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5 January 2009

Stories from 5 January 2009

India: A List Of Celebrity Blogs

You can find a list of 64 Indian celebrity blogs in Cutting The Chai.

India: Compassion vs. Business

I love life… so I explore discusses a shocking story -“a baby was sold by the doctors of a hospital because the parents could not clear their dues” and raises...

Bangladesh: Fuzzy Maths

Shada Kalo blog debunks the defeated party's claims of poll rigging in Bangladesh explaining it with statistics.

Gaza: “Sarkozy confuses the victim and the perpetrator!”

Moroccan blogger Partageons nos passions [Fr] on world reaction to the Gaza bombings:  “Sarkozy confuses the victim and the perpetrator!  Perez publicly denies the murder of children in Gaza and...

Palestine: “Gaza is not searching for an aspirin for its bloody wound”

Using generators for power when necessary, a number of Palestinians and foreign activists are still managing to send out reports on what is happening in the Gaza Strip. Here are...

Facebook War Continues with Group Hacks

Global Voices has discussed the issue of censorship on Facebook and YouTube, particularly as it relates to the current Israeli attacks on Gaza. Today, however, it was discovered by a...

Global: Protesters in Full Force Against Gaza War

Millions of people around the world took to the streets in protest against the Israeli attack on Gaza over the previous few days. Here's a selection of videos posted on...

Recent Developments in Western Sahara

Writing on One Hump or Two?, Will Sommer updates us on recent developments in Western Sahara.

Morocco: War on Gaza a ‘Crime’

On the war on Gaza, Moroccan Laila Lalami notes: “When I think about all those who have died (like the five daughters of the Balousha family, Tahir Balousha, 17; Ikram...

First Impressions of Dubai

World traveller Gary Arndt, who set off to travel around the world in March 2007, has just landed in Dubai, UAE, and registers his first impressions in this post.

Palestine: Cynthia McKinney Lived to Tell the Story

The Free Gaza Movement posts this article by American Green Party nominee for the US Presidential elections Cynthia McKinney, who is in Lebanon, after the boat she was in along...

Bahrain: What is Hamas Thinking?

Bahraini blogger Ammar writes: “Israeli forces launched a ground offensive against Hamas, which probably means a larger death toll over the next few days. I don't understand the way Hamas...

Palestine: Gaza Updates for January 4

Palestinian Sameh Habeeb, writing at Gaza Strip, The Untold Story, continues to update us on the situation in Gaza in this post.

Egypt: “Is Egypt Gaza?”

An Egyptian asks: “is Egypt Gaza?, is Egypt Israel? who defend a foreign nation like Gaza why he is mad i defend a foreign nation like Israel?”

Jordan: The Gaza Connection

As Israel continues its attack on Gaza, Jordanian bloggers move beyond condemning the violence and translate their words and feelings into action. Ebtihal Mahadeen brings us the story.

Kazakhstan: LiveJournal Still Blocked

LiveJournal is still blocked in Kazakhstan – the national telecom operator started filtering it on October 7, although it never acknowledged this fact. Skullptor is sarcastic [ru]: I think it’s...

Georgia: IDPs

Swapping Purley-on-Thames for Tbilisi, Georgia pays a visit to collective centers for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the August war with Russia. Visiting with an ethnic Armenian Santa Claus and...

Trinidad & Tobago: Boxer Dies in Car Crash

Trinidad and Tobago's 2009 road death toll has already started, with the loss of a young and high-profile female boxer, Giselle Salandy (also known as Jizelle Joseph). Just a few...

Ghana: A good relationship is like fufu

Gayle Pescud of This is Ghana compares fufu, a Ghanaian staple, with a good relationship.

Guyana: Litter Everywhere

The irony of referring to Georgetown as The Garden City is not lost on Living Guyana, who posts pictures of the littering problems plaguing the capital.

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