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· February, 2010

Stories from Quick Reads from February, 2010

Morocco: The Death of a Newspaper

Jamal Elabiad writes of the possible demise of Morocco's only English-language newspaper, The Casablanca Analyst.

Sri Lanka: Best Of The Blogosphere In 2009

London, Lanka and Drums announces the best of Sri Lankan blogs in 2009.

Nepal: World's Shortest Man

XNepali reports that Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the shortest man in the world. Khagendra (18) is 56 cm tall and weighs...

Armenia: Chance meeting

Unzipped: Gay Armenia visits the Yuri Mechitov photo exhibit at the National Theatre in London as part of an festival of events honoring Armenian film director Sergei Parajanov and runs...

Armenia: Diplomatic Academy

Armenia: Higher Education & Sciences reports that a Diplomatic Academy supported by the EU, OSCE and UN has been opened in Yerevan with the purpose of creating future career diplomats....

Azerbaijan: Khojali anniversary

Sheki, Azerbaijan marks the anniversary of a massacre taking place during the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh. The blog laments the loss of...

Nigeria: Has God answered our prayers?

On Yar'Adua: Has God answered our prayers? Nigerian blogger Imnakoya asks in a post about the health of the Nigerian President: “First, the prayer is not for the president to...

Ghana: Ghana Music Awards 2010

Chale writes about nominees for Ghana Music Awards 2010: “Sarkodie, Ayigbe Edem, Wutah, 4×4, Bradez, Becca, Ohemaa Mercy and Obrafour lead the number of nominations for the Ghana Music Awards...

Nigeria: Acting President yet to have access to classified information

“Nigeria's Acting President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, is yet to have access to the cateory “A” classified Information vault located in the inner chamber of the President's office,” from Chidi Opara...

Azerbaijan: ANTV receives freedom of the press award

ANTV [AZ/EN/RU], an online citizen journalism site co-founded by now imprisoned video blogging youth activist Emin Milli, has received an award from ZEIT-Stiftung for its work in promoting independent voices...

Iran: Webcomic about a young protester

Zahra's paradise ,a graphic novel, is the fictional story of the search for Mehdi, a young protestor who has disappeared in the Islamic Republic’s gulags.”

Nepal: Photos Of Old Kathmandu

Going Global posts some pictures of the old town of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.

Palestine: Sleepless in Gaza

The premier episode of a 90 part series, Sleepless in Gaza…and Jerusalem will be launched on YouTube on March 1st. The series will be a video diary about four young...

Georgia: Eurovision National Competition

With Armenia having already chosen its entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Norway, now comes the turn of Georgia. The Oikotimes reviews the six songs presented to...

Azerbaijan: Water Tuesday

As was the case last year, Sheki, Azerbaijan introduces its readers to the start of events leading to the holiday of Novruz with Water Tuesday. The blog also says that...

Azerbaijan: Oil Academy corruption allegations

ANTV, a citizen journalism site recently awarded for its contribution to freedom of the press in Azerbaijan, posts a YouTube video [AZ/EN] interview with Elmin Badalaov, a fourth year student...

Zimbabwe: Top African songs from Power FM

Top African songs played on Power FM in Zimbabwe: “Museke brings you a list of African songs that have been getting major airplay in Zimbabwe this year.”

Nigeria: Is Mrs Yar'Adua running the country?

Loomnie tries to answer controversial questions surrounding Nigeria's presidency:”…is Mrs Turai Yar’Adua, the wife of the president, really the one running the country? Did she make them release that press...

Azerbaijan: Scary Azeri turns 1

To mark its first birthday, Scary Azeri in Suburbs posts an illustration to celebrate the occasion.

Russia and US to Broaden Collaboration Online

Vesti.ru wrote [RUS] about the visit of the U.S. “innovation delegation” [EN] led by America's Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra [EN]. The plans of the Russian-U.S. cooperation include launching e-government...

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