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14 November 2008

Stories from 14 November 2008

China: A new black business flourishes

In China, to publish an academic essay is extremely difficult for simply one reason: Too many people are compelled to publish essays in a miserably limited number of journals. Reluctantly,...

Nagorno Karabakh: Selective Memory Loss

Artashes98 comments on the response to a question he asked a former military commander who considers the regions seized outside the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh as “liberated territories.” The...

Armenia: Casinos

Han's Space comments on the appearance of casinos in Armenia following the collapse of the former Soviet Union. The blog says that there other easier places to go for anyone...

India: Landing on the Moon

The Moon Impact Probe (MIP) of the Indian space mission Chandrayaan-1 crash Landed successfully on the Moon today. My Thought Waves reacts: “Chandrayaan has made each one of us proud....

Pakistan: A Military Perspective

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan interviews an internationally renowned political and strategic analyst Shuja Nawaz on Pakistan’s current counter-terrorism strategy.

India: Book of Ram

Jabberwock reviews ‘The Book of Ram’ by mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik, who shows: “how the Ram story has been adapted and retold over the centuries to suit the needs and perspectives...

Bangladesh: Truth Accountability Commission Illegal?

Ahamed Bauani informs: “today, a division of Bangladesh High Cort declared the Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) as illegal and ordered Government to explain ‘why the activity of Truth Commission...

Fiji: “Draconian Prosecution” of press

For the second time this month, Fiji’s military government has threatened to send a newspaper editor and its publisher to prison for publishing a letter to the editor alleged to...

Morocco: Hemline Indicator

Margot the Marrakesh Mystic correlates the rise of hemlines in Morocco to the changes in the economy.

Morocco: Bloggers Ignored by Film Festival

Allal El Alaoui reports that the Marrakesh International Film Festival ignores bloggers and freelance film critics, as well as, in some cases, Moroccans in general.

Egypt: No Manhood for the Manhood Drink!

Egypt has launched a fierce campaign against sexual harassment in the aftermath of the recent events written about here on Global Voices. But people working in the media industry do...

Rim Banna – A Voice from Palestine

Clueless came across Rim Banna's work recently and she was moved beyond the words on her blog. Marwa Rakha shares her story.

Egypt: Lawsuit calling for the devalidation of 25,000 Muslim Hadiths

Marwa Rakha translates for us today a post about an unusual lawsuit against Al Azhar University in Egypt calling for devalidation of 25,000 Muslim Hadiths. "Does Al Azhar have the...

Syria: Using ScribeFire

In this post, Omar [AR] tells us that he used the FireFox add-on, Scribefire, to publish his post. He explains how it is easy to add the plug-in in your...

Anguilla, Trinidad & Tobago: Memories of The Abbey

Anguillian Don Mitchell takes a trip to his Alma Mater at Mount St. Benedict in Trinidad.

Haiti: Dire Situation

Konbit Pou Ayiti says that “although most of the world has moved on from the tragic stories of the four powerful storms that thrashed Haiti in August and September, Haitians...

Cuba: Castro's New Book

Fidel Castro's new book has not escaped the notice of El Cafe Cubano or Guyanese blogger Propaganda Press.

Jamaica: Only in Jamaica

A Fe Me Page Dis Iyah posts photos of some humourous scenarios that could be “ONLY IN JAMAICA, MON!”

Bahamas: Call of the Parrots

Womanish Words hears “a wonderful sound…the raucous cries of wild Bahama Parrots in (her) Avocado tree. Real, honest-to-the-Goddess, wild parrots, the ones that are highly endangered…but by some miracle there...

Barbados: Russian Teen Murdered

Citizens are wondering about the motive behind the murder of a teenaged Russian girl in Barbados. Keltruth Corp and Barbados Free Press are also asking questions.

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