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5 November 2008

Stories from 5 November 2008

Southeast Asia celebrates Obama’s victory

Southeast Asian bloggers are celebrating the victory of President-elect Barack Obama. In fact, Obama's election success has led many bloggers in the region to reflect about the need for change...

Egypt: The Struggle to Wear Hijab on TV

Faith tackled the story published by BCC, about Ghada El-Tawil who recently returned to television, after she was sacked from her job as anchorwoman in the Egyptian National Television six...

The Lusosphere for Obama

See how bloggers from Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde and East Timor are celebrating Obama as the new US president, and how they hope his election will bring change to their...

Mexico: Plane Crash Carrying Top Government Officials Leaves Doubts

On Tuesday evening, a small plane carrying 8 people including two important members of the Mexican government's fight against crime and drug-trafficking crashed into rush-hour traffic in a Chapultepec neighborhood...

Bhutan: Crowning of a new King

Cigay at Kuzu-Bhutan weblog writes a poem as a tribute to the coronation celebrations of the King Fifth Druk Gyalpo to be held tomorrow in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Nepal: Learning from US election

Kumar Paudel at Nepaleon writes on the US election: “Will Nepali leaders learn from this event? Do they have courage to accept their failures in election and congratulate the winners?...

Jamaica: Farewell to the Dragon – Byron Lee

Despite earlier rumours of his death, Jamaica awoke this morning to the news of the passing of the legendary Byron Lee. Lee, bandleader of the Dragonaires, died at the University...

Bangladesh: Cloud of uncertainty over election

An Ordinary Citizen writes on the steps of BNP, one of the major political party in Bangladesh to delay the impending parliament election: “BNP will make a unforgivable mistake if...

Egypt: Activist's Flickr Account Censored

Egyptian activists are screaming foul after Flickr resorted to 'censoring' their accounts on the photo sharing network. Two activists report that their accounts have been censored - and supporters are...

Obama and India

The election of Barack Obama was a keenly watched event in India. Obama appears to have been the choice for President for many bloggers in India. Here is an quick...

Obama for Bangladesh

The US presidential election was closely watched by many nations in the world. Bangladesh was not far behind. In a recent post in Voices without Votes we see how Bangladeshi...

Iraq: OBAMAAAAAAA!!!! woooohooooo. Wow!!!

So says Neurotic Iraqi Wife. Overall Iraqi blogs were positive toward president elect Obama, but not all bloggers were happy. Salam Adil rounds up Iraqi reactions to the American presidential...

Paraguay: Violence Between Supporter Groups

A fan of the Paraguayan football club Sportivo Luqueño recently died at the hands of rival fans. Mabel Rehnfeldt of El Dedo en la Llaga [es] is placing the blame...

Azerbaijan: Good Morning, Mr. President

The View From Baku posts an account and video from the Hyatt Regency where the U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan invited American citizens to watch the election returns from yesterday's presidential...

Costa Rica: Rise in Telemarketing Calls

Opinion 3ccv is fed up with the increasing number of “spam” telephone calls [es] being received at home. The majority are from travel agencies offering packages and from credit card...

Mexico: Dangers With Peseros

Daniel Manrique of Tome Chango Su Banana [es] writes about the some of the dangers of the public buses in Mexico City. “Peseros” have been involved in accidents, often due...

Egypt: Noha makes Egyptians angry!

On October 24, Noha made Egyptians proud when in an unprecedented case, sexual harasser Sherif Gommaa was sentenced to three years behind bars, hard labor, and was also ordered to...

Egypt: ‘Obama's Win was Obvious’

It's official now, Obama is the 44th president of the United States, and for sure the Egyptian bloggers have mixed opinions about the new president of the world ... ehm...

Israel: Is Obama good for Israel?

As America elects its next president, Israeli bloggers ponder which candidate is best for their country. Gilad Lotan reviews blogs in Hebrew and English for reactions.

Maldives: Change for good or for worse?

Footstep of dreamer from Maldives reacts to the news of Obama winning the US presidency: “2008 has definitely been a year of change..to the Maldives and to the world! But...

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