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18 February 2009

Stories from 18 February 2009

Egypt: Bloggers Take on the “Sons of Zion”

The bombs on Gaza may have stopped falling, but a fierce cyber battle continues, with bloggers on both sides of the fence mobilising their troops to 'obliterate' the presence of...

China: Religious demography and house churches

Last November (21-22, Nov 2008), the China State Council Development Research Center organized a seminar on “Christianity and Social Harmony — Special Session on House Church”. This is the first...

Afghanistan: The Unlamented Death

Kazakhstan: Three years after the assassination

Uzbekistan: The dollar's crazy dance

Kazakhstan: Grand External Debt

Kazakhstan: Singles unlucky in Pattaya Open

Kazakhstan: Ban on Scientology Church

Afghanistan: ANSF to the Rescue

Tajikistan: Water, dams, and Central Asia.

Tajikistan: A perilous state

Guadeloupe: Escalating tensions lead to violence

After weeks of largely peaceful protests in the French overseas departments of Guadeloupe and Martinique, things took a violent turn on Monday, as police and demonstrators clashed in Guadeloupe's largest...

Cambodia: Pushing for a more organic future

Bloggers at CAAI News Media and Khmer Stars feature a Phnom Penh Post article on the slow food movement that ran on February 10, 2009. The article discusses Slow Food's...

Japan: Transgender Man to Receive Compensation As a Male. Surprised?

The Okayama District Court has ruled that calculations of estimated lost earnings for a transgender man suffering severe aftereffects from a traffic accident be based on average wages for an...

Cambodia: Reactions as Duch opens Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Kaing Guek Eav, known as Duch, stands trial today at the UN-supported Khmer Rouge Genocide Tribunal in Phnom Penh for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Duch headed the infamous...

Kazakhstan: A Kazakh Video Tube

On St. Valentine’s Day, February 14, a Kazakh video hosting project Kaztube.kz came to life. Dozens of videos with congratulations from celebrities and government officials had been uploaded for the...

China: Chemical Additives in Mengniu Milk Prohibited

Costa Rica: Twitter and Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Users of the Twitter in Costa Rica have been tuning in to the local version of the television program “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” With the tag #qqsm, they...

Costa Rica: Epsy Campbell Seeks Nomination

Peru: Blogging From Lower Income Sectors of Society