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17 July 2008

Stories from 17 July 2008

Morocco: The Reality of Prostitution

Prostitution is the oldest profession in the world. Jillian York tunes into the Moroccan blogosphere to see how some students and women make ends meet.

Kuwait: Blogs in the News

A local newspaper has started covering Kuwaiti blogs. In many countries, this might be perceived as a positive step but some Kuwaiti bloggers have their reservations. Abdullatif Alomar reports.

Brazil: Bloggers question the 13 new cyber-crimes

In the small hours of last Thursday, July 10, the Brazilian Senate passed the 'Digital Crimes Bill', which typifies the cyber-crimes punishable by law and stipulates the corresponding penalties. The...

Kuwait: Flight Simulator at Home

From Kuwait, Mark links to a video featuring a Kuwaiti man, who has an actual flight simulator in his home. Check it out here.

Palestine: Land of the Cursed

“[B]ecause Israel continues to control the Palestinian population registry (yes, even after Disengagement), it controls Palestinian movement; Palestinian life; and it tears that movement and life and the families that...

Jordan: Save Water

Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah calls for a stricter water conservation policy. “Yes, we have little water, but there is massive, massive, massive mismanagement when it comes to this field, because we’re...

Kuwait: Blast from the Past

Jazarah posts the front page of a Kuwaiti newspaper, from 35 years ago.

Jordan: Meeting Salman Rushdie

Jordanian Mental Mayhem had an encounter with Salman Rushdie. Click on the link to read what her impressions were.

Global Voices introduces Executive Director, Ivan Sigal

We're thrilled to announce that Ivan Sigal has joined Global Voices as Executive Director. Ivan comes to us from the US Institute of Peace, where he's been researching citizen media...

Brazil: Learn how to cook Brazilian food through a videocast

After a long wait, gastronomic videocast and blog Cuca Brazuca returns with videos shot in Rio in April 2008, the first featuring a truly Brazilian dessert recipe, delicious and simple...

Bangladesh: Sachalaytan blocked?

Unheard Voices and Voice of Bangladeshi Bloggers both report that a Bangla Blog Forum called Sachalaytan appears to be blocked in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: Blocked?

The 3rd World View reports that a particular blogging platform may be blocked in Bangladesh.

Morocco to send imams to Europe

Daily Maghreb reports that Morocco will send 176 preachers to Europe to “answer the religious needs of the Moroccan community abroad, to protect them from any speeches of an extremist...

Morocco: A different perspective on Samir Kuntar

Peaceful Vanguard has a different perspective on the return of Lebanese prisoner Samir Kuntar.

Blogger lampoons Senegalese singer's foray into politics

Blog Politique au Senegal thinks Senegalese singer Demba Dia's candidacy for public office is hardly serious. But neither is politics in Senegal!

Guinea-Bissau: A day without immigrants

“What if the immigrants associations decided to go on strike for a day, to show what Europe would be like without them?”, asks Jorge Rosmaninho [pt].

Malawi: new treatment protocol to prevent mother-child HIV transmission

Le Pangolin writes about a new HIV treatment being tested in Malawi [Fr] that might be even more effective than the current standard at preventing mother-child transmission.

Heiva i Tahiti 2008, Festival of Traditional Dance

Jean-Marc posts photos of this year's Heiva i Tahiti, Tahiti's biggest festival of traditional dance. La Danse Tahitienne blogs commentary on each group's performance [Fr].

Israel: Intense Emotions Over the Hezbollah Prisoner Exchange

Wednesday, July 16th, was a day of mourning all across Israel. Hopes for the slight possibility that the approved prisoner exchange deal with Hizbollah will bring the two abducted soldiers,...

Bahrain: Time for Play

From Bahrain, Umm Naief takes her son on a play date – and makes new discoveries.

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