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9 October 2005

Stories from 9 October 2005

Tunisia: Jailed activist sews mouth shut

Tunisian activist Neila Charchour Hachicha reports that Mohamed Abbou, jailed for criticizing Tunisia's president in an article on the internet, has sewed his own mouth shut in protest.

Flooding Throughout Central America

A week's worth of rain caused by hurricane Stan has caused massive flooding in Guatemala and throughout Central America. Death toll estimates are already at a conservative 1,400 in Guatemala...

What's going on in the African blogosphere

Some snippets from the African blogosphere. - Gatwiri takes issue with the July/August edition of Foreign Policy magazine which classifies Kenya as a failed state. He points out that, “The...

The Diwaniya of Kuwait

Ramadan Kareem Everyone. Kuwait during Ramadan gets quite active in terms of nights out with family and friends visiting diwaniyas and other family gatherings that makes us have no time...

South Asia: Response of online communities to the Earthquake

South Asia: Response of online communities to the Earthquake

From the Jordanian Blogosphere

This week marks the first week of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a month that evoked varied feelings among the Jordanian blogosphere, a good sign that it is indeed...

Echoes from the Tunisian blogosphere

The holy month of Ramadan started in Tunisia on Wednesday, October 5th. Now a Ramadan Tunisian blogger meetup is being organized. Nostradamus publishes (in French) the program of the Tunis...

Pakistan: Blog Response

The initial news of this massive earth quake that hit the sub-continent took us all by surprise (understandably) but the resulting devastation and 18,000 + fatalities (so far) has shocked...

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