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19 July 2008

Stories from 19 July 2008

Guinea Bissau: How many tonnes of cocaine did get in?

Brazil: Comedian Dercy Gonçalves dies at the age 101

Bahrain: Obsessed with a Turkish soap opera

A Turkish soap opera, Noor, has become a hit in the Arab world, with reports of fights and even divorces occurring because of the obsession of many women with the...

China: Looking back at a campus shooting

“...the first few days with the cast were really strange, everyone kept whispering to each other wondering if I was a big kung fu master back in China.” Why does...

Brazil: Cybercrime bill is now translated

Is the U.S. militarizing aid to Africa?

Saudi Arabia: Three Years of Blogging

CAR: On the power emergency & Dzanga-Sangha natural reserve

Zimbabwe: On the rapidly eroding value of money

Saudi Arabia: What if Olive Riley Had Blogged All Along?

The world's oldest blogger, Australian Olive Riley has died at the age of 108. In mourning her death, Mohammed Al Shehri, from Saudi Arabia, wonders what the legacy Riley would...

Global Voices’ New Public Health Editor, Juhie Bhatia

Last month, we announced six new Rising Voices citizen media projects in partnership with the Open Society Institute’s Health Media Initiative. This month, we're pleased to introduce our new Public...

Armenia/Turkey: Reconciliation?

Yemen: Socotra Wins UNESCO's Approval

Brazil: Tears and Cheers for Middle East Prisoner Swap

Brazilian of Arab descent or bloggers interested in all things Middle Eastern talk about the Israel-Lebanon Prisoner Exchange. Considering that Brazil is the country that arguably holds the largest Arab...

China: Olympics side-effect on industry

What will be the cost of presenting an unprecedented Olympics? A dialogue between a blogger and workers somewhat revealed the predicament met by heavy industry in China during the Games.

Brazil: Blogging Against Web-Censorship

India: Should Pre-Marital HIV Testing Be Mandatory?

In an attempt to lower HIV rates, the Indian state of Maharashtra introduced a controversial proposal earlier this year, which would make it compulsory for couples to undergo an HIV...

Sudan: Reactions to the ICC charges against al-Bashir

Since the ICC's prosecutor asked for an arrest warrant for President al-Bashir of Sudan a few days ago, there haven't been many big reactions in the Sudanese blogosphere (although we...

Saudi Arabia: In Praise of the Iraqi National Anthem

Egypt: Warming up to Iran