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· April, 2007

Stories about Education from April, 2007

Nepal: Violence against Education

Nepal Monitor has a summary of a report by UNESCO on violence against education. “In Nepal, 145 teachers and 344 students were killed between 13 February 1996 and 31 December...

Sierra Leonean Blogosphere 101

My name is Vickie Remoe-Doherty. This is my first post as Global Voices author for Sierra Leone. I thought that my first post should introduce you to some notable blogs...

India: The other side of gender

Responding to issue of a gender bias in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), The Other Side presents well, the other side – by pointing to what appears to be the...

Singapore: Netcasting your Lesson

Rinaz in Singapore is calling out all teachers to emulate her friend Kevin who regularly videos his lectures and posts it online.

Ghana: Ghana University library goes open-source

The Balme Library at the University of Ghana has gone digital and open-source: “Yes, you heard me right. The Balme library records have been fully digitized and guess the platform...

Ethiopia: the human rights center for human wrongs

A critical look at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia: “Other institutes are created for solely political purposes. The Institute of Human Rights, the President’s pet project, will kick off its...

Korean bloggers on Virgina Tech shooter Cho Seung-hui

Since the Virginia Tech massacre on April 16, 2007, it’s not hard to guess that the South Korea-born shooter, Cho Seung-hui, and what he did are among the hottest issues...

India: Women and Engineering Institutes

nanopolitan about the possible inherent bias against women in the Joint Entrance Examination to some of the premier engineering institutes in India. “Finally, since when have we started allowing our...

Ethiopia: students at Addis Ababa University go on strike

Ethio-Zagol writes about crisis at Addis Ababa University: “The student protest at Addis Ababa University is in its second day today after it was ignited yesterday by some students at...

Tamil Blogs: Agriculture, Street Threatre and Children

187 countries observed ‘Earth Day’ on April 22nd. This month we have a new blogger in Tamil blogosphere whose blog is titled ‘iyarkai vivasaayam‘ or ‘Ecological agriculture’. In this blog...

Sex Education in Brunei, a No No

Sex education is an extremely taboo issue in the very Islam-conscious nation of Brunei. However a recent newspaper article talking about increasing numbers of teenage mothers got the bloggers busy...

Dubai: Ministries Hindering Development

Dubai-based Keefieboy agrees with Dubai strongman Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoom that the Ministries of Education, Justice and Labour “are hindering the development of the UAE rather than helping...

Lebanon: Anti-Semitism, Fist-Fights, etc

Check out the following topics freshly picked from the Lebanese blogosphere this week: an intense argument between American University of Beirut professors, sectarian polarisation in Lebanon and the Virginia Tech...

Touring Libyan Blogs: more blogger meet ups, education, proud to be a Libyan and a handwriting contest.

From Libyan bloggers getting to meet each other face to face to the ugly face of the crisis of the Libyan children infected with Aids in Benghazi, the Libyan blogosphere...

Myanmar: Helping Hand Blogs

People of Myanmar are well known for their gentle nature, kind heart, sincerity, generosity and a great helping hand. In Myanmar, various type of non profitable groups and non governmental...

Africa: AfroSpear – a Think Tank for People of African Descent

A new blog on the block: Afrospear – A Think Tank for People of African Descent, “Welcome to AfroSpear! We are one galaxy in an interplanetary solar system of BLACKNESS…Blackness...

Arabisto: Egyptian Virginia Tech Victim Ignored by Media

“Friends of Virginia Tech shooting victim Waleed Shaalan, from Egypt, are calling him a hero. Friends have told this news station in Virginia that Waleed distracted shooter Seung Hui-Cho, so...

Iran:Most arrested students are released

According to Eteraz [Fa]most arrested students in Babol University in the northern part of country are out of jail.Sabagh,a student activist who had been kidnapped a few days ago, is...

Lebanon: Thesis Ready!

Lebanese blogger Leila Abu-Saba celebrates the completion of her master's thesis in Creative Writing.

Lebanon: Too Much Media Attention for Virginia Tech Shooting

Lebanese blogger _z. is in two minds about writing about the Virginia Tech massacre because “I still think that too much media and commotion around this subject, will surely make...

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