC: Violence, Bloggers Trapped, Sleeping on Floor, and Soldiers Looting

Violent clashes broke out Thursday in the Congo's capital, Kinshasa, between goverment soldiers and troops loyal to Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former warlord. Mainstream media and blogs are reporting heavy gunfire,...

Guyana: Match Fixing & Woolmer's Death?

On the heels of the Jamaican police confirming that Pakistan's cricket coach, Bob Woolmer, was strangled to death, Guyana Providence Stadium refers to a report by Paul Newman and Mike...

China: Homeowners hold their ground

How does China's landmark, much-blogged about new property law relate to the average citizen? An illustration comes with the decision by two residents of central China's Chongqing Municipality to hold...

Cayman Islands: Bob Woolmer

Mad Bull refers to a story in the Jamaica Gleaner citing new evidence that Pakistan's cricket coach, Bob Woolmer, may not have died of natural causes.

China: Book banned prior to printing

Prior to a recent reprinting, ‘A Narrow Escape From Death: My ‘Right-wing’ Life’, a book from retired Xinhua journalist Dai Huang was banned from being published by order of China's...

Palestine: Wall Demo Planned

“Palestinians from the souther Bethlehem village of Umm Salamuna and neighboring villages will protest against the Israeli bulldozers which are currently razing their land for the Apartheid Wall. In honor...

Palestine: Update on Nablus

“For four consecutive nights, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have invaded Balata Refugee Camp on the outskirts of Nablus, Occupied Palestine. They drove up and down the camp, threw percussion...

Egypt: Bloggers Arrested in Anti-Government Rally

Egypt is at it again and amid little or next to no coverage in the mainstream media, its dynamic bloggers are living up to their reputation of being true citizen...

Hungary: Violence in Budapest

Pestcentric and Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar report on the violence in Budapest as Hungary is celebrating the 1848 revolution.

Egypt: French Demonstrate to Free Kareem

Bloggers and free speech activists living in Paris, France, turned out en mass to demonstrate against the imprisonment of Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabeel Sulaiman opposite the Egyptian stand at the...

Egypt: Protestors and Bloggers Arrested

More than 20 demonstrators, including two bloggers, have just been arrested for taking part in a demonstration protesting against amendments to the constitution in Cairo, according to Egyptian blogger Ala'a...

Turkey is Typing: You Tube “Should I Stay or Should I Go”

Last week Global Voices reported on the temporary ban the Republic of Turkey put on media site YouTube. The background of the issue stems from a single video posted by...

Kuwait: Dubai Airport Closed

“All flights out of Dubai Airport have been grounded indefinitely… So far due to a Bangladesh bound plane having an incident that injured 14 people…” writes Kuwaiti blogger Kwtia.

Touring Libyan Blogs : Bring a Chaperone or Go Back Home

Libyan bloggers have been quite prolific on many topics this past week, however what easily dominated their minds this time was the ‘invisible’ law regulating the Libyan females under the...

Egypt: Blogger Sentence Upheld

According to Free Kareem, the Alexandria Court of Appeal today upheld the four-year prison sentence against Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabeel Sulaiman. Dalia Ziada, a human rights activist and translator based...

Egypt: Kareem's Appeal Case Tomorrow

Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabeel Sulaiman‘s appeal is expected to be heard by an Alexandria court tomorrow. (March 12) The Egyptian blogger made history last month by being the first writer...

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