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12 January 2009

Stories from 12 January 2009

Macedonia: New online game

I, Macedonian embeds the online Macedonian game “Hit the bastards” and writes: “I believe the game will be a true hit in Macedonia and in the whole region.” The game...

Ukraine: Kyiv Subway Ads

LJ user russos (RUS) re-posts pictures of the advertising in the Kyiv metro (22 photos, 3.5 MB).

Algeria: Maghreb/Sahel blog proposal

“I have an idea: Why not create a multi-author English-language Maghreb/Sahel blog? There are enough general MENA/Arab Middle East blogs in this vain, but stupendously few blogs that bring together...

Morocco: Gaza Injured in Morocco Hospitals

Palestinians injured in the ongoing war on Gaza have been flown in to Morocco, where they are being treated at the Mohammmed V Military hospital, reports The View from Fez.

Morocco: Three Killed in Fez Fire

From Morocco, The View from Fez reports on a fire which killed three people and injured several others in a warehouse specialising in manufacturing ceramics.

From Italy to Palestine: Vittorio Arrigoni writes from Gaza

Vittorio Arrigoni is an Italian human rights activist who is currently in Gaza, one of a number of activists who arrived with the Free Gaza movement. Vittorio (Vik) blogs at...

Russia: Motorists on the march

Paul Goble of WindowonEurasia brings attention to a new organization – TIGR – to advance the interests of Russian motorists after protests against import tarifs on cars in the country's...

Sri Lanka: Debunking Propaganda

Dare to be Different lists ten myth busters regarding the Sirasa TV attack controversy.

Bangladesh: Against Corruption

Meandering Memos is impressed with the improvement of Bangladesh in the corrupted countries index and suggests ways forward.

Zimbabwe: Left to die by the roadside

“Dead by the roadside,” writes Fungisai on Kubatana blog, “A pitiable sight of a young girl aged around six to seven years, seated by the roadside, with a huge black...

Sri Lanka: YouTube for activism

ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) reports that Vikalpa’s YouTube Channel has become popular after publishing two short videos capturing reactions to the assassination of the Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickremetunge.

South Africa: Is this counter-revolution?

Is there counter-revolutionaries in the South Africa's justice system?, “A few months ago the media was filled with the rhetoric of the ‘kill for Zuma’ (KFZ) brigade. The Nicholson judgement...

MENA: Israel and the Use of White Phosphorous in Gaza

The world is looking on in shock at the devastating photographs taken of Gaza victims - some of whom are deformed beyond recognition. Human Rights Watch is also calling upon...

Egypt: Heikal on Gaza

MrEgypt sheds light on the recent interview by Al Jazeera with Muhammed Hassanein Heikal, one of the most important, famous and respected journalists in the Arab world. He summed up...

Saudi Arabia: The Biggest Irony

Eman Al Nafjan discussed the biggest irony in the history of Humanity. In her point of view, the West calls Arabs terrorists and all the real terror started when Western...

Saudi Arabia: Saudi women and their drivers

American Bedu talks about one of the cultural contradictions in the Saudi society. She takes the relationship between Saudi women and their drivers as an example.

Saudi Arabia: Matrook al-Faleh free again

Prof. Matrook al-Faleh, who was arrested last May, has been released from jail. According to Saudi Jeans, Al-Faleh was arrested after criticizing the poor situation of Buraida General Prison where...

Lebanon: Media Bias on Gaza War

Lebanese blogger Habib Battah reflects on the international media's bias in covering the war in Gaza – and its casualties.

Haiti: Haitian Art

“Art is Haiti's only inexhaustible resource. When others use the tired phrase ‘Haiti – the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere’, let us counter that Haiti is the culturally richest...

Cayman Islands: Gun Violence

Mad Bull is monitoring the crime situation in the Cayman Islands.

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