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5 October 2009

Stories from 5 October 2009

Costa Rica: Ex President sentenced to 5 years of prison for corruption charges

Costa Rica's expresident Calderon sentenced to 5 years in prison for corruption charges, with many citizens hanging on to every word of the verdict through streaming, twitter and blogs.

Libya: Queen Fatima Dies

Michael Collins, on the MEI Editor's Blog, writes that Queen Fatima of Libya has died at 98 years old.

Jordan: Honour Crime

From Jordan, Kinzi attends a talk on honour crimes and shares her insights.

Morocco: Arabisk Results

Arabic blogging contest Arabisk drew to a close with the announcement of the top three winners. The first place went to Tech World, the second to group blog Nibras Chabab,...

Dubai: Candy Anyone?

Grapeshisha, from Dubai, reports on the opening of the world's largest candy store there.

Saudi Arabia: Jeddah Girl

Remember the Qatif Girl‘s story? Saudi Jeans now tells us about the plight of Jeddah Girl, who was gang raped – and then sentenced to a year in jail and...

Jordan: Religion Vs Marriage

Would you marry someone of a different faith? Kinzi, who is based in Jordan, discusses this issue here.

Georgia: An Azeri Wedding

Last weekend Global Voices Online's Caucasus Editor and an Azerbaijani blogger visited the ethnic Azeri village of Karajala in Georgia. The visit marked the first time two bloggers on Armenia...

Trinidad & Tobago: Thinking Out of the Box

Innovative design by Trinidadian artist and blogger Marlon Darbeau, here.

Barbados: Death by Bullying

“We need to reinforce to the powers that be the need to devise some kind of policy or rules to stamp out these violent acts in schools”: Cheese-on-bread! blogs about...

Barbados: About Polanski

Barbadian bloggers Boyce Voice and Jdid weigh in on the Roman Polanski controversy.

Jamaica: Breast Cancer Awareness

“Hopefully a cure for this disease is in the near future”: From Jamaica, Stunner's Afflictions recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Aruba: “Election Reflection”

Arubagirl reflects on the country's recently concluded elections.

ICTs and the spread of indigenous knowledge

Practitioners of indigenous knowledge increasingly use the media to exchange ideas and publicize traditional learning to the larger world. What happens when such local practices go global?

Pakistan: Just For Pakistan Blog Blocked?

Just for Pakistan blog is apparently being blocked in Pakistan and can be accessed through proxies, as per a statement published in the blog.

Bangladesh: Creating Hope and Opportunity in Haiti

Bangladesh based BRAC, the largest non-profit in the world has recently extended its operation in Haiti creating hope and opportunity for extremely poor women and their families, informs BRAC blog.

Sri Lanka: The Legend Of Deepawali

A Third World posts the legend of Deepawali, the Hindu festival of lights.

Japan: Rubbish sculpture

An Englishman in Osaka posted pictures of a fish sculpture made of a load of rubbish collected from the Yodogawa and Osaka Bay.

China: Thoughts on democracy

C. Custer from Chinageeks translated feminist scholar Li Yinhe's recent blog post on “Thoughts on democracy”.

China and Taiwan: Uyghur Exile to Sue Taiwanese Government?

Angry Chinese blogger comments on the report concerning Uyghur exile, Rebiya Kadeer's plan to sue Taiwanese government over recent accusations that they are connected to the East Turkestan Islamic Movement.

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