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16 July 2007

Stories from 16 July 2007

Kenya: recipe for Kenyan dish, Mthokoi

Try to make the the Kenyan dish, Mthokoi: “Many thanks to Wawuda for sharing this recipe with us. I have prepared this recipe a few times for my family. It...

Hong Kong: GV Editor Oiwan Lam faces court battle over Flickr photo

On May 11th, Oiwan Lam, Global Voices Northeast Asia Editor, committed what she says was a deliberate act of civil disobedience. Writing on the citizen media website InMedia Hong Kong,...

Ghana: secondary school programming competition

Ramblings of an African Geek writes about secondary school programming competition in Ghana: “For those of you unfamiliar with I2CAP, it is a secondary school level programming competition. We train...

Iran:Release jailed students

Ghomarasheghaneh has published the 14 photos of jailed members of Tahkim Vahdat, a progressive student organization.The blogger asks for their freedom.

Malaysia: Candlelight Vigil

Oon Yeoh has pictures from the candle light vigil that was organized in support of blogger Nathaniel Tan. Nathaniel was detained by police last Friday.

Laos: Landlocked Lao has a Navy

Curzon at introduces Laotian Navy. Laos is a landlocked country.

Cambodia: Cambodian Students Safe in Japan Quake

Cambodian student Himatsubushi, currently living in Japan, describes his experience of the recent earthquake that hit Japan.

Thailand: Yunanese Food in Bangkok

Real Thai hunts down a Chinese restaurant in Bangkok that serves Yunanese food. Yunan is a province of China closest to South East Asia and some Yunanese people sought refuge...

Malaysia: First Investigate Then Arrest

Referring to the recent arrest of blogger Nat Tan, Malaysian politician Lim Kit Siang, urges the prime minister to respect human rights and reign in the abuse of power by...

South Africa: two lesbian activists tortured, murdered

Black Looks writes about the brutal murder of two South African lesbian activists: “Last Sunday two more South African lesbians were brutally raped and murdered in Medowlands, Soweto. Sizakele Sigasa,...

Iran:Three Iranian Scholars will “confess”

Kamangir reports that The Islamic Republic television has just aired short pieces of a program titled “In the name of democracy”. The program features “confessions” made by three Iranian academics...

Zimbabwe: 2008 election rigging has started

Sokwanele blog reports that 2008 election rigging in Zimbabwe has started: A reliable source in the Ministry of Home Affairs has revealed that while frustrated Zimbabweans queue in their thousands...

Africa: The 2007 AfricanLoft Cyber Essay Contest

Participate in the 2007 AfricanLoft Cyber Essay Contest: “To celebrate and mark the official launch of AfricanLoft as a platform for Africans and Afrophiles worldwide. AfricanLoft is proud to present:...

Sudan: Movie Reviews, Being Single, Sudanese Rape Laws & Life Saving Stoves for Darfur

There is quite a lot to cover in this week’s round up of the Sudanese blogosphere: movie reviews, government reshuffle in South Sudan, Darfur Stoves Project, etc. We’ll first start...

Sri Lanka: Fresh Off The Boat

At Found In Ceylon, Adams talks of the F.O.B feeling, Fresh Off the Boat – and yet, picking up mannerisms and aspects of culture.

Nepal: Abortions and Maternal Mortality

RH Reality Check on how Nepal has reduced maternal mortality by improving access to abortions.

Bahrain: Saudi DJ Podcast

Bahraini Esraa posts a podcast of an interview with a DJ in Saudi Arabia here.

Bangladesh: Child Marriage

Voices of South on the issue of child marriage in Bangladesh, and how a 13 year old's classmates protested when she was to be married to a 23 year old...

Pakistan: Mobile Activism

All Things Pakistan on mobile activism in Pakistan, given the recent turbulence in the country.

Egypt: Sex Ads on the Increase

Egyptian Zeinobia expresses her annoyance with sex pests and advertisements here.

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