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16 August 2009

Stories from 16 August 2009

Terrorism crackdown in Indonesia

Last week media reported a shootout between the police and the group of Indonesia's most wanted terrorist, Noordin Mohammed Top. Indonesian netizens react to this issue.

Singapore: Regulating taxi fares

Thailand: Life of bra workers

Philippines: Inspired by Cory

Morocco: Faith and Jasmine

Russia: Two Jets Collide at Air Show

Hungary: Parking

Serbia: Belgrade Murals

Brazil: Lawsuits force popular political blog to close down

Nova Corja, one of the most popular Brazilian blogs on politics, has folded after 3 lawsuits in 5 years. Bloggers fear it is the nail in the coffin of independent,...

Egypt: Limited Internet is Unlimited Backwardness

Egypt's Internet users joined hands to express their outrage at a new law which limits their Internet use. Now the law has been reversed and only new subscribers will be...

Israel: Double Standards?

Egypt: Blindfolding Lesson

Egypt: We are All Egyptians

Egypt: The Nile Basin Treaties

Morocco: New US Ambassador

Maghreb: The Trans Sahara Gas Pipeline

Saudi Arabia: Designing Wallpapers

Peru: Lack of Reconstruction Two Years After Earthquake

Two years after an earthquake struck Southern Peru, Peruvian bloggers are wondering why reconstruction is taking so long and what happened to all of the donations provided to the affected...

Pakistan: Independence Day Celebrations

This year, Pakistani bloggers had launched their special campaigns to celebrate the 62nd Independence Day of Pakistan on the 14th of August. Using blog posts and Twitter messages they reflect...

Iran: A cartoon depicts Mousavi as a ‘brutal killer’