· July, 2007

Stories from Quick Reads from July, 2007

Kenya: Protesters arrested

  31 July 2007

Mzalendo reports the arrest of Kenyan activists who are opposing the proposed Kshs 1.4 billion bonus for MPs: “Finally, we URGE Mzalendo users to support the protest in your own small way by letting your MP know exactly how you feel about the proposed gratuity by leaving them a comment...

Poland: Harry Potter in Polish

The planned publishing date for the Polish version of the final part of the J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is scheduled for Jan. 27, 2008. The beatroot, however, reports that four chapters have already been translated and put on the internet.

South Africa: Is blogosphere a decent place?

  31 July 2007

Anne writes about a very interesting case for bloggers and net activists, “The 39-year-old man suspected of posing as the male prostitute who blogged about having sex with prominent South Africans has appeared in a magistrate's court in Cape Town on charges of theft and crimen injuria*. The crimen injuria...

India: Blogging Protest

  31 July 2007

A blog Weeping Sikkim chronicles two people going on a hunger fast (currently Day 41) in the state of Sikkim to protest a particular hydro electric project.

India: Holy Bull and Tuberculosis

  31 July 2007

Pickled Politics has a message from a mailing list, on the recent controversy in the UK, when a bull belonging to a Hindu temple was put down after being diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Sri Lanka: Illegal Abortions

  31 July 2007

Beyond Borders on the consequences of abortion being illegal in Sri Lanka – pointing out that the 300,000 illegal abortions in the country are a silent genocide if a person believes that the fetus is a human being.

Nepal: Award for Mahabir Pun

  31 July 2007

Nepal Monitor on Magsasay winner Mahabir Pun, a Nepali who won the award under community leadership category for his innovative application of wireless computer technology that brought progress to remote mountain areas.

Trinidad & Tobago: Mud Volcano

  31 July 2007

The newly-identified mud volcano off Trinidad's east coast is sparking interest in everyone from geologists to surfers. James O'Connor, a member of the latter group, asks: “Will this, or next hurricane season show us the most epic new surf spot in the Caribbean?”

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