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20 December 2008

Stories from 20 December 2008

Cuba: Best Books of 2008

Brazil: Against Illegal Abortion or Against Women?

Abortion is a very complex issue in Brazil, just like almost everywhere else in Latin America, where it is considered a crime. Despite this, over 1,000,000 clandestine abortions take place...

Former Tunisian Diplomat Sentenced To 8 Years By French Court

Khaled Ben Said, an ex-vice-consul in Strasbourg, was convicted of having ordered acts of torture and barbary upon fellow countrywoman Zulaikha Gharbi when a police superintendent in the Tunisian city...

Israel/Palestine: Violence Hurts Both Peoples

Israel: LivniBoy Gives ObamaGirl a Run For Her Money

Israel: Decking the Halls in the Holy Land

Israel: Celebrating Hanukkah with YouTube

Israel: Kibbutz Features Argentinean Murals

Egyptian Spinsters

The outcasts of the Egyptian society – the spinsters – are raising their voices in an attempt to change how society views them. Khokha – the anonymous author of The...

Egypt: Gamal Eid detained and deported from Jordan

Looking at Egypt's First Female Mayor

Eva Habil, a 53 year-old Christian lawyer, became Egypt’s first female mayor on December 14, representing Komboha, a rural town in conservative Upper Egypt with a Coptic majority community. Yusra...

Japan, Brazil: A centenary of Japanese Immigration to Brazil.

In June 1908, the Japanese ship Kasato Maru docked in the Port of Santos after a 52-day voyage, bringing the first Japanese families to Brazil. A hundred years later and...

South Africa: World’s First Locative Documentary for Mobile

Adgator: Africa's First Advertising Network for Bloggers

Adgator is the first ad network for African bloggers created by Afrigator, a social media search engine and blog directory. The network is currently being tested in South Africa. Plans...

Video: Costa Rican Artist takes on the Fine Art Classics

Francisco Munguía, a Costa Rican cartoonist and artist has interpreted the Fine Arts classics and is currently doing a show in the Costa Rican Children's Museum. However, you don´t need...

Madagascar: France responds to alleged censorship of “47” play

Armenia: LGBT News

Iran: A blogger was sentenced to five months in prison

Pakistan: A beauty queen's slip

Korea: Teenage Rape and Parents’ Responsibility

A teenager who has suffered from attention deficit disorder raped a seven year old girl. Having a previous record, the 18 year old was sentenced to 10 years in prison...