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6 November 2009

Stories from 6 November 2009

Israeli and Palestinian youth use video to understand the conflict

Two different organizations in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories are using video tools to help both Arabic and Jewish youth to understand the conflict and bridge gaps between them.

Russia: Major Search Engine Closes Its Blog Rating

Yandex.ru, Russian most popular search engine, announced on November 3 that it would close its blog ranking service Yandex Blogs Top (YBT) [RUS] by the end of the month.

Maldives: Vanishing Lifestyles

Photo Blogger Ahmed Zahid posts some pictures depicting the easy going lifestyles of the islands of Maldives which are under threat from the sea level rise.

Morocco: Ech Chenna Wins 2009 Opus Prize

Aicha Ech Chenna, founder of an organization in Casablanca, “Solidarité féminine,” which takes care of unmarried mothers, has been announced as the winner of the $1 million 2009 Opus Prize,...

Ghana: Ghana highlights part I

Gayle's first part of Ghana highlights: In Ghana, every region has something to offer. Culture, history, beaches, flora and fauna, you can sample it all over the country, from the...

Bhutan: The Purpose Of Saving The Earth

Bhutan is a low emission country but its progress and the increase of standard of living risk more carbon emissions. “Why protect our environment if it comes at the cost...

Cameroon: Africonline sponsors BarCamp Cameroon

Africonline has become the official sponsor of BarCamp Cameroon: “Along with ,Ringo,Google and a few others – Africonline is now an official sponsor of BarCamp Cameroon ! Africonline is a...

Cameroon: BarCamp Cameroon

Blitz writes about BarCamp Cameroon: “We’re counting down the final hours to Cameroon’s first BarCamp! The event is sold out with more than 200 attendees registered. If you’re unable to...

Pakistan: No More Rolling Blackout

The 15 year old blogger at Living In Pakistan informs that the “Pakistan Electric and Power Corp. (PEPCO) has announced that there won’t be any load shedding in the country”,...

India: Interview Of TED India Fellows

Geetha Krishnan compiles a list of interviews of some TED India fellows taken by a bunch of Indian bloggers.

Sri Lanka: Going Green

Beyond Borders writes about the launch of Project Act, an environmental initiative in Sri Lanka “to promote a sustainable, environmentally-friendly ‘green’ living community”. The program consisted of a clean-up of...

Caribbean: French Literary Prizes

This week, two of the most prestigious French literary prizes were awarded to two French-speaking authors of African descent: The French-speaking Caribbean blogosphere has been buzzing over this double satisfaction,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Flag It!

Trinidadian bloggers continue to weigh in on the exorbitant cost to taxpayers for a massive national flag: “The point is not only the credibility of the cost of the monster-flag...

Barbados: Dead Man Walking?

Barbadian bloggers are all over the story of a man claiming “he woke up in the morgue of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being declared dead”: Barbados Free Press: “It...

Guyana: Internet Copyright

“Copyright violation is still a troubling one on the internet”: Signifyin’ Guyana explores the issue.

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Yuh Lie!

As Trinidad and Tobago's National Security Minister makes an inaccurate statement about the processing time for machine-readable passports, B.C. Pires is irritated that the media did not ask questions: “I’ve...

Azerbaijan: Activist blogger trial resumes, delays persist (updated)

Although not an official birthday, Global Voices Online made its first ever post on threats made against an Iranian dissident blogger five years ago today. The anniversary is also notable...

India: Old Time Photos

Piyal Kundu from Naihati, West Bengal, India posts some vintage Indian photos in his blog “Old Indian Photos” and some of them date back to the 1850s.

India: Deliveries Up To The Mountain

Mridula at Travel Tales From India posts a photo showing how international refreshment brands are delivered to a tea shop at Ilaka glacier in Triund near Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh.

Serbia: Sinisa Boljanovic Wins Climate Change Blogging Contest

Sinisa Boljanovic, a GV author and Lingua Serbian editor, became one of the winners of Round 1 of TH!NK2: CLIMATE CHANGE blogging contest; here's Sinisa's winning entry: Black Point of...

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