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· November, 2008

Stories about Technology from November, 2008

30 November 2008

Brazil under flood: Bloggers form solidarity networks

While mainstream media was first slow to report news of the grave floods that have devastated the south of Brazil and then sensationalized the tragedy, bloggers responded by creating a...

Japan: Mainichi's Wikipedia Slip-up

Ignoring the fact that Wikipedia timestamps are in GMT and not JST (Japan Standard Time), on the 18th of November the Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun published an article entitled, “Attack...

Macedonia: “The First (!?) Macedonian Webcomics”

29 November 2008

Tunisia: Facebook Case Thrown Out of Court

A Tunisian court threw out a case against the censorship facing Facebook, brought about by blogger and journalist Ziad El Heni against the Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI).

Colombia: Pitching In for Suso

28 November 2008

India: Lack of Original Citizen Media Reporting

Thailand: Airport takeover and Twitter

Twitter has become an interesting and good source of information about what is happening in Thailand. Twitter users in Bangkok have been exchanging travel tips, news updates, and opinions about...

27 November 2008

Egypt: 550 Boys Arrested on Suspicion of Harassing Girls

Mauritania and Tunisia Hack Dissident Sites

Angry Arab's Blog Blocked in Syria

Saudi Arabia: Must-read blogs

India: Twitting The Terror

The terror attacks in Mumbai have shocked India and the world. The mainstream media sources covered the news extensively and the citizen journalists were also equal to the task as...

26 November 2008

Brazil: Over 80 deaths in the worst environmental tragedy

Over 80 people have been killed in landslides and floods caused by heavy rain in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, and the death toll is rising by the...

Congratulations Pour in on Queen Rania's Youtube Award

Bloggers from across the Middle East and North Africa are tipping their hats to Jordan's Queen Rania, and her visionary initiative on YouTube, after she was awarded YouTube's first-ever Visionary...

Searching for blogs in Myanmar

Myanmar: Social networking site

Pakistan, India: Cyber Warfare

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...

25 November 2008

Bahrain: ‘Censoring Free Speech is Like Blocking the Sun’

Boundaries and censorship cannot stop written words from spreading, says a Bahraini blogger. Those attempting to block the free flow of information are only trying to block out the sun,...

Thailand: Rallies and Twitter updates

Thailand’s anti-government protesters have surrounded the Parliament building; they are demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister. Thai bloggers and Twitter users have been sending updates about the protest actions...

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