12 September 2007

Stories from 12 September 2007

Egypt: Why Arabs Support Bin Laden?

  12 September 2007

“Bin Laden’s support eminates from the fact that the US wants his ass so much. Ask any Arab would you like Bin Laden to rule your country? And the answer will most probably be no. Ask him whether he wants the US to capture him or not. The answer will...

Mumbai police to monitor cyber-cafes

  12 September 2007

In its war against terrorism, Mumbai’s police is planning to install keystroke loggers in Mumbai’s cyber cafes. This new monitoring software, CARMS (Cyber Access Remote Monitoring System), that Mumbai’s police are requiring the city’s 500 Internet cafes to install, “will capture every keystroke by users and turn that information over...

Jordan: The Power of Blogs

  12 September 2007

“Those whose only reaction in life is cynicism and negativism can scoff all they want at blogs and the power of electronic media. But one thing is certain: blogging and other forms of electronic, people powered media can change something,” writes Ahmad Humeid from Jordan.

Russia: High-Ranking Officials and Reckless Driving

  12 September 2007

Russia Blog writes about a deadly car accident caused by the motorcade of the head of Russia’s Supreme Court: “And as always when we hear about another preventable death on Russia's highways, we ask the question: is all of this insane driving by Russian officials justified, or is it just...

Russia: Surprise Nomination of Victor Zubkov

  12 September 2007

President Vladimir Putin accepted the resignation of Russia’s prime minister Mikhail Fradkov today and perplexed Russia-watchers by nominating Victor Zubkov, the little-known head of the Federal Financial Monitoring Service, for the premier's post. Here are a few reactions from English-language Russia blogs.

Africa: The challenge of non-profit incubation

  12 September 2007

Ethan writes about the Kamusi Project: “Evidently, Kamusi has had a conflict with Yale, which hosted the project. According to the Kamusi website, the project “has been ordered to remove all links to the sites that the project has relied on to raise revenue for project maintenance and improvement.”

Bloggers on the Ethiopian Millennium

  12 September 2007

On September 11 2007, or 1 Meskerem 2000, Ethiopia entered in its third millennium in accordance with the Ethiopian calendar, which is about seven years behind the Gregorian calendar. Ethiopian bloggers have devoted a great deal of attention to the event.

Ecuador: President Correa Unveils His Blog

  12 September 2007

The curiosity behind President Rafael Correa's preview of the creation of his personal blog finally subsided, when the head of state unveiled his new means of communication with the people of Ecuador. The introduction of his personal blog [ES] was made through a video uploaded on YouTube (with English sub-titles)...

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