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Egypt activists hail Arab Nobel prize winner

Egyptian cyber dissidents who were touted as Nobel Peace Prize candidates, on Friday congratulated the Yemeni activist who shared the honour with two Liberians for her “well deserved win”. “Congratulations to Tawakkul Karman for her well deserved win,” Wael Ghonim posted in a Twitter message, describing himself as “a proud…

Technological changes may lead to “reading divide”

TOKYO (Reuters) – The rapid rise of e-books could lead to a “reading divide” as those unable to afford the new technology are left behind, even as U.S. reading and writing skills decline still further. At particular threat are African-American communities where many students are already falling behind their majority…

Obama to China: Free Nobel Prize winner

Reuters reports that police in Beijing have forced Liu Xia, the wife of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, out of her home in order to keep her away from the media. The officers said they wanted to take Liu to the prison in Jinzhou in the northeastern province of Liaoning, where…

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