2 December 2008

Stories from 2 December 2008

Egyptian Bloggers and their Lost Blogs

  2 December 2008

Several Egyptian bloggers lost their blogs whether to hackers or to web hosting services. Are those blogs being deliberately suspended by hosting services or are there invisible hands at play behind the scenes? Check out what bloggers have to say about this new development.

Pakistan: Karachi Riots in Media

  2 December 2008

Adil Najam at All Things Pakistan compiles media reports on the recent Karachi riots and comments: “We see Pakistani kill Pakistani in the name of Pakistan. We sit afraid. Very afraid.”

Pakistan: Preemptive Assumptions

  2 December 2008

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan follows the conversations in the international media pointing fingers at Pakistan for the terror attacks in Mumbai and comments: “..it is still not yet clear who perpetrated the Mumbai attacks. Until that fact has been ascertained, officials on either side should not act preemptively or...

Tanzania: Obama fabrics

  2 December 2008

Louder than Swahili posts a picture of an Obama kanga, a traditional East-African cotton fabric with writing printed on the sides. It says “Hongera Brack Obama. Upendo na amani ametujalia mungu”, which in Kiswahili means something like “Congratulations Barack Obama. Love and peace have been given us by God”.

Panama: Province of Chiriquí

  2 December 2008

The province of Chiriquí en Panama enjoys a great reputation for its mild climate, interesting architecture and for its coffee plantations. Rob Rivera provides more information.

Dominica: Regulation Laws

  2 December 2008

“Some political analysts speculate that the spending for the 2010 campaign will be the most expensive…ever. Hell would probably have to freeze over before any political party in Dominica publishes its source of funding”: Dominica Weekly thinks that laws are needed to “regulate the political corruption culture.”

Trinidad & Tobago: The Proof is in the Pastelle

  2 December 2008

“Originally a meat dish that was introduced by the locals of ‘Spanish’ heritage it is now popular throughout the country and is synonymous with the Christmas season”: Simply Trini Cooking blogs about the cornmeal pastelle, a Trinidad and Tobago seasonal staple.

Cuba: Journalist of the Year?

  2 December 2008

Uncommon Sense reports that “imprisoned Cuban independent journalist Ricardo González Alfonso is a finalist for Reporters Without Borders’ Journalist of the Year awards.”

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