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· March, 2008

Below are posts about citizen media in English. Don't miss Global Voices, where Global Voices posts are translated into English! Read about our Lingua project to learn more about how Global Voices content is being translated into other languages.

Stories about English from March, 2008

Morocco: Tourism Demands Pig Farms

“One of the last things you would expect to find in Morocco is a pig farm. Given that the consumption of pork is a religious taboo it may come as...

Syria: I Blog, Therefore I am

Syrian Abu Fares explains why he blogs in this post. “I blog therefore I am,” he concludes.

Iraq: Raed Jarrar's Interview with PBS

Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar shares an interview conducted with him by PBS news hour.

Jordan: Delicious Pickings

Naseem Tarawnah, from Jordan, shares with us some of his “delicious pickings” in this post.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Laptop Incident

Trinidad and Tobago's Opposition Leader was recently suspended from Parliament for using his laptop without permission, but only a few bloggers seemed tuned in to the story...

Trinidad & Tobago: Fooling Ourselves

West Indies Cricket Blog quotes “Trinidad and Tobago cricket boss” Deryck Murray to underscore the point that “we are fooling ourselves”.

Trinidad & Tobago: A Woman Scorned

“WOMAN's son is murdered by her husband and the first thing that springs to the Trinbagonian mind is that she must have been horning him”: Trinidad and Tobago's latest murder/suicide...

Cuba: Can You Hear me Now?

News that Cubans will now be allowed to buy cell phones has been met with differing reactions by Cuban bloggers…El Cafe Cubano: “Cubans on average earn about $20 a month...

Jamaica: Hope & HIV

“Behind the images of hedonism in Jamaica, the specter of AIDS has overshadowed the glitter and garish of the Tourist Board commercials,” writes Geoffrey Philp, as he blogs about Hope:...

Guyana: Walking Trees?

Guyana-Gyal will believe anything…except that.

Zimbabwe: First 20 election results

This is Zimbabwe has the first 20 election results in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe: The story of Zimbabwe in photos

Zimbabwe elections in pictures: “The Netherlands Institute of Southern Africa (NiZA) kindly gave us a grant to capture the Zimbabwe election in pictures. Using that grant a team of 3...

Zimbabwe: First six seats announced

First six seats to be announced officially in Zimbabwe elections: “Chegutu West MDC MT 6772 / ZPF 3713 / MDC AM 750 /, Chipinge Central ZPF 6377 / MDC MT...

Zimbabwe: What is MDC waiting for?

Bev Clark writes about elections in Zimbabwe:”But what now? What is the MDC waiting for . . . the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s “official” results which everyone is suspicious of? It...

Uzbekistan: Presidential Daughter Establishes Think-Tank

Mansurhon tries to understand the purpose of the Center for Political studies founded by Gulnara Karimova, daughter of Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov and rumored successor of the country's leader.

Tajikistan: The murder of Russian journalist

Vadim is concerned that the wrong reporting of the murder of Russian journalist by mass media can increase the anti-Tajik sentiments in Russia.

Kazakhstan: Podcast Interview with Joanna Lillis

Adam Kesher meets Joanna Lillis, a journalist working in Kazakhstan for Eurasianet.Org and Al-Jazeera television. She’s been living in Kazakhstan for 3 years already, and they talk about her first...

Kazakhstan: Olympic Torch Lands in Almaty

KZBlog reports that the Olympic Torch will pass through Almaty on 2 April on its way out from Beijing to Istanbul. Almaty, former capital of Kazakhstan and its largest city,...

Afghanistan: Hazara People Want Justice

Mohammad writes that representatives of the Hazara ethnic group in Afghanistan arranged a large demonstration in Kabul on March 29, to stop migration of nomadic tribes that threatens agricultural sector...

Egypt: Human Rights Defenders Harassed

Or Does it Explode… links to a report submitted by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies to the United Nations Human Rights Council which says there has been “huge...

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