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29 November 2008

Stories from 29 November 2008

Armenia: World AIDS Day & the Armenicum Fiasco

Tunisia: Facebook Case Thrown Out of Court

A Tunisian court threw out a case against the censorship facing Facebook, brought about by blogger and journalist Ziad El Heni against the Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI).

Mexico: High Service Fees for Radiohead Tickets

Costa Rica: Electronic Waste Pick-Up

Pakistan: Blame Game On Mumbai Terror – The Blogosphere Speaks

Recent terror attacks in Mumbai have seriously disturbed and complicated the on-going peace dialogues between India and Pakistan. Where Indian officials are not hesitating to point fingers to Pakistan, the...

Iran: Do not Execute Farzad Kamangar

Several human rights activists and bloggers warned that Farzad Kamangar, a teacher and trade unionist may be executed in the near future in Iran. Farzad Kamangar, who is from Kurdistan...

Mozambique: Different views of condom use in Africa

In a country which struggles to combat AIDS, twenty million condoms are distributed every year. Considering that at least 4 million Mozambican men are sexually active from a population of...

Jordan: Amman's November Fuel Crisis

When Jordan's government proposed adjusting fuel prices according to the rise and fall in the international markets on a weekly basis, gas station owners protested and for a period of...

Armenia: Chess, Karabakh and Turkish Relations

India: Kashmir and Mumbai

India’s largest city and economic hub are now target practice grounds; much similar to Kashmir. “We’ve all been watching TV till our eyeballs were emanating radioactive glow,” pings a friend...

Sleepless and stranded in Thailand

There are more than a hundred thousand stranded passengers in Thailand and nearby countries after anti-government protesters forced the shutdown of Bangkok’s two major airports. What are the views of...

India: Advice from a Sri Lankan

India: Interview With The Mumbai Terrorists

Japan, S. Korea, China: the Second International Congress of Asian Hemp Industry

China: Chinese students inform on political science professor

China: Zeng Jingyan's Thanksgiving message

The Balkans: Tragic Legacy

Philippines: When a City is Not a City

GV Author Karlo Mongaya looks at the reactions of bloggers to the recent Supreme Court decision voiding the cityhood of 16 new cities in the Philippines.

Central & Eastern Europe: A Roma Roundup

Romania: A Quick Primer on Nov. 30 Election