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14 January 2009

Stories from 14 January 2009

Angola: With Ebola Around the Corner, Borders Are Closed

The ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has not spread into Angola. To prevent it happening, the neighbouring country has shut down its borders with the DRC and...

Morocco: The Mendacity of Hope

A Moroccan About the World Around Him analyzes the actions of US President-Elect Barack Obama in regard to Israel's attacks on Gaza.

Pakistan: Gentrification in Pakistan

All Things Pakistan tells all about gentrification in Pakistan.

Morocco: The Amazigh People

From Warp to Weft shares information about the Amazigh New Year, Yennayer, and of the Amazigh (Berber) people of Morocco.

Palestine: “I don't have guns or weapons. I struggle by telling the truth”

In this roundups of blogs from Gaza, we hear how an ambulance driver deals with his fear, the effect of the warning announcements made by the IDF on local TV...

India: Who Will Be The Next Prime Minister?

Indian Elections 2009 has some tips on the probable candidates for the post of Prime Minister of India.

Bhutan: Change In Politics Leads To Change In Culture

Freedom in Bhutan informs that the change in politics in Bhutan has brought changes in protectionist policies related to culture such as ‘One Nation One People’ and Driglam Namzha (dress...

A Project named “Send Love to Iran”

BriAnna Olson is an American artist who uses “Send Love to Iran” as an attempt to see the Islamic Republic of Iran through the eyes of a contemporary American artist....

Bangladesh: Power from Human

Bhaboghure Jhor (Vagrant Storm) has a brilliant idea to solve the power problem in Bangladesh using surplus population: “We will mount thousands of cycle in a building and generators will...

China: Blogging for Change

Although, one of the most influential independent blog hosting platform in China, has been shut down under the pretext of internet cleaning of smut, a number of prominent bloggers...

Trinidad & Tobago: Clear the Way for Carnival

To get into gear for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, Caribbean Free Radio posts the first in a series of podcasts with rapso group 3 Canal.

Cuba, Chile: Official Visit

The Chilean President is scheduled to make a trip to Havana, during which she has declined to meet with a group of dissidents and former political prisoners. Child of the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dangerous Trees?

As trees surrounding Trinidad's Piarco International Airport are cut down for security purposes, Francomenz and Notes from Port of Spain put in their two cents.

Anguilla, St. Kitts: Financial Confidentiality

“I always thought my correspondence with my bank was supposed to be private”: Corruption-free Anguilla discovers that not every bank is necessarily meeting its confidentiality obligations.

U.S. Virgin Islands: Students to Attend Inauguration

News of St. John reports that “three students from the Gifft Hill School will be on hand when Barack Obama takes the oath of President next Tuesday.”

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Football Fever

Blogging from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Abeni believes that skill is more important than size when it comes to football.

Iran: “Ultrasurf is an alternative for Freegate”

Several Iranian bloggers say Freegate, a software utility that enables surfers from mainland China, Iran, among others, to view websites banned by their government, is not anymore free. They say...

Iran:Revolutionary Guards and blogging

Harvard Berkman Center's Internet and Democracy Project blog writes that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards has announced a project to launch 10000 blogs.

Iran: Two men were stoned to death

Varesh, an Iran based blogger, says[fa] that Iranian authorities did not keep their promises to stop stoning and two men who had been convicted of adultery were stoned in December.

The beauty of Sudan in pictures

Memoirs of a Sudanese breath has been posting a series of pictures of Sudan under the title “Beauty of Sudan“: battling women, traveling by donkey or camel in rural areas,...

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