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30 January 2009

Stories from 30 January 2009

Egypt: Hijacked ship will be blown up

A few weeks after confirming the hijacking of an Egyptian ship by pirates of Somalia, Zeinobia reminds us again with the current status. On one hand, according to the crew's...

Sri Lanka: A Ceasefire, But For How Long?

French Caribbean: Carnival 2009 is launched

Carnival is a tradition, a part of every West Indian soul and the French Caribbean is no exception. Here is a review of blogs from Martinique, French Guiana, Haiti and...

India: Jaipur Literary Festival

India: Blogger silenced

Chyetanya Kunte is an Indian blogger living in the Netherlands. On 27th of November, 2008 during the terror attacks in Mumbai he wrote a blog post (now available through Google...

Indonesia: Fatwa against smoking, yoga, vasectomies….

Indonesian bloggers are reacting to the Fatwa issued by the Indonesian Ulema Council which included, among others, a ban on yoga that contain Hindu elements, a ban on vote abstention,...

Bangladesh: The Future Of Jute In Peril?

Rohingya Muslims facing cultural genocide

Cambodia: Internet censorship targets artists

The Cambodian Ministry of Women's Affairs has threatened to block a Web site that contains artistic illustrations of bare-breasted Apsara dancers and a Khmer Rouge soldier. This censorship targets Cambodian...

R.E.S.C.A.T.A.R.: Dengue: Manu militari contra la irresponsabilidad

Ecuador: Finding a Candidate to Face Correa

Kyrgyzstan: What Did the President Mean?

On January, 27th the President Kurmanbek Bakiev addressed to citizens of Kyrgyzstan. In his speech the President declared that created strategic documents must be realizing more actively. He also identified...

Guadeloupe: Pépin questions national conscience

Cuba: Hope and Change

France, Guadeloupe: Obama Appointment?

Martinique: Increase in domestic violence

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Slump?

Bermuda: No Thank You?

MENA: Reflections on Obama's Al Arabiya Interview

It came as a surprise to many people that US President Barack Obama gave his first formal interview as president to an Arab television channel. Some were optimistic with Obama's...

China: Sino-French Ties in 2009

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