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· December, 2007

Stories from Quick Reads from December, 2007

Jordan: Debut Post

Jordanian Mohammad Azraq announces his debut post covering the Jordanian blogosphere at Global Voices Online here.

Algeria: Online Poll on Bombings

Algerian blogger Nouri discusses Al Jazeera's recent poll on Algeria. The online poll asked users whether or not they supported the al-Qaeda bombings in Algeria.

Egypt: Arabic Books

Egyptian blogger Eman recommends reading the following Arabic books.

Africa: Africa's modular machines

Afrigadget has a video showing Africa's modular machines: “The video below shows how the machines are used in wood workshops to make design cutouts, carve out pieces for furniture and...

Jamaica: Friends for Life

“Moving home to live in Jamaica has revealed to me that American friends are for a reason, but Jamaican friends are for life”: In Francis Wade‘s experience, West Indians and...

Dominica: Bhutto's Son

Living Dominica is touched by the words of Benazir Bhutto's son and wonders “what the world would be like today if American leaders had spoken words like this in the...

Bangladesh: Women and the Police

black and gray on Eliza Sharmeen, who is the first woman in the country to command a passing out parade in Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka: In 2008

groundviews attempts at predicting what is in store for Sri Lanka in 2008.

Cambodia: Social Network For People Living with Disabilities

Cambodian blogger Heng Phan has created a social network for People Living with Disabilities in Cambodia.

Tajikistan: Reactions on the Bhutto Death

Vadim reports that the assassination of Benazir Bhutto was accepted in Tajikistan as a great sorrow.

Bahrain: Bhutto – Martyr of Freedom

Bahraini blogger Hayat (Ar) describes assassinated former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto as the ‘martyr of freedom.’

Kuwaiti Publisher in Court

The Kuwait authorities levied charges of libel against Dr. Saad bin Tifla [translate], the publisher of the first online newspaper in the Gulf – Alaan – citing their Press &...

Egypt: Medical Myths

Mostafa from Egypt reviews seven medical myths in this post.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Windies Beat South Africa

“This victory is so huge given the history of South African tours”: Abeni is thrilled that the West Indies cricket team have finally won a test match.

Haiti: Prayer for the New Year

Pwoje Espwa bids 2007 farewell and welcomes the New Year with a prayer.

Barbados: Homophobia

“In the Caribbean we are confused and hypocritical in our attitudes toward sex in general”: Living in Barbados blogs about the region's lack of tolerance for homosexuality.

India: Baghdad Burning on stage

Known Turf on watching a dramatic reproduction of the blog – Baghdad Burning on stage.

Kenya: Total media blackout

Kenyan Pundit on total media blackout in Kenya: “I have no news to report. It’s a total total blackout. Watching TV feels like watching TV under some crazy dictatorship. I...

Taiwan: Demos Chiang

Demos Chiang is the great grandson of Chiang Kai-shek, the KMT dictator and he started to blog. ESWN translated local report on Demos Chiang's move and his blog post on...

South Korea: DLP Leaders to be Resigned

CINA pointed out the Democratic Labour Party has the greatest loss in the Presidential election as their sympathizers/members had voted for the right wing candidate Lee Hoi-chang. The mainstream had...

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