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25 February 2009

Stories from 25 February 2009

Singapore: Copyright Act and blogosphere

ringisei is worried that the Copyright Act is being used to “strangle” the blogosphere in Singapore.

Singapore: Amended law to allow filming of “factual” political rallies

Individuals who use their mobile phones to film illegal rallies can be arrested under an amended law in Singapore. Live film recordings of political events are allowed but the events...

Pakistan: Corrupt Traffic Police in Karachi

Kashif Aziz at Chowrangi posts a video showing corruption of traffic police in Karachi.

India: Nominations for Indibloggies

The nominations for the Indian blogging award Indibloggies 2008 will continue till 6th of March 2009. The Indibloggies are publicly-chosen awards conferred on bloggers from India and the Indian Diaspora...

D.R of Congo: Listen to Staff Benda Bilili

Jeremy writes about Staff Benda Bilili, a group of paraplegic street musicians who live in and around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa, Congo.

Zimbabwe: How Mugabe Steals

Denford Magora reveals how Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe amassed wealth during his tenure. I promised a few days ago to share with you information from impeccable sources on just how...

Bangladesh: Citizen Journalists Covering BDR Mutiny

Today morning Dhaka was rattled by a fierce gun battle inside the headquarters of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR – paramilitary border security force) situated in the heart of the capital. Rumors...

Palestine: Canada Speaking Tour

Palestinian blogger and journalist Laila El-Haddad starts a speaking tour in Canada on March 2.

Saudi Arabia: Nora Al Faiz Bio

Saudiwoman's Weblog sheds light on Nora Al Faiz, who was appointed as the first female Saudi deputy minister recently.

Haiti: Carnival History

Real Hope for Haiti writes a detailed post about the island's Carnival traditions.

Ukraine: Politics on Twitter

Ukrainian president Victor Yushchenko has an official Twitter account; his tweets mirror daily schedule announcements and latest news items that are featured on the official website as well. There is...

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Injunction

Barbados Free Press finds it “interesting” that the Trinidad and Tobago Central Bank and the Colonial Life Insurance Company Limited (CLICO) have been granted an injunction against CL Financial.

Cuba: BTTR Four

Cuban diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense wants us to remember “the BTTR Four”.

Trinidad & Tobago, Dominica: Carnival Photos

More photos from Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, this time from Trinidad Carnival Diary, and from Dominica's Carnival, courtesy Dominica Weekly.

Jordan: Economic depression?

“I don’t know what is going on lately, but I feel that everyone around me are in a hibernation mood. Businesses are not moving. Everything is running very slowly. People...

UAE: Dubail Out?

Grapeshisha discusses the impact of the global economic crisis on Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Jordan: Smoking Ban?

Jordan has announced a ban on smoking in public places, beginning March 1. “In this kind of country, I’m forced to wonder what exactly were lawmakers smoking when they dreamt...

Kuwait: Crowded Fair

Kuwaiti Marzouq attends a fair and shares his observations and photographs in this post.

Guyana: Mash 2009

Guyana Providence Stadium posts photos from this year's Mashramani celebrations.

Gulf: How things work

Smile O Smile shares this joke on “how things work” in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman.

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