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26 January 2007

Stories from 26 January 2007

Malaysia: Supporting The Bloggers

Ahfook in Malaysia is lists blog posts in support of the two bloggers who are being sued by a newspaper. The newspaper claims that the two bloggers have defamed the...

Chavez Plans to Revoke Station's Broadcast License in Venezuela

Los Amigos Invisibles con Patricia [at RCTV] by Alfredo Izaguirre F. Hugo Chavez, shortly after his re-election in December for a term of 6 more years of governance, announced that...

Hareega: Special Bathrooms

Dr Hareega, an Arab doctor in the US, is finding it difficult to find a restroom (bathroom) in the clinic he works at. “In the clinic I was looking for...

Israel: Jamming Against Forced Prostitution

Tel Avivian blogger Yohay Elam today attended a jamming session to make noise against forced prostitution. “Hundreds of women are held against their will in central cities in Israel, and...

Brazil Again: Blogs Banished from 2007 PanAm Games in Rio

The Brazilian blogosphere is becoming one of the main fronts in the battle against Internet censorship. The reason for that can be the growing audience created by the amount of...

Russia: Roma Wedding and Christmas

The flag of the Roma people. According to Wikipedia, it “was approved at the First World Romani Congress in 1971, held in London, UK. The flag consists of a background...

Senegal: Unrest in Casamance

Says Blog Politique du Senegal (Fr): “As predicted, tensions are rising [in Casamance] following the death of Diamacoune. The measliest local chief is going to develop ambitions as a future...

Kazakhstan: Blogger on Trial

Leila reports on the first blogger to go on trial for blogging in Kazakhstan.

Afghanistan: Prospering Women

Josh Foust, writing at Registan.net, says that when Afghani women are left to their own devices, they prosper.

Kyrgyzstan: New PM Candidate

Kyrgyz Report profiles the new candidate for prime minister in Kyrgyzstan.

Armenia: Khoren Palian

Zarchka laments the loss of Khoren Palian, a well-known performer of Armenian spiritual music.

Armenia: Skipping “The Priestess”

The Priestess is a new Armenian film with high production values. Rhyne of Armenia Blog wants to see the movie, but skpped out on doing so due to ridiculous ticket...

Afghanistan: Renewed Commitment

Safrang sees renewed international commitment to Afghanistan.

The Global Voices iTunes podcast feed — alive again!

Many, many apologies to those of you who attempted to access the iTunes MP3 feed for the Global Voices podcasts through this page and found the latest edition of The...

Bahrain: Commemorating Muharram in Style

It's the month of Muharram in the Muslim calendar – a month commemorated with a variety of activities in Bahrain. Blogger Mahmood Al Yousif pays a visit to a friend's...

Algeria: Advice to Arab-Americans

Algerian blogger Nouri urges Arab Americans to take a closer look at candidates running in next year's US Presidential race before they cast their votes. “Arab Americans face a political...

Iran:We want Peace

Amin Sabeti is refering to Iranian nuclear crisis and says that Iranian people want peace and do not want to pay for another war.He says in these last two years...

Iran:Donations for Arash Sigarchi

Marz Abi reports that Arash Sigarchi, journalist and blogger,who had been sent to jail because of his writing,is suffering from cancer.The blogger encourages people to send money to a bank...

South Africa: newspaper goes mobile

White African announces that South Africa's Mail & Guardian goes mobile, “Last week South Africa’s Mail & Guardian newspaper went mobile (actually, they had a closed subscription-based service prior, but...

Ghana: It's Harmattan again, Re-denomination of Ghanian Currency Looms Large, Why the Ghanian Worker Wants to Leave, and 82 Steps to Renew a Visa

Ghana is currently experiencing a harmattan, and this state of play evidently does not escape the comment of Leanne, of An American in Africa, who explains how the harmattan, which...

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