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27 May 2009

Stories from 27 May 2009

Argentina: Clarín Media Group Forces Removal of Videos

The media group Clarín is considered to be the most important in Argentina and has implemented a policy of demanding that YouTube close the accounts of any user that does...

Bangladesh, India: No To Tipaimukh Dam

The Tipaimukh Hydroelectric Project is being constructed near the confluence of Barak and Tuivai rivers, in Manipur, India and within 100km of Bangladesh border. The project will submerge a huge...

Japan and Korea: Nuclear test and missiles

USA: The battle over medical marijuana

In the United States, 13 states currently allow citizens to use marijuana for medicinal purposes, but even these limited rights are under threat. In response, many Americans have created blogs...

Lebanon: Palestinians In Exile

Palestine: The Situation In Gaza Deteriorates

South Korea: Remembering Roh Moo-hyun

India: The Kuri System

Sri Lanka: Equality, Justice And Democracy

Pakistan: Another Suicide Attack In Lahore

Bangladesh: Cyclone Aila Relief Efforts

Caribbean, UK: Padel resigns from Oxford post

After regional bloggers reacted en masse to the withdrawal of St. Lucian Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott from the race to be Oxford Professor of Poetry, Ruth Padel, Walcott's closest competitor...

Trinidad & Tobago: Twitter

Cuba: Gay Expression

Barbados: Inquest Begins

Bermuda: Gang Violence

Jamaica: The Calabash Experience

Mozambique: House of the Flying Azagaias

In Mozambique, rapper Azagaia has continued to fascinate and infuriate bloggers. His critics claim his political lyrics amount to demagoguery. Others defend his music, to which many Mozambicans happily provide...

Paraguay: Animated Film “Sebastian's Voodoo” Wins at Cannes

Paraguayans are celebrating that one of their own, filmmaker and animator, Joaquin Baldwin, took home first prize in the Online Short Film competition held in conjunction with the Cannes Film...

Japan: Aging Population and Public Transport

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