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6 June 2009

Stories from 6 June 2009

Air Bus AF 447: Sorrow, lack of information and sensationalism

Blogs around the world have been sending their condolences to the families suffering the wait for any sign of the vanished Air France Airbus AF 447. Much criticism and discussion...

Japan: Wrongfully convicted man released with new DNA tests

Malawi: Blogger wins BlogHer International Activist Award

We first wrote about her in a post that profiled four Malawian female bloggers, on November 4th, 2007. This time we write about her exclusively, and her recent achievement solely...

Africa: 50 books every African should read

Afripop has a list of 50 books that every African should read.

Nigeria: The New Afrika Shrine closed by police

Japan: The curtain rises on the lay judge system

May 21st marked the first day in the introduction of the lay judge system in Japan, saiban'in seido (裁判員制度) in Japanese. The first trials in which the new system is...

Afghanistan: Amnesty International's Report

Afghanistan: Taliban's cartoons

Kazkahstan: The forbidden book

Turkmenistan: Same old cult

Kazkahstan: Football Saturday

Afghanistan: Change of Command

Afghanistan: Travelling around Balkh province

Iran: Bloggers react to fiery presidential debate

Two Iranian presidential candidates, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and former Prime Minister Mir Hussein Mousavi, clashed during a fiery debate broadcast to a national television audience on Wednesday evening. Ahmadinejad charged...

Egypt: Will there be any action after Obama's Talk?

As expected, US President Barack Obama's speech was received with different and contradicting reactions in the Egyptian blogsphere. While many praised his eloquence, charisma, intelligence and awareness of Arab and...

Morocco: The Poor Cats!