7 February 2010

Stories from 7 February 2010

Syria: Technology Wars

  7 February 2010

Over the past year Google and Apple grew apart from allies to fierce competitors, climaxing with Google's release of Nexus One, the smart phone that is touted as the only real threat to Apple's iPhone. And the Syrian blogosphere joined in the bloggers war.

Brazil: Protest Against the Government's Disregard For Flood

  7 February 2010

Maria Frô calls on bloggers and middle-class population [pt] of São Paulo to join her on February 8th to protest against the disregard of the city's mayor and state government for the flood striking the city. She says “it is a big chance for you to show true solidarity and...

Philippines: Cabinet member sues blogger

  7 February 2010

Blogger Ella Ganda from the Philippines wrote in October that relief goods intended for typhoon victims are being hoarded in a government warehouse. Three months later, she was charged with libel by a government minister. Police want to know her real name. The local blogosphere reacts.

Afghanistan: Why so optimistic?

  7 February 2010

Joshua Foust criticizes General McChrystal, a top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, who offered a hint of optimism on the situation in this country by declaring it is no longer “deteriorating”.

Syria: Youth Rally in Support of Syrian Air

  7 February 2010

The US is imposing a series of trade and financial sanctions which are affecting the daily lives of Syrian citizens in several areas. Syrian youth use the Internet to protest the grounding of Syrian Air's fleet, thanks to the ban on buying new commercial jets or even spare parts.

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