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2 February 2009

Stories from 2 February 2009

Bulgaria: Deaths in Police Custody

Ecuador: Blogging to Prevent Domestic Violence in Guayaquil

The municipal government of Guayaquil, Ecuador recently sponsored a blog contest open to new and existing bloggers around the theme “Home: A Safe Place?” The topic was chosen to give...

Thailand: Obama lookalike

Turkey: Prime Minister Storms out of Davos Hearing

A funny thing happened at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last week, Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan stormed off the stage after a verbal scuffle with...

Bulgaria, U.S.: Sofia Mayor's Harvard Visit Cancelled

“Obama” gets a tummy ache while visiting Manila

A Philippine TV ad features the lookalikes of Philippine President Gloria Arroyo and United States President Barack Obama. The star of the ad, Indonesia's Ilham Anas, is now a celebrity...

Caucasus: Creative Commons

Serbia: Pescanik's Web Site Down, Radio Broadcast Disrupted, Editor's Car Destroyed

A few days ago, Serbian web site www.pescanik.net was hacked and the weekly radio broadcast of the same name was disrupted. Also, the car of Svetlana Lukic, one of two...

China: Shoe Hurled at Premier Wen Sparks Fury

A shoe is thrown at another leader, this time the Chinese Premier in Cambridge, Britain. Furious responses and condemnation were hurled back to the thrower, a word fight is going...

India: Twitter Or Ushahidi, Which One Is Better?

Kuwait: A Grandfather's Wish

Libya: Lessons of a Dying Cat

Kuwait: UAE Snow a Wonder

Palestine: BBC Rally in Gaza

Pakistan: Insurgency In Swat

Trinidad & Tobago: The Bailouts Begin

The global financial crisis hit home in the Caribbean last Friday when it was announced that regional giant CL Financial, a conglomerate that was reputedly responsible for creating as much...

Sri Lanka: An Open Letter To Hillary Clinton

Egyptian Bloggers and Journalists in the Hot Seat

Egyptian blogger, Zeinobia wrote a series of posts about bloggers and journalists who are either behind bars, sued, or fined. Marwa Rakha takes a closer look at the situation in...

Israel: Dealing with the Aftermath of Operation Cast Lead

After Israel declared a unilateral ceasefire and pulled out of Gaza, the fire is far from stopping. As Hamas is expected to accept the Egyptian negotiated terms for the year-long...

Bangladesh: Blogging Chobi Mela V