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23 December 2008

Stories from 23 December 2008

Ghana: Upcoming conference on communication education

  23 December 2008

Communication, Culture, Democracy & Development in Nigeria announces that the African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) is organizing a conference to take place at the University of Ghana from the 4th to the 8th of August 2009 under the theme “Communication education and practice in Africa: a social contract for...

Pakistan: Love Of Arabian Language

  23 December 2008

The view from behind my specs… comments: “everyone in Pakistan seems to have some strange affiliation with the Arabic language.” Read the post to learn why.

India: Talking Terrorism

  23 December 2008

Kavita Chhibber, a freelance journalist, shares at Desicritics some of her interviews with notable international personalities on the Mumbai Terror attacks.

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Rising Voices Seeks Micro-grant Proposals for Citizen Media Outreach

  23 December 2008

Rising Voices, the outreach arm of Global Voices, is now accepting project proposals for microgrant funding of up to $5,000 for new media outreach projects. Ideal applicants will present innovative and detailed proposals to teach citizen media techniques to communities that are poorly positioned to discover and take advantage of tools like blogging, video-blogging, and podcasting on their own. Applications are due no later than Sunday, January 18, 2009. The five selected grantees will be announced in early February.

Barbados: Missing Money

  23 December 2008

The Bajan Dream Project reports that “a further BDS $100,000 is missing” from the Central Bank of Barbados’ vaults.

MSF's Top 10 Humanitarian Crises in 2008

  23 December 2008

MSF (Doctors without borders) has released its annual list of Top 10 Humanitarian Crises of 2008 and the DR Congo, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Somalia and Ethiopia's Somali region made the cut. Several bloggers have commented on the list, including The Road to the Horizon who noted that there was “no under-reporting...

Egypt: Internet cables cut again

  23 December 2008

Once again, fibreoptic cables have been cut in the Mediterranean, affecting the internet in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East. Elijah Zarwan at The Skeptic asks, “What accident could account for three cuts in three locations over the course of a year?”

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Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyane: Celebrating Christmas with “Chanté Nwel”

  23 December 2008

With Christmas approaching, the French Overseas Departments of Guadeloupe, Martinique and Guyane are vibrating to the tune of their folk musical instruments like ka (a big drum)[Fr], ti-bwa (two bamboo sticks)[Fr] and of Christmas Carols. Welcome to the world of “Chanté Nwel” (Singing for Christmas). In the blog Sous le...

Iran: Muslim Bloggers site was hacked

  23 December 2008

We read [fa] in Iran based Muslim Bloggers site that it was hacked a few days ago while it had launched a campaign to support Gaza Strip people. It seems that several other conservative sites such as Shiayan recently were hacked in Iran.

Press Under Attack in Nepal

  23 December 2008

Even after the restoration of democracy in Nepal, the country’s press has so far been unable to function without threat and intimidation. Violent attacks against journalists, publishers are becoming a common occurrence. On December 21st, activists belonging to the ruling Maoist party attacked the office of Himal Media, the publisher...

Haiti: Photo of the Year

  23 December 2008

Haiti Innovation reports that the UNICEF “Photo of the Year” features the plight of Haiti, while the photographer, who has her own blog, says of her win: “It’s not only great because my work as a photographer gets recognition, but also and much more important – eventually many people will...

Bahamas: Cuba & the USA

  23 December 2008

“A constellation of events will shape the pace of the rapprochement between our geographically closest neighbours”: Simon at Bahama Pundit blogs about relations between Cuba and the US.

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