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· September, 2010

Stories about North America from September, 2010

Jordanian Bloggers Promote Dialogue With U.S.

Jordanian bloggers advocate for dialogue and moderation rather than extremism in responding to U.S. misconceptions toward Muslims.

China and the U.S.A: Yuan's value and stock market's move

George Chen notices a coincidence happened before the China national day: Goldman Sachs chose the day to sell up to $2 billion-worth of shares of its stake in Industrial and...

Azerbaijan: Obama calls for bloggers’ release

Dönməzlik blog [AZ] says that it was surprised to discover that US President Barack Obama raised the issue of Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli, two video blogging youth activists imprisoned...

Egypt: The US, Sharia Courts and Hysteria

Issandr El Amrani, from The Arabist, shares his thoughts on Islamophobia, Sharia courts and hysteria in this post.

Ecuador: Former Football Referee Caught Smuggling Heroin to United States

Ecuadorians are devastated and surprised by news about one of their citizens: this past week, football referee Byron Moreno Ruales was caught trying to smuggle 6 kilos of heroin strapped...

Russia: Lost and Found in Translation

Poemless posts a follow-up to her earlier entry about the contemporary Russian literature available in English.

D.R. of Congo: Okapi Radio, Winner of “Free Media Pioneer” Awards

The International Press Insitute (IPI) has granted Okapi Radio, the UN Radio in D.R. of Congo, with a "Free Media Pioneer" Award. The radio has been broadcasting since February 2002...

Japan: Relics of a US Army-Air Force base

Ruins explorer and novelist Michael John Grist documented through pictures [en] what remains of Camp Drake, a joint US Army/Air Force base in Saitama (north of Tokyo) active until the...

Humorous Web Reactions to Thursday's Facebook Outage

Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 500 million users. The website was offline for a few hours on September 23, 2010. Several jokes about the Facebook outage...

Ethiopia/USA: Protesters and supporters welcome Meles Zenawi

Konobusiness blogs about the controversial visit by Ethiopian Prime Minister to Columbia University: “The intensity of the crowd, both pro and anti-Zenawi, caught police officers off guard as they were...

Public policy expert and blogger Sergio Marxuach recently commented that Puerto Rico's recession [ES] has already lasted 54 months, and that there seems to be no end in sight. His...

Italy: Social Media Week in Milan and Worldwide

Social Media Week is an eclectic, multi-city event (Sept 20-24) aimed at connecting people, content, and conversations about emerging trends in social and mobile media.

Global Voices Bloggers at UN Millennium Development Goals Summit

Four Global Voices bloggers are currently attending the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals in New York City (September 20-22). In their personal blogs and on Twitter, they...

Bahrain: Doctored Translations

“Some of our illustrious press carried a doctored translation in Arabic of what the US State Department spokesman said when asked about the deteriorating security situation in Bahrain,” writes Bahraini...

USA and Ghana: The most powerful black men on twitter

Abena links to a list of the “100 Most Powerful Black Men on Twitter“, but is disappointed that so many of the names come from the entertainment industry. “Are black...

USA: “Science Blogging” Goes Global, Gains Respect

A global online community of scientists have recently emerged as an influential and important contributor to worldwide journalism about science. They have grown more sophisticated in their communications, now catching...

South Asia: Bloggers on ‘Burn a Qur'an Day’

In the past week pastor Terry Jones caused much controversy in the US and across the world with his planned burn a Koran day event to mark the anniversary of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Love vs. Hate

KnowTnT.com says of the U.S. pastor who intends to burn the Quran on September 11: “Let us get to the real heart of this matter, which is not about God's...

Getting to Know the Global Voices Latin America Team

The Global Voices Latin America team of volunteer authors has grown over the past three years. During this transition and the presentation of a new Regional Editor, Silvia Viñas, let's...

MENA: Voicing Support for Arrested Bahraini Blogger Ali Abdulemam

Outrage over the arrest of Bahraini human rights activist and blogger Ali Abdulemam has sparked an outpouring of support from around the world.

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