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25 October 2009

Stories from 25 October 2009

Armenia: Twitter counters false media report

Morocco: A Lenient Sentence

In September, we learned about Zineb Chtit, the young Moroccan girl who was severely beaten while working as a maid. Last week, it was announced that Zineb's attacker Nawal Houmin,...

Algeria: An American Political Cartoonist's Account

Lebanon Ups the Ante in the Hummus War

As many as 300 Lebanese chefs gathered yesterday in Beirut to make the largest ever plate of hummus in an attempt to claim the reigns in ownership of the popular...

Uruguay: Following Tabaré Vásquez

Thailand: Local elections

Thailand: How not to be scammed

Myanmar: Gay slang

Thailand, Cambodia rift evident in ASEAN conference

Japan: Latest survey on poverty destroys the prosperity myth

One Japanese in six is living in poverty says the latest Welfare Ministry report [en]. According to OECD figures [en], Japan has one of the highest poverty rates in the...

Philippines: Relief Goods Rotting in Government Warehouses

Malaysia: Should food bloggers reveal sponsors?

Singapore plans to require bloggers to reveal sponsors

Singapore is thinking of drafting a new guideline that would require bloggers to reveal if they receive gifts or money for their articles. Bloggers react to this proposal

Saudi Arabia: Blogging Milestone

Jordan: Halloween Dilemma

Israel: Why I don't want to be a man

Saudi Arabia: Lucrative Laundry Business

Jordan: Serious about +18

China: Relics of the Old Summer Palace

Back in the news again is Beijing’s Old Summer Palace, whose destruction still remains a sensitive topic in China. Built during the Qing Dynasty, it was later sacked by British...