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25 August 2009

Stories from 25 August 2009

Netherlands: Too young to sail the world alone at 13?

Laura Dekker from the Netherlands is 13 years-old and wants to sail around the world alone to break a world record, but the Dutch Child Welfare Council have taken legal...

Suriname: Photo-Op

Trinidad & Tobago: Gender Policy

Barbados: Boycotting

Bermuda: Cricket Lows

Brazil: Students arrested for demonstrating in the Senate

Students were held for demonstrating against the Senate's President José Sarney and suffered many threats. We hear the blogosphere's thoughts on Brazilian democracy being slowly done away with.

Pakistan: In Search Of Identity

Palestine: Qatayef, A Special Ramadan Dessert

During Ramadan one of the special dishes enjoyed throughout the Arab world is qatayef, small pancakes stuffed with various sweet fillings. One blogger in Gaza has watched them being made,...

Sri Lanka: Citizen Media Contest

Uruguay: Independence Day

Uruguay: The Passing of Canario Luna

India: A wave of suicides among farmers

Conversations for a Better World

Increasingly, Indian farmers are resorting to extreme measures, including suicide, to escape complex problems of poverty, crop failure and growing debt. Indian bloggers analyze the situation.

Argentina: Borges Birthday

Argentina: The Construction of the Valley Train

Kenya: Free wi-fi locations in Nairobi

Ghana: Interview with rapper A-Plus

Kenyan cartoonists find a home in the blogosphere

The older Kenyan generations vividly remember cartoon characters like Bogi Benda, Juha Kalulu and many others who premiered in newspapers. But times are changing and the internet is changing almost...

Zimbabwe: Toll gate chaos

Ghana: Invitation to Kumasi meetup

China: Free speech under control 2.0

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