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· April, 2007

Stories about Education from April, 2007

Nepal: Violence against Education

  30 April 2007

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 2006.13 In the 5 years between 1 January 2002 and 31 December 2006, the Maoists destroyed 79 schools, one university...

Sierra Leonean Blogosphere 101

  30 April 2007

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 on Sierra Leonean blogosphere. I hope that my work with Global Voices Online will inspire Sierra Leoneans in Sierra Leone...

India: The other side of gender

  28 April 2007

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 real issue. “But the malaise runs deeper than that. In our society, career choices are made by parents, not by...

Ghana: Ghana University library goes open-source

  27 April 2007

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 being used… Ubuntu 6.06! I needed to stretch a bit after sitting for some two hours and took a stroll...

Ethiopia: the human rights center for human wrongs

  27 April 2007

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 work soon. Andreas Eshete has unabashedly stated that the objective of the institute is to counter the “false Propaganda” of...

Korean bloggers on Virgina Tech shooter Cho Seung-hui

  27 April 2007

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 for Korean bloggers. As the visual shock of the mass murder is fading from the headlines, the angle from which bloggers are viewing the case has been changing.

India: Women and Engineering Institutes

  26 April 2007

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 public institutions to hide behind the society moral shortcomings? If the society is screwed up, I would argue that our...

Ethiopia: students at Addis Ababa University go on strike

  26 April 2007

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 Arat Kilo campus. The Students said they started chanting anti-university administration slogans when they learnt that the body of dead...

Tamil Blogs: Agriculture, Street Threatre and Children

  25 April 2007

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 Samsari talks about path-breaking, successful farmers, their techniques and issues related to farming in Tamil Nadu(TN), India. He introduces us...

Sex Education in Brunei, a No No

  24 April 2007

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 in Brunei. The bloggers feel that maybe it is high time for schools to start incorporating sex education into the curriculum.

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 it and they need a wholesale re-evaluation of what their roles should be and how they should go about doing...

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 shooting which claimed the lives of 33 people, including two of Lebanese origin.

Myanmar: Helping Hand Blogs

  23 April 2007

DrCMPeople 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 organizations are formed to help out physical, educational and well being of the country men especially youth and children. These days, many such organizations are starting to use blogs to announce and publish their organizations’ activities. Among them:

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

  21 April 2007

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 that is inclusive as well as incisive. We are united by our African-ness and our love for our people and...

Israel: Virginia Tech Shooting Cartoon

Israeli blogger Stephanie links to a cartoon on the Virginia Tech shooting here. “Poignancy once again at the talented pencil tip of Dry Bones’ Yaakov Kirschen. This time Kirschen takes to task this week’s killings at Virginia Tech versus Mid-East suicide bombers,” she writes.

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