13 October 2007

Stories from 13 October 2007

More Reactions to Al Gore/IPCC Nobel Peace Prize win

  13 October 2007

This a follow up to Georgia's post on reactions to Al Gore and the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Nobel peace prize win. Reactions from America, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa will be included. We start in America with the reaction by Alex Steffen of world changing who wrote…...

Haiti, USA: Identity check

  13 October 2007

An encounter with a fellow Haitian-American at a Florida airport prompts Peggy Brunache to muse over questions of identity and “the realisation of reality”.

Suriname: Photographing Fort Zeelandia

  13 October 2007

A visit to Fort Zeelandia in Suriname makes Trinidadian Taran Rampersad realise that “not all culture is as free as on the web”. He also posts photos of the fort at Flickr.

Guyana: No to Buju Banton

  13 October 2007

Guyana's Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination condemns an upcoming performance by Jamaican dancehall performer Buju Banton.

Dominica: Dengue fever

  13 October 2007

Living Dominica describes “life under a mosquito net” as the island copes with an outbreak of dengue fever.

Iran:Problems of Women Activists

  13 October 2007

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi,former vice president and blogger,writes“women [activists] should not be alone on the way of obtaining their rights.In our society which is dominated by men, women cannot gain this goal without support of men”.

Syria: more victims of Internet repression

  13 October 2007

A new report released by Human Rights Watch reveals that two persons are being held in incommunicado detention at an undisclosed location in Syria. Karim ‘Arbaji (29) and Tarek Biasi (22) were arrested in June 2007 by Syrian Military Intelligence for expressing online views critical of the Syrian government. A...

Korea: How much does beauty affect people’s personalities?

  13 October 2007

How much does beauty affect people’s personalities? What about the personalities of people who gain their beauty with the assistance of medical procedures? Here is a netizen’s story from today’s panel in a major Korean portal. 저 에게는 아주 예쁜 친구가 한명 있습니다. 여러 친구가 있지만 그 중에서도 제일 예쁜,...

Nepal: Film Festival

  13 October 2007

Dinesh Wagle on the documentary festival on in Kathmandu. “Four dozen South Asian documentaries “for the people of South Asia, by the people of South Asia, to the people of South Asia” will be screened in four days.”

China: Fragile Morality

  13 October 2007

A young man fought for justice alone but received a buffet, other 60 passengers ignoring the tragedy; after Pengyu case, no people dare to help an old man, leaving him lying alone on the ground. What is wrong with our modern society? Have people to be apathetic to survive? Report on two moral-related cases leads you into discussions of our fragile morality.

Touring Libyan Blogs: Eid el Fitr 2008

  13 October 2007

Fozia Mohamed, our Libya volunteer, is back to blogging after a short break, with news and views from the Libyan blogosphere. Issues covered this week include readjusting to life in Libya after living in the UK, medical ethics and the Maqams - the resting places of 'Saints' and men of religion.

Egypt: Wikimania 2008 | Alexandria

  13 October 2007

Mido, the lead coordinator for wikimania 2008 and a constant contributer in Arabic Wikipedia, wrote: “After months of preparation, Alexandria was finally chosen as the winning bid for the Wikimedia Foundation’s fourth annual international conference, Wikimania 2008. Chosen by the Wikimania jury as the winner over two other exceptional bids,...

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