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13 November 2009

Stories from 13 November 2009

Cambodia: Journalist charged with defamation

Ros Sokhet, a journalist well known in Cambodia for his contribution to the English language media, was arrested on October 30th and charged with defamation. The arrest generated a debate...

Egypt: Celebrities sans Diplomacy

Bikya Masr reported two stories a couple of days apart about celebrity blunders and lack of tact. Beyonce was targeted in the first and Salma Hayek spoke out in the...

Morocco: Aicha Ech Chenna Wins Opus Prize

Conversations for a Better World

In Morocco, women who get pregnant out of wedlock are often shunned from their communities. Activist and social worker Aicha Ech Chenna has been working for almost 25 years to...

Trinidad & Tobago: “Axe the Tax”!

Trinidad & Tobago: Art or Ego?

Liberia: Too Late for Flowers

Liberia: Photography workshop in Monrovia

Liberia: From guns to notebooks

Africa: PayPal alternatives for African entrepreneurs

Liberia: Arrests made in Liberia's gruesome murder

South Africa: Bookmark Awards was a world class event

Qatar: No one is above the law – really?

Doha bloggers bemused, incredulous and wistful by official remarks that no one in Qatar is above the law. A debate over the merits of that statement quickly evolves into a...

Egypt: One day before playing Algeria

Tension is building up over the decisive football match between Egypt and Algeria due to take place in Cairo on November 14. The encounter will determine which of the two...

Africa: Obaasema: lifestyle magazine for the African women

Japan: I want my husband dead

India: The State Of Mumbai Airport

Japan: A message to Tatsuya Ichihashi

Japan: Hitler's “Mein Kampf”, the manga version

After more than 80 years since its first publication, Hitler's Mein Kampf has become a Manga comic. The 190 page volume, which sold some 45,000 copies in the first printing,...

China: Interview with Lu Guang, the photographer of “Pollution in China”

Hungary: Flu Vaccination as “the Great Hungarian Experiment”

The vaccination campaign of the Hungarian National Public Health and Medical Officer Service has inspired a public debate among the institution itself, doctors, politicians and ordinary people who are just...

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