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6 March 2009

Stories from 6 March 2009

Iraq: What is the White House thinking?

“As Iraqis enjoy a slow return to normality, they remain wary of others in the region who are busy making their plans for a post-withdrawal Iraq. I'm not sure the...

Israel: Gaza Aid in Exchange for Shalit

“A proposal has been made in the U.S. Congress to link the 900 million dollars of aid pledged to Gaza to the release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit, who has...

Palestine: Viva Palestina arrives in Egypt

Kalash reports on the progress and politics surrounding a 100-vehicle convey from the UK – Viva Palestina – that is slowly edging its way towards Gaza, which is now in...

Palestine: Objecting the ‘t-word’

Writing at KABOBfest, Carlos argues for the non-biased application of the term ‘terrorist’ following the bulldozer attack in Israel. “Would Haaretz and the Jerusalem Post use the ‘t-word’ to describe...

Israel: Saudi Woman Driver Arrested

Aussie Dave from Israel reports that a woman in Saudi Arabia has been arrested for .. driving a car. “I will resist making any women driver jokes since I don’t...

Jordan: Adopting a Palestinian Child

Jordanian blogger Ali Dahmash has ‘adopted’ a Palestinian child who lost his father in the recent war on Gaza. Read more about why he did that in this post.

Iran:Heshmat Saran,a political prisoner died

Several Iranian blogs including Eshterak reported[fa] that Amir Heshmat Saran,a political prisoner died in the city of Karaj.The blogger adds he was beaten up by security guards and did not...

Iran:”Basij Blogs just an illusion”

Mohammad Masih, in weblogshahr writes [fa] that the news about launching 10,000 Basij blogs by Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ weekly magazine, is just an illusion. He adds that many Hezbollah (Islamist)...

Guinea-Bissau: Mixed feelings after double killing

The speaker of Guinea-Bissau's parliament has been sworn in as interim leader after the President Joao Bernardo Vieira and the army chief Batista Tagme Na Waie were assassinated. A presidential...

Liberia: Getting another chance at education

Emily writes about Liberian youth getting another chance at education, “A vocational training school nestled in the mountains in Yekepa and ravaged during Liberia’s civil war is being restored to...

Nigeria: Lessons For MPs On ICTs

Recent happenings at the National Assembly [in Nigeria] indicated that Legislators in the country need some lessons in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for a sustainable development, writes blogger Remmy...

Nigeria: V Monologues 2009: The Nigerian Story

Ore reports that Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND) presents V Monologues: The Nigerian Story, a play based on interviews from 150 women from all over the country.

Egyptian -and Muslim- Girls between a Rock and a Hard Place

Egyptian women are trapped between who they are and who they are expected to be; they are required to live up to the expectations of their parents, families, colleagues, and...

Africa: Using New Media To Fight For Essential Medicines

Stop Stock-Outs is a campaign that intends to use new media to fight for essential medicines in Africa. The campaign has just launched a multimedia website.

Barbados: Foolish Games?

The Rihanna/Chris Brown reconciliation rumours are leaving “a really bad taste” in the mouths of Barbadian bloggers.

Liberia: Good governance through strengthened media

The Liberia Media Center, in collaboration with the Canada-based Journalists for Human Rights, has launched a multi year media development project under the theme: Good Governance through Strengthened Media in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Fact Checking

As some mainstream media broadcast a story about children being found in containers at the port of Port of Spain, which allegedly turned out to be a rumour, 5am at...

Sierra Leone: Giving women and girls sense of hope

Amie Kandeh, the IRC’s gender-based violence prevention coordinator in Sierra Leone, talks about how her team works to give thousands of women and girls back their sense of hope, belonging...

Haiti: A Necessary Practice?

My Life, an Open Book… says that the Haitian practice of Restavec is “not ALL bad”, but warns that despite the success stories, “we cannot ignore the fact that there...

Trinidad & Tobago: Welcoming President Obama

President Obama has confirmed his attendance at the upcoming Fifth Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago, prompting This Beach Called Life to write him a letter of welcome...

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