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· November, 2009

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from November, 2009

28 November 2009

Egypt: A fine line between patriotism and chauvinism

The November 14 football match between Egypt and Algeria has turned into an ugly war and it got worse after Egypt's defeat on November 18 in Sudan. From the fury...

27 November 2009

USA: Native American Heritage Day

A new National Native American National Heritage day is being honored in the United States on November 27, the day after most people there celebrated Thanksgiving. Native Americans rejoice -...

25 November 2009

Greece: Police violence against migrant woman triggers reforms

A migrant woman from Armenia was beaten by police in Athens, Greece this week, leading to renewed promises of police reform from the new socialist government. A minister responds directly...

23 November 2009

Russia: Anti-fascists Mourn Murder of Activist Killed By Neo-Nazis

Yemen: A Civil or Proxy War?

The ongoing war in Yemen certainly warrants coverage on Global Voices Online, but Tarek Amr was really shocked when he realized there weren't many bloggers interested in the conflict. Here...

Qatar: Cartoon of maid abusing child raises ire

A cartoon published in a local paper in Qatar depicting a crazed maid abusing a child has raised the ire of Doha bloggers, many of whom are condemning the possible...

19 November 2009

Brazil: Do banks have metal or melanin detector doors?

Most banks in Brazil use revolving doors with metal detectors. But are they being used as an excuse to discriminate against people? A citizen media video reveals at least one...

Sri Lanka: What Is Your Race?

17 November 2009

Bhutan: Shangri-La or Ethnic Cleanser?

What is Bhutan? One camp glorifies Bhutan as the last Shangri-la and the other claims that it is practicing ethnic cleansing. Sonam Ongmo breaks some stereotypes.

Hungary: More on Imre Kertész's Interview

Impact of ICT on Indigenous Cultures: Rejuvenation or Colonization?

The Future of ICT for Development

Can ICT truly preserve and protect distinct identities and culture? The cultural debate surrounding deployment of ICT in the field of indigenous/ knowledge and culture simply refuses to die down.