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· August, 2008

Stories about Breaking News from August, 2008

18 August 2008

Turkey: Bloggers Banning Themselves?

If you are a long-time follower of the Turkish blogosphere you will have undoubtedly heard about the Turkish ban on Wordpress....and the periodic bans on YouTube, and on the social-networking...

Musharraf resigns

Philippines: Rebels invade remote towns

China: Great pity for Liu's Achilles tendon

The national hero, 110-metre hurdles world champion Liu Xiang quitted the game this morning, leaving shock, regret, and mysteries.

China: Liu Xiang is out and we are sad

The news that Liu Xiang has injured his foot and temporarily unable to compete shocked China over lunchtime Monday. He Caitou has reposted the fastest-rising thread at Baidu (first posted...

14 August 2008

Georgia: Videos of Journalists Under Attack in Gori

Lebanon: Tripoli's Attack – More Online Reactions

Lebanon is back in the headlines after an explosion ripped through a bus in Tripoli, killing 18 people, including soldiers, and injuring tens more. And although the day the explosion...

Lebanon: The Presidential Visit to Syria

As the Lebanese president Michel Suleiman wraps up his first official visit to Syria, the regional media outlets are dedicating their resources and efforts to broadcast every event, announcement and...

China: Citizen reporter Zuola carted off

Less than an hour ago, prominent Chinese citizen blogger was visited at home by authorities and driven off. Fortunately, he had Twitter on hand and was able to get the...

China: Opening ceremony deceptions continue to disappoint

China: How old is He Kexin?

13 August 2008

Georgia, Russia: Governments Unable to Protect Civilians

Ukrainian journalist Ihor Lutsenko - LJ user igordaily - has just returned from an assignment in Georgia. Below is one the latest posts on his blog, about the plight of...

Ukraine: Government Position Towards Georgia

Lebanon: Terrorist attack in Tripoli

A terrorist explosion killed 11 people, including nine soldiers, and wounded 30 others in Tripoli, Lebanon. Moussa Bashir gathers the Lebanese bloggers first reactions to the tragedy.

Georgia, Russia: “What's Next?”

Russian president Dmitry Medvedev announced the end of the so-called "peace enforcement" operation yesterday. LJ user varfolomeev66 asked this question on his blog: "What's next?"

Georgia: One more journalist killed