Richard Leakey blogs about his concern regarding ivory auctions in South Africa. “…I believe that auctioning the ivory stockpiles would cause poaching to increase particularly in the central, eastern and western African elephant range states where poaching is not yet properly controlled.”
6 November 2008
Stories from 6 November 2008
Tim Hurst of Ecopoliticology blog posts an entertaining video titled '5 Green Obama Dreams'. The video mentions his posts on high resolution energy resource maps and the solar powered lawnmower....
Al Ghad, Ayman Nour's Party headquarters burnt down one day before their general assembly. According to blog reports, thugs burnt down the building and hampered firemen's efforts to put the fire out. In addition to losing their headquarters, the political party also lost 20 of its members - who were rounded up and arrested instead of the thugs.
Despite the recent spate of fires encountered in Egypt, today brings a different story of yet another fire - one started in the political Al Ghad Party's headquarters, in Cairo. Lasto Adri brings us the reactions of shocked bloggers.
I received an invitation to join a group named “Dr. Shaimaa Fouad … May you rest in Peace.” I did not know her and I wondered why anyone would invite me to such a group. Little did I know! Dr. Shaimaa Fouad died defending herself, writes Marwa Rakha, who tells us who the victim is.
The Kabiles are soldiers that are part of the Guatemalan Army that has a poor track record of human rights abuses. Now, they are members of a UN peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Many are wondering whether their controversial and aggressive training methods, and their reputation as a "killing machine" coincides with the task of peacekeeping in this African nation.
What will the Middle East look like 25 years from now? That was the assignment the World Policy Journal gave Mona El Tahawy for their 25th anniversary edition. Mona decided to have some fun and imagine. This is what she came up with, mixing real people in imaginary scenarios in 2033. Who knows? They might come true!
On November 1, Al Masry Al Youm shocked its readers with an article about two girls who went to the police station to report a sexual harassment incident but instead, they were detained for six hours and harassed by the officers on duty.
Harm reduction initiatives are gradually taking root in Ukraine, a country with one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics in Europe (e.g., the first methadone substitution therapy programs, still illegal in Russia, were introduced in Ukraine in 2004). But having the government's approval for such programs is not enough for them to succeed: for one thing, general public and law enforcement officials should be aware of the situation and of the efforts to change it for the better. Ukrainian blogger mazay writes about a recent attempt to educate a group of Kyiv police officers.
Following David's article on “The Phantom of Police State” coming back with Chen Yun-lin (陳雲林)'s visit to Taiwan on 3 of Nov, I have collected some visual materials showing the...
We've been following the progress of the YouTube Aspiring Citizen Journalist competition "Project:Report" organized along with the Pulitzer Center to select an amateur video journalist to win a 10 000 USD fellowship to film a story of their choice. The finalists have been selected, and we'll present three of them to you.