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16 September 2009

Stories from 16 September 2009

Egypt: Bloggers call for a fun-filled harassment-free Eid

As Eid Al Fitr approaches, women in Egypt are bracing themselves for even more sexual harassment than what has already become a disturbing norm. Bloggers and online activists are also...

Morocco: Activists Break Fast in Public, Receive Punishment

During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating or drinking from dawn to sunset. A group of Moroccan activists was reprimanded for breaking the fast in public, an...

Qatar: Country's woes not expat labor's fault

Comments ranged from scornful to incredulous upon the release of a government study blaming underskilled expat laborers for Qatar's falling productivity rate. Shabina Khatri taps into the discussion and brings...

Brazil: Bloggers on why there is still racism in the country

Following the discussions on racism brought up a few weeks ago with the story of a black man accused of stealing his own luxury car, Diego Casaes highlights other cases...

Paraguay: No Funds for Education, but Funds for Arms

Paraguay: Venting Sorrows on a Blog

Iran: More protests planned on “Quds Day”

The Iranian 'green' opposition protest movement is spreading the word through online and offline citizen media about more protests in Tehran and other cities on September 18, international Quds Day.

Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago: literary obituaries

Lebanon: “We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Online”

Bekhsoos is a newly relaunched online magazine "covering topics related to (homo)sexuality in the Arab world". It was founded by the Lebanese group Meem, a support community for lesbians, bisexuals,...

Barbados: tourism focus

Guyana: “many waters”?

Anguilla: sailing life

Cambodia: Professional training for dentists

Kazakhstan: Right activist to continue his work in jail

Turkmenistan: Cries from the Bedroom

Myanmar: Heart-shaped Mountain in Sagaing Division

Tajikistan: Free cheese and a mousetrap

Cambodia: Population increase

Singapore: Toothless education bill?

Singapore: Independent press needed

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