· November, 2006

Stories about Law from November, 2006

China: What pols blog, where subways end

  26 November 2006

Hexun blogger Guan Jiantao on a city in eastern China's Jiangsu province, where twelve senior government leaders were told to take up blogging, in their own names, following the flood of feedback to municipal Party Secretary Zhang Shixin's recent blog post, in which he criticized the hygiene, spitting, littering, picking...

Online Life in Singapore

  25 November 2006

Decent broadband Infrastructure and familiarity with online technologies makes Singaporeans avid experimenters of emerging technological trends. It is not uncommon to find Singaporean blogger topping Technorati's listing once every couple of months and Singapore based meetup groups often have more members than the ones from bigger cities. Second Life, the...

Guyana: Little progress on eradicating homophobia

  24 November 2006

SASOD, the Guyana-based Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination, publishes on their blog a letter sent to the Kaieteur News acknowledging the progress made in other developing countries towards reducing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and protesting the ineffectiveness of the Ethnic Relations Commission.

No Congress Debate for Abortion in Chile

  24 November 2006

With 61 votes in favor, the lower house of the Chilean congress decided to not legalize abortion and declared it “unacceptable”. 21 votes were against there were 3 abstentions. Quemarlasnaves (ES) posts about the democratic sense that involved the decision: La decisión del Presidente de la Cámara, respaldada por la...

South Africa: protecting online content

  24 November 2006

Jacobson Attorneys on how South Africans can protect their online content, “I am going to focus on content that is made available online (shared photos, videos, music as well as content on web sites like blogs) although I will probably deal with offline content to a degree.”

Barbados: Biodegrdable plastic?

  23 November 2006

Considering the volume of plastic trash on Barbados’ beaches and elsewhere, Barbados Free Press wonders whether it's time Barbados mandated the use of biodegradable plastics.

Pakistan: An abducted journalist and the Freedom of Press

  23 November 2006

The Glasshouse on the abduction and release of a BBC Journalist Dilawar Khan, and why freedom of the press is crucial in Pakistan. “As one of those Musharraf derided ‘extremist liberals’ your Blogger believes Press Freedom to be sacrosanct. In a country where you have a historically enfeebled parliament and...

Nepal: Suppression of the April Uprising

  23 November 2006

In April 2006, even as the people in Nepal were actively involved in the political movement, government agencies and officers were suppressing the movement. BloggersNepal points to the release of the list of names who were involved and the suggested action. “However, the five-member panel headed by former justice of...

Egypt: Cairo's women speak out against violence

  23 November 2006

In the run-up to the annual global campaign for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, Egypt's First Lady, Suzanne Mubarak, addressing a meeting of the Arab Women's Organisation, issued a heartfelt plea: What shall we do to face challenges of discrimination, extremism and religious fanaticism? It's a vexing question...

Malaysia: US Supreme Court Ruling

  23 November 2006

Jeff Ooi blogs about the latest California Supreme Court ruling that says websites that publish inflammatory information written by other parties cannot be sued for libel. The blogger says two Malaysian newspaper editors would have been wiser men if the ruling has come some time earlier. The editors has tried...

Serbia: Karadzic

  22 November 2006

Slobodan Milosevic could have known where Karadzic was, writes Finding Karadzic. And Jean-Marie Le Pen, a French presidential candidate, has a t-shirt with the images of Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic, reports Neretva River.

DRC: Supreme Court in Flames

  22 November 2006

Le Blog du Congolais posted a declaration by Union pour la Nation (UPN) stating (Fr) that partisans of defeated candidate Jean-Pierre Bemba who had gathered at the Supreme Court to hear an official report on part of the results

Bahamas: Police brutalise woman

  21 November 2006

Lynn Sweeting writes a powerful appeal to the Bahamian public to register their outrage at the treatment of a woman who was brutally taken from her home — wearing only a towel — by the police. Sweeting's appeal takes the form of a letter to the woman in question.

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