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13 May 2007

Stories from 13 May 2007

Iran:Free Haleh Esfandiari

Dr. Haleh Esfandiari is the Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. She is a 67-year-old Iranian-American who came to...

Iran:Free Places for Lebanese Publishers

Ghomar Asheghnaeh[Fa] has published several interesting photos of International Book Fair in Tehran. The blogger says some Lebanese publishers were offered free places by Iranian authorities.He adds in this Book...

Iran:Life is Insecure

Ester,an Iran based blogger, wrote in MidEast Youth that “the [Iranian] law is invasive ‎and vague, which is why it is so easy to break. As one friend says, “The...

Fiji: Blogging Suspect Detained.

Pacific Empire comments on the arrest and detention of a Fijian businessman by the Fijian army. The army suspects that the businessman was writing anti-government posts. Fijian army took over...

Thailand: Jail for Youtube Fans

Mangosauce comments on the latest cyber-crime law that promises severe punishment to people who try to access banned video site YouTube. YouTube was banned by Thailand for refusing to remove...

Singapore: Interviewing Web 2.0 Hackers

Nimbupani interviews Herryanto Siatono, a developer in Singapore who “a social book-bookmarking site that also mashes up Amazon and Singapore National Library (NLB) catalogue information”

Cambodia: Visit Russian Market to beat Deadline

Details are Sketchy links to a conversation where the country manager of a leading brand name in garments hints at why garment manufacturers visit a local market famous for fakes...

Cambodia: Young People and Information Technology

Vutha comments on some of the issues that are holding back Cambodia's youth- the high cost of internet access and lack of work opportunities after they graduate.

Brunei: Eating Out

Old Man's Blog is happy that more and more people in Brunei are eating out. “am glad for these changes. Brunei is growing up. The people of this wonderful place...

Lebanon: On Freedom, War and Olive Oil

The upcoming Lebanese presidential election, the Winograd Report regarding the Israeli July 2006 war on Lebanon, Lebanese agricultural products, Syrian workers, freedom of speech and freedom to blog in the...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

There's never is a dull moment in Iraq and bloggers tell us why. This week's quick round up of Iraqi blogs discusses venturing out of your house in a war-torn...

Syria: A Black Week for Freedom, Back to Our Golan and Censorship

It has been a particularly rough week for Syria and Syrian bloggers are venting out their frustration at the imprisonment of human rights activist Dr Kamal Labwani for 12 years,...

Africa: African computer games

White African looks at African computer games: “A recent post on a Kenyan 3D game, and spurred on by a comment (and subsequent emails) from a Ghanaian game developer, has...

Africa: African fashion meets urban design

Blogger Benin Mwangi discusses urban design and African fashion with Frederic Tape of Africaincorp.

Africa: PayPal expanding into Africa

Oluniyi Ajao blogs about PayPal expanding into more African countries: “Good as it sounds, it is important to note that users in all the African countries covered by Paypal, can...

Egypt: Last Chance for Kareem in Court

“Kareem’s pro bono lawyers have submitted a cassation file for Kareem Amer: Revocation of Karim Amer’s verdict: Last chance for justice,” announced the Free Kareem site, set up by supporters...

Japan's Pacifist Constitution, 60 Years Later

Early last week on May 3rd, amid widespread debate and discussion on the topic, Japan celebrated the 60th anniversary of its constitution. The anniversary comes at a time when Japanese...

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