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22 September 2008

Stories from 22 September 2008

India: Police and politics

I love life..so I explore says that in India the police allegedly keep a corrupt nexus with the politicians who shield the criminals and terrorists. But usually they are the...

Bangladesh: migrant worker rights

Shafiur reports that instead of safeguarding Bangladeshi workers’ rights in hostile foreign environments, the government is planning to introduce security measures like high deposits and fingerprinting of the workers to...

Angola: Luxurious flats for the rich, soaring rent for the poor

Land and property speculation in Luanda is one of the causes of the significant increase in housing prices in the Angolan capital. In this article, Clara Onofre investigates how luxury...

Palestine: Prejudice in the USA

Palestinian blogger Laila El-Haddad has had an unpleasant encounter with a man in Virginia: “Free Palestine? Palestine's already free!!” he raged, gesturing to a bumper sticker on the back of...

South Africa: Mbeki as a tragic hero

Is Thabo Mbeki a tragic hero?: “President Thabo Mbeki’s shock resignation on Sunday night has me reaching for my Julius Caesar (Act 3, scene 2). I have this image of...

Tajikistan: Talco Attacks Journalist

You might recall an article from a while back about how the government of Tajikistan was forming a unit to deal with that country's image problem, because, god knows, that's...

Africa: An African Voice Telling the African Story

Kenyan Pundit writes about A24 Media, “A24 Media is Africa’s first online delivery site for material from journalists, African broadcasters and NGO’s from around the Continent. A24 Media’s business model...

South Africa: Forcing Mbeki out is stupid

J.S considers the move to force the South African President, Thabo Mbeki, out of office is stupid: “Mbeki being forced out is really a stupid thing for the ANC to...

Japan: Virtual Shopping Mall

Serkan Toto from Asiajin introduces a popular virtual window shopping website in Japan.

China: Uncovering Sanlu Scandal

ESWN translated Fu Jianfeng's editor note of an investigative report on the Sanlu poisonous milk which disclosed how the company tried to cover up the scandal.

Japan: The Birth of Blog Critique

Hiroshi Yamaguchi at H-Yamaguchi.net discusses [ja] Japanese journalist, author and Internet commentator Toshinao Sasaki‘s latest book, “The Birth of Blog Critique” [ブログ論壇の誕生]. In the book, Sasaki describes the circumstances through...

Tanzania: Tanzanian out of Big Brother Africa

The Tanzanian contestant in the Big Brother III has been evicted, “Tanzania's beautiful and sassy Latoya was evicted out of the just begun Big Brother Africa 3 challenge in SA,...

Uzbekistan: Investing in Soccer

Tolkun tells about the first goals of world-renowned football player Rivaldo in Uzbekistan's Bunyodkor FC and embeds a video of the game.

Tajikistan: Electricity crisis

Vadim reports that the mayor of Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, has promised that the electricity crisis throughout the country will not hit Dushanbe this year.

Macedonia: Fighting Corruption with Online Video

Razvigor ;-) links to two bloggers, Komunikacii [MKD] and Panta Rei [MKD], who published several video clips used by citizens to document abuse of power in one of the municipalities...

Kazakhstan: Shell + KMG

Adam reports that Kazakhstan’s state oil-and-gas company KazMunaiGas would create a joint venture with Royal Dutch Shell Plc to handle the production segment of the Kashagan oilfield.

Afghanistan: The Battle of Ashgabat

Joshua Foust links to the Columbia Journalism Review piece on the shootout in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, where a group of alleged radical Islamists entered in a clash with...

Afghanistan: Weapons of Insurgents

Nasim Fekrat reports on the fact that the Taliban insurgents use US-made Stinger anti-aircraft guided missiles. Just a few weeks ago, there was a deadly US helicopter crash caused by...

Dominican Republic: Schoolchildren Milk Found on Beach

Paolah of Ahi e Que Prende [es] writes about the discovery of milk used for schoolchildren on Juan Dolio beach in the Dominican Republic.

Bahamas: The Writer

Bahamian Nicolette Bethel examines the role of the writer in society.

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