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16 November 2007

Stories from 16 November 2007

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Hiring: Global Voices seeks an Executive Director

  16 November 2007

The new board of directors of Global Voices met this week and decided it was time for an exciting step: hiring an executive director for Global Voices. Believe it or not, Global Voices has operated for almost three years with no one formally at the helm of the organization, and...

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The BOBs: And the winners are…

  16 November 2007

You've waited with bated breath. You've sat by your computer. Perhaps you've even flown to Berlin…that's right, Berlin, where the awards ceremony for The BOBs (Best of Blogs), a competition hosted by Deutsche Welle and co-sponsored by Global Voices, was held November 15. At the ceremony, the results were announced...

Estonia: The Swedes

  16 November 2007

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonian Swedes: “…I came to the conclusion that Estonian Swedes do have a certain unspoken minority status in Estonia: they are marginal. No one writes about them. No one thinks about them. They exist, are deemed somewhat exotic, but then forgotten. They are simply unimportant....

Pakistan: Media and the UAE

  16 November 2007

Pakistan Politics on Musharraf's influence getting to the UAE – resulting in the Pakistani news channel Geo TV being shut in the UAE as well.

Brazil: Internet Governance Forum, the final balance

  16 November 2007

“The most significant development of the Rio IGF meeting was the dawning acknowledgement, particularly evident during the session on Taking Stock and the Way Foward, that the conference format of the annual plenary meetings is increasingly irrelevant to the work of the IGF”. Read a balance of the Internet Governance...

Cape Verde: Learn English while helping to reduce famine

  16 November 2007

Obikuelu Pedra comments [pt] on the Free Rice website, a game to help people to improve their English vocabulary at the same time that they help to minimize hunger in the world: “Everyone wins, you improve your vocabulary, FREE RICE gets funding and donates food with help from UN and...

Thailand: Jotman Wins

  16 November 2007

Thailand based blogger Jotman has won the “Reporters Without Borders Award” in Deutsche Welle's Best of the Blogs (BOBs) competition.

Dominica: CSME

  16 November 2007

“The deep complexes Caribbean people still have cannot be buried under Caribbean unity,” says Caribbean Man, as he encounters limitations with the Caribbean Single Market and Economy.

Mozambique: Congratulations to Tas – BOBs2007

  16 November 2007

A runner up for the the same category, Diário de um Sociólogo congratulates [pt] Marcelo Tas for winning the Best Weblog Portuguese prize and invites other blogs from Mozambique to make themselves known: “Finally, I would like to make again this invitation: sign up for BOBs2008, I make an special...

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