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12 August 2010

Stories from 12 August 2010

Portugal: Blogging Against Military Action

Blog Anti-Nato Portugal [pt, es] denounces that the United States has denied making available, in the aid effort to Pakistan, the 19 helicopters destined to the war in Afghanistan. Bloggers...

Iran:Political prisoners stopped hunger strike

Sight and several other Iranian bloggers reported [fa] that all political prisoners stopped their hunger strike after 15 days.

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

Aftab News reported on 9th of August that Iranian photo-blogger, Hamed Saber, was released on bail.

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

Safaricom, a leading communications company in Kenya, has introduced Twitter customer care: “If you doubt that social media has already become an indispensable tool for communication and customer care here...

Tanzania: Lil’ Kim rocks Tanzania

Itchbay writes about Lil’ Kim's concert in Tanzania for an annual party called Fiesta organized by Tanzania’s leading media house, Clouds Media which owns a TV station and the biggest...

Tanzania/Kenya: Tinga Tinga Tales in animation

Hot Secrets writes about Tinga Tinga Tales, Tinga Tinga Tales, an African folk tales animation series:”The show’s images were hand-painted by Tanzanian artists, then computer animated in Homeboyz’s Nairobi studio...

Gabon: Gabon's press blossoms

Elisabeth Moumba discusses the blossoming of Gabon's press: “Until 1990, Gabon had only two public television channels and two radio stations–RTG 1 and RTG 2, along with Radio Gabon and...

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

Bev Clark wonders whether the Zimbabwean Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, is Proudly South African: “I’ve just received a copy of the Prime Minister’s weekly newsletter and I note that its...

Nigeria: Musician writes song for BBC Africa

Nigerian musician Faze has written a song for BBC Africa titled Tomorrow’s Leaders. The song is about how to improve educational system in Nigeria.

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

On the blog of Organisation de la Presse Africaine, The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) states that $15 million USD is needed to mount a campaign on some...

Jamaica: Refugee Status

The Caribbean Camera reports on the case of “a gay man from Jamaica [who] has been granted refugee status in Canada on the basis of discrimination against him.”

Bahamas: On the Caribbean

“What is the Caribbean? is not an unanswerable question. But there isn’t — will never be — a single, definitive answer that can encompass the complications of the geographic region...

Jamaica: Dudus’ Defence

Jamaica Salt notes that “after many many months, Christopher Coke finally gets himself a couple of defence lawyers.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Ramadan

Lifespan of a Chennette and Lily's Blog wish everyone Ramadan Mubarak!

Jamaica: Buju's New Album

“Buju Banton’s new album will hit the stores the same day he hit[s] the courts…on September 13″: reports.

Hungary: Xenophobia, Homophobia, Crime

Hungarian Spectrum posts an update on the investigation into a series attacks on and murders of Gypsies that took place over a year ago, and writes about several recent murders...

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