11 September 2009

Stories from 11 September 2009

Azerbaijan: Good news… for a change

  11 September 2009

Following the detention and prosecution of youth activists in two of the three countries making up the South Caucasus, Thoughts on the Road reports that there is at least some good news for a change. Even if the trial of video bloggers Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli is set to...

Uganda: Nine Dead in Kampala Riots

  11 September 2009

Riots in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, have led to the deaths of at least nine people (BBC) as members of the Baganda ethnic group clashed with police and military forces on Thursday and Friday.

Bahrain: Remembering 9/11

  11 September 2009

American Vernishia Renee, who is based in Bahrain with the US military, reflects on the anniversary of 9/11: “Today, it’s a new day in Bahrain…they say it’s safe enough for dependents to come back to stay BUT it’s not safe enough to commemorate the events and the fallen from 9/11...

Arab Women… Minors Until They Die

  11 September 2009

Though blessed with inner strength that enables them to deal with the shackles of their culture, some Arab women are dealt with as minors who will never reap the fruits of adulthood. Marwa Rakha brings us the voices of two bloggers who dared to speak up.

Azerbaijan: 9/11 and Islam

  11 September 2009

A day before posting, Scary Azeri tweeted that she needed to sleep on today's entry for the anniversary of 9/11. To mark the tragic event, the blogger takes a look at perceptions towards Islam in Azerbaijan and the U.K.

Sri Lanka: The State Of Freedom Of Expression

  11 September 2009

Going Global comments on the state of freedom of expression in Sri Lanka: “Freedom of expression is largely seen as an unaffordable luxury by most of the intellectual crowd in Sri Lanka right now. Journalists are pretty much a oppressed group of people and now bloggers are slowly beginning to...

China: Why Zhu Rongji remains popular

  11 September 2009

A new book of transcripts of major press meetings attended by China’s former Premier, Zhu Rongji (朱镕基), (the second-ranking leader) has immediately become a best-seller. As a statesman, he was popular for his relative openness and frankness.

Tribute To The Bangladeshis Killed in 9/11

  11 September 2009

M. Tawsif Salam at The Writers Club pays tribute to the Bangladeshi victims of the September 11 (9/11) attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City by publishing their photos and short biographies.

Afghanistan: Riots in Ghazni

  11 September 2009

Free Range International reports that there is a fresh round of rioting in Ghazni, Afghanistan. There are rumors the rioters were protesting the abduction and murder of Shams al-Din, a popular anti-American cleric.

South Korea: Prosecution for racist remarks

  11 September 2009

Korea Beat translated a news story on the country's first prosecution case against a Korean man for using racist remarks towards an Indian, Bonojit Hussein, who is teaching in a local university.

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