4 September 2010

Stories from 4 September 2010

Egypt: Wanna be a Bride; From Blog to TV

  4 September 2010

An Egyptian blog featuring humorous short stories about a girl's endless quest to find a suitable husband was published into a book more than two years ago. This year it was turned into a television series, which is being shown across the Arab world this Ramadan.

India: Mob Mentality Here And There

  4 September 2010

A retired army officer was recently mob lynched to death in west Bengal state of India because he slapped a woman. Bellicose Bengali compares this incident with the recent mob incident in Waziristan, Pakistan.

Kenya: David vs. Goliath and Goliath

  4 September 2010

Mzalendo Contributor describes Kenya 2012 election as “David vs. Goliath and Goliath: “Voters in Kenya can be forgiven for feeling like a captive audience, watching a play whose script we cannot follow, directed by forces we cannot understand, performed by actors who fall in and out of place…”

Africa: Homophobe Tourism

  4 September 2010

Africa needs a new category of tourism: Homophobe Tourism. “Come to Uganda, watch Martin Ssempa talk about “poo-poo!” Come to Nigeria, watch the legislature restrict touching! Come to Malawi, watch the judge sentence the gay and the transgender!”

Russia: Beslan School Siege Survivor's Account

RuNet Echo  4 September 2010

Agunda Vataeva was a 13-year-old girl about to begin her ninth-grade studies on Sept. 1, 2004, the day when she, her mother and more than 1,100 others were taken hostage at School #1 in the North Ossetian town of Beslan. Now 19, Agunda has posted her recollections of Sept. 1-3, 2004, on her LiveJournal and Radio Echo of Moscow blogs.

Belarus: Charter97.org's Editor Found Dead

RuNet Echo  4 September 2010

Aleh Byabenin, a Belarusian journalist, founder and editor of the leading oppositional website Charter97.org, was found dead Friday. He was 36 years old. This short Charter97 item announcing his death already has 193 comments, mainly with words of condolence.

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