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16 May 2009

Stories from 16 May 2009

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Political Eurovision

As voting for the Eurovision Song Contest gets underway in Moscow, bartlemot tweets that the telephone number to vote for the Armenian entry in Azerbaijan was censored. In a second...

Macedonia: French Military Cemetery in Skopje

Volan presents a photo and video story about the French Military Cemetery in Skopje that houses the remains of 2,930 soldiers from France and its colonies, including Morocco and Senegal,...

India Votes for No Change: Indian Bloggers & Twitter Users React to #IndiaVotes09 Results

The results for the month long Indian Lok Sabha elections are out and India has voted back the incumbent Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) into power with a decisive verdict,...

Bahrain: Why so many sandstorms?

Bahraini blogger flymenian wonders why Bahrain has experienced so many sandstorms in recent years – and asks, “Could it just be the God Almighty is mad with us?”

India: A Surprise Result

AnIndianMuslim.com writes about the Lok Sabha election results 2009 published today: ” ‘The Congress’ victory and its revival has surprised even the most optimistic party workers who till recently appeared...

Nigeria: The next Nigerian for the Chinese hangman

My Pen and Paper's opinion following the execution of a Nigerian citizen Chibuzor Vitus Ezekwem in China after a Chinese court found him guilty of trafficking in banned substances.

India Elections 2009: Tapping Into The Twitter

As the results of the Indian Parliamentary Elections 2009 came trickling in since today morning, Indians from all around the world were glued on to their TV or pc screens...

Malawi: 800 officers hired for the general election

Malawi Electoral Commission has hired 8000 officers from the Malawi Police and Malawi Army to ensure security of voters, ballot papers and the voters roll in all the polling stations,...

India Elections 09: India votes decisively, decides to strengthen the hand of stability

Election results are pouring in from all across the country and it is now clear that India has voted decisively for a stable government at the center, under the leadership...

Africa: The Grid and Mobile Phone Documentary

White African writes about the Grid, a mobile social network in Tanzania and Hello Africa, a documentary about mobile phone culture in Africa.

Ghana: Sponsor Maker Faire Africa

You can sponsor Maker Faire Africa, “We’ve been asked by a number of people if they could sponsor Maker Faire Africa as individuals. Amounts that range from $25 to $100....

Bloggers raise funds for Brunei Special Olympics Team

In providing support to the Brunei Special Olympics team, local bloggers are creating awareness on the team’s forthcoming participation in the World Special Olympics in Athens in 2011. Major fundraising...

Angola: “Every city has its history, and ours is no different”

In a time when Luanda's landscape is suffering big changes, citizens have come together to protect the city’s architectural heritage. In this post we explore bloggers' discussion of the need...

Blogger of the week: Mong Palatino

Meet Mong Palatino. To Global Voices readers, he is the Regional Editor for Southeast Asia and Oceania. In his native Philippines, however, he is known by his full name, Raymond...

Iran: Karroubi supporters armed with Facebook in presidential election

Facebook was banned in Iran until recently, but now supporters of the former speaker of the Iranian parliament, Mehdi Karroubi, use it as a vehicle to promote his candidacy in...

Indian Elections 2009: Post Poll Scenarios

Ahead of the results of the Indian Elections 2009 (to be declared on the 16th of May) Quick Take – As It Happens draws up four possible post poll scenarios.

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