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10 January 2009

Stories from 10 January 2009

Zimbabwe: Interview with urban groove artist Sanii Makhilama

Pamela Stitch interviews urban groove artist Sanii Makhilama at African Loft. She defines urban groove as “a blend of Pop, RnB, Hip Hop and Soul, infused with the notes from...

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

Yoro has been writing about former rebel combattants in Côte d'Ivoire at Chronique Ivoirienne [Fr], with photos of Camille Millerand. In one article, he describes the life of 10 female...

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?

Gabriela Ionita of Power&Politics Weblog discusses Russian PM's Putin comment on redirecting its gas trade through Romania in the future by way of the projected SouthStream gas pipeline.

Cameroon: Little Bright Fuh passes away

The Bright Fuh Supporters blog reports that Bright Fuh, a four year old Cameroonian boy suffering from a rare orbital tumor passed away on January 8th. George Esunge Fominyen reposted...

Syria: Quest for Justice

Uramium Blog links to an article by an American-Jewish journalist on her take on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Georgia: U.S. Strategic Partnership Charter

Dateline Tbilisi reports that the outgoing Bush administration in Washington has signed a strategic partnership charter with Georgia which supports its territorial integrity and aspirations towards NATO membership. Although non-binding,...

Azerbaijan: IDPs

“sIDe-tALKs” Azerbaijan visits Azeri refugees and IDPs displaced by the war with Armenia over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh in the early 1990s. The blog posts photographs of the...

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

Asia Society's China green project has a series of video on the Tibetan Plateau meltdown situation.

China: Bullog.cn shut down by Net Nanny

Alice Liu reports on the shut down of Bullog.cn by net nanny at DANWEI.

China: 2008 in Poker

ESWN introduces the Chinese netizen's poker design based on major incidents of China in 2008.

Sri Lanka: Endangered Media

Indi.ca asserts that the Sri Lankan Media needs security and “at some point journalists may have to just learn how to defend themselves“.

Pakistan: Low Intensity Blasts in Lahore

Skb at Lahore Metblogs reports: “During last two hours, Lahore experienced four blasts near Alflah building on Mall Road and the recent, fifth blast is just heard near Tamaseel Theatre...

Japan: The future of Toyota

Michi Kaifu at Tech Mom from Silicon Valley responds to news that Toyota “crown prince” Akio Toyoda is to take the company's president position in June this year. Reflecting on...

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...

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