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13 December 2008

Stories from 13 December 2008

Uruguay: Casa Filgueira Wines

Vinos del Uruguay [es] is a blog devoted to the wines of the company Casa Filgueira in Uruguay.

Iran: “Filtering does not work”

FreeKeybord , an Iranian blogger, writes[fa] that filtering is really stupid. He adds that his blog was filtered two months ago but he gets more visitors now than before. He...

Iran:Religion and Human Rights

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi, former vice president and blogger, wrote about “relation between religion or religious leaders with human rights”.

Iran: Saipa unveils new Iranian car

Iranian automaker Saipa has unveiled its newly-designed domestically-manufactured new car. Kosoof,a leading Iranian photo blogger, has published several photos of this new car.

Brazilian Police Literally Gets Away with Murder

At the moment when the world was celebrating Human Rights Day, and exactly when a similar crime sparks riots in Greece, Brazilian bloggers cry out against yet another death caused...

Armenia: Musical Prime Minister

Unzipped posts a summary in English of an informal meeting between some local bloggers and the new prime minister of Armenia. The blog notes that the posts by Alkhimik and...

Guinea: ‘African Music Treasures’ first anniversary

To mark its first birthday, the blog African Music Treasures about African music rarities of the Voice of America music archive, features some of the more famous recordings in their...

A Kenyan experience in Cuba

Diana Kimani writes at the African Path about her impressions of Cuba as a Kenyan.

Malawi: First Web Awards & Presidential Facebookers

The popularity of social media in Malawi is on the rise, as shown by the first Malawian web awards taking place this month, and by both the current President of...

Japan: “Change”, the ideogram of 2008

Every year on the 12th of December, the Japanese Kanji Proficiency Society announces the Kanji of the year [en]. This year the kanji is 変 (hen), the ideogram representing “change”....

Fiji: Democracies’ double standards

A few members of Fiji’s blogosphere have begun to lash out at what they see as double standards from the international organizations and countries preaching democracy to the Pacific Island...

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