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30 November 2007

Stories from 30 November 2007

Egypt: Seven Years for Murder

Egyptian bloggers this week rejoice over the imprisonment of corrupt police officers, who tortured a carpenter to death. The celebration is all the more special, following the sentencing of men...

Special Coverage: Middle East Peace 2007

The Middle East Question has grabbed the international headlines for more than half a century. It is now the turn of the region's netizens to vent off and add their...

Israel: Blogger's Views on the Annapolis Summit

The Annapolis Conference, held on November 27, 2007 at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, ended with the issuing of a joint statement from all parties. Over the...

Kuduro: The Sexy Angolan Rhythm With a Message

Whether the word Kuduro comes from the Kimbundu language, native to northern Angola and means “location” or from the Portuguese expression meaning “hard ass” or “stiff bottom” is debated but...

In the eye of the storm: Bangladeshi bloggers speak

Nari Jibon bloggers posted their reactions on the recent killer cyclone, Sidr, which devastated Bangladesh’s southern coastal regions. Read their first-hand accounts about the disaster, their resillience and relief efforts....

Caribbean: Earthquake Update

Caribbean bloggers provide timely updates on yesterday's earthquake...

Puerto Rico: Jump-Starting the Economy

Dondequiera has “a list of actions, not goals” to help jump-start the Puerto Rican economy.

Cuba, Venezuela: Changing Into Cuba?

Child of the Revolution reports on the reaction to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's proposed constitutional changes: “Not surprisingly, many Venezuelans think the changes go too far – turning the oil-rich...

Barbados: Independence Day

It's All Good and Barbados Underground wish their fellow Barbadians a Happy 41st Independence Day!

Anguilla: Invasive vs. Native

As a common beach plant threatens to take over the island of Sombrero and eliminate the remaining native species, Corruption-free Anguilla asks: “Why are they spending money sending people to...

China: Fake Confession on Fake Tiger

Joel Martinsen from Danwei summarizes the official responses to the fake tiger issue and netizens’ spoofing of the responses.

China: Relation Between Doctor and Patient

Zengying points out (zh) that the relation between Medical practitioner and patient is very tense in China. A major reason is the marketization of medical care, which turns the relation...

China: Editor's House Raided by Police

According to Zhen Jin-yan, the Shanghai police searched Zhai Minglei's (Chief Editor of Minjian) home yesterday and confiscated 41 copies of Minjian and his computer's hard disk under the charge...

China: Shanghai Stock Market

Fons from China Herald comments on the ups and downs of Shanghai stock Market.

China: Visiting AIDS’ Village

Today (Nov 30), the Premier of the State Council Wen Jia-bao visits the AIDS village in Hunan, his last visit was three years ago. AIDS activist Hu Jia pointed out...

Hong Kong: Inspired by Nude Photos?

Recently the Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang visited Beijing “798 Art District” and saw the exhibition of huge nude photos. He said he was inspired and had more expectation...

China: Labour Protest

Hunan BBS has a citizen report on a labour protest in Dongguan. Photos show that there are thousands of workers gathering outside the electronic factory demanding an increase of salary...

Mexico: Chicano Film Festival in the Capital

DFinitivo [es] writes about the first Chicano Film Festival that took place in Mexico City.

Venezuela: Constitutional Reform Referendum

With the Constitutional Reform Referendum right around the corner, Bloggings by Boz provides an overview of various polls and their possible meanings.

Taiwan: Any Blind Spot in Blogsphere?–Blogblind

An experimental website was born in Taiwan in Nov 20, 2007: ‘Blogblind‘ (It was closed in two days). The main concept is digging (as in Digg) blogs that people do...

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