15 March 2007

Stories from 15 March 2007

India: On street dogs

  15 March 2007

My Life on the culling of street dogs in Bangalore and how the dogs better treatment. “Once when I was returning home from Bangalore Central to my home near the airport by bus, I had to walk around a kilometer at 11pm. The streets were deserted and there were a...

South Asia: Inter Immigrant Solidarity

  15 March 2007

Sepia Mutiny on inter-immigrant solidarity in the US. “There are many layers of solidarity here: Islam, immigration, and a lot of professional overlap, particularly in the taxi and livery cab sector. Choudhury told me that Islam teaches that whenever there is tragedy in the community, anyone who is in a...

Bangladesh: On the future

  15 March 2007

Unheard Voices on the hope felt for the future of the country when in Dhaka. “You give the people of Bangladesh some opportunity to prove themselves, some financial backing, a roof to work under; they will bring about great things, they will make impossible things look very easy.”

Sri Lanka: Rise of peace professionals

  15 March 2007

groundviews on the rise of peace professionals in Sri Lanka. “At the initial phase that began in the late 1970s and ended in the late 1980s or the early 1990s, many peace activities were supported by the trade unions and the church (through the church some foreign assistance was given)....

Sri Lanka: Cricket!

  15 March 2007

A Voice in Colombo develops cricket fever! “Now the wait is over for the Sri Lankan cricket fans, and we are playing our first match of the tournament today.”

Guinea: the future of Friends of Guinea

  15 March 2007

Following the recent political turmoil in Guines, what will the future of Friends of Guinea be? “As mentioned in an earlier statement, FOG is not going anywhere. While we all hope for the Peace Corps’ re-insertion into Guinea as soon as is practicable and safe, FOG will remain active organization...

China: Neighbors talking on the Net

  15 March 2007

Things are looking slightly better for China's property owners, but the right to vote has yet to reach the cities. Over the past few years property owners have done their best to pick up the slack, but sometimes have to resort to violence to get their needs met. Do Chinese...

Arabisc: Egypt – The Home of Thousands of Political Prisoners

Egyptian blogger Ala'a Abdulfatah claims that there are thousands of political prisoners in his country, who are behind bars without trial. مصر فيها ألاف المعتقلين السياسيين، محدش يعرف عددهم بالظبط لكن عارفين كويس مدى الظلم الواقع عليهم و البهدلة اللي بتحصلهم، من أول معتقلي الجهاد للي محبوسين من الثمانينات لمعتقلي...

Brazil: Hip Hop and Education

  15 March 2007

On a program by Brazil's Ministry of Culture to use hip hop as a way to keep kids in school, Made in Brazil writes: “I had not read about the program before even though it was conceived by minister of Culture Gilberto Gil in 2003, but I highly agree that...

Panama: Carnival- Day 1

  15 March 2007

As promised, Rob Rivera has published a detailed first day account of his carnival adventure. “February is a very contradicting month: not only do you have the annual opportunity given to you by Hallmark to tell the person you love that you do (and if you didn’t then oh noes!)...

Panama: HSBC Sues Customer for Yahoo Postings

  15 March 2007

#1: From Panama's Noriegaville News: Uproar among expats about HSBC Panama SLAPP suit If the intention was to silence criticism of its service, the attempt has already miserably failed. A storm of protest and foreigners closing their accounts has so far been the result of a lawsuit HSBC Panama has...

Russia: Like A Spy Novel

  15 March 2007

Edward Lucas posts “another unpublished and polemical draft piece on what may be a systematic Kremlin campaign of murder and intimidation–but of course may just be groundless paranoia.”

Arabisc: Sorting Through Arabic Blogs

With thousands of posts on blogs written in Arabic daily, do you realise how difficult it is to pick a handful for translation for Global Voices Online twice a week? Moroccan blogger Mohammed Saeed Hjiouij seems to be suffering from the same problem. He is at a loss on which...

Egypt: List of Threatened Sites

Blogger Tim Seah lists the URLs of the blogs and websites being threatened with closure in Egypt here. “Since a court has yet to rule on whether these are libelous, archiving them in Egypt may be risky. So people outside of Egypt who might be interested in hosting mirrors, here...

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