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27 September 2008

Stories from 27 September 2008

Bahrain: The same racism everywhere?

Ali Abdulemam has just watched the film Freedom Writers – and thinks it describes Bahrain perfectly.

Indonesia: Breastfeeding campaign

Everything Indonesia blogs about a breastfeeding campaign in Indonesia

Malaysia: Molotov cocktail thrown at politician's house

A molotov cocktail was thrown at the house of Malaysian politician Teresa Kok. She condemned the act and attributed the “despicable act to certain media groups and blogs that have...

Myanmar: Saffron Revolution a year later

Alternative Asean Network on Burma published a briefer which revealed the intensified repression in Myanmar a year after the crackdown on the monk-led Saffron Revolution.

East Timor leader at a U.N. meeting

President Jose Ramos-Horta of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste delivered a statement at the 63rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Horta mentioned the improving economy of his country.

Pakistani Bloggers on the McCain-Obama Debate

Pakistani bloggers found much to analyze in last night's televised debate between United States presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. What the US approach to Pakistan should be was...

Brazil: Free download of books under CC license

The book Além das Redes de Colaboração (Beyond the Collaboration Networks, pt), a compilation of texts organized by professors Nelson Pretto and Sergio Amadeu, has been published by EDUFBA (Federal...

Jamaica: Dirty Water

“Ever since the passing of tropical storm Gustav, my tap water has never been the same”: Jamaican blogger Stunner is having water woes.

Syria: Chilling Eyewitness Blogger Account on Damascus Explosion

With very little information coming out on today's massive explosion in Damascus, Syria, one blogger was on the site and rushed back to his computer to describe to the world...

Haiti: More than Charity

Haiti Reborn reports that the country's president is calling for “more than just ‘charitable’ contributions to Haiti's recovery.”

Cuba: Back to Normal?

Things appear to be getting back to normal in Cuba post-Hurricane Ike, but Generation Y questions the definition of “normalcy”: “I do not believe that a month ago we had...

Jamaica: Child Missing

After an eleven year-old girl goes missing in Kingston, Abeng News Magazine examines the plight of Jamaica's children: “With no inclination to tackle the complexity of the issues involved and...

Guyana: Perception Rejection

Living Guyana says: “Not unexpectedly the PPP Government of Guyana has rejected Transparency International‘s grading of Guyana on their corruption index.”

Angola: Photo of an accident in the Cabinda airpot

SDBlog [pt] publishes a picture he took of an accident in the Cabinda airpot, in Angola, yesterday. “I later heard on the radio that there were no people injured and...

Sierra Leone: No money, no doctor

No money, no doctor, writes a Sierra Leone based blogger, Sandra: “Last week I saw a little boy who was moderately sick. He had lost weight, had many palpable lymph...

Cameroon: The president's time

Time flies and things stay the same in Cameroon, writes Cameroonian blogger, George.

Nigeria: Post-independece political scene

Omo Taylor analyses Nigeria's post-independence political scene: “Forty-eight years on, I muse, Nigeria is gripped tightly by what I would call demonised Democracy. A government of the people in most...

Nigeria: Impressive Branding

Impressive branding in Nigeria, “Etisalat Nigeria witnessed an influx of visitors to its web site as Nigerians sought to reserve special numbers on Etisalat’s network. The website apparently had over...

Ethiopia: Food aid as a weapon of war

Can food aid be used as a weapon of war? Ethiopian blogger, Enset writes: “It looks like the Woyane rulers of Ethiopia have taken a calculated risk in using food...

Bangladesh: Bangla blogs are keeping Rahela alive

On 19th August 2004, a nineteen year old garment factory worker in Savar, Dhaka Bangladesh was mugged, gang raped, viciously slashed and then left to die in the thickety Jahangir...

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