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· October, 2010

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 October, 2010

Bangladesh: Participating In Global Hand Washing Day 2010

“The students of The Dhaka Project staged 6 different drama’s addressing the importance of awareness of Global Hand Washing Day on 30th October 2010,” informs Touhid at The Dhaka project...

India: Free Speech Or Sedition?

Indian novelist, essayist and activist Arundhati Roy's recent statement on Kashmir stirred a debate across India. Along-with Indian media, the Indian blogosphere and social networking sites have exploded with reactions...

Caribbean: Hurricane Tomas

Trinidad and Tobago, the twin island republic that seemed to be directly in Tomas‘ path on Friday, was spared its effects, but as the storm veered north, islands that had...

Americas: Virtual Memorial for 72 Victims of Migrant Mass-Killing

Over the last two months, renowned journalist Alma Guillermoprieto has led an online project in response to the mass killing of seventy-two migrants that took place in the Mexican state...

Georgia: Halloween protests & revelry

The Young Georgians examines the history of Halloween, and not least in Georgia where controversy often results in religious groups objecting to young people holding their own events. This year...

Armenia: Nationalist backlash against Azerbaijan film festival

Unzipped and Le Retour (in 3 Parts) comment on the nationalist backlash to a festival of films from Azerbaijan to be staged in Yerevan, Armenia, next week. The former says...

Egypt: From Dakar … with love

Fatma Emam, an Egyptian female blogger, wrote about her experience in searching for her real identity during her visit to Dakar.

Egypt: Unauthorized Hebrew translation of a novel

M. Lynx Qualey, commented on the latest news that Egyptian author Alaa Al Aswany has lashed out at an unauthorized Hebrew translation of his most popular novel “The Yacoubian building“.

Egypt: The Story of Totalitarianism

Egyptian-in-USA wrote interesting reflections from George Orwell's novel 1984, projecting them to the current political situation in Egyptian today.

Palestine: Autumn in Gaza

Lina, who blogs at Live From Gaza gives us a view of the brooding autumnal sky from her window.

Jordan: Political Cartoonists Take Aim at Campaign Posters

Jordanian social media writers continue to focus their writing about the November 9th parliamentary elections on the election posters covering the country, and particularly the capital city, Amman.

MENA: Women Writing; Women Reading

Canadian expat, Maryanne Gabbani, recommended a few of her favorite female writers from the Arab world. In a way, she is trying to prove her experience that while life for...

Vietnam: Analysis on blog arrests

Saigonnezumi from Vietnam provides some background to the “crackdown’ of bloggers in Vietnam in the past year.

‘Bloggers for Malaysia’ group

The ‘Bloggers for Malaysia’ group was formed this month to protect the welfare of bloggers in Malaysia in light of the recent cases filed by the police against online critics...

Malaysia: Universal Service Provision fund

Bloggers from Malaysia demand an accounting of the Universal Service Provision fund which is being collected from telecommunication companies in order to improve internet connectivity in the rural areas.

Malaysia: Questionable overseas trips of tourism minister

Wee Choo Keong, a blogger-parliamentarian from Malaysia questions the cost of the 16 overseas trips made by the tourism minister last year.

Mexico: Drug Gangs Using Guerrilla Tactics?

Tim Johnson says that, “Thursday’s killing of nine police is important for what it reveals about the tactical military capabilities of drug gangs.”

Pakistan: Paypal Denied

Faisal Khan updates the struggle of Pakistani net users to bring Paypal to Pakistan.

Pakistan: Who’s perception is this?

Faisal Kapadia at Deadpan Thoughts questions the transparency and methodology of the Transparency International's Pakistan operation and the validity of its corruption perception index.

Tanzania: Vote, don't wage war

“Today is the last day of campaigning before Tanzania and Zanzibar go to the polls to elect a new Government. Elections in Zanzibar are extremely close-fought events, though you wouldn’t...

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