8 September 2008

Stories from 8 September 2008

Morocco: Blogger Arrested, Sentenced Immediately

  8 September 2008

This morning, it was reported by the electronic news site Hespress [ar] that blogger Mohammed Raji was arrested in his home in Agadir. An article that Raji had posted on Hespress [ar] is said to be the source of the conflict, though neither that fact nor Raji's arrest have been...

Pakistan: “Yet Another Cowardly Attack by the US”

  8 September 2008

United States attacks within Pakistani boundaries are not new to anyone. A few days ago, an attack on the Angoor Adda area of South Waziristan claimed the lives of at least 20 Pakistanis. But that’s not all. It is the fifth recent attack, and it claimed no less then 20...

Turkey: Armenian Sport in the Ottoman Empire

  8 September 2008

“For the first time in the history of Turkish Olympic Games, two Armenian sportsmen Vahram Papazian and Mkrtich Mkryan represented Ottoman Turkey in the Fifth International Olympic Games in Stockholm in 1912,” writes Turkish blogger, Mavi Boncuk, as he announces an exhibit at the Armenian Genocide Museum on “Armenian Sport...

South Africa: Fake evictions at BBA III

  8 September 2008

Wanjiku blogs about fake evictions and other stuff in the Big Brother house: “The fake eviction show got a fake opening with some bad music from Nazizi, Wyre and Bebe Cool. That was horrendous! It looked like a bad choir and was only spiced up by the dancers.”

Japan: PM resignation starts Internet buzz, but was it real?

  8 September 2008

With less than a year spent in office, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda made a sudden announcement on live television last Monday night that he had decided to resign. While the PM's resignation on Monday came out of the blue to most observers, however, the buzz that followed on the Internet was even more of a surprise. Some writing in bulletin boards were asking: was the buzz fabricated?

Africa: Empowerment through digital convergence

  8 September 2008

Bay Tsimane blogs from Digital Citizen Indaba taking place in South Africa: “This year’s Digital Citizen Indaba (DCI) brought to the fore in a much vivid and illustrative manner the impact of mobile technologies such as MXit, a cellphone chat service, in changing the lives of communities. “

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