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13 April 2009

Stories from 13 April 2009

Fiji: ‘The Media has been Muzzled’

In relation to the press, Fiji's new government installed “information officers” at newspapers, television and radio stations to enforce regulations against publishing any story “negative in nature” regarding the extraordinary...

Palestine: Health Issues On Film

Qatar: Media Contradictions

India: Pink Chaddi Facebook Group Hacked

Egypt: Should rapists be hanged on TV?

Between examining the profile of a sexual offender in Egypt and rallying against sexual predators, an Egyptian member of Parliament proposed a law that allows broadcasting the hanging of rapists...

Bahrain: News At Full Volume

Iran: 19 year old blogger is jailed

Iran: Environmentalists Campaign to Save Isfahan

Iranian environmentalists are using online media tools to save different cultural monuments such as The Si-o-se Pol or "33 Pol" (bridge of 33 arches) an architectural masterpiece in the heart...

Bahrain: Signs Of The Times?

Bangladesh: Celebrating Easter

China: Gender Imbalance

Egypt: April 18 Declared Anti-Harassment Day

A Facebook campaign calling for a silent demonstration on April 18 against the harassment of women and girls in Egypt is slowly gathering momentum. The call for allowing Egyptian women...

USA: No More Columbus Day at Brown University

In response to protests from Native American and other students, the prestigious Brown University in the United States has changed the name of the national public holiday Columbus Day to...

Lebanon: Academics and Bloggers Call for Israel Boycott

Lebanese academics and bloggers are lending their voice and support to the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. Antoun Issa sums up reactions from Lebanese and...

Japan: CB2, the child robot

Kazakhstan: A Push for Global Uranium Reserve

Kyrgyzstan: The politician's funeral

Kyrgyzstan: The Vagina Monologues in Pictures

Kazakhstan: Great Success with Iran

Kazakhstan: Railroad politicking