16 July 2007

Stories from 16 July 2007

Kenya: recipe for Kenyan dish, Mthokoi

  16 July 2007

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 seems very simple but the mixture of beans, corn and sweet pepper creates a wonderful flavor that may make you...

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

  16 July 2007

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, Oiwan called on her readers to post links to erotic websites and also included an artsy photo of a topless woman that she found on Flickr, the photo sharing site owned by Yahoo!. The post was originally published here, but has now been removed from the InMedia site and posted on a Wordpress.com blog. As Boingboing and others reported earlier this week, Oiwan's post has been classified as "Class II indecent" by Hong Kong's Obscene Articles Tribunal.

Ghana: secondary school programming competition

  16 July 2007

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 the teachers who go back and train the students. Then we have regional competitions and finally the nationals. At the...

Malaysia: Candlelight Vigil

  16 July 2007

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.

Thailand: Yunanese Food in Bangkok

  16 July 2007

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 in Northern Thailand after the communist took control of China in 1949.

Malaysia: First Investigate Then Arrest

  16 July 2007

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 the police.

South Africa: two lesbian activists tortured, murdered

  16 July 2007

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, lesbian activist and outreach worker with the Positive Women’s Network (PWN), and her friend, Salome Masooa, were first tortured and...

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 and scholars about their anti Islamic Republic activities: Haleh Esfandiari, Kian Tajbakhsh and Ramin Jahanbegloo.Esfandiari and Tajbakhsh are still in...

Zimbabwe: 2008 election rigging has started

  16 July 2007

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 to obtain their birth certificates, identity and passport documents, Government has hijacked the process and is clandestinely handing out documents...

Bangladesh: Child Marriage

  16 July 2007

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 man.

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