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18 December 2008

Stories from 18 December 2008

Sri Lanka: Troubles At School Final

Chitrangi reports that in some areas of Sri Lanka the state school final (G.C.E/O Level) examinations ran into trouble because of errors in question papers and insufficient question papers.

Bhutan: Assaults On Wives

Tse at Kuzu Bhutan Weblog writes about the battered wives in the Bhutanese societies.

India: Media to Self Censor

Über Desi comments on the news that a conglomeration of India’s leading news agencies agreed on a guideline to prevent media debacles in the future. The Indian TV media were...

Media Re:public report released

Media Re:public, a project of the The Berkman Center for Internet and Society, today released their long-awaited report on the state of networked digital media. The report, “Media Re:public, News...

Cameroon: Africa's “Liberation Theologian” Jean-Marc Ela dies

Dibussi Tande of Scribbles from the den writes about Father Jean Marc Ela who died in Canada on the 14th of December. He was variously been described as “the nearest...

Iran: A Long and Painful Story of Jailed Bloggers

Iranian blogger and journalist, Omid Reza Mirsyafi, was sentenced to two and a half years of prison this week. He stands accused of insulting religious leaders, and engaging in propaganda...

Cameroon: Concern for freedom

Though Cameroon is not the focus of world attention, some recent blog posts question the reality of freedom in this African country. On his blog [fr], Édouard Tamba worries about...

Abu Hadeed: Egypt's first Computer Game

Abu Hadeed is Egypt's first original computer game. Zeinobia writes about the copyrights issues and the concept saying:”It is the first game to be based upon an Egyptian cinematic character....

Egyptian President Mubarak is not among the world's top 10 dictators

Turns out that there is a list for the world's worst dictators and this year President Mubarak is not in the top ten. Zeinobia wrote: “For 2 successive years president...

Eman Hashim blogs against Berlitz Egypt

Has corruption tarnished Berlitz Egypt's reputation? Egyptian blogger Eman Hashim wrote on facebook and on her blog wondering how come her students received their grades and certificates when she never...

Jordanian Bloggers React To Bush's Shoegate

While a week has yet to pass since US President Bush faced a shoe flying in his direction from an Iraqi journalist during a press conference, the Jordanian blogosphere is...

Gambia: Tribute to slain journalist Deyda Hydara

Sofa Jawaro of The sword of truth pays a tribute to slain Gambian journalist Deyda Hydara on the 4th anniversary of his murder.

Cameroon: Internet scams

George Esunge Fominyen lists a few internet scams that are becoming increasingly popular in Cameroon, competing with more famous ones in neighboring Nigeria.

China: Mapping the hurt feelings of the Chinese people

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI creates a map for showing which are the countries involving in “hurting the feelings of the Chinese people”, a rhetoric frequently used by Chinese government.

Trinidad & Tobago: Where is the Love?

Trinidad and Tobago girls, politics, sports, technology, carnival, and lifestyle is “totally shocked by the lack of support from regional leaders” with regard to the Prime Minister's recent cancer surgery.

Dominica: The Buggery Law

As HIV infection rates continue to climb, Dominica Weekly says: “The point is our politicians, religious leaders and community health experts must learn how to bury their differences and find...

Haiti: UN Occupation examines why an extended UN presence in Haiti is probably not best for the country.

Cuba: The Crowing Rooster

In response to Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez's question, Mariela Castro calls her the equivalent of a “cocky hen”, prompting Sanchez to ask: “Does she believe that I do the work...

Barbados: Assets & Orientation

Barbados government minister Patrick Todd is in hot water with the nation's bloggers. Barbados Free Press calls his statement about members of Parliament declaring assets an “outright lie”, while Gallimaufry...

Bermuda: Leader of the Pack

Bermudian blogger Vexed Bermoothes shares some musings on leadership.

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