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3 November 2009

Stories from 3 November 2009

USA: Race and Gender Politics of Halloween

Racial stereotypes and oversexed depictions of women were not uncommon for Halloween costumes this season, as many US bloggers noted. One "illegal alien" costume sold in major stores, was even...

Azerbaijan: Virginity

Pakistan: At War

Bangladesh: Beggars Can Be Choosers

India: Plagiarism?

Peru: Chimbote in Blogs

The Peruvian coastal city of Chimbote may be best known for its fishing industry, but there is a lot of cultural activity taking place. Blogs from Chimbote have played an...

Georgia: Orthodox scandal

In the most religious country of the South Caucasus where the Orthodox Church's Patriarch can even encourage a baby boom, criticizing the clergy is still somewhat taboo. Lampooning them, however,...

Madagascar: Economic Update

Kenya: Nairobi Christmas Tourism Expo

Kenya: Blogging the first open map of Kibera

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Poll Taking a Toll

Trinidad & Tobago: Determining Racism

Jamaica: Bleak Outlook

Jamaica: Of Patties & Personalities

The future of ICT4D: How soon is now?

The Future of ICT for Development

In the final of three posts on the future of ICTs for development, we examine a few projects that could change the way people leverage technology in rural areas.

Palestine: A Cartoonist's Visit

Syria: The Best or the Worst Article Ever?

Syrian bloggers frequently decry travel writing about their country - often it's too stereotypical, sometimes downright false. And for a country considered long "isolated" at least from the United States,...

Introducing Threatened Voices

Today, Global Voices Advocacy is launching a new website called Threatened Voices to help track suppression of free speech online. It features a world map and an interactive timeline that...

Eritrea: Happy Anniversay Asmarino!

Kenya: Bloggers discuss first Kenyan gay marriage

A Kenyan gay couple caused an outrage when they decided to be joined in a civil union, the whole nation cried “foul, that's not right.” Charles and Daniel legalized their...

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