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17 November 2008

Stories from 17 November 2008

Cuba: Havana Film Festival

Havana Times is pleased to announce that “the 30th Havana Film Festival (Dec. 2-12) is right around the corner.”

Bermuda: Identifying Expats

FreshieBlog, Bermuda Longtail and Breezeblog all comment on the government's intention to issue ID cards to expats “so that immigration can track down illegal immigrants.”

Jamaica: Schoolboy Murdered

A Jamaican schoolboy is sodomized and murdered, prompting Carlos King at Abeng News Magazine to write an open letter to the Prime Minister and Long Bench to address the issue...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Miami Book Fair

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp blogs about his experience at the Miami Book Fair.

Japan: 2008 Neologisms and Trendy Words

Presenting this year's 60 neologisms and trendy words [jp], among which only one will be elected representative for 2008, Kôgetsu describes briefly[jp] the events that influenced the choice and Japanese...

Armenia: Violence against Women

The world’s oldest Christian nation may have many things to be proud about, but when it comes to women’s rights the ex-Soviet Armenia is possibly in denial. With widespread human...

Japan: Japanese Language in the Age of English

The Fall of the Japanese Language in the Age of English, the latest book by Japanese novelist and essayist Minae Mizumura, roused debate among many Japanese bloggers recently over the...

Malaysia: Are the police being too brutal?

A peaceful rally in Malaysia was violently dispersed by the police. Civil society groups have condemned the dispersal, especially the use of force, the repression of assembly and expression, and...

Nagorno Karabakh: Insular View

Security in the Caucasus comments on the recent declaration signed by the Armenian, Azerbaijani and Russian presidents in Moscow regarding the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh. The blog finds it ironic...

Myanmar: Long prison terms for dissidents

Myanmar’s Junta continues to shock the world. This week, dissidents who joined street protests were sentenced to 65 years. A blogger and young entrepreneur was sentenced to 20 years for...

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