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· March, 2008

Stories about Breaking News from March, 2008

28 March 2008

Egypt: American Navy's Friendly Fire

Egyptian bloggers lament to the loss of one of their countrymen who was killed in an incident involving the American Navy in the Suez Canal. They are also wondering where...

21 March 2008

Moroccan Blogosphere on Fouad Mourtada: Finally Free

Young Moroccan engineer Fouad Mourtada was released from prison by presidential pardon days before Eid el Mawlid, the Prophet Muhammad's birthday. Fouad was imprisoned for more than forty days for...

China: Civilians in violence and conflict

Thugs vs. Peacekeepers or Fighters vs. oppressors; Mob vs. Protectors or Martyrs vs. killers? Before I could judge, please allow me to present some recounts of the Tibet unrest from...

20 March 2008

Jordan: Five Jordanian Journalists Jailed

Five Jordanian journalists have been sentenced to three months in prison each, in two separate cases, for breaking the law in their country. Jordan's bloggers speak up against this latest...

19 March 2008

Israel: Secret Service Creates New Blog

China: Patriotism triggered, though under censorship

A brief record of the Chinese public opinion on Tibet unrest. Attention: they are all found inside the Great Firewall. But I believe they stand for a considerable part of...

Morocco: Bloggers React to Fouad Mourtada's Release From Prison

At 11:30 GMT, Sami Ben Gharbia broke the news that Fouad Mourtada had been freed. Mourtada, who was sentenced on February 22 to three years in prison, was released after...

17 March 2008

Japan: Support for Tibet

As fires rage on in the streets of Lhasa, bloggers in another part of the world have been anxiously following developments in Tibet with open eyes and open ears. Over...

14 March 2008

China: Fire on the streets of Lhasa, Tibet

With the Tibetan capital now reportedly largely cut off from the outside world, information regarding the ongoing situation in Lhasa slowed to a trickle over the weekend. Some updates, however,...

10 March 2008

Israel: Bloggers Mourn Terrorism at Religious School

On Thursday, March 6, eight teenagers were killed and many more wounded in a terrorist attack on a Jerusalem religious school. The perpetrator was identified as a Palestinian from East...

Israel: Palestinian Gunman Kills 8 Students in Mercaz Harav, Jerusalem

A gunman entered the prominent Jewish seminary, Mercaz Harav, in the heart of Jerusalem on Thursday night, killing at least eight students and wounding some nine others. Gilad Lotan reviews...

8 March 2008

Brazil: Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and the besieged Latin America

There was a lot of talk about the 'Border Crisis in Latin America' on the Brazilian blogosphere in the last few days. Brazilian people suffer from an endemic form of...

6 March 2008

Japan: Mixi in hot water over terms of use revision

Japan's hugely popular social networking site Mixi is in hot water this week after news that a proposed revision to its Terms of Use, to become effective as of April...

5 March 2008

Brasil: The FARCs statement in face of the death of Raul Reyes

Japan: Justice served in contaminated blood scandal

Protests over high prices strike Burkina Faso

Although somewhat overshadowed by the larger – and more dangerous –demonstrations in Cameroon last week, at least four cities in Burkina Faso also witnessed strikes over skyrocketing prices that descended...

Colombia: The Unsettling Conflict with Ecuador and Venezuela

Colombian bloggers are closely following the events unleashed by the Colombian army's incursion into Ecuadorian territory. Fear of war is palpable throughout the discussions on the legitimacy of the attack...

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