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10 January 2009

Stories from 10 January 2009

Zimbabwe: Interview with urban groove artist Sanii Makhilama

Egypt: Civil disobedience and protests over Gaza

Since the beginning of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip on December 27, and Egyptian street has been boiling with angry calls to open up the Gaza border and...

China: Antismut campaign sweeps internet. But any untold purpose?

An internet cleansing movement, or antismut campaign launched by the Chinese authority, is sweeping across the internet in recent days, targeting vulgar and obscene content. However, people doubt, it might...

Côte d'Ivoire: Former combattants’ life today

Palestine: “I do not want my kids to see me torn into pieces”

How does it feel to be unable to protect your children? In this roundup of blogs from Gaza we hear from a mother who is wracked with guilt at seeing...

Russia-Romania: Redirecting the gas flow?

Cameroon: Little Bright Fuh passes away

Syria: Quest for Justice

Georgia: U.S. Strategic Partnership Charter

Azerbaijan: IDPs

Malaysia: Campaign to boycott US goods

As a form of protest against Washington’s support for Israel, some Malaysians are boycotting U.S. products. Opinion in the Malaysian blogosphere is divided over the campaign.

Mapping the blogosphere in Brunei

More than half of Brunei's population are internet users. More and more young Bruneians are setting up their own blogs. Aside from establishing a community of bloggers, a web portal...

China: Tibetan Plateau Meltdown

China: Bullog.cn shut down by Net Nanny

China: 2008 in Poker

Sri Lanka: Endangered Media

Pakistan: Low Intensity Blasts in Lahore

Japan: The future of Toyota

Palestine: “How many deaths in Gaza is enough?”

As the Israeli attacks on Gaza continue, in this roundup of Gaza's blogs we hear about food shortages, the frustration of being stuck at home, the humour of medical workers...