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18 October 2008

Stories from 18 October 2008

Brazil: Petition against slavery

Leonardo Sakamoto [pt] links to the online petition demanding the end of slavery in Brazil. “The majority of the employers who adhere to this system are big land owners, who...

Angola: A poem for the Blog Action Day

Admário Costa Lindo [pt] publishes one of his poems as his contribution for the Blog Action Day. It is a concrete poem about hunger written in 1974, and there is...

Africa: 7 Rules of Innovation

White African writes about Ethan's 7 rules of innovation in Africa: “Ethan Zuckerman has produced yet another amazing thought piece. This time, he’s talking about innovation in Africa and how...

Africa: 2008 African Junior Chess Championship

Marcashton writes about 2008 Junior Chess Championship in South Africa: “Under the auspices of the African Chess Union, Chess South Africa has the honour of inviting African Federations affiliated to...

South Africa: ANC Youth League is a disgrace

The ANC Youth League in South Africa is a disgrace: “It has come to a point where I have to mention in blank terms that the ANCYL has lost the...

Africans Blog About Poverty For Blog Action Day 08

BlogAction Day is a day when bloggers around the world focus on one particular topic on their respective blogs. The topic for 2008 is poverty. This global day encourages discussion...

Japan: Dubbing 10 and Broadcast Law

Economist and blogger Nobuo Ikeda writes about a prominent idea [ja] to introduce the “dubbing 10″ system, abandoned only weeks ago, though an airwaves encryption scheme. Ikeda explains that the...

Canada: Indigenous Femicide on the Spotlight

Canadian documentary which is bringing to public attention the disappearances and murders of more than 500 aboriginal women in Canada in the past 30 years. The film is called Finding...

Korea: North Korea, no longer a terrorist-sponsoring state.

After the US government announced removal of North Korea from the black list in October 2008, how do South Koreans think about this decision? Some netizens see this as a...

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