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19 August 2007

Stories from 19 August 2007

Morocco: An Introduction to Peace Corps Bloggers

Morocco is home to a rather diverse group of English-language bloggers, as I'm sure you have observed. While many are native Moroccans utilizing their English skills and still others are...

Syria: On Lebanon and Motorcycles

Just as the heat is cooling from an inter-Arab spat involving Jordanians and Iraqis, we move on to the Syrian blogosphere where bloggers are fanning the flames of a Palestinian-Lebanese...

Iran:Bloggers at Prayer

Khabarnegar Mosalman (means Moslem Reporter) says[Fa] that about 10 days ago, several bloggers came together at Kahfo Al Shohada, a place where five unknown war martyrs are buried, to pray...

Iran:Too Sexy Photos?

Kamangir says that Fars News site removed a set of pictures taken at a women’s sports event. Apparently, they were too sexy for them.Recently Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,Iranian president, said Fars News...

Palestine: Boycotting Israel, Excluding Handala and More

This week in the Palestinian blogosphere, bloggers tackled serious issues such as the academical boycott of Israel, checkpoints and Edward Said’s mural in San Francisco as well as lighter topics...

Climate Change in Africa: Voices From Kenya and Diaspora

Part of the discussion about Climate change in Africa has been covered by The Economist, NPR and other publications. On this inaugural post of environment news we read and hear...

Korea: Coming Out about Academic Degrees

A hot topic in Korea now is the continual coming out of fake academic degree holders. Some of the most respected figures in many fields have been revealed to have...

Mali: Sand storms in Timbuktu

Rives du Niger posts photographs of sand storms in Timbuktu, where “winds of sands looks like clouds.”

Senegal: Foreign investment in biofuel

Blog politique au Senegal writes that India, Brazil and Spain have been working with the Senegalese to produce biofuel.

Hezbollah video game lets players take on Israel

Hezbollah has come out with a video game (Fr) about the Lebanese resistance called “Special Force 2: Tale of the Truthful Pledge,” Tunisien Doctor announces. Players go head to head...

Mauritania criminalizes slavery

Mauritania has made slavery a criminal offense, but Vive la Francophonie wonders if slavery can be abolished by laws alone (Fr). “Slavery is a mental attitude as old as humanity…The...

Peru: Post-Quake Chaos

The recent devasting earthquake that struck Peru brought out a wave of activity among Peruvian bloggers. Some wrote and documented what they felt when the seismic activity struck, whie others...

Bolivia: Interview with Joaquin Cuevas

Blogs de Bolivia [ES] interviews comic blogger Joaquin Cuevas, where he explains that he began publishing to the web due to censorship at the newspaper where he was previously employed.

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