19 September 2007

Stories from 19 September 2007

Syria: Message of Peace

  19 September 2007

Syrian blogger Yaser met with Giordano and Luca, two Italians, “travelling around the countries of the Mediterranean to spread the message of peace and harmony with a simple gesture ..a hug.” Click the link to read more.

Lebanon: MP Antoine Ghanem Assassinated

  19 September 2007

Member of the Lebanese Parliament Antoine Ghanem was assassinated today by a bomb that targeted his car in Beirut’s suburb of Sin el-Fil, Hursh Tabet area. Mr. Ghanem, 64, was a member of the Phalange Party which is led by ex–president Amine Gemayel. At least six other people were killed and 20 wounded in the attack. Moussa Bashir brings us the latest reactions from the Lebanese blogosphere.

Free Speech Roundup: Turkey, Russia, Pakistan, India

  19 September 2007

For the second time in a year, a Turkish court ordered, on Tuesday September 18, to block access to YouTube.com over videos deemed insulting to the country's leaders. In Russia, the 23-year old LiveJournal blogger, who wrote a fictional story on his blog inspired by the Virginia Tech shooting, could face up to three years in prison for "falsely warning of a terror threat." In Pakistan, access to the popular blogging platform blogspot.com has been blocked again. And Mumbai's police are planning to install keystroke loggers in cyber cafes.

Lebanon: Terrorist Explosion

  19 September 2007

“A large terrorist explosion targetted the Sin el Fil area on the outskirt of Beirut. LBC is reporting that the explosion is near Antoine Library. The reporter is saying that on of the burning cars belong to a member of parliament. The images on LBC are grave. Burning cars, destroyed...

Korea: Moon Festival Symptoms

  19 September 2007

The Moon Festival is approaching and that means Koreans are debating certain issues related to the festival. People join the long lines of traffic as they had back to their hometowns. And more and more people are heading abroad. While some people enjoy meeting family and relatives they have not...

Trinidad & Tobago: We Are Open

  19 September 2007

“Claiming to ‘be open’ doesn't mean you are being open. Know your audience. Globalization is built on this principle, as is Free Software/Open Source and Open Content”: KnowProSE.com thinks it's all about the perspective.

Jamaica: Why Winkler Writes

  19 September 2007

“Personally, I think our triumph in having produced two Nobel laureates in literature owes something to the barrenness of our literary tradition”: Geoffrey Philp features Jamaican author Anthony C. Winkler as he talks about why he writes.

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