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21 September 2010

Stories from 21 September 2010

Slovenia: Severe Floods and… Surfing?!

While severe floods plague Slovenia [SLO], Balkan portals from Croatia to Macedonia keep republishing a video clip named “wakeboarding in Ljubljana at 1am,” showing a car towing a surfer through...

Macedonia, Greece: Porcupine Tree Concert in Thessaloniki

Macedonian blogs Baba mi Trajanka (My Grandma Trajanka) and Voodoo Lounge published a multimedia reportage [MKD] and a favorable review [MKD] about the concert of a UK progressive rock band...

Egypt: Mubarak Leads the World

A doctored photograph which appeared in an Egyptian paper showing Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak at the Washington Middle East peace meeting has been exposed. Issandr El Amrani, from The Arabist,...

Egypt: A 210-year-old map on Google Earth

How would a 210-year-old map of Cairo look on Google Earth today? Egyptian blogger Mostafa attempts an answer, with must-see illustrations.

Algeria: Who's in the Cabinet?

Who makes up the Algerian cabinet? The Moor Next Door has the answer here.

Algeria: Women in Parliament

In this post, The Moor Next Door takes a closer look at women in the Algerian parliament, as well as relationships within the Algerian government.

Egypt: Did Gamal Mubarak Order a Blog Block?

Zeinobia, from Egypt, reports that political activist and blogger Amr Osama's blog was allegedly blocked, following a complaint from Gamal Mubarak‘s office.

Bahrain: Doctored Translations

“Some of our illustrious press carried a doctored translation in Arabic of what the US State Department spokesman said when asked about the deteriorating security situation in Bahrain,” writes Bahraini...

Egypt/Syria: Free Tal

Egyptian Zeinobia reports on a protest held by Egyptian activists in front of the Syrian Embassy in Cairo in solidarity with arrested 19-year-old Syrian blogger Tal Mallohi. More information is...

Palestine: Family Matters

Palestinian writer Khulud at Life in Fragments blogs about the “importance” of coming from a respected family in obtaining a job offer, and how she would rather be recognised for...

India: An Inspiring Train Journey

“Tata Jagriti Yatra is an annual train journey that that takes 400 of India’s highly motivated youth (with some participation of international students) on an 18-day national train-journey, introducing them...

Maldives: Less Women in Government Positions

Haumaldives criticizes the decrease in representations of women in government jobs during the tenure of the present government.

Sri Lanka: Social Good Day In Colombo

Amitha Amarasinghe informs that Social Good Day Colombo will take place on the 23rd of September at Refresh Colombo, which is the monthly meet-up of Colombo’s web and technology enthusiasts’...

Tanzania: Running for office using Kanga and social media

A Tanzanian politician uses kanga and social media to campaign: “The fact that Zitto Kabwe is reporting via Twitter, blog, Flickr and Facebook from Kigoma North, while at the same...

Namibia: Teaching English in Namibia

Lynn shares her experience teaching English in Windhoek, Namibia: “English is the official language of Namibia and my understanding is that public school classes are taught in English. I think...

Africa: Ajami Writing System

Do you know Ajami writing system?: “Ajami writing system has been used for at least at least a thousands years in parts of Africa. As I understand it, the script...

Africa: The Black Venus

Africa is a Country posts a 30-second trailer of the movie “Venus Noire” (Black Venus) about the life of Sara Baartman, the 18th century young Khoi woman publicly exhibited as...

Kenya: Governance Reform From Below

Tobias writes about John Githongo‘s lecture and a new social movement in Kenya: “The lecture took place almost exactly a year ago, and in it you can see the seeds...

Argentina: Citizen Journalism in La Plata

Letra Compartida [es] is an online citizen news website from La Plata. Citizen journalists can register on the site for free and upload text, photos, audio and videos.

Venezuela: Blogging About Colonial Art

In the blog Arte Colonial en Venezuela [es], Art Historian Janeth Rodríguez writes about Colonial Art in Venezuela.

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