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23 July 2008

Stories from 23 July 2008

Angola: Media shut up?

Eugénio Costa Almeida [pt] wonders why Angonotícias [pt] website has not had any updates for a while and links display the message FORBIDDEN – erro 403. “Angonotícias may have many...

Serbia: African Bloggers’ Reactions to Karadžić's Arrest

After news broke on Monday night that former Bosnian Serb leader and one of the world’s most wanted men Radovan Karadžić had been arrested, astonished bloggers in the Balkans and...

Global Voices Summit 2008: Photos and Thanks

Anyone who arrived in Budapest thinking the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit was going to be an ordinary conference, will have been seriously surprised. No one is more thankful than...

China: More on the Olympic ‘sealing’ of internet data centers

Following up on the massive IDC server room lockdown, veteran Shanghai blogger Wang Jianshuo has also posted on the new Olympic regulation. For a better idea of how it felt...

Brazil: São Paulo 360°

Would you like to have a look at São Paulo without going there? Paulo Bicarato [pt] tips about the website BR360, Brazilian panoramas and virtual reality.

Mozambique: On nationalization and its impact nowadays

On July 24 1976 the Mozambican government nationalized all privately owned industries. “After 32 years, what do we make of the process of nationalization and its impact nowadays? Do buildings...

New Zealand: Bloggers Union

Kiwiblog writes about the newly launched bloggers union that automatically counts any New Zealand bloggers as its member.

China: Fuwatron Toy

We've seen vampire Fuwas, life-size Fuwa robots, Fuwa-inspired soft porn, grannies dressed like Fuwas, even a supposed Fuwa curse and, now, a ripoff of the Transformers franchise. h/t @bokane. update:...

Cambodia: Traveling Along The Coastline

Caroline Finlay shares pictures from her three-day motorbike trip along the Cambodian coastline.

Morocco: Cooperation with Hungarian Media

cinema and movies shares news of a cooperation between Moroccan and Hungarian media.

Morocco: 50 Reasons Not to Use Plastic Bags

Everything Morocco discusses reasons to stop using plastic bags. As in many developing countries, the littering of plastic bags is a large problem in Morocco.

Malawi: Reflections on lawyers

Mzati Nkolokosa reflects on Malawian lawyers after a meeting of the Malawi Law Society, in which the launch of the Malawi Law Journal was decided. “Law is for people, even...

Nigeria: On the Sovereign Wealth Fund

Solomonsydelle of Nigerian Curiosity writes about the country's Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF), which is “a state-owned investment fund composed of financial assets such as stocks, bonds, property or other financial...

India: Co-eds and Convents

Bohemian Rhapsody on the the value of getting educated at a co-ed over a convent school.

India: On the Death Penalty

Law and Other Things on the Indian Supreme Court redefining the death penalty and life sentence.

Pakistan: Interviewing Al Qaeda

CHUP! on a senior Al Qaeda leader, Mustafa Abu al-Yazeed being interviewed on Pakistani television.

Iran: Iran before and after revolution in photos

In Potin‘s blog we can discover Iran before and after revolution in 50 different photos.

Bangladesh: Election Commission

Unheard Voices has a scathing post on the Bangladesh Election Commission.

Israel: Palestinian Flag to Fly Over President's House

The Palestinian flag will be flown over Israeli President Shimon Peres’ house in honor of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ upcoming visit, Carl in Jerusalem reports. He adds, “Peres is...

Israel: Homemade Plane Flies from Israel to US

Sure, we all have dreams of flying, but Israeli Yair Gil is making his personal ambition a reality. Isrealli reports that Gil took off from Israel in his one-man homemade...

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