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8 March 2009

Stories from 8 March 2009

Egypt: Blogger Mohamed Adel Released

Egyptian bloggers report that Mohammed Adel, a blogger held in custody since November 21, 2008, has been released. Marwa Rakha sums up their reactions in this post.

Taiwan: Women still seeking labor rights

Korea: Layoff

A cold story. People are laid off due to economic downturn. Netizens share their experiences of being laid off or their fears. A blogger put a post on why companies...

Video: Celebrating Women on their International Day

International Women's Day has been celebrated since the early 1900s: at first as a reminder of all the wrongs done to womankind and the long hard row necessary to achieve...

Bangladesh: YouTube and File Sharing Sites Blocked

Internet users in Bangladesh are not able to access YouTube since Friday (March 6, 2009) evening. Soon people discovered that other Social Media and file hosting/sharing sites like Esnips, mediafire...

Sudanese Bloggers React to ICC Arrest Warrant for President

It's been more than two days since The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir making him the first sitting head of state to be...

Jordan: Demo For Arab Technology Innovators

Jordanian Mohammad Azraq attends the launch of Arab Crunch Demo, a blog which aims to promote Arab technology start-ups, and shares his findings in this post.

Egyptians Against Ugliness: Online Campaign Against the Maadi Billboards

Maadi residents woke up to huge billboards posted on the entrances to their district. One blogger takes the initiative to protest the new development online, and rally supporters to introduce...