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23 December 2008

Stories from 23 December 2008

Ghana: Upcoming conference on communication education

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...

Caribbean: 2008 in Review

From natural disasters to lightning bolts of the athletic kind, 2008 was a busy one for the Caribbean blogosphere. Here are some of the highlights...

Tanzania: Fight against corruption intensifies

Tanzania's fight against corruption has taken a new turn with the arrests of former government officials, ministers and high profile individuals from early November. Bloggers react to this wave of...

A Caribbean Christmas

'Tis the season - and nowhere celebrates Christmas quite like the Caribbean! Here's a glimpse into what bloggers are doing to get into the spirit of the festivities...

Nepal: The Need of Service Tax

A Little Effort to Change Myself argues that there is a need of service tax in Nepal.

Pakistan: Love Of Arabian Language

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

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

Rising Voices Seeks Micro-grant Proposals for Citizen Media Outreach

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...

Bangladesh: Election Under A Caretaker Government

Bdfact shares the key findings of a study titled ‘Election under a Caretaker Government’ based on past elections in Bangladesh.

Barbados: Missing Money

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

India: The voices of Bangalore

Bikerdude at Bengalooru Banter shares with us some of the entertaining voices and accents that can be heard in Bangalore.

MSF's Top 10 Humanitarian Crises in 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....

Egypt: Internet cables cut again

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...

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

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...

Iran: Muslim Bloggers site was hacked

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...

Madagascar: Television station is forced to stop broadcasting

Following its broadcast of an exiled opponent, Madagascar television station VIVA has been ordered by the government to stop broadcasting. Bloggers debate the politics of the decision and its implications...

Press Under Attack in Nepal

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...

Haiti: Photo of the Year

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...

Bahamas: Cuba & the USA

“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.

Trinidad & Tobago: A Day in the Life

TriniGourmet.com posts “A Day in the Life” flickr photoset.

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