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14 January 2009

Stories from 14 January 2009

Comparing Illinois governor Blagojevic and his Nigerian counterparts

Two South African inventions

Azerbaijan: Tea

Crab Stamps from the Philippines

Brunei: A New Education System

Brunei bloggers are debating about a new education system which is now being implemented in stages. Described as the 21st Century National Education System, the new program aims to prepare...

Cambodia: Liberation Day or Invasion Day?

The Cambodian government commemorated the 30th year of the downfall of the Khmer Rouge regime. But opinion is divided whether this day should be celebrated as Liberation Day or Invasion...

Ukraine: Parliament starts gas control commission

Russia-Georgia: Tblisi selling out energy supply

The Killing Continues in DR Congo's Wildlife Parks

Reportedly, the fighting in North Kivu province of DR Congo has quieted down a little. Sporadic fighting however continues to claim lives. On WildlifeDirect blogs, there are reports of two...

Costa Rica: Taking Advantage of Disasters to Make Money

Costa Rica: Cancelling the Palmares Festival

Egypt: Airport Policeman Captured Throwing Bag at Toddler

Award winning Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas posted a video taken by a tourist at an airport in Egypt, where a policeman is seen throwing a bag at a crowd and...

Central America: Panama and Honduras Free Trade Agreement

Colombia: No Smoking in Closed Public Spaces in Bogotá

Colombia: President Uribe to Receive US Medal of Freedom

Spain: Global Voices Lingua Partner Nominated for Web Award

Many of the Global Voices Lingua sites have been partnering with other media websites to exchange RSS headlines as a way to reach more readers in more languages. Recently, Global...

Global: Online Petitions Launched in Action for Gaza

Once relegated to the realm of paper and signatures, the petition has gained new meaning, with sites like Petition Online allowing anyone to create one. As Israel's attacks on Gaza...

Palestine: Sameh Habeeb Podcast on Gaza

Bahrain: Role of Web 2.0 in Gaza War

Jordan: Help needed in sending aid to Gaza