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· October, 2009

Stories about Ideas from October, 2009

Trinidad & Tobago: Death Penalty

“The term ‘death penalty’ is a literary iceberg – two words that hide a huge amount of detail beneath the surface”: Know TnT.com examines the issue.

Antigua & Barbuda: Ending Gender Violence

“I want to beat power and gender inequalities to a pulp, starting with enforcement of good legislation designed to protect women”: Antigua's playing with ink invites us to join in...

Guyana: Restorative Justice

“Recent years have found the Caribbean embroiled in the challenges of drug trafficking, money laundering, murder, rape, robbery and crimes of all sorts”: Guyana's caribbeanlawbytes wonders whether the region is...

Guyana: Uniformity

Individualism and free expression are made up of much more than clothing. Signifyin’ Guyana explains.

Kuwait: Weird Wedding Things

“Do you guys know of any other weird things brides do before their wedding?” asks Kuwaiti blogger eshda3wa after her friends has decided to go into hiding before her big...

Egypt: Egyptian Male Blogger Orders Artificial Hymen

So much was said and written about the artificial virginity hymen kit - that Egyptian male blogger Mohamed Al Rahhal just had to buy one. Marwa Rakha brings us the...

Video: Winners of UN Contest became Citizen Ambassadors

We bring you the 5 winning videos for the UN contest where participants sent in a video stating what they would tell world leaders if they had the chance. The...

Cuba: Contemplating Change

“I think that for Cuba to transition to an open society from a society ‘with some emergency exits’, some of the people now occupying positions of power in the government...

UAE: Hijab as a marketing ploy

Abayachic questions the use of hijab as a marketing ploy.

Bahamas: Effects of Colonialism

“There’s an affliction that strikes countries whose histories come out of colonialism. It’s the sense that what happens in your space of the world…is not quite real. It isn’t really...

Bahamas: Homosexual Rights

Catch a fire and Wishful Thinking discuss homosexuality in the Bahamas.

Saudi Arabia: Stuff Saudi People Like

Find out what Stuff Saudi People Like on this blog.

Trinidad & Tobago: Politics & Race

“When it comes to race in politics, Trinidad and Tobago has a colourful past”: Taran Rampersad thinks it's time for a change.

Cuba: Feeling the Disconnect

Cuba's Generation Y feels like a nomad in cyberspace, but is confident that “one day my blog will be found on a server on this Island and, believe me, it...

Bermuda: PATI Problems

Vexed Bermoothes says that Bermuda's draft freedom of information law “is a rather opaque transparency law. It also misses a singular opportunity to protect whistleblowers…”

St. Lucia: Death of the Artiste?

“In the Caribbean you’re more likely to wake up one day in summer and find it snowing than find a writer or poet who believes that the way to get...

Caribbean: Rethinking Online Publishing

Caribbean bloggers imagine an online writing and publishing community using participatory media to overcome the difficulties of book publishing in the region.

UAE: Sending a Child to School

Sending a child to school for the first time, could be difficult on many parents. Palestinian Eman, who lives in the UAE, discusses her thoughts and feelings on her son's...

UAE: Desperate Housewife

Palestinian Eman, who lives in the UAE, discusses her life as a ‘deperate’ housewife, whose life and work rotates around her home.

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Liberalism

Majid Al Hamdan [Ar], from Saudi Arabia, shares the story of Saudi liberalism in this post.

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