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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

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

Nepal: Learning from US election

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

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

Azerbaijan: Good Morning, Mr. President

Costa Rica: Rise in Telemarketing Calls

Mexico: Dangers With Peseros

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?

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