3 August 2005

Stories from 3 August 2005

Mauritania's Military Council Negotiating with Hanana

  3 August 2005

*Al Akhbar (The News – in Arabic) reports at 19:13 that the The Military Council for Justice and Democracy is negotiating with Saleh Weld Hanana, the leader of the Reform Knights – which lead the first coup try in June 2003. Hanana was jailed for life since then. The aim...

Mauritanians report on today's coup

  3 August 2005

The blog of the Parti Mauritanien pour la Défense de l'Environnement Les Verts (Mauritanian Party for the Defense of the Environment – The Green Party) is celebrating the coup against Mauritanian president Ould Sid Ahmed Taya, offering an article titled Démonstrations de joie dans les rues de Nouakchott” (Demonstrations of...

Russia: Way to Go, Russia!

  3 August 2005

The Russian blog Joy de Vivre applauds the Kremlin's decision to withdraw the accreditation of ABC journalists following the broadcast of an interview with Chechen leader Shamil Basayev.

Philippines: Fellow journalist threatened

  3 August 2005

Inside PCIJ reports that Glenda Gloria, the managing editor of Newsbreak magazine, recieved a chilling death threat yesterday. Ms. Gloria's recent reporting has focussed on the Philippine military.

UK: PodcastCon UK gears up

  3 August 2005

UK blogger Neville Hobson announces PodcastCon UK, the first conference in Europe that's focused on podcasting. The event takes place on September 17 in central London. (via Loic Le Meur)

China: The Case of Lu Xuesong

  3 August 2005

EastSouthWestNorth looks at the case of Lu Xuesong, a university lecturer who was dismissed from her position without having been given apparent cause. However, as is so often the case in China, there's more to the story than first meets the eye.

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