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15 May 2009

Stories from 15 May 2009

Tunisia: Ammar 404 is Back and Censoring Blogs Again

After a short hiatus, the dreaded Ammar 404 has once again attacked the Tunisian blogosphere. Ammar is the nickname given by Tunisian bloggers to the censorship machine plaguing their access...

Guatemala: Rosenberg Video Causes Uncertainty and Speculation

A video was recently released by slain Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg where he accused President Alvaro Colom, the First Lady and 2 close associates of being responsible for his murder....

Video: 48 Hour Young Lions YouTube Contest and others you can join

Tonight could be your chance to make it big in the online video field, almost anywhere you live. All it takes is 48 hours to make, upload and get as...

Bahrain: Shameless Cruelty to Animals

Back to blogging after a long hiatus, Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif lashes out at the way ‘poor unfortunate birds’ and animals are treated in his country. Click on the link...

Taiwan: Friendship with India

Taiwanrocks! discusses the friendly links between Taiwan and India.

Saudi Arabia: Will Swine Flu Threaten Hajj?

Every year millions of Muslims converge to Mecca to perform Hajj (pilgrimage), one of the five pillars of Islam. Is this year's Hajj season being threatened by the A/H1N1 or...

Pakistan: Fighting Poverty Through Microfinance

Riaz Haq writes how Microfinancing, along with social entrepreneurship can help empower ordinary people in Pakistan and in other countries “to become self-reliant by lifting them out of poverty and...

Dominica, Cuba: Bird Festival

“I just discovered—to my absolute delight—that the VII Festival of Caribbean Endemic Birds is being celebrated throughout the region”: Repeating Islands provides details.

India: Perils Of An Unstable Government

On the day before the election results Blogs from Brain comments on the perils of an unstable government: “Once the results are out, the next thing is the stability of...

Aruba, U.S.A.: Hubble Engineer

Repeating Islands profiles Dr. Edward Cheung, an Aruban of Chinese descent who is the Principal Engineer of the Hubble Space Telescope Service Project.

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: CLICO Investigations

“Bad judgment or criminal wrongdoing?” asks Barbados Free Press of the CLICO debacle, adding: “The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has launched a criminal investigation into the house of cards...

India: Remembering The 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

Sidhusaaheb at I, Me, Myself remembers the Operation Blue Star and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, India. The riots were triggered by the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi...

Jamaica, Dominican Republic: Whale Watching

“Most well meaning individuals who seek out whale watching and other ecotourism activities are not aware of the potential danger that wildlife watching can cause”: Jamaican diaspora blogger Labrish expains.

Egypt: Court bans Porn Sites

Lawyer Nizar Ghorab (Ghorab translates to Crow in Arabic) filed a lawsuit calling for banning porn sites because they destroy the core values of the Egyptian society. The Administrative Court...

South Africa: “Cape Africa” Time

Koluki writes about the exhibition of contemporary African culture in Cape Town, South Africa, “Borrowing its title from the acclaimed novel by Capetonian author Alex La Guma, A Walk Into...

Kenya: What do you see on these images?

What do you see on these images taken in rural Kenya? asks Erik. “Under each image you’ll see why it’s interesting. By the way, I too missed the relevance of...

China: Earthquake, one year later

Michele Scrimenti from Chinageek translate Chang Ping's article on the 1st anniversary of Sichuan earthquake: Earthquake, One Year Later: Today Should Not Be a Celebration.

Kenya: Guns should be legal

Tom wants guns to be legal in Kenya: “The government through propaganda is failing to protect the security of the individual and property. Kenya is hence a state where life...

Nigeria: Digital Lifestyle of Connected Nigerians

Oro writes about a survey conducted by the Centre for Information Technology and Development in Nigeria, “the Digital Lifestyle of Connected Nigerians.”

China: Blaming the first H1N1 patient

Nimrod from Fool's Mountain blogs about angry netizens’ reaction towards the first H1N1 patient, an overseas Chinese student surnamed Bao, in China.

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