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8 September 2009

Stories from 8 September 2009

Global Voices Bloggers Mentor New Danish and African Bloggers

Emails have begun to fly this week between 31 Global Voices mentors and 31 participants in a newly launched educational program in Copenhagen, Denmark called Global Change.

Egypt: Two Coptic Orthodox Church Channels

After a series of failed attempts to launch a television channel for the Coptic faith in Egypt over the past 15 years, two channels were authorized and four more are...

Egypt: US “Activist” Travis Randall Deported

American journalist Travis Randall has been denied entry to Egypt and then deported. Bloggers react to his treatment in this round up of posts by Marwa Rakha.

Pakistan: Martyr Certificate

Pakistan: Illegal Number Plates

Afghanistan: Conversation with soldier

Afghanistan: Animal House in Kabul

Tim Lynch, an American security contractor in Afghanistan, used to work with the now-fired security guards at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. He says: “The problem with the current guard...

Bahamas: International Literacy Day

Trinidad & Tobago: Budget Comments

Barbados: Hearings on Tourist Murder Begin

Bermuda: Gambling Shooting

Jamaica: Drugs & Politics

Venezuela: Another Miss Universe Crown

Miss Venezuela was selected as winner of the 2009 Miss Universe beauty pageant. Even though many Venezuelans are proud of the accomplishment, some bloggers question what this says about their...

Taiwan: Pheasant-tailed Jacana struggles for survival

Kazakhstan: Lenin. More Alive Than the Living

Two similar messages have entered the Kazakh blogosphere from opposite ends of the country. They both talk about the revival of one symbol of a bygone era: head-and-shoulders statues of...

China: Wal-Mart Workers Beat Customer To Death

Uzbekistan: Decay of the Uzbek hospitals

Tajikistan: Controversy over state company's audit

Afghanistan: Mystery of the missing opium crop

Afghanistan: Contractors and warfare

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