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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

Thailand: “Demon” statues at airport bring bad luck

Laos: Finswimming part of ASEAN games

Thailand: House of Museums

Geocodes for Bangkok sub-districts

Bhutan: Independence Day

Nepal: The Peaceful Protests Of The Maoists

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

Taiwan: Foreigners face discrimination from banks

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

Russia: Videos of Ulyanovsk Arms Depot Blasts

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