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24 October 2008

Stories from 24 October 2008

Iraq: Assassination for All Iraqi Interpreters!!!

This is the view that Iraqi Interpreter took of a decision made by the commander of the Multinational Forces in Iraq. Under a new rule, Iraqis who work alongside American...

Sri Lanka: Debate on Peace and Conflict

“The events that surround the history of the Sri Lankan conflict, their impact and interaction with other events are still highly contentious.” The Peace and Conflict Timeline (PACT) project helps...

Bhutan: Religion and Environment

Rabi C Dahal traveled across Bhutan on a bike for 13 days and tells about his impressions of the country in Bhutan Observer: “In almost all parts of the country,...

Speaking of Sexual Harassment: Noha makes Egyptians proud!

In an unprecedented case, sexual harasser Sherif Gommaa was sentenced to three years behind bars, hard labour, and was also ordered to pay 5,001 Egyptian pounds fine to Noha Roshdy...

Egypt: Blogosphere's Godparents Going South

Manalaa (i.e. Manal and Alaa) the godparents of the Egyptian blogosphere - are going to live in South Africa for a while, and Alaa has written a post [Ar] describing...

Jamaica: Inaccurate Ranking?

My View of JamDown from Up So writes an open letter to Reporters Without Borders, saying he was “disturbed at the high (press freedom) rank of Jamaica in comparison what...

Cuba: Categorizing

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez refuses to be labeled.

Belize: More Floods

Belizean reports that the country is still suffering from the effects of widespread flooding.

Cuba: Ties That Bind?

Steven's Cuba Blog and Havana Times report on the formal resumption of ties between the European Union and Cuba, while Child of the Revolution adds: “the Cubans say they are...

Bermuda: Speech, Boy!

The Premier of Bermuda makes a speech that leaves Vexed Bermoothes and Catch a fire feeling a bit disconcerted.

Jamaica: See Me, Come Live With Me

“Many people decide to live in Jamaica because they love the energy and vibe of the culture. Yet, there are those who decide that this is country is far too...

Talking to Guyanese litblogger Charmaine Valere

Guyanese Charmaine Valere has lived in the US for over twenty years, but she remains deeply engaged with her home country and its cultural debates via her literary blog, Signifyin'...

Nigerian Blogger Arrested For Sponsoring a ‘Guerilla News Agency’

Nigerian blogger, Jonathan Elendu, has been arrested by the State Security Service (SSS), the federal security enforcement agency in Nigeria. Jonathan Elendu created Elendu Reports in 2005. It is an...

Bangladesh: A blog about the movie “Monpura”

‘Monpura’ is a recent Bangladeshi cinema that has own the hearts of many Bangladeshis especially the youth. Here is a blog dedicated to everything about the movie. Faizul Khan Tanim...

Japan: Top 100 Hot Entries on Hatena Bookmarks

Blogger id:ramyana posts a list [ja] of the top 100 bookmarked items on the Japanese bookmarking service Hatena Bookmarks [ja]. In first place, with 5370 bookmarks [ja], is a page...

Azerbaijan: Life as an OSCE Election Observer

The Continuing Adventures of Super Steve details life as an election observer for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) during the recent presidential election in Azerbaijan. The...

Croatia: More on Ivo Pukanić's Death

Hudin writes about yesterday's blast in Zagreb, Croatia, which killed Ivo Pukanić, publisher and editor-in-chief of Nacional, and Niko Franjić, a journalist: “Pukanić had been fearing for his life for...

Croatia: Car Bomb Assassination of Journalists Ivo Pukanić & Niko Franjić

Zagreb, Croatia's capital, was stunned by a car bomb attack directed at newspaper publisher and editor-in-chief Ivo Pukanić, which killed both him and fellow journalist Niko Franjić on Thursday.

Ghana: Supporters of Two Main Parties Clash

Ghana Elections blog reports election-related violence in Ghana: “The violence in the run-up to December 7 is unabated as supporters of the two main parties have yet again clashed in...

Nigeria: Blogger Arrested

Nigerian Curiosity writes about the arrested Nigerian blogger: “Jonathan Elendu, the writer at Elendu Reports, was arrested by Nigeria's SSS on Saturday evening upon arrival in Nigeria from the United...

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