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8 January 2009

Stories from 8 January 2009

A Dark Past in East Timor for Obama's National Intelligence Nominee

Citizen journalists from East Timor have been busily tweeting about the nomination of Admiral Denis C. Blair for the post of US director of National Intelligence. The nominee faces serious...

Cuba: Interview with Blogger Miriam Celaya

Miriam Celaya is a Cuban blogger, whose blog Sin Evasión [es] is celebrating its one year anniversary. She started writing under the pseudonym "Eva González," but six months later she...

Iranian government uses Gaza conflict to repress

While several Iranian bloggers (including Islamist ones) multiplied their posts and digital initiatives, such as a “Google bomb” to condemn Israel's invasion of the Gaza Strip, some other bloggers are...

Sri Lanka: Assassination Of A Journalist

Chile: Videoblogging daily life

From Chile, Paloma Baytelman brings us snippets of daily life and other not-so-common events through her videoblog. Santa driving a bus, voting, and harrassment by costumed characters are only part...

Taiwan: Focus on the justice system

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Candid Camera

Trinidad & Tobago: Bringing Sexy Back

Cuba: Dealing with Racism

Barbados, Grenada: Fashion Police

Jamaica: For Bloggers

Kazakhstan: Kazakh Student Killed in Moscow

Azerbaijan: Day of Ashura

Yesterday marked the Day of Ashura, a religious festival commemorating the martyrdom of Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, at the battle of Karbala. Often associated with images of flagellation...

Armenia: New Year, Christmas Traditions

Malawi: Gas prices remain high despite global plunge

There are growing calls in Malawi for the government to reduce the price of gas, following a global drop in prices in recent weeks. While many countries have seen reductions...

Philippines: Funding cuts for higher education

Laos: Plain of Jars

How is Laos related to Netherlands?

Buddha Park in Vientiane

Cambodia: “Victory over Genocide”