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· November, 2009

Stories about Politics from November, 2009

Iran: Students surprised Ahmadinejad's advisor in Paris

Iranian students in Paris criticized Iranian government and its repression policy against Iranian students and opposition in a meeting with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian president's advisor in Paris. Here are the...

Iran: A blogger released, another arrested

Iranian authorities released Mohammad Ali Abtahi,former vice president and blogger on a $700,000 bail one week ago after his lawyer said he had been sentenced to six years in prison....

Trinidad & Tobago: Right the Wrongs

Now Is Wow Too says the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister's position on gay rights “leaves much to be desired”.

Dominica: Those Politicians

Dominina Weekly shares its thoughts on regional politicians.

Trinidad & Tobago: Numb from CHOGM

This Beach Called Life features a press ad that was taken out by “a group who knows Trinidad and Tobago better than any foreign or local politician”, adding in a...

Barbados: 43rd Anniversary of Independence

Today, the 43rd anniversary of Barbados’ independence, has bloggers talking about what the occasion means.

Singapore: Is It a City or Country?

Is Singapore a city or a country? This question seems silly since Singapore is globally recognized as an independent state. But for Singapore Law Minister K. Shanmugam, Singapore should be...

Thailand: Former Prime Minister Passes Away

Samak Sundaravej — former Bangkok Governor, cooking show host, and Thailand's 25th Prime Minister passed away last November 24. Read the reactions from Bangkok bloggers and twitterers.

Russia: Thousands Protest Against Trading Center Construction

On November 29, thousands of people in Moscow went out on the streets to protest against the construction of a new trading center. This center would replace the “Cherkizovski” market...

Ecuador: Carlos Vega Book

In Ecuador, Eduardo Varas reviews the most recent book written by Carlos Vera [es] and its place in the current conflict between the government and the press.

Russia: How Passengers of “Nevsky Express” Tell Their Stories Through Social Media

The crash of the "Nevsky Express" train happened far from any major populated area. It took several hours for reporters to arrive on the spot. Only then the first photographs...

Hungary: Violence “Behind Doors”

This month, Hungarian NGOs joined the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. Marietta Le describes the situation with domestic violence in Hungary and translates one blogger's post on...

Namibia: Polling ends, counting begins

Namibia Presidential and National Assembly 2009 has come to an end, African Elections Project reports.

Namibia: Live Elections Blog

Live Elections Blog as Namibia votes on November 27 and 28, 2009.

Africa: Why are African intellectuals so depressing?

Why are African intellectuals so depressing?, wonders Kenyan blogger Kaasa: “Hello! Today on my way back to the hotel, I saw the current Oct-Dec 2009 BBC Focus on Africa magazine...

Namibia: Online Resources for Namibia Elections 2009

Selection of online resources for Namibia Elections 2009, which ends today.

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...

Namibia: Namibia elections 2009 mashup

Namibia citizens can submit reports of election related incidents to Namibia Elections 2009 site, “By sending a message to 0855900886. By sending an email to namibianrights@gmail.com. By filling a form...

China: Law or Justice?

According to Chongqing Evening News, by November 15th 2905 suspects had been arrested during a massive crackdown on gangs in the municipality of Chongqing, a major city with 30 million population and provincial status. The campaign...

Haiti: Lavalas Banned From Elections

Repeating Islands reports that “Haiti’s electoral council has banned the influential party of exiled former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from next year’s legislative elections.”

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