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7 September 2008

Stories from 7 September 2008

Saudi Arabia: Don't judge Palin as a mother

Saudi-based blogger Nzingha, a mother of five, feels that Sarah Palin has been judged on the wrong criteria: “One shouldn't choose to not support Palin because she is a mom...

Angola: Briefs from the elections

Part 2 of “Briefs from the elections” from Angolan blogger, Koluki: “Earlier on Saturday, the main opposition party, UNITA, announced its intention to impugnate the election, claiming a “collapse” of...

Angola: Elections in photos

Photos of elections in Angola on flickr. This was the first elections in sixteen years.

Angola: Briefs from the elections

Koluki writes about elections in Angola: “Earlier on Friday the head of the EU mission, the Italian Luisa Morgantini, called the election “a total disaster” . The same assessment was...

Colombia: Illegal mp3 on Police Website

Camilo Uribe writes about an illegal downloaded MP3 file found on the Colombian police's website [es], after which they used a password to cover it up, but didn't remove the...

Brazil: Inventive censorship, and the case for anonymity

Bloggers debate the inventive Internet censorship strategy of using state level prosecutors and cybercrime allegations to immediately take down an informative website without the proper legal process

Chinese tourist numbers to Taiwan

Claudia Jean analyses the number of Chinese tourists and the impact of direct flights on Taiwan.

Iran:Converted Christians in danger

According to Jafaa blog that covers news about Iranian converted Christians, two newly converted Christians were charged with the crime of being an infidel by the judicial court of Fars...

Singapore Paralympic Team

The 2008 Paralympics opens in Beijing. RY in his Blog Land thinks Singapore has strong chances of winning in the swimming event.

Brunei: Ramadhan campaign

Senor Pablo supports the Love Food, Hate Waste campaign in Brunei – He reminds readers about the “need to ascertain that what we eat is enough for the family and...

Cambodia: Casino centers

A blogger thinks Cambodia should be called “gamblodia” because of too many casinos in the country's capital.

Indonesia: Budget for education

Cafe Salemba advises the Indonesian government to review the high funding for education, arguing that the “budget for education should be a result of a careful policy calculation, and a...

Laos: Travel videos

Dennis Koomen and Simon Sticker post video clips of their adventures in Laos.

Laos: Tips for tourists

Quaking Blog was disappointed at the half-naked tourists she met in Laos. Apocalypse Lao gives tips to tourists.

Vietnam: Motorbike driving license

Mango shake, anyone?? blogs about the process of getting a license to drive a motorbike in Vietnam

Gays in Vietnam

Noodlepie links to an article which discussed the situation of gay men in Vietnam.

Vietnam's street vendors

Viet World Kitchen hopes the street vendors of Vietnam will not be transferred into “mall-like hawker centers.” She adds: “I appreciate hygiene just like the next person but I've never...

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