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2 February 2009

Stories from 2 February 2009

“Media as Global Diplomat” Summit – Join Webcast and Chat

UPDATE: LIVE CHAT IN SESSION NOW. An event on Tuesday morning in Washington D.C. (Tuesday evening Asia time) called "Media as Global Diplomat", organized by the U.S. Institute of Peace...

India: Outrage at attacks on women by Hindu vigilantes

On the afternoon of January 24, a group of young women in Mangalore in the southern state of Karnataka were attacked by Hindu vigilantes in a pub (bar). Dozens of...

Nicaragua: The Perfect Opportunity for Open-Source Software

Paraguay: Jasy Jatere in Guaraní Mythology

Americas: Guest Blog Post on New Clinton Foundation Initiative

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Environment a Mutual Concern for Young Bloggers

With most of the blogs created as part of a new online project to “create socially conscious media that will impact communities across the U.S. and the Caucasus” now up...

Egypt: Local Reflections on “Going Local”

Nermeen Edrees of Global Voices Online wrote about Egypt's Going Local Campaign. Today Blogger Juka celebrates the launch of the initiative's Facebook group, Ahmed Al Sabbagh reacts to Facebook itself...

Ethiopia: The Boy Without Arms

The Boy Without Arms is a fundraising drive to help the Ethiopian boy, Aschelew. Here is Aschelew's story: Several years ago Aschelew was depressed over his parents' AIDS, and his...

Iran:A woman activist was jailed

Cuba, U.S.A.: The Cuban Five

Haiti: The Right Words

Cuba: Gorki Arrested Again

Barbados: Cuba to Fund Library Restoration?

Caribbean: WI Cricket Website

Lebanon: Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Lebanon: “Being Black in Lebanon means…”

Bahamas: Day of Absence

Jamaica: 50 Years of Reggae

Russia, Georgia: Chreba and Akua

China: Shanzhai Spring Festival Gala Blocked

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