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14 February 2009

Stories from 14 February 2009

Blogging Positively: Join the Global Conversation on HIV/AIDS

This Valentine's Day (February 14) marks not only the start of a Global Voices campaign asking people to “Teach Someone You Love to Blog or Micro-Blog,” it also kicks off...

Jordan: Empowering Women, Emos and Live Mesh

Discussions on empowering women to the behaviour of teenagers to the latest new software which lets you synchronize your all your data on your computer are taking place at the...

Palestine: A community oven in Gaza

Palestine: Gaza's Valentine's Day flowers

Egypt's Leading Women

Egyptian women, like many other women, have great potential once they unleash their power. Eva habil, Passant Refaat, and Radwa Saad El Din are three women who took the lead...

Bahrain: The importance of Arabic in advertising

Bahrain: No decent Internet provision?

Bahrain: No need for speed

Bahrain: How much longer for Valentine's Day?

Brazil: A Falling Castle (and Congressman) in Two Acts

Recently elected Vice-President and Ethics Magistrate of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, Edmar Moreira has resigned following only one week in the post, after a property of his – a...

USA: Marrying for Love and Country

Whether for love or for visa, deciding whether to marry is never an easy thing. In the United States, where more than 12 million people live as "undocumented" immigrants, falling...

Azerbaijan: GONGOs

Bangladesh: Citizenship Amendment Act 2009

China: Prominent Blogger Stabbed

China: On privatization of rural land

For those not quite interested in fireworks and dumplings, the Spring Festival mainly becomes a yearly pretext for reflecting upon the condition of Chinese peasants and the state of China’s...

Georgia: Homphobic TV

Indonesia: 300 buildings destroyed during quake

Indonesia: Divorce and polygamy

I feel guilty writing about divorce and polygamy on Valentine’s Day. But these two unmentionable topics are also realities of love and relationships. In Indonesia, more women are divorcing their...

Japan: Municipal opposition to Street View

Demands by municipal assemblies and bar associations across Japan that Google revise [ja] or even halt altogether its new Street View service, rolled out in 12 Japanese cities late last...

Brunei: Think Big ICT Business Plan Competition

The 'Think Big ICT Business Plan Competition' aims "to motivate local entrepreneurs to realise their ideas in the field of information and communications technology with the opportunity to develop their...

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