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24 October 2009

Stories from 24 October 2009

Iran: Visiting ‘Hyperstar’ in Tehran

Bar Saheleh Salamat , an Iran based blogger,visted Hyperstar,the brainchild of Carrefour, in Tehran. The blogger says [fa] marketing to attract the clients is great in this store and parking...

Iran: A leading cartoonist arrested

Several bloggers such as Nikahang reported [fa] that Hadi Heydari, a leading Iranian cartoonist was arrested last week in Terhan.

Pregnancy and Prisons: Women's Health and Rights Behind Bars

It is still a struggle to ensure human rights for pregnant women worldwide, and it seems that in the process, pregnant women in prison are many times overlooked. What have...

GV Blogger Interview: Sylwia Presley

Sylwia Presley is a name which pops up regularly on Global Voices Online. Her interactions spark discussions and ignite new ideas which helps our community develop. Juan Arellano catches up...

Bahrain: Burning Tyres 101

From Bahrain, Satrawicool posts the following video on YouTube, which shows young men burning tyres on streets in protest against the arrest of activists and youth in connection to other...

Colombia: Solidarity With Hiperbarrio After Library Robbery

After a robbery of the La Loma Library in Medellín, Colombia, the home of the Hiperbarrio citizen media project, an outpouring of support and solidarity was sent from around the...

Saudi Arabia: The Future Husbands and Wives of Saudis Revamped

Future Husbands and Wives of Saudis is introducing new changes for its readers.

Syria: 80 Year-Old Human Rights Activist Arrested

Omar Mushawah reported [ar] the arrest of Haytham al-Maleh, a Syrian lawyer and human rights advocate who also spent 6 years in prison in the period between 1980 and 1986...

Puerto Rico: Massive Oil Refinery Explosion

At around 12:30 am on Friday, October 23, the Gulf Oil Refinery (Caribbean Petroleum Company-CAPECO) in Bayamón (in the metropolitan area), Puerto Rico, exploded massively. Bloggers react to the disaster.

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