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19 February 2008

Stories from 19 February 2008

Jorge Jurado Raps About Citizen Media

Jorge is one of about 20 young people in the peripheral working class neighborhood of San Javier La Loma who are using citizen media to rescue the forgotten history of...

Pakistan: Goodbye Musharraf!

With the results of the elections in Pakistan becoming more clear, it is obvious that Musharraf, despite his promises hasn't won the confidence of the voters. Crow's Nest writes, reflecting...

Serbia: Bloggers Discuss Kosovo Independence

Sinisa Boljanovic translates some more reactions from the Serbian blogosphere to the declaration of Kosovo independence.

Bangladesh: Hatered and a website

Voice of South on a A Saudi-based website, aiming to stir hatred against 1.2 million Bangladeshis working in the oil-rich Saudi Arabia.

Sri Lanka: Live Cricket!

At groundviews, an author writes with much joy – having seen a live cricket match between India and Sri Lanka.

India: The Alma Mater

balancing life on how the sheer presence of bureaucracy is an obstacle for alumni wishing to contribute to the growth of their college.

Morocco: Facebook's fake prince could face five years in prison

Fouad Mourtada, a 26-year old IT engineer has been held under arrest in Casablanca since February 5th for "villainous practices linked to the alleged theft of the identity" of King...

Morocco: Bloggers Rally Behind Fouad Mourtada

In Morocco, francophone bloggers rally behind Fouad Mourtada, jailed for posting a Facebook profile that spoofed a member of the Moroccan royal family. Mourtada's arrest reveals the tensions between modern...

Sierra Leone: School for Sierra Leone

From School for Sierra Leone Project blog: “The Voice of Sierra Leone Association wants to start by supporting a school by buying furniture, toilets and schoolmaterials. After this they plan...

Serbia: Anger, disbelief over proclamation of Kosovo independence

Ljubisa Bojic translates some reactions from the Serbian blogosphere to the declaration of Kosovo independence.

Central African Republic: Farmers struggle to rebuild lives

HDPT Central African Republic blog on the challenges faced by Central African Republic farmers: “Affected by years of relentless fighting in the North West, Central African farmers now face great...

Ghana: Elections in Ghana

Ghana Elections 2008 blog's short history of elections in Ghana: “The leader of the then opposition NPP party John Kuffuor won year 2000 and 2004 elections. As per the constitution,...

Ethiopia: On Afar women

Zenobia review an article by The Telegraph about female genital mutilation in Ethiopia: “The Telegraph did an article about Afar women , female genital cutting (FMC) and their “life of...

Israel: Kosovo or Palestine, the Balkan is Here!

Kosovo has declared its independence. While the Israeli government has yet to announce its stance, several Hebrew bloggers have been reacting and comparing the political fatigue in the Balkans to...

D.R of Congo: Political manoeuvre by the President

Chica writes about the unexpected retirement of 92 magistrates in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “On Friday President Kabila announced out of the blue, seemingly without consulting anyone (except presumably...

Japan: Edo-period Monster Paintings

Edo from Pink Tentacle introduces Edo-period monster paintings by Sawaki Suushi.

South Korea: New City Hall Complex

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole posts the new design of city hall complex in the heart of Seoul city.

South Korea: Income Inequality

Jamie picks up the editorial from local newspapers on the worsening income inequality situation in South Korea, with some back ups from 2007 statistic.

Sudan/Uganda: African Rebels on YouTube

Chris Blattman writes about African rebels on YouTube: “YouTube is turning into a surprising source of archival videos on rebels and rebel leaders. Tim Allen, a friend and anthropologist at...

Armenia: Presidential Election Today

Polls have been open for today's presidential election in Armenia for eight hours now in a crucial vote which will determine the successor to the incumbent but outgoing president, Robert...

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