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17 November 2008

Stories from 17 November 2008

Bangladesh: Intrusion by Indian Border Security Force (BSF)

Onnesha reports that some members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) sneaked into Bangladesh soil and started firing when they were intercepted by the villagers. Three Bangladeshi villagers including an...

Armenia: Investigative Journalist Assaulted

Although the precise circumstance are still unclear, Unzipped comments on news that Edik Baghdasarian, an investigative journalist and editor of an online publication, was attacked today. The blog posts a...

Peru: Art Exhibit Depicting Saints Causes Controversy and Possible Censorship

A controversial art exhibit in Lima, Peru portrayed an alternative view of popular Catholic saints. Some were dressed in undergarments and others in modern-day situations. The artist wanted to show...

Egypt: Internet Freedom in Egypt

Tunisian blogger, Sami Ben Gharbia, published a video explaining the role of the Egyptian blogsphere in exposing human rights abuses and the role of the social-networking website Facebook and the...

Egypt for Sale

Word is out that every Egyptian citizen who is over 21 years old will own a part of Egypt's public sector companies and factories. The announcement has been the core...

Bangladesh: Bargaining in Dhaka Bazaars

Life as a Tai Tai, an expat wife's blog gives some tips about buying quality cloths at low prices in various Bazaars of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

Pakistan: Mother of Dolls

Light Within portrays Dr. Senta Siller, who mobilized the women in a remote Pakistani village and led them from the front to make hand crafted dolls in traditional Pakistani attires...

Pakistan: GEO TV News Blocked?

Teeth Maestro is reporting that the transmission of Geo News, a Dubai based Pakistani news channel and other channels of the GEO TV network have been blocked in most parts...

India: Islam is not a nationhood

M. J. Akbar opines: “As Maulana Azad repeatedly emphasized…Islam is a brotherhood, not a ‘nationhood’. If Islam were sufficient to create a modern nation state, the Arabs would not be...

India: Terror stalks Kolkata

Recently, Kolkata (or Calcutta, as it is still referred to by some) woke up one morning and its heart skipped a beat as it read the headlines of the day...

Caucasus: Public Media Potential

The American University’s School of Communication Center for Social Media posts an entry on the potential to counter a constrained and often politicized or controlled media in the South Caucasus...

Syria: Art of Dialogue

“An argument in olden Arab times was like a dance. People wooed each other, rejected or accepted, negotiated, insulted and convinced each other using subtle messages & connotations, all applied...

Syria: Misquoted

Syrian blogger Rime Allaf says she was misquoted in a Press interview. “I have been misquoted in the past, about more “serious” issues resulting in strange statements, but I think...

Saudi Arabia: Marriage Restrictions

Saudi Jeans is annoyed his country's 150-member Shura (consultative) Council rejected a law to simplify the regulations of Saudi marriages to foreigners. “I do not understand the harsh restrictions enforced...

Morocco: Rustic Picnic

Moroccan blog My Marrakesh takes us on a rustic picnic and here are the photographs.

China: Blogger Conference

David Feng from China Review reports on various presentations at Chinese Blogger Conference, including: Michael Anti's presentation on his old / media experience, Ping Ke's presentation on ir/rational online debate,...

China: Checking IDs

Mutant Palm blogs about the Identity card verification system recently launched in China. The blogger points out that the Chinese system of local registration and documentation has been far less...

Syria: No More Bab el Hara

Ayman Haykal [Ar] links to a report published on Haaretz that says the Israeli cellular provider, Cellcom, made a profit of approximately 400.000 shekels per month this year from the...

Bahamas: Censorship

Simon at Bahama Pundit blogs about “the sensitive issue of censorship.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Accountability

“More than three years have passed already since the Saturday morning in October 2005 when thousands of Trinidadians marched through the streets of Port of Spain to protest the Manning...

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