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14 December 2008

Stories from 14 December 2008

Brunei: The ‘Ali Baba’ syndrome

Brunei has the potential to achieve economic diversity. However, development is hampered by little or lack of productivity. The Bruneian Malay culture may in fact be one of the reasons...

Politician bloggers in the Philippines

Filipino internet users are increasing every year. Majority of those who use the internet are reading blogs. It is not surprising that politicians and political parties in the Philippines are...

Burkina Faso: 10th Anniversary of journalist Norbert Zongo's Murder

On the 10th anniversary of the murder of Burkinabé investigative journalist Norbert Zongo, a campain blog and a petition to reopen the case have been launched, while bloggers reflect on...

Angola: A country with huge, untapped tourism potential

Angola boasts an amazing interior landscape, rich and varied fauna, bountiful wildlife, and an extensive national park system, offering something for every visitor. However, most of its potential is still...

Peru: Defense Team of Fujimori Completes Presentation of Documentation Evidence

Taiwan: Support for Greece Student/Anarchist Movement

Uruguay: MEC Center Allows User to Choose Between Software

Brazil: Introducing the Offline Twitter

Bolivia: National Electoral Court Under Exeni

Paraguay: Community Radio Stations Operating Under Pirate Frequencies

Russia, China: Slang Dictionary

Furor Over Tunisian Blog Awards Censorship

The Tunisian blogosphere is up in arms over this year's annual Tunisian Blog Awards.  They accuse organizers of soliciting the participation of corporate sponsors Topnet and l'ATB, at the price of free...

Bangladesh: Issues That Threaten The Election

India: The Terrorist's Last Victim

Peru: Iron Maiden in Lima Set for March 2009

Japan: Controversy over Imperial Succession

On the 1st of December, the seventh birthday of Princess Aiko (official title: 敬宮愛子内親王殿下, Toshi no miya Aiko naishinnō denka) [en], while the mainstream media in Japan were busy reporting...

DR Congo: Aid worker killed in Bukavu

Zambia: Labia stretching is not mutilation

Japan: Dr. Shochi's trip around the world

Gambia: Kankourang masquerade tradition

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