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5 April 2008

Stories from 5 April 2008

Egypt Gears Up for a General Strike Sunday

An online campaign calling for a general strike across Egypt on Sunday has been gaining momentum, will thousands promising to stop work for the day in protest against low salaries...

Laos: Act of charity

Philippines: Politician's dilemma

Singapore: Online street maps

Thailand: Credit cards

Lebanon: Polygamy and the End of Empires

Lebanon: Teachers’ Strike

Lebanon: Mughnieh's Billboards

Lebanon: Hezbollah Since Mughnieh's Assassination

Lebanon: Presidents’ Faces on Currency

Free Speech Roundup: Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Yemen

The Indonesian government has ordered the country’s internet service providers to block YouTube over “Fitna” the movie. In Saudi Arabia, the blog of the detained Saudi blogger Fouad Alfarhan was...

Morocco: The salon

Morocco: The Case of Rachid Niny

Morocco: An Interview with Mohamed Ali Lagouader, Author

From Mohammédia, Morocco, aspiring author Mohamed Ali Lagouader has discovered the art of transcending borders and reaching out to an international audience through publishing his novels and poetry online. Jillian...

Angola: Miss Landmine Crowned

Zimbabwe: Anyone know someone with a truck?

As Zimbabweans face an uncertain future following the presidential and parliamentary elections last week, Harare has become the capital of rumours and jokes created to be spread virally using SMS....

China: Taiwan election stirs mainland blogsphere

The 22 March presidential election in Taiwan has not only influenced the island, but also renderred an unexpected impact on mainland China ---- and it's a political one.

Egypt: Dictatorship for Dummies

Israel: Israeli Startup Falsely Accused of Rigging Zimbabwe's Elections

On Friday, March 28th, an online newspaper called "Zimbabwe Online" published an article accusing Cogniview, an Israeli startup company, of helping Robert Mugabe rig the Zimbabwean elections. A lengthy response...

Armenia: Spring Didn't Come – Part 2

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