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15 October 2007

Stories from 15 October 2007

Nepal: China and more

Nepali Netbook on relations between China and Nepal.

Japan: NOVA Union Action Day

Tomorrow (October 15), NOVA Union will organize an action day to give pressure to the President Nozomu Sahashi for filing to the court for bankruptcy protection, so that employees can...

Bangladesh: Dhaka Stock Exchange

Unheard Voices on the recent positive press the Dhaka Stock Exchange has been getting.

Japan: Blog Action Day

James from Japan Probe joined the Blog Action Day by posting on an environmental experiment on Beijing pollution problem.

Celebrating festivals, feasting and donating smiles

Last Saturday Muslims all over the world celebrated Eid ul-Fitr that marks the end of Ramadan. Abul Kalam Azad a Chennai blogger shares his experiences. His children eagerly distributing festival...

Africa: Telecommunications harmonisation

Rebecca Wanjiku writes about the debate around harmonisation of the telecommunication sector within East Africa: “Harmonisation is crucial to this process. Harmonisation does not necessarily mean that arrangements in all...

Togo: Elections went well

Arjen Westra's observations about elections in Togo: “For now, everybody still seems to have some tension about the results that are expected later this week. Last night it was extremely...

Meet Maggid Mjengwa – Tanzania's Photoblogger

Today, we are introducing you to Maggid Mjengwa. Maggid is one of the leading photobloggers from Tanzania who has been trying to combine blogging, photography and political activism. Apart from...

Trinidad & Tobago: Shrill Thrills

“I worry about Patrick,” writes Jeremy Taylor, observing the over-zealous behaviour of Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister as election day draws closer.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Serving the People?

“Will politicians wise up and realise they are servants of the people?” wonders Abeni, as she recounts two incidents in which a public official abused his power.

Jamaica: Doris Lessing

Croaking Marley admits he was “way off” in not considering Doris Lessing as a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Stigma of HIV-AIDS

Now is Wow meets with an HIV-positive woman in South Trinidad and comes away humbled by the experience.

Jamaica, Haiti: Danicat Reading

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp attends a reading of Edwidge Danticat's latest work, Brother, I'm Dying.

Egypt: Additive and Subtractive Thinking

Additive and subtractive thinking is the topic of today's translation from Arabic by Tarek Amr. Do we pick and choose the values we like from ideologies or do we simply...

Trinidad & Tobago, Dominica: Blog Action Day

Haveworld and Living Dominica share their ideas for helping the environment in honour of Blog Action Day.

Iran:Emad Baghi,Human Rights activist arrested

According[Fa] to Schrr,Emad Baghi was arrested yesterday.He was charged with “acting against national security”.Baghi was a supporter of political prisoners.His wife says that she has no news about him.

Iran:Blog Action Day for Environment

Negarakha writes[Fa]that 500 Iranian bloggers support Blog Action Day for Environment on 15th of October.On Monday, October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue...

Special Coverage: Burmese protests 2007

Recent protests in Myanmar simply would not have been as big a story if there weren't brave people on the inside (and outside) willing to risk everything to spread news,...

Iran: Students protest against Ahmadinejad at Tehran University

Hundreds of Iranian students protested President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's presence at the University of Tehran on Monday, October 8. According to Al Jazeera, students chanted "Down with the dictator!" as he...

El Salvador: Bloggers and Journalists

The intersection points of blogging and journalism are many and varied in El Salvador. Journalists are bloggers. Bloggers write about journalists and vice versa. Although El Salvador is a country...

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