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3 October 2007

Stories from 3 October 2007

Facebook blocked in the United Arab Emirates?

[More on GV Advocacy…] According to Download Squad, access to the popular social networking website Facebook has been blocked in the United Arab Emirates…

Ukraine: Election Observer's Report

MoldovAnn posts a detailed report on observing the election at a polling station in Kyiv where Ukraine's foreign minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk cast his vote.

Albania: Buying Property

Kolin of Living in Shkoder, Albania offers advice on buying property in Albania – “as one who has bought land, and an apartment in Albania.”

Albania: Online Bookstore

Albanian blogger Elvis Plaku writes about the launch of an Albanian online bookstore.

Albania: Sir Norman Wisdom

Our Man in Albania writes about Sir Norman Wisdom's Albania connection.

Albania: Miss Globe 2007

Our Man in Tirana writes about the Miss Globe 2007 beauty pageant held in Albania's capital.

Sri Lanka: Any lesbians here?

Equal Ground on Ahmedinejad's comments on homosexuality in Iran, and the parallels in Sri Lanka.

Pakistan: Religion's role in Politics

The Pakistani Spectator on religion's role in politics.

Nepal: Maoists and Free Press

Kathmandu Speaks on the Maoists’ attack on free press in Nepal.

India: An evening in Colaba

Windy Skies with photographs and observation when in Colaba in Bombay.

India: Me and My Blog

Are we our blogs? The Mad Momma has an interesting post explaining her personal life in the context of her blog.

South Africa: In Boks we trust

Keo bealives that the South African rugby team will beat Fiji on Sunday: “I can’t believe how many people are asking if the Boks can beat Fiji. I also can’t...

Nigeria: Happy Independence

Naija to the Core celebrates Nigeria's Independence Day: “Hip Hip Hip, Hooray! – should have been the title of this post lol. So how are you all feeling? Was anyone...

Nigeria: Nigeria's Speak Up Campaign

While not celebrating Nigeria's 47th anniversary, Sokari writes about Nigeria's Speak Up Campaign: Today is Nigeria’s 47th anniversary but I am not celebrating – see below! Omodudu IS celebrating and...

Equatorial Guinea: The creator of first African e-cartoon magazine

Africaninement writes about an African cartoonist who created the first ever e-cartoon magazine called Para-Jaka.

Niger: Niger is drying up

Ishtar warns us, “Niger is drying up“: The seasonal rivers are a thing of the past, but the seasonal “tapki” lakes will be around for good couple of months. Under...

Myanmar: View from Inside

Burma Underground has a post from a person inside Myanmar describing the happenings after the internet block.

Myanmar: Comment on Video Footage

Yangon Thu comments on a video footage broadcast earlier today by CNN showing the violence used in crushing the protests in Myanmar.

China: Is ad-blocking illegal?

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI has provided more background concerning the arrest of the Coral QQ author. He also translated Keso's commentary on the issue.

China: Incitement to subvert the state's power

Angry Chinese Blogger reports the arrest of another journalist. In September 30, Chinese security forces formerly detained Lu Gengsong, a freelance journalist and former teacher at a regional police academy,...

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