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20 April 2009

Stories from 20 April 2009

Colombia: Transfer of US Military Base from Ecuador

Indian Elections 2009: Villains And Votes

If elections are to be described as a process to elect better leaders for the country, the ongoing elections in India are of a very different variety. A number of...

Pakistan: Terror Has A New Name

Bhutan: Don't Ban Nano!

Lebanon: Activists Experiment with Social Media

The use of social media tools such as Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and mobile technology has become increasingly popular in activism and advocacy work worldwide in recent years. In Lebanon, a...

Sri Lanka: Winning Back The Tamil Diaspora

India: Importance Of Mother Tongue

Iran: Diplomats walk out at Ahmadinejad's speech

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today made headlines once more, when he referred to Israel as a “racist state” during a address at United Nations conference on racism in Geneva, Switzerland. Delegates...

Bangladesh: The Power Of One String

India: Shoddy Election Reporting

Americas: 5th Summit Reactions

The much-hyped Fifth Summit of the Americas is now over, culminating with the Hemispheric leaders' adoption of the Declaration of Commitment of Port of Spain - albeit with one signatory...

Afghanistan: Political Machinations

While Afghanistan's so-called “rape law” has garnered a lot of Western press, there is a lot of domestic debate over it as well. The women's marches have been covered admirably...

Malawi Politicians Campaign in Cyberspace

The presidential and parliamentary race in Malawi is seeing innovative use of the Internet that Malawi's politics has never witnessed before. Parties and individual contestants have established themselves online through...

Jamaica: Hostages Released

Breaking news in Jamaica this morning is that a hostage situation has developed with the crew of a Canadian jet at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. Canadian mainstream media...

Bahamas: The Economics of Culture

Syria: Independence Day Celebration in DC Draws Crowds

Jordan: Lessons from Hannah Montana

Saudi Arabia: Support for fatwa prohibiting “immoral” women's sports clubs

Jordan: Rainy Amman in Photos

Haiti: Election or Selection?

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