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24 May 2009

Stories from 24 May 2009

Russia: “A Popular Blogger”

Popularity means different things to different people, in blogging as in real life. Below is a very short humorous take on some of the implications of being a “popular” blogger...

Egypt: A visit to the glass factory

MENA: Introducing, “The Circumventer”

Nepal Has A New Prime Minister

Brazil: Petroleum, elections and poverty matters

Discussions of an investigation into the nation's biggest state-owned company and its possible political motivation fill the Brazilian blogosphere. This debate takes place in a Brazilian society which sees 'black...

Palestine: Palestinian Christians Want Freedom Too

Palestine: Art From Rubble

Paraguay: Celebrating Independence Day in the United States

Brazil: Fighting against cyber surveillance

Influenza A(H1N1) cases in Southeast Asia

Several Southeast Asian countries have confirmed that some of their citizens have tested positive for Influenza A(H1N1) infection. The region is no longer swine flu-free. Bloggers react as the virus...

Arabeyes: The launch of Yamli bookmarklet

Egypt: Message to Obama

Azerbaijan: Smiling dos and don'ts

Morocco: Eleven Killed in Deadly Stampede at Music Festival

At least 11 people were killed and 30 wounded on Saturday night, 23 May, during a music concert in Rabat, the Moroccan capital, at the Mawazine world music festival. Bloggers...

Morocco: When Arabs Rock

Usually at this time of the year in Morocco, a series of festivals and cultural events that mark the eminence of the summer begin. They are annual gatherings that attract...

“Obama” as President of Indonesia

Indonesia: Presidential election survey

Indonesia: Wealthy candidates

Bangladesh: Tipaimukh Dam Threatens Lives

Israel: Bloggers Back the Struggle for Workers’ Rights

One of the issues Israeli bloggers truly care about and campaign for is workers' rights. At present, two topics are stirring up the Hebrew blogosphere: supporting the academic staff of...