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14 November 2005

Stories from 14 November 2005

Uruguayans Say Military is Unnecessary

Do away with the military? Anarchogeek links to a poll which says that 55% of Uruguayans say the military is unnecessary.

Venezuela, Mexico: Severed Diplomatic Relations

The Devil's Excrement, Alex Lanz (ES), and Daniel Duquenal comment from the Venezuelan blogosphere on the recent diplomatic spat between the Venezuelan and Mexican governments while Goleech (ES), World News...

Trinidad and Tobago, Bahrain: World Cup Qualifier

Caribbean Free Radio has plenty of links (and a podcast) on reaction to Trinidad and Tobago's latest match against Bahrain.

Puerto Rico: Blog of the Week

Tinta Digital by Eugenio Martínez has been selected as the first blog of the week (ES) in Puerto Rico's new blog directory, PuertoBlogs. Cultural Agents describes the first Winter Institute...

Azerbaijan: The Week in Politics

neweurasia has a roundup of the week's political news from Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan: Elivator Ettiquette

Carpetblogger reports on the need for elivator ettiquette in Baku.

Kyrgyzstan: Youth Policy

Mirsuljan Namazaliev discusses youth policy in Kyrgyzstan.

Kazakhstan: Public Enemy

A Kazakh official says that his government does not rule out the possibility of bringing charges against Sacha Bara Cohen a.k.a. Ali G because of his character, Borat, who poses...

Uzbekistan: Demystifying Sunshine

Olesya of neweurasia discusses the Sunshine Coalition, an Uzbek opposition party, and a representative of the coalition responds in the comments.

Dominican Republic: Violence and Politics

What's it like to run for Senator in the Dominican Republic? Ana Fernandez recounts a harrowing tale of violence and a car chase in her mother's run for Senate.

Chile's First Bloggers Legal Workshop: Building a New Common Sense

On 12 of November, the first ever Chilean “Taller Legal” (Legal workshop) took place in the brand new “Santiago Library”. More than 170 people attend the event, organized by Digital...

Egypt: RSF Award Manal and Alaa Blog

Arabic Weblog “Manal and Alaa's Bit Bucket“ wins Special Award from Reporters Without Borders. Announcement comes early in light of United Nations World Summit on the Information Society.

Iran: Save Heritage

Shahram Kholdi says the Centre for the Defence of Human Rights, led by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi , has taken legal action against the ministries of Oil...

Jordan: A million signatures against terror

Ahmad Humeid hopes that the call for a campaign to gather one million signatures against terror and its ideologyidea is taken up by the Jordanian media and NGOs.

Egypt: Syria like Egypt

The Big Pharaoh quoting his mom on her return from a visit to Syria, she says: “Girls wearing tight jeans and tight tops were walking freely without getting verbally harassed...

Bahrain: Future Forum

Mahmood wondering: Do they think that hosting a forum for the Future in an Arab country was going to get them some results?

Abdolkarim released

The Egyptian blogger who was detained by secutiry forces on the 26th of October has been released. Previously covered on GVO here, here and here. Karim wrote about his own...

Africa: United states of?

Chippla's Weblog, asks if there will soon be a “United States of AFrica”? “Do these names mean anything to you: Thabo Mbeki, Olusegun Obasanjo, John Kufuor, Abdoulaye Wade, Meles Zenawi,...

Nigeria: Oro

Nigerian blog, Oro posts his first report from Tunis where he and several other Nigerians are attending the WSIS conference this week. “We left for the airport at about 7pm...

Malawi: new websites

Malwai blog, Soyapi Mumba announces two new websites for Malawi. One from the British High Commission and the other Malawi's Daily Times and there is more to come.

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