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10 March 2008

Stories from 10 March 2008

Jordan: Misinformed Woman

“I came across an article in The Washington Post, written by a woman called Charlotte Allen, titled We Scream, We Swoon. How Dumb Can We Get?. The article is basically...

Syria: This Blog is not Dead

Syrian Yazan Badran announces that his blog isn't dead – but that his hands are full with other projects at the moment.

Yemen: The Spectacular Wadi Doan

Yemeni Omar Barsawad links to a video showing the “spectacular” Wady (Valley) Doan.

Kuwaiti Dinar at its Peak

“The Kuwaiti Dinar has now reached its highest exchange rate against the US dollar in the past 20 years, which in turn has dropped to its lowest against the Euro...

Kuwait: Increasing Prices

PhilQ8, a Filipina in Kuwait, complains about increasing prices for commodities.

Trinidad & Tobago: Breaking Point

Shivonne Du Barry is at the breaking point – and Trinidad and Tobago's transportation woes may just push her over the edge.

Trinidad & Tobago: Servant or Master?

“The servant is in fact the master,” writes Jessica at Alien in the Caribbean, as she blogs about the region's poor customer service.

Cuban Videos: media ploy or example of free speech?

An online 4 minute video excerpt posted by international media taken from a 2 hour meeting between the president of the National Assembly and students from the Computer Science University...

Cuba: Spain Re-elects Socialist Government

Child of the Revolution says that the re-election of Spain's Socialist government to office will mean “that we can expect no significant change in the Spanish position regarding the Castro...

Armenaker Kamilion

With the re-emergence of samizdat pro-opposition propaganda via the Internet during the current state of emergency in Armenia, Armenaker Kamilion is translating and posting the material in English.

Armenia: Serge Sargsyan Online Q&A

With the opposition seemingly winning the information war on the Internet during the current state of emergency in Armenia, my Armenia Election Monitor 2008 posts details on government attempts to...

Zimbabwe: Women beaten on the International Women's Day

Zimbabwe women were beaten in the streets in Bulawayo on the International Women's Day, reports This is Zimbabwe: “Please visit the WOZA website and tell them via their comments section...

Nigeria: Do you want to buy a blog?

Who wants to buy the blog Yomi Says?: “Yes; you read right: Yomi Says is up for sale. Back in August last year, I found out how much my blog...

Pakistan: Women, religion and rights

Metroblogging Lahore writes on Women's Day in Pakistan and a very insightful comment on the post explores religion and women's rights.

Kenya: A conversation between Kibaki and Raila

A conversation between Raila and President Kibaki (Emilio) of Kenya: “Raila: So, what’s your … er … handicap? Emilio: (Nervously) A bit of flatulence. Yourself? Raila: Snoring”

Nigeria: First African to win heavy weight championship

My Pen and My Paper writes about Samuel Peter, the first African to win World Boxing Heavy Weight Championship: “We must not forget that Samuel Peter is (was previously promoted)...

Nepal: Home and India

United We Blog! on a Nepali migrant worker coming home after working in India.

Bangladesh: Safety and Women

joybangla offers personal safety tips to women in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: Poetry and Women's Day

Bangladesh From Our View has a collection of poems by the students of the Nari Jibon project on Women's Day.

India: Saving the Tiger

There appears to be a renewed interest in saving the tiger in India – My Module points to a provision in the national budget and the ongoing campaign by a...

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