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19 June 2008

Stories from 19 June 2008

Pakistan: Price hikes and the Government

The Pakistani Spectator on the apathy of the government towards the spiraling price hikes.

Pakistan: Death Penalty

Pak Tea House publishes a report on the death penalty and there is a small discussion in the comments space.

Pakistan: Journalism and Agendas

Five Rupees from Pakistan on agenda-based journalism that determines the kinds of headlines one sees in newspapers.

Trinidad & Tobago: Life and Death

Notes from Port of Spain shares his thoughts on death.

Zimbabwe: Help a Zimbabwean return home to vote

A campaign to help Zimbabweans abroad return home to vote: Sponsorship options include assisting an employee with a return ticket, paying for one or more seats on a bus via...

Jamaica: Crime Solution

As Jamaicans clamor to re-institute the death penalty, My View of JamDown from Up So says: “In Jamaica we don’t merely try and convict criminals. We try and convict poor...

Kenya: Notoriety Index

Kenyan Notoriety Index: Members of Parliament- Nothing good can be said of these people. They know how to debate on many issues concerning how to raise their money, how to...

Zimbabwe: Murders and violence

Violence and murders continue in Zimbabwe: Four MDC youths were this morning found dead after Zanu PF and state security agents had abducted them in Chitungwiza yesterday morning.

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Juneteenth

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp remembers Juneteenth, “the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.”

Iran: Citizen Media Sex Scandal

Earlier this month, students at Zanjan University in North-West Iran recorded and uploaded a video of their school's vice president, Hassan Madadi, with his shirt unbuttoned, allegedly preparing to have...

South Korea: the Korean Dream

Michael Solis from Ohmynews reports on the migrant workers’ story in South Korea.

Japan: Minimum Wage

James blogs about the minimum wage policy in Japan with a chart comparing the wage standard in different countries.

China: Universal Education and Fragile School Buildings

Deng Fei traces the background of the fragile school buildings in the earthquake zone to the local implementation of 9 years universal education [zh].

China: Flood in Guangzhou City

Tianya forum has some photos on the recent flood in Guangzhou city.

China: Cement Production

Hilary Faxon from Shanghaiist blogs a stats on new cement production in China.

China: Attitude Towards Homosexuality

Li Yin-he posted a survey on the public opinion towards homosexuality. When compared with the U.S, Chinese are more moderate in their attitude [zh].

Morocco: The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

As the 14th annual Fez Festival of World Sacred Music comes to a close, bloggers – both Moroccan residents and travelers – share their experience with this year's festival. The...

Lebanon: Condoleezza Rice's Surprise Visit

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made an unannounced, five-hour visit to Lebanon on Monday, June 16. She declared her government’s support for the newly elected Lebanese president, as well...

Lebanon: on going clashes

“Last night, three people were killed and four wounded [in Taalbaya and Saadnayel, two tiny villages in the Bekaa] in fighting that lasted from late evening to early morning and...

Lebanon: Wilayat el Faqih

MFL wrote an informative study on the controversial issue of Wilayat el Faqih, that is currently taking up much of the political discussions in Lebanon, in an article he titled...

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