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· February, 2007

Stories about Citizen Media from February, 2007

Pakistan: Online freedom of speech as collateral damage?

This flash animation is converted from the Powerpoint Presentation made by Dr Awab Alvi for “The Battle for the Internet.” conference (His presentation can be viewed here-original file .ppt)  ...

Saudi Arabia: Camera or Magic Wand?

Saudi-based American blogger Nzingha shows us how it would take a miracle to change her camera to a magic wand here.

Trinidad & Tobago: What happened to J'ouvert?

Mark Lyndersay wonders what happened to the J'ouvert (the early-morning festivities which traditionally kick off the Trinidad and Tobago carnival) he once knew.

Jamaica: Moving back

Francis Wade posts an email from a reader who wishes to return to Jamaica but is concerned about crime, along with his response.

Israel: Apartheid Promoter Jimmy Carter

Israeli blogger Sultan Knish trashes Jimmy Carter for visiting Sudan here. “Jimmy Carter, freelance moral ambassador to the world, vociferous critic of any free country trying to protect itself from...

Ethiopia: lives are shared

A blogger's impression after visiting home, Ethiopia, from China, “Lives are shared. People remember what you did or didn't do years after events have passed. Relationships feel permanent, not in...

Nigeria: the census debate goes on

Bloggers are still debating Nigeria's last year's census, “Last year’s census is still causing arguments here, with all sorts of wild claims flying around. One of the big problems has...

South Africa: 2007 blog awards

It is time to select the best from the South African blogosphere: “As you already know – the SA blog awards showcase the very best of South African independent web...

Indonesia: Virus Samples at a Price is hosting a discussion on Indonesia's decision to sell the Avian Flu virus samples to a biotech company rather that passing it freely to the World Health Organization. Notes...

Bahrain: Blogger Released on Bail!

Illustrious Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif described a certain minister as ‘stupid.’ The minister lodged a case against the blogger, who was summoned by the CID yesterday. Today, he went...

Malawi: mourning one of their own

Malawian bloggers are still mourning one of their own, “A couple of days before the operation, he posted on his blog that he had just recovered from Malaria. My last...

A Week Goes by in Kuwait

Do you doodle ? Well Nibaq over at Savior Machine not only doodles, but he leaves his doodle machine in the bathroom and everyone in household doodles on it. This...

Russia: Photo-Marathon For Children With Cancer

On Jan. 27, 2007, the third annual photo-marathon was held in one of the wards (Onco-Haematology 16) of the Children’s Clinical Hospital in Moscow. It was organized by the International...

Africa: separating Africa from the Middle East

White African on the 2007 Bloggies, “There is a category for “Best African or Middle Eastern Weblog”. Someone tell me why the hell people cannot seem to separate Africa from...

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