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11 July 2009

Stories from 11 July 2009

Malawi: Malawi Who Is Who

Nyirenda writes about a plan by the Malawi Government to come up with a list of professionally qualified Malawians who are based abroad to comprise a Malawi Government Publication to...

Africa: Interesting questions for Obama

Rafiki Kenya writes about questions from Africans for Barack Obama: “In the meantime, the White House has shared an interactive map which samples 43 of the more than 5,000 questions...

Ghana: Obama Speech in Ghana

The Benin Epilogue posts full transcript of speech delivered by Barack Obama in Ghana.

Peru: Crazy Combi Facebook Game

Carlos del Carpio of Gran Combo Club [es] writes about a popular Peruvian game called Crazy Combi on Facebook. Its popularity has apparently lowered productivity in the workplace due to...

Colombia: Where to Find the Best Buñuelo

The buñuelo is a typical Colombian snack that can elicit hunger pangs with the mere mention of the word. That is what recently happened with a group of Colombian twitterers,...

Taiwan: Call for Reduced Sentence of a Chinese Worker

TIWA starts a petition for reduced sentence of an injured Chinese worker Liu Hanghuang who stabbed to of his Taiwanese employers after he failed to commit suicide.

Communicating via missed calls

Uber Desi on the recent ICT research conducted by Lirneasia.net across 6 Asian countries. The findings indicate that communicating via ‘missed call’ signals is a common way for people to...

Estonia: Comparing 1989 with 2009

Gedanken über Estland presents [GER] a number of statistical figures comparing Estonia in 1989 and 2009, against the background of financial crisis, showing a decline in almost every sector of...

Georgia: An Interview with DvOrsky

Giga Paitchadze, better known online as DvOrsky, is no stranger to the Caucasus section of Global Voices Online. In the second of a series of audio interviews with bloggers in...

Brazil: Digital mob demands the Senate President's resignation

Thousand of protests have taken place 'virtually' on social media networks, such as Twitter, demanding the resignation of the Senate President, José Sarney. But, when the mobilization goes offline, only...

Afghanistan: Deals on the eve of elections

Nick Fielding comments on the development around presidential election campaign in Afghanistan talking about the deals that President Karzai is cutting to try to keep his position.

Uzbekistan: Failed state or private enterprise?

Pravdin reviews the Uzbekistan's performance on the “The Failed States Index 2009”, released recently by the Fund for Peace.

Tajikistan: Protests in Iran are a lesson for Tajiks

Botur says that Tajiks were carefully following events in Iran, a country with strong linguistic and cultural ties with Tajikistan, and reflects on how these developments may influence Tajik society.

Kazakhstan: A Kazakh from China wins hearts of London

Adam writes about Mamer, a musician and ethnic Kazakh from Xinjiang, who has already become a celebrity in China and Europe, but remains totally unknown in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: Kaznet under fire

Publicist wonders how would Kazakhstani Internet market develop after the restrictive legislative amendments are adopted, and reviews the research into possible economic consequences of the amendments.

Kazakhstan: Rock wave from Kazakhstan hits Russia

Juldyz writes about the Kazakhstani rock band that has managed to get through selection process and perform on the prestigious international rock-fest.

Kyrgyzstan: Games around Manas Air Base

Katya Fisher Yoffe reflects on the Kyrgyzstan’s decision to permit US troops to use Manas Air Base in an apparent game to balance interests of Washington and Moscow.

Azerbaijan: Youth activist, prominent blogger imprisoned after trial behind closed doors

In what might be the first case of a blogger being assaulted and detained in the South Caucasus, two youth activists were yesterday imprisoned for two months pre-trial investigative detention...

Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim sodomy trial

Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is charged with sodomising a 23-year old male aide. Anwar believes the charge is politically-motivated. The sodomy trial, which has been postponed several times, is...

Bolivia: The Implementation of a Biometric Voter Registration

The race is on to implement a biometric voter registration for the December 6 general elections in Bolivia writes Miguel Buitrago of MABB.

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