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December, 2007

Stories from December, 2007

Arabeyes: Sad for Bhutto

News of the murder of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was received with shock across the Middle East. Bloggers reacted in awe, shock, anger and submission to the hopelessness...

Jordan: Debut Post

Jordanian Mohammad Azraq announces his debut post covering the Jordanian blogosphere at Global Voices Online here.

Bahrain: Bhutto – Martyr of Freedom

Bahraini blogger Hayat (Ar) describes assassinated former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto as the ‘martyr of freedom.’

New Bloggers Use Poetry to Describe Their Communities, Feelings, Friends

The new bloggers of Rising Voices outreach projects in Colombia, Bolivia, and Bangladesh are more than just up-and-coming citizen journalists. They have also discovered the power of prose to reveal...

Algeria: Online Poll on Bombings

Algerian blogger Nouri discusses Al Jazeera's recent poll on Algeria. The online poll asked users whether or not they supported the al-Qaeda bombings in Algeria.

Kuwaiti Publisher in Court

The Kuwait authorities levied charges of libel against Dr. Saad bin Tifla [translate], the publisher of the first online newspaper in the Gulf – Alaan – citing their Press &...

Egypt: Arabic Books

Egyptian blogger Eman recommends reading the following Arabic books.

Egypt: Medical Myths

Mostafa from Egypt reviews seven medical myths in this post.

Africa: Africa's modular machines

Afrigadget has a video showing Africa's modular machines: “The video below shows how the machines are used in wood workshops to make design cutouts, carve out pieces for furniture and...

Is Kenya turning into a police state?

How would you describe the political situation in Kenya? White African uses three words to describe millions of Kenyan voters following the announcement that the Mwai Kibaki has won by...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Windies Beat South Africa

“This victory is so huge given the history of South African tours”: Abeni is thrilled that the West Indies cricket team have finally won a test match.

Jamaica: Friends for Life

“Moving home to live in Jamaica has revealed to me that American friends are for a reason, but Jamaican friends are for life”: In Francis Wade‘s experience, West Indians and...

Haiti: Prayer for the New Year

Pwoje Espwa bids 2007 farewell and welcomes the New Year with a prayer.

Dominica: Bhutto's Son

Living Dominica is touched by the words of Benazir Bhutto's son and wonders “what the world would be like today if American leaders had spoken words like this in the...

Barbados: Homophobia

“In the Caribbean we are confused and hypocritical in our attitudes toward sex in general”: Living in Barbados blogs about the region's lack of tolerance for homosexuality.

Lusosphere: Wishes and hopes for 2008

The new year is inevitably soon arriving and the Lusosphere is booming with posts about traditions, resolutions, wishes, and reflections. Here is a short roundup of Portuguese speaking blogs from...

Bangladesh: Women and the Police

black and gray on Eliza Sharmeen, who is the first woman in the country to command a passing out parade in Bangladesh.

India: Baghdad Burning on stage

Known Turf on watching a dramatic reproduction of the blog – Baghdad Burning on stage.

Sri Lanka: In 2008

groundviews attempts at predicting what is in store for Sri Lanka in 2008.

Kenya: Total media blackout

Kenyan Pundit on total media blackout in Kenya: “I have no news to report. It’s a total total blackout. Watching TV feels like watching TV under some crazy dictatorship. I...

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