Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

11 May 2009

Stories from 11 May 2009

Jamaica: The Road Most Traveled

Guyana: Saving the Rainforest

Saudi Arabia: Why are they better than us?

Jordan: 11th Honour Killing this Year

Morocco: Blogging tools

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Jeans Marks 5th Anniversary

Iran: Ahmadinejad's supporters launch online grassroots campaign

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered as a candidate for the June presidential election. Like his rivals, he now awaits official approval to run in the election from the Council...

Japan: Virtual consolation service

Japan: Business models of social media

Malaysia: Massive arrest of activists

Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar Children’s Park

Uzbekistan: Uzbek regime again named among most oppresive ones

Kazakhstan: Euro Standards for Fuel

Kazakhstan: Draft Law on Internet Censorship

Afghanistan: Civilian Casualties Problem

Afghanistan: Opium Eradication Campaign

Armenia: Transgender video blogging

Paris court investigates three African leaders

A Parisian judge has ordered an inquiry into alleged corruption and embezzlement on the part of three African heads of state: Denis Sassou-Nguesso of Congo-Brazzaville, Omar Bongo of Gabon, and...

Fiji: Bloggers debate media censorship

As reported here last week, Fiji’s government extended for another 30 days its “emergency regulations” that, among other things, controls public gatherings and forbids the media from printing stories that...

Ecuador: Lawsuit Against Oil Company for Environmental Damage

Communities in the Ecuadorian Orient are suing the multinational company Texaco, and its parent company Chevron for environmental damages and resulting health problems in their residents. However, the company claims...