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· September, 2009

Stories about Western Europe from September, 2009

30 September 2009

Serbia: The Death of a French Football Fan

Brice Taton, a 28-year-old French citizen and a fan of the Toulouse football team, was brutally beaten by fans of the Partizan football team in downtown Belgrade on Sept. 17,...

Denmark: International bloggers meet up to think about climate change

Copenhagen hosted the launch event of the European Blogging Competition TH!NK ABOUT IT - Climate Change, bringing together 92 European bloggers, and special guests from Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South...

UK: Przemek Wajerowicz's “From the Upper Deck”

Poland: Sexual Crimes and Roman Polanski

29 September 2009

Czech Republic: Temelín Nuclear Power Plant

Egypt: Another journalist to be deported

"Your name [is] on the computer." With those words Cairo-based Swedish journalist and blogger Per Bjorklund is being turned away from the Cairo Airport, where he landed a few hours...

People with disabilities and the promise of ICTs

The Future of ICT for Development

More than 600 million people in the world live with disabilities. Oftentimes, poverty and disabilities go hand-in-hand. Can the promise of ICTs help disabled people better integrate socially and economically?

26 September 2009

Global Voices Mentors Update: Warming up to Climate Change

A team of 31 Global Voices Blogger Mentors have each been paired with one Danish or African student in order to help them become more familiar with both the technical...

Japan: Homeless World Cup

22 September 2009

Tourism and HIV Infection in Thailand

Egypt: Will Farouk Hosni be Unesco's Next Director General ?

Egypt's culture minister Farouk Hosny is vying for Unesco's top post. Marwa Rakha sums up the reactions of bloggers towards this nomination and the election process.

21 September 2009

Can social media help make microfinance sustainable?

The Future of ICT for Development

Microfinance agencies provide loans to small businesspeople who often can’t meet the strict credit terms of large banks. Either these entrepreneurs don’t have the capital or the cash to back...

17 September 2009

EU: Russophone Bloggers React to Dairy Farmers’ Protest

LJ user drugoi hosts a discussion of the Belgian dairy farmers' protest over low milk prices.

12 September 2009

Françafrique casts shadow in Gabon, Madagascar, and Mauritania

Recent violence in Gabon and Madagascar, and a contested election in Mauritania, have added fuel to the idea that France 's influence looms large in the political arenas of her...

8 September 2009

Global Voices Bloggers Mentor New Danish and African Bloggers

Emails have begun to fly this week between 31 Global Voices mentors and 31 participants in a newly launched educational program in Copenhagen, Denmark called Global Change.

4 September 2009

France: Secularity, Required for Democracy and Human Rights

The French concept of the secular seems so distinctive that even the English-language Wikipedia's entry on the issue uses the French term, laïcité, worded in French, to describe it. Suzanne...

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