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29 June 2010

Stories from 29 June 2010

Global: Greek to English, Chinese to Russian, and Spanish to Macedonian

Wikidioms is a new online resource that aims at helping translators to cope with this challenge of translating idioms. Below is an interview with Wikidioms' founder Pavel Kats, and with...

Caribbean: On Crime

Cuba: On Journalism

Cuba: Spotlight on Fariñas

Egypt: Heat Blamed for Hurghada Oil Spill

Peru: Experiment for Social Networks

Egypt: Unrest in North Sinai

Egypt: Allegations Against Khaled Said

Egypt: Faceook Group Against Torture

Lebanon: Facebook Group in Support of Gaza-bound Maryam

Bahrain: What Happened to the Mubtakar Terrorists?

Middle East: Goodbye Saramago

Bloggers across the Middle East mourned the death of Portuguese writer Jose Saramago. Tarek Amr rounds up their reactions.

Egypt: The Ministry of Interior Seeks Revenge

Egyptian activists have utilised citizen media to the fullest in exposing police torture and corruption. Marwa Rakha writes about their newest initiative and uncovers the case of an Egyptian activist...

Pakistan: Perils Of Mixing State With Religion

India: English News Channels Not Effective

Italy: Large protest against “gag” rule bill on local media

Jamaica: Bloggers Discuss Dudus’ Extradition

Following his capture by Jamaican police, Michael Christopher 'Dudus' Coke has been extradited to the United States to face pending charges of drug and arms trafficking. "The President", as he...

Japan: Questionnaire about English ability

Japan: The Hero, Sakamoto Ryoma

Confident, charismatic, and ever so dashing, Sakamoto Ryoma has always been one of Japan's favorite historical figures. Since NHK started to broadcast the historical drama series Ryōmaden ('The Legend of...

Global: Statistics on Countries Participating in World Cup

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