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· July, 2009

Stories about Western Europe from July, 2009

30 July 2009

Hijablogging: On Burqas and Bans

Although the practice of wearing hijab has been around since pre-Islamic times, the debate surrounding it has increased in recent years. Whereas in some countries, hijab is mandated, in others,...

29 July 2009

United Kingdom: Barcamp Transparency in Oxford

Around 50 people gathered for Barcamp Transparency at the Oxford University Club last Sunday to discuss issues of transparency in open government, social media and cyberactivism.

Bermuda, U.K.: Missed Celebrations

28 July 2009

Ecuador: Woman Attempts to Auction Virginity Online in Spain

An Ecuadorian immigrant living in Valencia, Spain decided to put her virginity up for an online auction to help pay for medical care for her ailing mother. The ads were...

10 July 2009

Azerbaijan: An Interview with Scary Azeri

Unashamedly acerbic, but alway humorous, Scary Azeri in Suburbs has fast become popular with many interested in the South Caucasus and posts have even been republished by the media in...

Czech Republic: A story of engineerial ingenuity

Syria: Asma Al Assad in the UK Press

6 July 2009

Russia-Germany: Resurrection of Berlin wall painting

Kenya: Kenya against Ireland in Intercontinental Cup

Egyptian woman killed in German court for being veiled

Egyptian bloggers join forces to decry the murder of a veiled Egyptian woman in a German court. Marwa El Sherbini, 32, who was pregnant at the time of her murder...

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