7 December 2005

Stories from 7 December 2005

Travels in the Kurdish Blogosphere

  7 December 2005

Roj Bash! As finals are fast approaching, today's post is going to be a little shorter than normal, here's the weekly run-down: Kurdo from Kurdo's World addresses the credibility of some Kurdish news websites. Kardox reports that former Israeli special forces are training Kurds in Iraq. Reports about unrest in...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

  7 December 2005

Does the term “retroactive blogging” actually exist? Upon closer inspection and a little help from Google, the concept of retroactive blogging has been around awhile. One of the more interesting blogs about Bolivia retells events that took place then years ago. Mary’s Bolivia takes place in the heart of the...

China: Mascot Conspiracy

  7 December 2005

Less than a month after China unveiled the “Five Friendlies” as the official 2008 Beijing Olympics mascots, Angry Chinese Blogger unveils the great mascot conspiracy!

Singapore: Bloggers Beware

  7 December 2005

James Gomez warns: “Expect Singapore bloggers to be the target of new legislation or rules that will govern electronic communication during the next general election.”

Singapore, Australia: Another Take on Nguyen Van's Execution

  7 December 2005

Imagethief in Beijing has another take on Nguyen Van Tuong's execution in Singapore and why his fellow Australians could not stop it. “They thought of it as retribution, or punishment. This is wrong. Drug-offense executions in Singapore are, first and foremost, public communication.”

Egypt: Journalist Detained

  7 December 2005

Alaa reports that armed state security forces detained the Egyptian journalist Ahmad Abdollah “Abo Islam”. They broke in to his house on Monday. Five bloggers visited him and knew from his son that state security forces threatened his family at gun point and confiscated computer hard drives, CDs and books....

Nigeria Blogosphere this week

  7 December 2005

Jeremy of Naijablog has two posts on Gay and Lesbians in Nigeria, a subject guaranteed to send huge numbers of people into a rage with bible quotes being hurled left right and center….In “More on Gay Life in Nigeria” he writes The Victorian hypocrisy of attitudes towards homosexuality in Nigeria...

AFrica news on Yahoo

  7 December 2005

New Age Hippie writes a letter to Yahoo complaining about their lack of coverage of African news or rather the bunching together of everything negative under “Africa”…Of the 31 headlines on Yahoo Africa news today, only 12 of these have anything to do with Africa. This means that OVER 50%...

Kenya: Civic education

  7 December 2005

Gukira suggests a year long campaign whereby the people can grade their leaders by answering the following three questions: * What did your MP promise during election campaigns? * Has your MP delivered? * Assign your MP a grade from 1-10. 10 means MP has done an excellent job. 1...

Uganda: first ladies in politics

  7 December 2005

East African Peripetatic writes on the two Ugandan first ladies who have decided to become involved in politics….”Janet (for MP) and Miria (for President) These two women in Uganda have decided to get into active politics. One might wonder why I just bring this as if it is an issue....

Pan Africanism

  7 December 2005

SEMett, Senegalise blog, has some critical things to say about Africa and Africans today…. …….What are AFricans waiting for to recognise their own mistakes and their contribution to the exploitation and massacre of their own brothers”..sisters?

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