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12 August 2010

Stories from 12 August 2010

Portugal: Blogging Against Military Action

Iran:Political prisoners stopped hunger strike

Tunisia: When the Singer Chants “Long Live Netanyahu”

The circulation of a video showing Tunisian singer Mohsen Sherif yelling “Long live Bibi Netanyahu!” and inviting Jews to come in droves to Djerba Island for El Ghariba pilgrimage, has...

Iran: Hamed Saber is out of jail

Egypt: Youth using social media to close the gap

Thirty young Egyptians joined hands to produce 10 social advertisements, aimed at social reform. Marwa Rakha takes a closer look at the “Closing The Gap” project, and shares some of...

USA: Deconstructing Media Coverage of the “Ground Zero Mosque”

The building of an Islamic community center in New York City, near the site of "Ground Zero," has polarized opinions across the media spectrum. In this post, bloggers share their...

India: Oil Spill Near Mumbai Threatens Beaches And Mangrove Forests

On 7th of August 2010, the container carrier MSC Chitra collided with MV Khalijia-III near Mumbai shore causing a massive oil spill. Bloggers fear that this will severely damage nearby...

Kenya: Safaricom introduces Twitter customer care

Tanzania: Lil’ Kim rocks Tanzania

Tanzania/Kenya: Tinga Tinga Tales in animation

Gabon: Gabon's press blossoms

Zimbabwe: Is Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Proudly South Africa?

Nigeria: Musician writes song for BBC Africa

Madagascar: FAO Warns of Locust Threat to Agriculture in the South West Region

Jamaica: Refugee Status

Bahamas: On the Caribbean

Jamaica: Dudus’ Defence

Trinidad & Tobago: Ramadan

Jamaica: Buju's New Album

Hungary: Xenophobia, Homophobia, Crime