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23 November 2007

Stories from 23 November 2007

India: Take Back The Tech

Conversations with Dina writes about Take Back The Tech. “This is a collaborative campaign by ICT users, advocates, collectives and organisations that take issue with the prevalence of Violence Against...

Brazil: Violence against woman

Marcelo Tas [pt] compares two recent incidents of violence against women in different parts of the planet. In Abaetetuba, Brazil, a teenager was incarcerated in a cell with 20 male...

Arabeyes: Halal Pork?

Islam, like Judaism, bans its adherents from consuming pork. But what happens when rumours about 'Halal' or religiously sanctioned pork appear in the market? Here's what some bloggers and participants...

Brazil: Thinking about cybercrime

Universo Anárquico [pt] looks into Megan Meier's suicide to discuss cybercrime, such as cyberstalking and the use of anonymity to bully and cause psychological or emotional damage to others. She...

Trinidad & Tobago: Notable Caribbean Books

Antilles reports that The New York Times has selected four works by Caribbean authors as part of its annual list of “100 Notable Books of the Year”.

Cuba: Regional Police Force?

Babalu Blog finds “alarming” the prospect of “a new Latin American and Caribbean regional police force modeled on Interpol.”

Bermuda: Xenophobia?

A Limey In Bermuda thinks that “some members of the (governing) PLP are wearing their xenophobia as if it were a perfume.”

Barbados, St. Vincent: Rhodes Scholar

Barbados Underground pays tribute to young Vincentian Robert Luke Browne, the 2008 Rhodes Scholar for the Eastern Caribbean.

Bahamas: Dancing with the Stars?

Ringplay Productions was impressed with the National Dance Company of the Bahamas’ recent performance with the Alvin Ailey Company.

Iran:Persepolis,the Movie

Sepideh Saremi,in Pars Arts, wrote about Persepolis movie.Persepolis is a an award winner animated feature based on autobiographical comics by Marjan Satrapi.

Iran:Sohrab Razaghi is free

Sohrab Razaghi,a former professor in university and civil society activist,is out of prison now. Kossof, a leading photo blogger,has published several recent photos of Razaghi.

D. R. of Congo: Interview with ‘Best Francophone Blogger’ Cédric Kalonji

It's always heartening to see a good blog make the leap from a niche audience to wider recognition. Global Voices interviews the Kinshasa-based author of this year's 'Best Blog in...

Turkmenistan: Turkmenbashi's Hidden Wealth

Steve LeVine reflects on the article, in which a very interesting question is being raised: whatever happened to the first Turkmeninstan's President Saparmurat Niyazov's fortune, which reportedly accounts for billions...

Turkmenistan: New Foreign Education Programs

Conquistador reports that the US embassy has been sponsoring a number of educational programs recently, offering to take Turkmen students to the United States for better education.

Kyrgyzstan: OSCE to Monitor Elections

Asel informs that the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights will send nearly 300 observers to observe the upcoming Parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan.

Kazakhstan: Stabilization Money

Ben is doubtful whether the recently-announced $4bn stabilisation fund in Kazakhstan will be used prudently.

Paraguay: Result of National Survey

Cumplir [es] reviews the results of the National Survey 2007 in Paraguay and people's perceptions of corruption. In addition, the survey also found a very favorable perception of the Catholic...

Lebanon: Pessimistic About the Elections

Lebanese blogger Maze is pessimistic about his country's presidential elections. “Tomorrow is the presidential elections in Lebanon after months of killing,destruction and pain…personally I'm pessimistic and don't think that a...

Kuwait: Motorbike Trip

Kuwaiti blogger Hellraiser continues to update us on his motorbike trip from Kuwait to Beirut, Lebanon, and back on this blog. The blogger has just arrived in Amman, Jordan, from...

Philippines: Media on Suicide

Philippine Commentary looks at the media-led stampede of “jumping to conclusions” on the suicide by a 12 year old girl.

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