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3 November 2008

Stories from 3 November 2008

Russia: Social Benefits and Bureaucracy

The previous GV translation from Russia dealt with how a few committed St. Petersburg bloggers have partially succeeded in relieving the bureaucratic torture that the local elderly people with disabilities...

Morocco: Viewing the U.S. Elections

On the eve of the U.S. elections, the world is atwitter - and Morocco is no exception. Bloggers based in Morocco - both Moroccan natives and foreign residents - are...

Jordan: Meet the Foreigners, Arab Music, and Business Ideas

The number of young expatriates coming to Jordan for different purposes, commonly to learn Arabic, has become significant. Walking around Jabal Amman, you can notice them sitting in cafes and...

Nagorno Karabakh: Armenian Bloggers on Moscow Declaration

Following Sunday's meeting between Russian President Dimitry Medvedev and his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts, the upbeat tone of the mainstream international media in reporting a declaration on the Nagorno Karabakh...

Iran: A former jailed blogger under pressure

Guyana: Remembering David de Caires

David de Caires, founder and editor of the Stabroek News and tireless advocate for press freedom in Guyana, has died at the age of 70. Bloggers from Guyana and elsewhere...

Caribbean: Region Scores Big in Stanford 20/20 Cricket

U.S. billionaire Allen Stanford is trying to remake the face of cricket. His latest "big idea" is a 20/20 contest in which the winning team walks away with US$20 million...

Nepal: Evaluation of OLPC Project

Morocco: French Weekly Banned

Pakistan: The civil society movement

Bangladesh: Election schedule announced

China: Classroom Door Shut Against Peasant Children

Hong Kong: A Task Force to Save the Poor Rich

South Africa: New Political Party is Born

Jamaica: Students Sex Orgy

Dominica: Creole Dress

Trinidad & Tobago: All Souls Day

Cuba: Abortions

Jamaica, U.S.A.: The Right to Vote

Aruba, U.S.A.: Battleground State?

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