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2 January 2008

Stories from 2 January 2008

Chile: Interview with Politician Interested in OLPC

Luis Ramirez interviews Sergio Bitar [es], head of the Democracy Party in Chile, who was very interested in the One Laptop Per Child project when he worked in the Ministry...

Mozambique: Anti-Corruption Forum is extinguished

Carlos Serra [pt], from Mozambique, anticipates a piece of news from tomorrow's edition of Zambeze: “The President of the Republic extinguished the Anti-Corruption Forum through a decision on December 27″.

Malaysia: Politician and Sex Tape

A sex tape forced a Malaysian minister to resign today. Malaysian politician Lim Kit Siang asks if the minister a victim of double betrayal.

Zimbabwe: Nova Mambone, Buzi and Machanga under water

Moçambique para Todos [pt] reports on the heavy seasonal rains that have flooded Zimbabwe. “Particularly, Machanga and Búzi have no communication with the rest of the country and the people...

Last Café com Blogs in 2007

Kontratempos [pt] lets us know that the last edition of podcast Café com Blogs is now available. In this issue, a balance of the year, with facts, controversies and people...

Brazil: On the polemic campaign against AIDS

Alda Inacio [pt] on the withdrawal of an European campaign against AIDS showing two men having sex, on the grounds that the images were too explicit. “I believe that this...

Philippines: Bloggers look back to 2007

Bloggers in Philippines reflects on the past year and talk about the things they blogged about across a range of subjects from sports to politics, music, blogging and life in...

Brazil: Milton Ribeiro on the blogosphere

Milton Ribeiro [pt] publishes an interview that Luís Carmelo [pt] made with him back in 2006 about the blogosphere. “On the Internet, any individual who wants to exercise their freedom...

25 years of the Internet

In January 1st 1983, 25 years ago, the Internet was officially defined as a network using TCP/IP. André Lemos [pt] publishes links to the piece of news and comments on...

Pakistan: Why mourn for Bhutto?

Despite all the grief surrounding Bhutto's death, a post on Pakistan Paindabad reminds us that all was not wonderful.”But why be so sad? Stuff happens. Leaders die. Followers fight. Nations...

Bangladesh: Lessons from Pakistan

Voice of Bangladeshi Bloggers reflects on Bhutto's death and what lessons it holds for Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: On Dynasties and 2007

imperfect world 2008 on 2007 as a bad year of dynasties – rounding up political events from South Asia.

India: On Benazir Bhutto

Indian Muslims on Benazir Bhutto and her untimely death.

Nepal: Not a Federal Republic

Nepal Monitor makes an argument against going in for a Federal Republic option for Nepal.

Nigeria: Technology experts divided over OLPC

IT Realms on OLPC debate in Nigeria: “Technology (IT) professionals are divided over the recent plan by the federal government to dump the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project.”

Kenya: Do not doubt the power of the Internet in Africa

Has technology, particularly citizen media, played any positive role in covering the the crisis in Kenya? This is what White African wrote about the role of technology in the crisis:...

Uzbekistan: Earthquake Shakes Ferghana

Jamiyat reports on the earthquake that had come half an hour before the New Year. It was felt through the Eastern Uzbekistan with the epicenter in Namangan region of the...

Uzbekistan: Silly promises or fiction?

Mansurhon reacts to the President Karimov's message to the people of Uzbekistan at New Year night. He addresses the major points of the presidential speech, concluding that “he doesn't believe...

Mali: Mali wins the 2007 Africa Nations Cup female basketball title

Sociolingo writes about the Malian female basketball team's victory: “The Malian female basketball team’s win of the 20th basketball championship of the African Nations Cup (CAN), played last September in...

Mongolia: Excellent Paper Studies Development

Radigan Neuhalfen reviews a paper comparing development in Mongolia with that of Montana and Wyoming by the Dutch Neoliberal Paul Treanor. The analysis of economic life in both Mongolia and...

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