Friday, January 13, 2012

Around The Blogosphere 13 Jan 2012



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Iran: Blogger May Face Death Penalty for Insulting Islam

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A 50-year old Iranian blogger, Mohammad Reza Pour Shajari (aka Siamak Mehr), has been charged with “insulting the Prophet of Islam” and “enmity with God” or “waging war against God”, charges that could carry the death penalty in Iran.


Kenya/Somalia: Twitter War: Kenyan Army Versus Al Shabaab

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Kenya's military incursion into Somalia against the militant group Al Shabaab dubbed “Operation Linda Nchi” (Swahili for “Operation Defend the Country”) has found a new battleground: Twitter.




Combating Slavery in Coffee and Chocolate Production

Jeff Nall, Op-Ed: Mainstream media outlets and consumers have been understandably quick to take note of the benefits chocolate and coffee offer. Yet most American consumers are ignorant to the mounting evidence indicating that the laborers whom they have to thank for cultivating these products are being grossly exploited, live in spiraling poverty, and, in some cases, are modern-day slaves.
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