4 June 2008

Stories from 4 June 2008

Muslim Couple in French Court

  4 June 2008

Shaheen draws our attention to a court case between a Muslim couple in a French court in this post. The court annulled their marriage because the Muslim-born wife misled her husband and wasn't a virgin.

Africa: Time for e-governance has arrived

  4 June 2008

David Kobia discusses e-governance in Africa: “I suppose we can now officially thank government policies in African countries for their failure to expand fixed lines, leading to a projected 22% increase in mobile phone subscribers. 330 million people will own a phone in Africa, in 2008.”

India: Bullying a Blogger!

  4 June 2008

A website – Kerals.com decides to bully and abuse a blogger, when she protests against unfair use of her content on their website. More at Ginger and Mango.

Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai detained

  4 June 2008

Zimbabwean police have detained the main opposition leader: “We believe that Morgan Tsvangirai is currently being detained in Lupane Police Station. Please call the police station and alert them to the fact that the world is watching.”

Bahamas: Hope Sells

  4 June 2008

“Apparently, hope is a marketable service and bankable commodity”: Simon at Bahama Pundit blogs about the business of selling hope, saying: “Like food and energy prices, the cost of hope continues to escalate.”

Dominica, Trinidad & Tobago: The New Cricket?

  4 June 2008

Dominica Weekly links to a BBC Caribbean interview with FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner on the future of football in the Caribbean: “Mr. Warner feels that football has taken over from cricket and that it has a more promising future.”

Bermuda: Cry for Justice

  4 June 2008

Breezeblog calls for justice in the murder of a 14-year-old Bermudian student: “I can’t even begin to think about what sort of person decides to rob such a young girl of her life.”

China: National Outrage

  4 June 2008

Two cold pointed out that Chinese people as a whole shouldn't be so easily outraged by foreign media or foreigner's comment, such as Sharon Stone's comments on the earthquake. The blogger pointed out that Chinese media also had made many unsympathetic comments to other countries’ misfortune [zh].

Hong Kong: Where's the Apology

  4 June 2008

CNN and Sharon Stone have apologized to Chinese people. Yesterday a Tibet monk has also made an apology of what he had said about the repression. William Sin wonders why there still isn't any apology for June 4 marsacre for more than 19 years [zh].

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