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10 October 2008

Stories from 10 October 2008

Moroccans for Obama?

"When the Americans are getting ready to elect a president, the whole world holds its breath," writes Moroccon blogger, Robin des Blogs [Fr]. It's a sentiment held by many around...

XDR-TB: Photographer Brings Emerging Disease Into Focus

In 2007 renowned war photographer and photojournalist James Nachtwey received a TED Prize, granting him $100,000 and one wish to change the world. Nachtwey's wish was to share a vital...

Latin America: Reporting On, Twitter for journalists gets popular

Reporting On, a new micro-blogging tool is getting quite popular among Latin American journalists who are using this tool to let others know what they are writing about.

Tunisia: National Day for Freedom of Blogging on November 4

Tunisian bloggers are rallying for a National Day for Freedom of Blogging on November 4. The day will coincide with a court hearing for a lawsuit filed by the journalist...

Brazil: A day in jail for blog comments

The first person to go to jail for commenting on a blog in Brazil was a high rank police officer. See reactions from the very close knit police blogosphere. Not...

Honduras: One Man's Struggle to Get out of Debt

Costa Rica: Disappointment in Latin American Idol Results

Maldives: Second round of elections

Nepal: Celebrating Dashain festival

Taiwan: Government Interferes with Media

Trinidad & Tobago: Coconut Water

Cuba: Human Rights Activist Re-Arrested

Trinidad & Tobago: Caribbean Sweeps Book Awards

Cuba: Keep on Blogging

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Crossing the Racial Divide

Bangladesh: Racism faced in Saudi Embassy

Pakistan: Still ignoring the stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh

Sri Lanka: Plights of the displaced people

Japan: Rikimaru Toho, the first manga narrating cantastoria

His stage name is Rikimaru Tōhō, he defines himself a “manga reader”, and for five years he has been enchanting hundreds of passersby with his performances in the suburbs of...

Azerbaijan: Predictable Election