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· November, 2008

Stories about Education from November, 2008

Hungary, Czech Republic: Romaphobia

The Hungarian Spectrum reports on the murder of a 14-year-old girl in a Hungarian village, which led to an anti-Roma rally. The Reference Frame is unhappy with Al Jazeera's story...

China: Chinese students inform on political science professor

David Bandurski from China media project quoted from South China Morning post on a news about two Chinese students reporting to the police on a professor at Shanghai’s East China...

Egypt: Locking Al Azhar students in the dark ages!

Al Azhar English Training Center is funded through a partnership agreement between Al Azhar University, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Global Opportunities Fund and the British Council. The Center was...

Egypt: 550 Boys Arrested on Suspicion of Harassing Girls

“Egyptian police announced last Wednesday that they had arrested 550 boys in Cairo on suspicion of sexually harassing schoolgirls. The police reportedly focused their raids on Internet cafes near schools,”...

Egypt: Police officers banned off university campus

In a historic court ruling, police are now banned from patrolling Cairo University's campus. Instead, the university will have to deploy civilian personal as security guards. Bloggers, who linked police...

Is Secularism the answer to Egypt's Sectarianism?

Egypt has always been known as an Islamic country where Muslims, Christians, and Jews peacefully co-existed. Today this is no longer the case. Is secularism the solution? Following is an...

Saudi Arabia: Inspirational encounters

Sabria Jawhar tells us about her experience meeting the Saudi Ambassador's wife, and a group of Saudi women studying in the UK on scholarships: ‘I have come to learn that...

Saudi Arabia: Lessons in morality

According to Saudiwoman's Weblog: ‘This month the Education Ministry instructed all religion teachers to spend five minutes of every class they teach to lecture students on how to dress properly...

AIDS awareness through video

HIV/AIDS is a World-Wide pandemic which has been decimating the lives of men, women and children for more than 20 years. Today we bring you videos that discuss HIV/AIDS in...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Santa Baby

Blogging from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Abeni has some practical items on her wish list for Santa.

Trinidad & Tobago: Predictors

This Beach Called Life makes a few “psychic” predictions about Trinidad and Tobago.

Egypt: 89% of Youth Support Internet Censorship Law

Eighty-nine per cent of Egyptian young men and women surveyed recently stated that they are in favour of an Internet censorship law. Bloggers Times shares the most recent statistics on...

Saudi Arabia: A Lesson in Buckling Up

Saudi blogger Ahmed Omar BaAbood is proud of his handiwork. He has taught his daughter Joori the importance of safety and buckling up and is collecting the dividends today.

Jamaica: Austism Speaks

“In Jamaica, the word ‘Autism’ is just now becoming a familar word. Years ago, having a child that was ‘different’ can warrant just titles as, ‘baffon’ or ‘Lagga Head'”: A...

China and Japan: Paper Schools at Earthquake Zone

Ayana from Pingmag reports on a Japanese student project for building temporary school buildings out of cardboard papers at Chengdu.

Guatemala: 3,000 XO Computers to Be Donated

Three thousand XO computers will be donated to the Guatemalan government for distribution to schoolchildren through the offices of the Ministry of Education and the Secetariat of Social Works of...

Macau: Say No to Article 23 and White Terror

Macau SAR government issued a draft bill enacting Article 23 of the Macau Basic Law in October. The Law is very sensitive and it would affect every citizen's freedom and...

Hong Kong: Protect University Beacon

The Chinese University of Hong Kong is planning to remove the beacon (a symbol of freedom of speech and intellectual exchange) temporarily to build an underground information center. However, there...

Cambodia's new intellectuals

Vuthasurf uploads an article written by GV author Geoffrey Cain which was published by the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review. The article features young bloggers who are hailed as...

Harry Potter translated into Khmer language

GV author Tharum writes about the Khmer translation of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book. Tharum also reflects on how to improve readership in Cambodia today.

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