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15 August 2009

Stories from 15 August 2009

India: Shahrukh Khan Detained At An US Airport

Aaman Lamba at Desicritics reacts on the detention of the Bollywood celebrity Shahrukh Khan at Newark Airport by the US Immigration Dept.: “There is a natural query on whether this...

Sri Lanka: Blogs Only Source Of Information From IDP Camps

Committee To Protect Bloggers quotes an Amnesty International report, which says that anonymous blog entries are the only source of information from IDP camps where: “attacks on journalists, relentless intimidation,...

Armenia: Youth rally for detained activist

The Frontline Club posts photographs of yesterday's rally by an opposition youth movement in support of a detained fellow activist. Unzipped also posts video of the demonstration.

Cuba: Blogging Event in Spain

Even though probably no bloggers from Cuba will be attending the event, David Chapet of BloggersCuba [es] still thinks it is important to follow the event Blogueando a Cuba [es],which...

Guatemala: Educational Portal for K'iche’ Community

Guatezona [es] writes about the new educational portal called Skoool, which offers bilingual resources in Spanish and Maya K’iche’ targeted to the indigenous community K’iche’.

Mexico: The Effect of the Victory of the U.S.

Mac of El Rincón No Poético [es] is not impressed by Mexico's 2-0 football win against the United States. He would be content if the win would solve some of...

Azerbaijan: Another Eurovision controversy

A Fistful of Euros comments on news that the telephone numbers of Azeris who voted for the Armenian entry during this year's Eurovision Song Contest have been obtained by police...

Taiwan: Criticisms of government response to floods

Following the terrible flooding from Typhoon Morakot there has been widespread criticisms of the Central Government for its slow response. Claudia Jean has written two posts detailing some of the...

Japan: Law Banning Cell Phones for Kids Passed in Ishikawa

Ever since Ishikawa prefecture (500 km/315 miles north of Tokyo) passed the first of a kind regulation in the nation to limit cell phone usage for kids and tweens on...

Global Voices Unofficial Mascot Loses Left Eye

An unofficial mascot of Global Voices bloggers known as “GV Ferret” lost his left eye in a fight with a cat on Wednesday night in Boston.

Chile: BlogPower 2009 in Santiago

The BlogPower 2009 [es] event will take place on August 15 in Santiago, Chile. Maria Pastora [es], a blogger and journalist, will be tweeting the conferences at @blogpower.

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