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10 September 2008

Stories from 10 September 2008

Russia: American and European expectations of Russia

The 8th Circle draws attention to the Transatlantic Trends 2008 report, dealing with e.g. views toward a Reassertive Russia, NATO’s mission in Afghanistan, and Turkey’s relations with the West.

Sympathy and Support for Qatari student killed in the UK

A 16-year-old Qatari student visiting Britain died as a result of head injuries sustained when he was attacked by local youth. Mohamed Al-Majed was in Hastings, East Sussex, attending an...

Turkey: Ads Honoring the Turkish National Soccer Team

Fathers playing fooseball, mothers at tea, and more can be seen in this collection of ads in honor of the Turkish National Soccer Team as complied by Erkan's Field Diary.

Kenya: “Bunge La Wananchi” members arrested

Sukuma Kenya writes about the arrest of political activists in Kenya: ‘The police once again in complete defiance of our Freedom of Assembly Rights have arrested members of Bunge La...

South Africa: Highway Africa Conference in photos

The 12th Highway Africa Conference in photos at Sychelles Digital.

Africa: Mobile Telephony in Africa

Kiwanja.net article about mobile telephony in Africa is featured in Microfinance Insights magazine: “The article – “Mobile Telephony and the Entrepreneur: An African Perspective” examines grassroots economic activity triggered by...

Morocco: Mainstream Media Coverage

A Moro in America remarks upon the mainstream media coverage given to Mohammed Raji's case and what effect it might have on Moroccan press freedoms.

Morocco: The Cost of Ideas

A Moroccan About the World Around Him ponders the cost of ideas, and attempts to explain why Mohammed Raji was given a hand of such swift (in)justice.

South Africa: Can anyone be a journalist?

Aasra blogs about Highway Africa conference in South Africa: “I spent most of Tuesday morning speaking to delegates at Highway Africa, the media rendezvous in Grahamstown which ends on Wednesday....

Morocco: An Inside View of Mohammed Raji's Trial

Ibn Kafka offers [fr] an inside view of Mohammed Raji's trial, explaining that Raji was not given the opportunity to defend himself, nor was he permitted defense by a lawyer.

Guyana: Massacre Suspects Killed

The killing by joint army and police services of Guyana's most wanted man, Rondell "Fineman" Rawlins, and his "Lieutenant" Jermaine "Skinny" Charles on August 28, has been greeted with relief...

Jamaica, Guyana: Bolt Welcomed Home

“The rain didn't stop Usain Bolt's return ‘back a yawd’. People lined the road from Norman Manley Airport all the way to the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston”: A...

Armenia: Relations with Turkey — What Next?

After the historic visit by Turkish president Abdullah Gul to Yerevan at the weekend to watch an Armenia-Turkey World Cup qualifying match with his local counterpart, Serge Sargsyan, Security in...

Haiti: Cabaret Hit Hard

The Livesay Haiti Weblog reports that in one of the areas hardest-hit by Hurricane Ike, “they are literally pulling dead babies and children out of muddy river beds and stacking...

Trinidad & Tobago: Sea Moss

“Men in Trinidad are not bashful to claim how much of an elixir and aphrodisiac the sea moss drink is. It is believed to be an excellent reviver and energizer...

Cuba: After Ike

“it now appears that Havana and its many historic buildings will be spared from the worst of the storm that has brought devastating consequences to the island’s housing, agriculture and...

Jamaica: Soon Come

“For me, this was like staring into a mirror and recognizing myself for the first time”: Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp reviews Hugh Hodges’ Soon Come, which he says “provides a...

Bermuda: Race Relations

Bermuda's FreshieBlog examines the difference between racial equity and good race relations.

Uganda: Mob Justice in Kampala

Mob justice in Kampala Uganda: “His trousers were bunched painfully around his groin, his feet barely touching the pavement as he was forcefully dragged by his belt. As they semi-hopped...

South Africa: Highway Africa Media Awards

Simone writes about Highway Africa Media Awards: “Well, somewhere along the way it appears that the Highway Africa New Media Awards have been rebranded to the SABC-Highway Africa Digital Journalism...

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