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14 November 2007

Stories from 14 November 2007

Brazil: Updates from the Internet Governance Forum

IGFWatch brings the latest updates from the third day of the Internet Governance Forum, where he heard Mr H Chengquing (from the Internet Society of China) explaining that “the view...

Brazil: A river in its last years

“I took this picture of Madeira River a few hours ago, when the airplane flew over Porto Velho city (RO). This landscape will have disappeared in a few years, to...

Armenia: Donor Fatigue

Raising concerns about corruption, Nazarian says he is unsure whether to donate to the annual telethon held in the Diaspora to raise funds for Armenia.

Israel: University Fees Should be Tripled

Israeli blogger Stephanie links to another blog post by Zabaj, which discusses the Israeli education system and why university tuition fees should be tripled.

Libya: No Sick Days for Mothers

Mothers are not allowed to be sick, writes Khadeja Teri from Libya. Find out why in this post.

Qatar: Al Jazeera Office Attacked

Al Jazeera's Qatar headquarters is under virtual attack! Find out how here.

Egypt: Fatwa to Protect Police

The Arabist, from Egypt, draws our attention to a rather convenient fatwa (religious edict) being used to protect police in this post.

Jordan: Privatisation of Parliament

Jordanian Batir Wardam writes a sharp satirical post on what is required from candidates to guarantee a seat in the Jordanian parliament.

Abu Dhabi: Ferrari Theme Park

Abu Dhabi will soon have its own Ferrari theme park, writes Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah.

Russia: Bloggers Expose a Pharmaceutical Scam

Thousands of Russian bloggers have united to combat a pharmaceutical scam that tried to persuade Russian pensioners to spend around half of their annual pension on a course of 'anti-arthritis'...

Azerbaijan: Terror Plot Reality Check

Asking Tough Questions in Tough Places is skeptical about the way last month's foiled attempt to stage terrorist attacks on government offices and diplomatic missions in Baku, capital of the...

Georgia: Total Censorship

Resistance Georgia comments on reports that News International owned Imedia TV has had its license revoked following last week's clashes between opposition supporters and police in downtown Tbilisi. The blog...

Argentina: Viewpoints on Botnia Paper Mill Conflict

In Grito Argentino [es], Daniel Marquez and Daniel de Michele write about the Botnia paper mill conflict between Uruguay and Argentina.

Argentina: Side Effects of Paper Mill Controversy

De Todo Un Poco [es] writes about the paper mill controversy brewing between Argentina and Uruguay and its side effects, where he writes, “today it is very common to find...

Bolivia: Libraries for El Alto's Youth

After public backlash against bars in El Alto, which was accused of corrupting the city's youth, Vilma Colque of Cultura en Bibliotecas [es] proposes that culture in the form of...

Bolivia: Unfinished Road Projects in El Alto

Dora Romero of Las Ideas Son Primero [es] writes about road projects that are left unfinished in El Alto, Bolivia. This criticism is directed at the mayor because it causes...

Pakistan: High School Kids Protest

A student protest in Islamabad voicing opinion against the emergency imposed in Pakistan [YouTube Link]. The high school kids got lathi-charged (Baton Charge) right after the footage finished according to...

Argentina: Documenting Recoleta Cemetery

Robert Wright and Marcelo Metayar recently launched a blog called AfterLife, which documents and tell the stories behind the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is geared towards English-speaking...

India: An interview with Wafa Sultan

Cuckoo's Call has the transcript of an interview with Arab-American psychologist, Wafa Sultan, shown on Al Jazeera TV, where she talks of being a secular human being and the idea...

Pakistan: Arresting Imran Khan

Metroblogging Lahore has an account of the arrest of Imran Khan at the University of Punjab.

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