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9 November 2007

Stories from 9 November 2007

Russia: Aleksei Pichugin's Trial Blogger Nominated for the BOBs

For the second year in a row, LJ user sivilia-1 (Russian journalist Vera Vasilieva) is taking part in Deutsche Welle's Best of the Blogs Awards (the BOBs). Her blog is...

Brazil: 5 years old boy dressed as Spiderman saves baby

Rachel Glickhouse, from Adventures of a Gringa in Rio, brings a piece of news that happened in Santa Catarina, state in the south of Brazil: “5-year old boy named Riquelme...

Jordan Remembers Amman Bombings

It's been two years since over 60 people were killed in the Amman bombings in Jordan. Two years ago, Global Voices kept the world up to date in the minutes...

Pakistan: Student Protests update

An update on student protests at LUMS in Lahore at

Pakistan: Emergency 2007 Wiki

A wiki – Emergency 2007 has been set up for “Documenting political developments starting on November 3, 2007 and the social, economic, and other ramifications.” in Pakistan.

Bangladesh: Nur Hossain Day

Tacit reflects on democracy on Nur Hossain Day in Bangladesh.

India: Deepawali in Chennai

Metroblogging Chennai has photographs of Deepawali celebrations in Chennai.

Algeria: Fouad Ajami as Undersecretary

Algerian blogger Nouri argues why he doesn't think Lebanese born academician Fouad Ajami should not be an undersecretary in the US cabinet.

Brazil: From a Venezuelan point of view

Daniel, from Venezuela News and Views, takes advantage of the announcement by Petrobras that Brazil has found a new oil field of high quality to analyze why Brazil is now...

Israel: Rumsfeld Correct on Lazy Arabs

Israeli blogger Aussie Dave shares his views with Rumsfeld on how lazy oil rich Gulf Arabs are.

Saudi Arabia: Italian Restaurants

Saudi blogger Ahmed Al Omran is looking for Italian restaurants in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

Jordan: Not a Homophobe

Jordanian Moey tells us what happens when his friend admits to him that he is gay in this post.

Jordan: When Qwaider gets Married

Jordanian blogger Qwaider entertains us with what is expected to happen to his blog if he were to get married.

Brazil: African myth told by Brazilians in a Japanese cartoon

Cynthia Santos has a piece of advice for film buffs in her Brazilian Cauldron: do not miss the First Brazilian Film Week that takes place from November 15th through 18th...

Brazil: Books at bus stops

“You know that feeling when you’re waiting at a bus stop and you just wish you had something to read?”, The Spectacled Bear discovers the Books at Bus Stops project...

Africa: The BOBs and other awards

In this last week to vote on the Best of the Blogs award, Sokari Ekine from Black Looks presents the two blogs on Africa that made it to the nomination...

Palestine: Trees Destroyed

Aquacool, from Tunisia, posts a picture from Palestine, showing destruction of huge amounts of trees on the road from Jerusalem to Bethlehem.

Palestine: Challenging Nephew

Palestinian Iman writes about how her five-year-old nephew now thinks she is illiterate.

Turkey: Insulting Turkishness

A man from the Aegean resort town of Bodrum is facing charges of “insulting the spirit of Turkishness” after being taken into custody by the police Monday for dressing his...

Qatar: Hotel Hunting

Jordanian Ahmad Humeid landed in Doha, Qatar, without a hotel reservation. Read this post to see where he ended up.

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