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2 December 2010

Stories from 2 December 2010

Bahrain: The Rise of Social Media

Bahraini Yacoob blogs about the trial of 25 Bahrainis, included two bloggers, accused of instigating violence against the state and spreading false information. He discusses the role of citizen journalists,...

El Salvador: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Voices from El Salvador writes about the local coverage of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25: “Given these troubling statistics, the situation women...

MENA: The Social Media Scene in the Middle East

The Huffington Post‘s Arianna Huffington shares her views on the social media scene in the Middle East here.

Colombia: HiperBarrio Receives Community Journalism Award

Rising Voices project HiperBarrio [es] obtained the First Community Journalism Award of the Municipality of Medellín- University of Antioquia (in Spanish, Primer Premio de Periodismo Comunitario Municipio de Medellín –...

Mexico: Felipe Calderón's Hits and Misses in Four Years in Office

Perla Cristal Gomez in Vivir México [es] looks at President Felipe Calderón's hits and misses during his four years in office. She ends her post asking her readers what they...

Saudi Arabia: Top 10 Twitter Users

Saudi Jeans shares his list of the top 10 Twitter users in Saudi Arabia here.

Egypt: Journalist Youssef Shaaban Arrested, then Released

Zeinobia writes about the ordeal of journalist Youssef Shaaban, who was arrested during a protest in Alexandria, and allegedly framed with possession of narcotics. Marwa Rakha also writes about Shaaban's...

Qatar: Jeers, Cheers as Country is Awarded 2022 World Cup

Qatar celebrates after FIFA awards the country World Cup 2022 bid - Internet responds with cheers and jeers for the tiny desert country's win over the US, Australia, South Korea...

Saudi Arabia: Is Saudi Jeans blocked in the UAE?

Saudi blogger Ahmed Al Omran, of Saudi Jeans, is concerned his blog might be blocked in the United Arab Emirates. Is it really blocked?

Israel: Ready for War?

“Is anyone really ever ready for war?” asks Israeli A Soldier's Mother in this post.

Pakistan: Zardari's Sister As President

“According to the recent WikiLeaks data, Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari want his sister to succeed him,” informs Chowrangi.

Maldives: Somali Pirates And Drug Smuggling

Hassan Ziayu is worried about the presence of Somali pirate ships in the waters of Maldives and comments: “Maldives is not capable of protecting its waters and its waters are...

Sri Lanka: WikiLeaks And The Lankanosphere

London, Lanka And Drums rounds up Sri Lankan bloggers’ reactions on the publishing of US embassy cables by WikiLeaks.

Pakistan: More Trouble In The Pakistan Flood Camps

Zubaida Noor of Peshawar, Pakistan reports from the Pakistan flood camps that severe cold is aggravating the plights of the flood victims.

Pakistan: Role Of Technology In Mobilizing People

Jehan Ara at In The Line Of Wire interviews Pakistani entrepreneur and blogger Sabeen Mahmud, who discusses the role of technology in mobilizing people.

Africa: Investing in Africa Moment

The future of investment in Africa: “The Kenya ICT Board will host a team from I/O ventures, comprising entrepreneurs & founders will from Silicon Valley who will visit Nairobi on...

Nigeria/Cuba: Historical connection between Calabar & Cuba

Dr. Ivor Miller, an American and a Fullbright Scholar, connects the dot between the people of Calabar (Nigeria) and Cuba. It is a fascinating discovery and Dr. Miller’s knowledge and...

Ghana: Waiting for fried, ripe plantain with ginger in Accra

Emmanuel introduces his readers to Kelewele: “In this specific case, kelewele (pronounced kay-lay-way-lay), which is, in essence, fried, ripe plantain (generally sweet), with ginger. You can occasionally take it with...

Africa: What is your African theme song?

What is your African theme song?: “While I love all types of music from classic soul hits to Latin jazz, at my core I’m an African hip hop baby. This...

Azerbaijan: First Lady responds to Cablegate criticism?

As Azerbaijan braces itself for yet more revelations from classified U.S. Embassy cables released this week by Wikileaks, some interesting developments are occurring on Twitter. In particular, an account presenting...

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