Stories from 14 September 2008
Homeyra, an Iranian blogger, writes how a teacher in a small village in Iran shared his experience in his blog and attract attention and support.
Muslim Massacre is a video game that has been released lately, where gamers have to use all sorts of weapons to kill as many Muslims and Muslim figures as they can, including ALLAH Almighty. Egyptian bloggers react.
Babel Tallinn reports about a survey that gives 84% support to the EU among the total Estonian suffrage – coincidentally the same percentage of citizens who are Estonian by ethnicity.
Veiko Spolitis of Baltic discusses the tendency of an increasing number of public referenda in Latvian politics – as opposed to parliamentary decisions – and links it to failing legitimacy of the political elite and partisan politics in the country.
Traveling abroad to spend summer with a family in Spain, meeting movie stars like Javier Bardem, sharing special moments with volunteers who give them new school materials, summer is officially over for Sahrawi children, who are back in school, where they are learning valuable lessons about hope and a better tomorrow, writes Renata Avila.
Egypt's special athletes are making waves in Beijing, China, where this year's Paralympic Games are being held from September 6 to 17. While Egypt clinched one bronze medal in this year's Beijing Summer Olympics, athletes in the Paralympics are achieving a success like no other. So far the team has won four gold, three silver and four bronze medals.
This week's Blogger of the Week series takes us to Brasilia, Brazil, where Daniel Duende Carvalho, our Portuguese Translation Manager, opens his heart and talks about his blogging experience, his work online and what he thinks of the Portuguese speaking Brazilian blogopshere. Is living in Brazil all about lazing in the sun and attending loud parties? Juan Arellano finds out.
Several Malawian journalists joined many others in attending a three-day Highway Africa conference at Rhodes University in South Africa under the theme Citizen Journalism: Journalism for Citizens. The conference which is the largest annual gathering of African journalists (over 700 in attendance) focuses on new media issues and is also the forum for critical reflection on journalism, media and technology and a celebration of Africa.
East Coast Radio Newswatch reports about the trial against the ANC (South Africa's ruling party) leader, Jacob Zuma: “The Pietermaritzburg High Court has just ruled that the decision to prosecute ANC leader Jacob Zuma on fraud and corruption charges is invalid.”
Montenegro received quite a windfall in being assigned .ME for a country domain extension. In auctioning off the available names, they've managed to raise a great deal of money in a short time, but few Montenegrins actual own these new names.
Antony Loewenstein’s The Blogging Revolution will be available on Amazon soon. The Blogging Revolution talks about Iran, Egypt,Syria,Saudi Arabia, China and Cuba. This is how he describes the book.
A Step At A Time and Window on Eurasia write about the Valdai Discussion Club and the coverage of Russia in the West.