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3 August 2009

Stories from 3 August 2009

Venezuela: The Proposed Media Crimes Law

The Venezuelan Attorney General presented a bill that would "regulate" freedom of expression and prosecute individuals in the media who are causing a panic or disturbing the peace.

Ghana: Maker Faire Africa blog

Visit the blog of Maker Faire Africa, which is taking place August 14-16 in Accra, Ghana.

Zambia: Do you know about Zambikes?

Nii posts a video of Zambikes in Zambias. The mission of Zambikes is: To provide high quality bicycles and educational training to underprivileged and service based Zambians.

Bhutan: Ban on Meat Sales, Again

The Bhutanese Parliament voted to uphold the ban on sale of meat during auspicious months after a few months of lifting the previous ban. Tongyal opines that: “the public cannot...

Pakistan: Celebration of Independence Day Via Twitter

Pakfactor informs about: “a GO GREEN campaign on twitter urging Pakistanis to turn their Display pictures green by using Flag in them. [..] It has also been suggested to use...

Pakistan: A Simple Misunderstanding At Gojra

Communal violence in Gojra, Paksitan took the life of eight Christians including four women and one child. Hamid Abbasi at Chowrangi calls it a shame and wonders how a *simple...

Pakistan: Justice Served?

On the 31st of July, Friday, a Pakistan court ruled that the previous president of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf's actions on 3rd of November, 2007, i.e. declaring an emergency and...

Iran: Anti riot police in Tehran

Lettersoftheliv tweeted that Vanak Square in Tehran is full of anti riot police. Dominiquerde also tweeted that the police attacked protesters in Sai Parc in Tehran where people chanted slogans...

Iran: Faces of the Protest Movement's Victims

Here is a site where the photos and names of the protest movement's victims got published. In last 3 months, Iranian security forces arrested hundreds of people who protested against...

Bahamas, Puerto Rico: Education Failing?

Rick Lowe at Weblog Bahamas and Puerto Rico's Gil the Jenius both take a look at the challenges facing education in their respective countries.

Trinidad & Tobago: Do The Right Thing

“Are our leaders more focused on pappyshowing for an international audience than doing the right thing by us here at home?”: Trinidad and Tobago's gspottt contends that “on the question...

Caucasus: An interview with Bart Woord

International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY) Secretary General Bart Woord took time out to speak to Global Voices Online about the role new media can play in the region and...

India: Communal Hypocrisy

Prerna at I love life… so I explore writes about the tradition of being selective when renting houses in India and opines that the use of minority card against it...

Bermuda: The End of Cricket?

“I…wonder now if this is the beginning of the end of the West Indies as a cricket nation”: Bermuda's BeachLime.com shares his thoughts on the impasse between the West Indies...

Jamaica: Positive Samples

Girl With a Purpose confirms that “the five Jamaican athletes whose ‘A’ urine samples tested positive, have now heard that their ‘B’ samples have also tested positive for methylxanthine…if found...

Guyana: Choosing Gladness

“I should care. Some body try to burn down the Ministry of Health. Stories blaze across we newspapers like fierce red warnings of trouble coming…”: Despite the bad news, Guyana-Gyal...

Aruba: Quiet Election Season

“Could it be that the recession has hit the political parties and they're less inclined to print up flags and such? Are people still undecided and have therefore refrained from...

Bangladesh: Dr. Yunus Meets Madiba

Bangladeshi Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus met Nobel Laureate and former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela (Madiba) at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg. Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam was...

Hong Kong: A 10-dollar coin to pledge against political harassment

During the protests over the demolition of Queen's Pier in 2007, two of the preservation activists Ho Loy and Chu Hoi-dick filed a judicial review (30-7-2007) against the secretary for...

Kyrgyzstan: Presidential Elections Are Over

Tolkun Umaraliev says the opposition candidates claim the election in Kyrgyzstan to be illegal. There is a confusion among media, both local and foreign, that candidates Nazaraliev and Atambaev have...

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