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9 February 2009

Stories from 9 February 2009

Morocco: And The Winners Are…

The second annual edition of the Maroc Blog Awards were held in Casablanca on January 31. The awards honor the best Moroccan bloggers (as well as bloggers whose primary blog...

Armenia: Eurovision Hopefuls

Although considered by most viewers in Europe as somewhat of a joke, there is no doubt that the Eurovision international song contest is taken very seriously indeed in the South...

Sri Lanka: The LTTE Menace

Madagascar : Bloggers react to Red Saturday's bloodshed

Since riots and lootings claimed fifty dead in Madagascar on January 26, the situation has become bleaker. Saturday, February 07 was an even bloodier day. Dubbed “Red Saturday” by some, it...

Pakistan: Street Foods in Lahore

Georgia: Royal Wedding

Yesterday's wedding between two descendants of the Bagrationi dynasty which ruled Georgia for at least 10 centuries has captured the imagination of royal watchers worldwide. However, for those pondering the...

Iran: Islamic Revolution in photos

Azerbaijan: Obama campaign manager in Baku

Just weeks before a controversial referendum will likely remove a constitutional two-term restriction on the presidency, Barack Obama's campaign manager yesterday visited Baku, capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan. With...

Barbados, St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Windies Win

Trinidad & Tobago: In Defense

Dominican Republic: Contrasts in Transportation

Trinidad & Tobago: Line Jumping

Ecuador: An Interview with Winner of Best Latin American Blog

Even though he was unable to travel to Spain to receive the prize for “Best Latin American Blog” in the contest sponsored by 20 Minutos, Carlos Suasnavas is humbled by...

Barbados: Grammy Drama

Jamaica: Broadcasting Ban

China: Sitting on a Firework

Taiwan: Naked nurse ads

China: Worst Drought in 50 years

A worst drought in 50 years, affecting more than 12 provinces and more than 9.3m hectares, in northern China has hit 43% of the country's wheat crop. The Office of...

Australian wildfires and web tools

With devastation so widespread, and the threat of Australian bushfire continuing, citizen journalists have had a hard time getting near the scenes. Yet, the internet is full of pertinent information...

Brunei: Who deserves the undistributed zakat funds?

Before Brunei was swept by floods, the hot topic in town was the hundreds of millions in surplus of the zakat or tithe collections. The recipients of the zakat should...