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· May, 2009

Stories about Ideas from May, 2009

Iran: YouTube, Broadway music and the Election

Campaigners in the Iranian elections have used YouTube in different ways to promote their favorite candidate or discredit their opponents. Four candidates will be on the ballot for the presidency...

Egypt: Cairo Refugee Film Festival

Integrating refugees in society is the aim of a film festival with a difference. Marwa Rakha learns about the Cairo Refugee Film Festival, being held from June 16 to 20...

Egypt: Anti-Male Circumcision Campaign

In 2008 Egypt passed a law that banned female circumcision (FGM). Today a group of bloggers started a campaign against male circumcision. Marwa Rakha picks up the story in this...

Jamaica, U.S. Virgin Islands: Cruise Control

Bahamas: Flooding

Trinidad & Tobago: AG Resigns

Singapore: First LGBT Rally

More than 2,500 people in Singapore gathered at Hong Lim Park to form a human Pink Dot - a symbol of love and inclusiveness. It was Singapore’s first public rally...

Trinidad & Tobago: Twitter

Bermuda: Gang Violence

Jamaica: The Calabash Experience

Japan: Aging Population and Public Transport

Dominica: Emancipation of the Mind

Trinidad & Tobago: Is It Art?

Trinidad & Tobago: Where's the Integrity?

Transparency and good governance have been popular topics in the Caribbean blogosphere of late. The latest debacle over integrity (or lack thereof?) comes from Trinidad and Tobago, where, in the...

Jamaica: Calabash & Language

Cuba: “Cubans Can Connect”

Jamaica: And now for the Bad News

Guyana, Barbados: Illegal Immigration

Qatar: Abaya, Yes or No?

Bahrain: No Longer Anonymous

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