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7 December 2008

Stories from 7 December 2008

Egypt: Egyptian Dialect Wikipedia

Wikimedia has agreed to create a new section - a Wikipedia in the Egyptian Dialect. This decision was the catalysis for a discussion across the Egyptian blogosphere. Is it a...

Egypt: Change the Channel Initiative

During the past few months, Egyptians have been haunted with catastrophic headlines and top stories on a daily basis. Amid this grim, Egyptian bloggers decided to revolt against the country's...

Bangladesh: Eid and Christmas Bazaars

Life as a Tai Tai posts some pictures of Eid and Christmas Bazaars in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

Pakistan: Responding to Thomas L Friedman

Kashkin at Pak Tea House responds to Thomas L Friedman’s article “Calling All Pakistanis” published in the New York Times.

Paraguay: Dependence on Brazil for Bridge Costs

A new bridge over the Paraná River will join Paraguay and Brazil. However, the costs will be financed entirely by Brazil, and Michael Quomo of Zoopolitica [es] believes that it...

Nicaragua: Human Rights March

Ramón writes about the planned civil society march, without the presence of political parties, planned for Nicaragua to commemorate the International Day of Human Rights [es] on December 10.

Mexico: Identifying Stolen Cell Phones

How can one stop the robbery of cell phones in Mexico? Diego of Blog Mx [es] thinks that unique registration codes can help identify the phones, but according to laws...

Bolivia: Irresponsible Driving in School Zones

Marisol Medina of Lenguas Cultura y Sociedad [es] witnessed an unfortunate accident in El Alto, Bolivia, when a bus hit a student and she faults the bus driver to not...

Japan: Bloggers’ Meeting on Dec. 18th

Agile Media Network announces [ja] a bloggers meeting on December 18th starting from 19.30 at the Nomura Research Institute [ja]. The event is free and in Japanese. More info in...

Video:What image opened your eyes to human rights?

The sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is on December 10th, and Witness' The Hub team has put together a video that responds to the question: What...

Japan: Hatena Bottle a spam trap?

In a post entitled, “I realized for the first time yesterday that Hatena is doomed” [昨日初めて「”はてな”はダメだ」と思った], blogger id:grgr56 explains how they tried out the new service “Hatena Bottle” yesterday [ja]...

China: Official report — political aristocracy has ruled national wealth

National wealth, as an dauntingly open article in public media suggests, has almost been monopolized by the class of political power. What makes the matter worse is that, the privilege...

Armenia: CNN Genocide Coverage Controversy

Too short for Armenians and too long for the Turkish government, a two-hour CNN documentary by Christiane Amanpour on genocide includes a 45-second mention of the WWI extermination of Ottoman...

Armenia: Earthquake Anniversary

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the 1988 earthquake which devastated parts of northern Armenia including the country's second largest city of Gyumri. Unzipped says that for the estimated 7,000...

Japan: Japanese Language Proficiency Test Day

Takeshi at Saigon kara kita tsuma [サイゴンから来た妻] writes about his Vietnamese wife who took the Japanese Language Proficiency Test [en] [日本語能力試験, nihongo nōryoku shiken] today, as do thousands of other...

Korea: Train Connecting North and South Stopped.

The train service that connects North Korea and South Korea was suspended on the 28th of November. [En] When the train that stopped more than 50 years started operating after...

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