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26 March 2009

Stories from 26 March 2009

India: Vlog of a Mumbai Youth

Rahul Katyayan scripted, shot and directed a movie on his life in Mumbai and posted in his blog. The movie (vlog) was made for American students who wants to know...

India: The Characteristics Of The Next PM

Shakthi at I , Me and Shakthi writes about what he wants from India's next Prime Minister.

Bangladesh: Independence Day

On the occasion of the 38th birth anniversary of Bangladesh, Unheard Voice lists 10 remarkable events for pre-independence and post independence eras each.

Jordan: Blogger Exposes a State Secret

Jordanian blogger Rami Abdelrahman has blogged about a closely guarded secret about his government's involvement in the war on Afghanistan - and is getting unwelcome attention from the intelligence service.

Palestine: Dancing Defiantly in Gaza

At Tales to Tell Sharyn Lock has posted photos of cultural groups dancing and playing music in the ruins of the Red Crescent complex in Gaza.

Palestine: Remember The War

Young Gazan blogger Lina AlSharif has made two videos to mark three months since the Israeli attacks on Gaza began.

Palestine: Testimonies Regarding Israeli War Crimes in Gaza

Bloggers in Gaza have not been surprised by the testimonies of Israeli soldiers documenting war crimes they committed or witnessed during the recent attacks on Gaza - or by any...

Global Voices Book Challenge – Read Your Way Around the World!

April 23 is UNESCO World Book Day – and just because the Global Voices team loves blogs, doesn’t mean we have forgotten other forms of the written word! In fact,...

Iran: A Christian Blogger arrested

According to several sources an Iranian Christian blogger was arrested in the city of Isfahan in Iran about one month ago. He is a convert from Islam and he used...

Colombia: Searching the Bodies of Murdered Indigenous

The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia publishes on its blog the route [es] the humanitarian minga is following since Monday in order to recover the corpses of the indigenous Awás...

Mexico: Unsolved Feminicide Along the Border

Violence along the United States - Mexico border has reached staggering levels. The killings in border cities like Ciudad Juárez has already totaled 400 in the first two months of...

Indonesia: Vegetable Seller's Motorcycle

How does a vegetable seller's motorcycle looks like? R. Sa di from Indonesia posts a picture of this type of motorcycle.

Indonesia: Traditional Javanese artists

The Aroengbinang posts pictures of old traditional Javanese artists based in Jakarta.

Singapore: Desecrating a National Icon

Miss Loi writes how the Merlion, Singapore's national icon, has been desecrated over the years.

U.S. official holds dialogue with Myanmar Foreign Minister

Stephen Blake, director of Mainland Southeast Asian Affairs met Myanmar's Foreign Minister Nyan Win in Yangon. This is an important visit and may signal a shift in U.S. policy towards...

Uganda: Linking rural farmers with export markets

Learn how solar drying business links Uganda rural farmers with export markets.

South Africa: China Shouts, South Africa Jumps

China has told the South African government to deny the Dalai Lama a visa. South Africa complies. I wonder if Zuma is going to carry on in this weak-willed manner?...

Uganda: Can short-term development projects bring change?

Eliza Anyangwe wonders whether short-term development projects such as the The Katine project in Uganda can deliver lasting change.

Thailand: Ex-PM Thaksin Reveals Conspirators Behind 2006 Coup

Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra addressed his supporters via video conference and revealed the people who are behind the plot that took him down in the 2006 coup d'etat.

Americas: “Chuenga” A New Latin American Version of Digg

Chuenga [es], is a new effort launched by a group of Latin American bloggers. The site is based on Meneame, the spanish version of Digg. As they say in their...

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