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25 January 2009

Stories from 25 January 2009

Bolivia: Referendum Coverage on Twitter

As the polls close across Bolivia for the Constitutional Referendum vote, many of the country's users of Twitter have been hard at work sending messages about their experiences from their...

Azerbaijan: Language Lessons

Linda in Azerbaijan details the trials and tribulations of learning Azerbaijani. Despite the difficulties, the Peace Corps Volunteer says she is determined to learn the language at the highest level...

Brazil: A Glance at Campus Party Brazil in Pictures

Campus Party Brazil 2009 in São Paulo comes to a close this Sunday. Around 6,500 people have taken part in this second edition of what is arguably Latin America's largest...

Nepal: The plights of the Kamlaris

Untold Stories writes about the plights of the kamlaris, who are found in the rural villages of southwestern Nepal, and the efforts to rescue them. “Kamlaris are house slaves, as...

Turkey: School Textbook Changes

Armenia: Higher Education & Sciences comments on changes to 8th grade school textbooks in Turkey which will deal with the massacre and deportation of much of the Armenian population in...

Taiwan: Books, Writers & Videos

China Times in Taiwan announces "Books of the Year" and makes short videos for awarded writers to share their writing experiences and perspectives. Hopefully their ideas will be portrayed through...

Azerbaijan: Martyr's Alley

Learning to Walk in Stilettos pays a visit to Martyr's Alley in Baku, a cemetery for those killed in the Soviet crackdown in the Azerbaijani capital on 19-20th January 1990....

Armenia-Turkey: Are We Hrant Dink?

Following the second anniversary of the murder of Hrant Dink in Istanbul, Unzipped comments on a recent piece by Glendal News Press’ Patrick Azadian on the ethnic Armenian journalist who...

Iran: The news that we don't hear in Tehran

Freekyboard, an Iranian blogger, says [fa] “we are not going to hear the following news in Iran: The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at US President George W Bush...

Japan: Looking back on 2008

The last year in Japan saw, among other things, an economic crisis, employment instability, and the beginnings of the collapse of journalism. While the year was already recapped here last...

Iran: BBC launches new Persian TV channel

The launch of BBC Persian TV on January 14, attracted praise, enthusiasm, suspicion, and in one word: attention! Iranian bloggers are expressing their opinions on this new channel, and they...

Madagascar: Devastating tropical storm makes way for a political one

A few days after passing Madagascar, the official toll from the damages caused by Cyclone Fanele have finally come in.  President Ravalomanana president flew to one of the affected areas...

Taiwan: Photos of industrial town

Daliao Township in Kaohsiung County has been the site of several poisonous gas leaks in the past two months. The EPA came under fire for its poor handling of the...

The EU: Srebrenica Commemoration

Cafe Turco writes about the EU's plans to commemorate the 1995 Srebrenica massacre this year.

Albania: New ID Cards

Albanian Blogger writes about the introduction of new IDs in Albania.

Albania: Superstitions

A Nevada Yankee in King Zog's Court writes about superstitions in Albania.

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