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· October, 2009

Stories about Weblog from October, 2009

31 October 2009

Honduras: The Beginning of the End of the Crisis?

An agreement that would reinstate deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya back into a power-sharing government is now in the hands of Congress, which could approve the deal and which could...

Ukraine: Swine Flu (and Some Election Politics)

On Oct. 30, after a few days of alarming reports on an outbreak of respiratory illness in western Ukraine, the first swine flu-related death was confirmed, and PM Tymoshenko ordered...

30 October 2009

Paraguay: Addressing the Growing Security Concerns

The recent kidnapping of a cattle rancher has stirred up debate about who is ultimately responsible for the security concerns and whether the blame placed on President Fernando Lugo is...

Nicaragua: Protests in Managua Show Divisions Within Student Movements

In Nicaragua, divisions within student groups have been evident during recent protests in Managua about the university budget and recent comments by the US Ambassador about a Supreme Court decision.

China: Bridging the gap? Interviewing bridge bloggers

The Chinese blogosphere, as we all know, is booming. As one of the largest on the planet, it is constantly evolving and simultaneously being set back by the all-too-famous governmental...

29 October 2009

Egypt: The top 10 most influential people

Gamal Mubarak, son of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak -- who is expected to succeed his father -- was among the 2009 TIME 100 Finalists. Egyptian bloggers have their say in...

Uruguay: Two Plebiscites Fail to Pass

On the same day as the Presidential elections in Uruguay, voters did not pass two plebiscites that would have given Uruguayans abroad the right to vote and the annulment of...

Japan: When Your Wife is Sick

When Japanese “corporate livestock” (社蓄 shachiku) culture and values on marriage collide – more than 300 people responded to this question on the mega forum Hatsugen Komachi: Should a husband...

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...

28 October 2009

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...

Videos on how Maternal Mortality Affects Communities

Conversations for a Better World

When a woman dies during pregnancy, childbirth or due to complications after delivery, it affects not only the family, but also the whole community.

Mozambique: Expectations toward the '09 elections

For the first time, Mozambique simultaneously hosts presidential, legislative and provincial parliament elections, the latter are the first in the history of the country.

China's Dark Satanic Mills

On Oct. 14th, Chinese photographer Lu Guang won this year's $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his photos on China’s environment. The Fund’s website posts the following...

Uruguay: Presidential Election Heads for Runoff

The Uruguayan President election is heading to a runoff to take place on November 29, as no candidate reached the needed 50% + 1 mark during the first round held...

Hungary, Serbia: Tragedy At The Border

A group of 19 Kosovo Albanians tried to cross the Hungarian-Serbian river border illegally on Oct. 15; fifteen of them are now reported missing; three bodies have been found by...

27 October 2009

Disaster Management and the role of ICTs

The Future of ICT for Development

In a first post of the series, we explore the role of ICTs in Disaster Management and the paradigm shift in Disaster Management strategies that came about post the aftermath...

Dominican Republic: Cancer Awareness Campaigns

Cancer prevention campaigns in the Dominican Republic have been raising awareness for prevention and treatment, as well as providing support to those families that have been afflicted with the disease.

Azerbaijan: Video blogger trial postponed… again (updated)

In what many consider to be a politically motivated trial to stifle dissent in Azerbaijan, video blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli once again appeared in court in...

Featured Editor: Veronica Khokhlova

Veronica Khokhlova has been Global Voices' Central and Eastern Europe Editor since January 2006 when she first published an "Introduction to the Ukrainian Blogosphere". She splits her time between Kyiv,...

Nepal's Dalit Women: Fighting For Dignity

The constitution of Nepal guarantees equality for the dalits or the 'untouchables'. But in the real world, outside long winding provisions of the constitution and legalese, the dalits are still...

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