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16 July 2009

Stories from 16 July 2009

Azerbaijan: Baku's Boulevard

Costa Rica: Launch of Promises 2010 Site

Egyptian Women and a Fresh Outlook on Divorce

Divorce has always been a stigma in the Egyptian society. Today, the winds of change are blowing this away. In this post, Marwa Rakha follows conversations on Egyptian blogs which...

Brazil: Plaintiffs try to silence one of the country's leading journalists

Lúcio Flávio Pinto, a prized independent Brazilian journalist has been ordered by a court to pay US$15,000 approximately in damages to a powerful regional media group in a civil libel...

Iran: Protests prompt emergence of underground Internet newspapers

The recent emergence of internet newspapers in Iran is evidence of the will of Iranian citizens and opposition forces to continue to communicate even as the Islamic Republic intensifies censorship,...

Iran: Armenian bloggers on plane crash

When a regular flight en route from Tehran to Yerevan crashed after takeoff yesterday, killing all 168 on board, many in Armenia and its Diaspora were distressed, and not least...

Iran: Online videos send messages to Joe Biden

About 100 Iranians, Americans and Iranian-Americans have posted short personal messages on YouTube to support the Iranian opposition movement that is calling the 12th of June presidential election a fraud. They...

Jamaica: Emmy Nomination

Puerto Rico: Playing the Princess?

Dominica: Investing in Women

India: How History helped shape ‘Indian English’

Bermuda: Thoughts on Capital Punishment

Jamaica: Returning Home

India: Is divorce really the easy way out?

Iran: Opposition goes to Friday Prayers

Egypt: Mounir Said Hanna found guilty of “Satire”

Egyptian Mounir Said Hanna Marzuq has been found guilty of "satire" after a colleague reported him and his poem to the authorities. He has been sentenced to three years and...

Japan: Unemployment in Japan by Region

China: Fresh tensions in Xinjiang

Azerbaijan: Video Campaign to Release Detained Activists

The recent detention of two cyber-activists and youth leaders in Azerbaijan this past week has caused consternation among bloggers and activists inside and outside Azerbaijan, and now a video campaign...

Taiwan: How Kaohsiung won the World Games

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