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· December, 2007

Stories about Digital Activism from December, 2007

Jordan: Debut Post

Jordanian Mohammad Azraq announces his debut post covering the Jordanian blogosphere at Global Voices Online here.

Kuwaiti Publisher in Court

The Kuwait authorities levied charges of libel against Dr. Saad bin Tifla [translate], the publisher of the first online newspaper in the Gulf – Alaan – citing their Press &...

Dominica: Bhutto's Son

Living Dominica is touched by the words of Benazir Bhutto's son and wonders “what the world would be like today if American leaders had spoken words like this in the...

Barbados: Homophobia

“In the Caribbean we are confused and hypocritical in our attitudes toward sex in general”: Living in Barbados blogs about the region's lack of tolerance for homosexuality.

Hong Kong: Top News in 2007 Blogosphere

As the year end is approaching, local blogger sidekick has her picks of "Top News in Hong Kong 2007 Blogosphere". She also calls for more comments and suggestions for the...

Antigua: Fixing Crime

Talk Antigua thinks that crime is destroying the country “and no one seems to be doing anything about it.”

Barbados: Retired Immigration Chief Shot Dead

Both Barbados Free Press and Barbados Underground report on the murder of former Chief Immigration Officer Kenrick Hutson.

Lithuania: Blogger-Politician

Lituanica links to an English-language blog of “one of the most PR conscious Lithuanian politicians, ex-Vilnius Mayor Artūras Zuokas.”

Israel: Journalists Face Possible Jail Time for Visits to Enemy States

Three Israeli journalists who visited Lebanon and Syria are facing possible jail time for visiting nations that the government terms “enemy states.” Lisa Goldman, Ron Ben-Yishai, and Tsur Shezaf have...

Puerto Rico: Prayer for Bhutto

“What a great lost to the world is the assassination of this heroic woman who sought only to bring peace to her people”: The Voice of the Taino People calls...

Trinidad & Tobago: Permaculture

Sharon Millar at My Chutney Garden interviews Johnny Stollmeyer – “a conceptual artist/deep ecologist working on issues of sustainability.”

Jamaica: Qualified Unemployment?

Francis Wade republishes a letter to the editor by a returning Jamaican national who can't get a job in order to make a point about why educated Jamaicans remain abroad.

Trinidad & Tobago: Stop the Traffic

“How can an island of 2 million people with an area the size of London have major traffic problems?”: Seldo.com blogs about the gridlock in Trinidad's capital city.

Barbados: Issues with LIAT

“Considering the massive investment the Barbadian taxpayer has made in LIAT, its difficult to understand why our Minister of Tourism does not represent ‘our’ interests on the board”: A reader...

Kazakhstan: Faster Internet

Arseny reports on the prospected new requirements for ISPs in Kazakhstan and opines on the possible changes in their tariffs.

China: 1Bao Blocked

In Dec 26, 1bao was blocked again, Zhai Minglei said he would continue to write and wait for the blog to be unblocked again (zh).

Bolivia: Just Say Yes to the New Constitution

Like the political crisis in Bolivia, blogs have also taken a break for the Christmas and New Year holidays. After the new year has passed, debate regarding the new Constitution...

The Balkans: B92 and Milošević

In a somewhat roundabout way, Alan Jakšić of Balkan Anarchist tells of how B92 radio, site and blogs have helped him to change his mind about Slobodan Milošević.

Trinidad & Tobago: Remembering Bhutto

“While she was far from perfect, and her government was plagued by corruption, I will always remember her as she was when she first came to power in the late...

Bahamas: Theatre and Democracy

Nicolette Bethel agrees with artistic director Oskar Eustis that “The same emotion that is required for theatre to work is the emotion that is required for democracy to work —...

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