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28 April 2007

Stories from 28 April 2007

Kenya: Kenya Investment Forum in Toronto

Recently, Kenyan blogger and Global Voices author, Steve Ntwiga, attended the Kenya Investment Forum in Toronto, Canada: “I found it very telling that the Kenyan Government choose to present Vision...

Africa: African cities

Saharan Vibe posts photos of different African cities in “African Cities Part 1: Isn't Africa beautiful!”

Reunion: New Community Political Blog

Éric Fruteau announces (Fr) the launch of echosale.com, a community blog run by the local opposition in Etang-Salé, Réunion that aims to serve as a forum for debate and a...

Mali Presidential Elections & ATT-cratie

As Malians prepare to go to the polls on Sunday, Le Sphinx blogs critiques of the incumbent, President Amadou Toumani Toure, at ATT-cratie (Fr) and has just published the second...

Iraq: Why are the Democrats Doing This?

Iraqi blogger Omar doesn't mince his words when addressing the Democrats. “Why are the Democrats doing this?” he rants. Instead of trying to come up with ideas to help they...

Israel: Traffic in Downtown Jerusalem

Israeli blogger Izzy Bee focuses on traffic problems in downtown Jerusalem here. “Bartov has narrowed traffic lanes downtown so no ambulance or fire engine could possibly get to a medical...

Iraq: The Wall of Segregation

Iraqi blogger Emad Khadduri links to a post by another Iraqi blogger - Riverbend- on the controversial wall being erected around Iraqi towns. “According to plans the Iraqi puppets and...

Israel: Controversarial Articles

Israeli blogger Desert Peace discusses the controversy which surrounded articles he had posted on a peace solution for the Israeli-Palestinian stand-off.

Israeli-Egyptian Bloggers Meet

Yaba Yaba, an Israeli blog, updates us about a meeting between an Egyptian and an Israeli blogger here.

Egypt: Spotlight on Israel

Egyptian blogger Khaled Diab, who lives in Brussels, visits Israel and writes about his encounters here.

Israel: Picture Quiz

Israeli blogger themiddle wants you to play the guessing game this week and let us know where this picture was taken.

India: The other side of gender

Responding to issue of a gender bias in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), The Other Side presents well, the other side – by pointing to what appears to be the...

Iraq: George Orwell's 1984

Iraqi blogger Majed Jarrar argues that our present has a lot in common with George Orwell's 1984.

Egypt: Freedom of Speech Campaign

Egyptian blogger Nora Younis wonders why free speech ends people in prison in her country as she spearheads a campaign for freedom of speech. “Egyptian pro-democracy activists and bloggers are...

Egypt: New Bahai Blog

Egyptian blogger Issandr El Amrani links to a new blog about Egyptian Bahais. “Seeking Justice focuses on Egypt’s official discrimination against Bahais, an issue we’ve talked about before. It has...

Hong Kong: Hollywood Star Chow Yun Fat Supports Queen's Pier Preservation

Citizen reporters at inmediahk.net put up an exclusive report, with youtube clip (zh), on how Chow Yun Fat visited the Queen's Pier at 5:30am this morning (April 28), to show...

Colombia: Paramilitary Scandal, Crimes, and Media ‘Coincidences’

Colombian bloggers react to a special section in the El Tiempo newspaper devoted to gruesome accounts of human rights abuse at the hands of paramilitary forces. [ Warning: The article...

Japan: Has the age of the Internet arrived?

Japanese blogger hirochan comments on the recent elections in Japan [Ja] and gives his insights into the nature of the role of the Internet in political and election campaigns in...

Turkey is Typing: The Killings in Malatya

"A handful of monsters walked into a Bible publisher in the Turkish city of Malatya the other day," writes one blogger, describing one of the tragedies which stunned Turkey this...

Japan: Gore's “An Inconvenient Truth” popular among Japanese

Ken at What Japan Thinks reports on the results of a recent survey by MyVoice indicating that almost half of all Japanese want to see “An Inconvenient Truth”, Al Gore's...

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