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· December, 2007

Stories about Weblog from December, 2007

28 December 2007

Congratulations New, Rising Voices

The Rising Voices citizen media outreach initiative will start out 2008 with five new and innovative projects based in Kenya, Madagascar, Uruguay, Jamaica, and Iran.

Korea: Three Singers and Military Service

How much can military service change your life? There were three singers in Korea. The first singer, Yoo Seung Joon, who grew up in the U.S., but still kept the...

Francophone Morocco on Eid Mubarak Said

Last week, Morocco celebrated Aid el-Kebir (“Big Eid”), a festival commemorating Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, Isaac, and God's mercy in sparing him. Family members visit each other over...

Morocco: Shock at Benazir Bhutto's Death

Following yesterday's news of Benazir Bhutto's assassination, Moroccan bloggers react to the tragedy. Jillian York and Lydia Beyoud sum up a spate of reactions from the Anglophone and Francophone blogoma.

Uganda: Is Uganda mentally, intellectually and creatively broke?

An interview with a Kampala City Council official has blogger Tumwijuke wondering if Uganda is “mentally, intellectually and creatively broke.”

Pakistan: Why Bhutto, and what now for Pakistan?

More reactions are pouring out in the Pakistani blogosphere and elsewhere as it settles in that a very strong and capable leader is no more. Some bloggers are concerned about...

Bolivia: Just Say Yes to the New Constitution

Like the political crisis in Bolivia, blogs have also taken a break for the Christmas and New Year holidays. After the new year has passed, debate regarding the new Constitution...

Nari Jibon: Women bloggers and the dowry problem in Bangladesh

This week we look at some brilliant articles from Nari Jibon’s women bloggers. They discuss the menace of wedding dowries, which make the lives of poor families difficult by forcing...

27 December 2007

Pakistan: Bhutto's Death and Impending Elections

Still reeling with the shock, The Emergency Times, which has kept a very close eye on the unfolding political situation in Pakistan, writes At this tragic moment in the history...

Guatemala: The Media's Shortcomings

Criticisms against the mainstream media in Guatemala has focused on its lack of coverage of rural areas, and its emphasis placed on countries like Venezuela. Bloggers have also noted double...

Special Coverage: The assassination of Benazir Bhutto

Given the volume of commentary from bloggers throughout the world about the assassination of ex-prime minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, earlier today in Rawalpindi, we have set up a Special...

Pakistan: Reactions to Bhutto's death

Benazir Bhutto's death has come as a shock to many of the bloggers writing from and about Pakistan. While Bhutto's politics may be controversial, her assasinaton comes at a time...

RIP: Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan

Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto (54) was assassinated in Rawalpindi earlier today at a political rally. Ironically according to media reports Rawalpindi is one of the most secure cities in Pakistan and...

China:Seething Eve on Nankai Campus

Though it is not the first time for a crash between pass-by vehicles and students riding bicycles, in the campus of Nankai University, such a significant accident is unprecedented. Hundreds...

West Africa: The four Cameroonian historical myths

Today, we are taking a tour of the West African blogosphere. Bloggers from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Nigeria are discussing children's books, historical myths, the military and politics.

Arab Bloggers Alarmed by Al Farhan's Arrest

Reactions continue to reverberate across the Arab blogosphere following the arrest of Saudi blogger Fouad Al Farhan, whose charges still remain unknown. Following is what some of region's bloggers have...

Japan: Learning from the failure of Second Life

Second Life in Japan is virtually dead. While three-dimensional environments such as "meet me" and Hatena World have seen their popularity rise, the most famous virtual environment in the world...

26 December 2007

The First Six Months of Rising Voices

As we all get ready to enter 2008, Rising Voices celebrates its first six months of existence. It is time to step back, reflect on where we've come and think...

Saudi Arabia: Free Fouad Update

The leading Saudi blogger, Fouad Alfarhan, who has been arrested in Jeddah on December 10, 2007 for exercising his freedom of speech on his popular blog alfarhan.org has sent a...

25 December 2007

China: Scrap the death penalty?

Was it New Jersey's undoing of the 1976 reinstatement of capital punishment earlier this month, or the United Nations General Assembly's call for a worldwide moratorium on the death penalty...

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