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15 November 2009

Stories from 15 November 2009

Egypt vs. Algeria: The Twitter Match

In much of the world, nothing is more unifying - or in some instances, more polarizing - than a football match. Egyptian and Algerian fans battled it off on Twitter...

Georgia: Reaction to lack of media attention on Azerbaijan bloggers’ trial

Following last week's sentence on two video bloggers in Azerbaijan, some blogs in neighboring Georgia have posted critical entries condemning the arrest, trial and imprisonment of Adnan Hajizade and Emin...

Blogger Profiles: Caribé, an incurable idealist and cyberactivist in Brazil

Global Voices Online has interviewed João Carlos Caribé, one of the most influential cyberactivist bloggers in Brazil and the man behind the Mega Não movement, that fights censorship in the...

France: Does Prestigious Literary Award Entail a “Duty of Restraint” ?

The start of this year's French literary season saw French-Senegalese novelist and playwright Marie N'Diaye awarded a much-awaited Prix Goncourt. However, N'Diaye and her family moved to Berlin two years...

Azerbaijan: More reaction to video blogger trial verdict

Days after the sentencing of two video blogging youth activists in Azerbaijan, other bloggers are starting to speak out about the imprisonment of Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli. The two...

Thailand-Cambodia word war continues

Thailand-based bloggers react as the country’s former Prime Minister accepts a new role in neighboring Cambodia as economic adviser. Thai authorities are not amused. They accuse Cambodia of interfering on...

Thailand: Google logos

Thai 101 uploads custom logos of Google Thailand

Thailand: “Demon” statues at airport bring bad luck

Airport officials in Bangkok will remove 12 “demon’ statues because they believe the statues cause bad luck to shopkeepers.

Laos: Finswimming part of ASEAN games

In next month's Southeast Asian Games, there will be no sporting events for basketball, gymnastics and track cycling. But finswimming is included in the competition.

Thailand: House of Museums

My Unseen Thailand is impressed with a Bangkok museum called House of Museums. The said museum displays everyday items of the 1950s and 1960s.

Geocodes for Bangkok sub-districts

New geocodes were updated for Bangkok's new sub-districts.

Bhutan: Independence Day

“Is Bhutan a free country or an Indian protectorate as claimed by an edition of the oxford dictionary?” -asks Freedom in Bhutan while discussing why Bhutan does not celebrate its...

Nepal: The Peaceful Protests Of The Maoists

Ujjwal Acharya at The Radiant Star praises the Maoists for ending their recent protests in Nepal peacefully. The blogger comments: “I hope that both sides – ruling coalition and the...

Peru: Blind Lawyer Strives to Be Judge

Peruvian lawyer Edwin Béjar Rojas' goal of becoming a judge had been interrupted by National Council of the Magistracy, who rejected his candidacy because of his visual impairment and refused...

Bangladesh: Return Of Nepotism

Shada Kalo tells the sad tale of nepotism and indulgence of corruption in Bangladesh. Recently the son of a ruling party presidium member who was jailed for 18 years on...

Taiwan: Foreigners face discrimination from banks

Patrick Cowsill writes about the difficulties foreigners face in getting a credit card in Taiwan.

China's Perspective on Xinjiang

TrueXinjiang.com is a Web site that appeals instantly to the western eye.  The site, designed specifically to disseminate a Han-Chinese version of life in the remote autonomous region of Xinjiang,...

Egypt: German Justice for Marwa El Sherbini

The killer of Marwa El-Sherbini, the Egyptian woman who was stabbed to death inside a German courthouse by a Russian-German immigrant, Alex Wiens, has been sentenced to life imprisonment, without...

Japan as a Recycling Society in the Edo Period

Ed Jacob posted an English translation of an article “about how there was pretty much no garbage in Japan’s Edo Period because almost everything got recycled“.

Russia: Videos of Ulyanovsk Arms Depot Blasts

LJ user oleg_kozyrev posts six YouTube videos of Ulyanovsk arms depot blasts, shot by Russian video bloggers.

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