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23 March 2009

Stories from 23 March 2009

Latvia: Corruption and the New Bridge

Slovakia: Presidential Election

Hungary: PM's Resignation

Qatar: Cooking for Purim

Israel: The Pomegranate

Palestine: Remembering Rachel Corrie

Palestine: Robbed of a Childhood

Palestine: “Welcome to the Gaza Zoo!”

Palestine: The Importance of Plastic

Bahrain: Internet Puzzle

Bahrain: A Mother's Perspective

Pakistan: Declaring Negligible Wealth

Sri Lanka: The Rationale Behind Blogging

Maldives: Free Speech Under Threat

In early March Mohamed Nasheed, the new President of the Maldives, met with Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression. In the meeting Nasheed...

Fiji: ‘It was stones, now it's molotov cocktails’

At least six people in Fiji who could be termed “public opponents” of the country’s military-backed government have been targeted by unidentified individuals who late at night have thrown large...

Palestine: First Palestinian Search Engine Goes Live

Jordan: Psychological Problems

Saudi Arabia: What books won't tell you about twins

Qatar: Unpeg the Gulf Currency from the US Dollar

Is Egypt on the verge of a cultural revolution?

Between Bahaa Taher's first Arabic Language Booker Prize, bloggers' books, Youssef Zidan's Azazeel's Booker prize, writing competitions on Facebook, the Sawiris Foundation Competitions, and new creative initiatives to nurture new...