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18 November 2009

Stories from 18 November 2009

Azerbaijan: News of IRI departure met with concern

Following the cessation of radio broadcasts from foreign stations, as well as the sentencing last week of two video blogging youth activists, comes news of what some see as yet...

Western Sahara: Aminatou Haidar Deported

Aminatou Haidar is a leading activist for independence of the Western Sahara (from Morocco). On Friday, November 13 when, upon returning to Laayoune (a city in the Western Sahara region),...

Russia: Young People Trust Internet

And the best country in the world is….

We thought: "The Economist doesn't know everything!" and launched our own global survey of what the "best country" in the world is. Global Voices will award a Putumayo African Reggae...

Pakistan: Mumbai Attacks

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Bromance

Trinidad & Tobago: On Stage?

Cuba: Courting Change

Barbados: Crunch Time

Barbados, Jamaica: Corruption Perception

Papua New Guinea: Ursula Rakova Leads Relocation Efforts

Conversations for a Better World

Activist Ursula Rakova has been leading efforts to relocate the residents from the Cataret Islands in Papua New Guinea, where it is estimated that by 2015 all of the islands...

Bangladesh: Brahmaputra River Is Threatened

India: Much Ado about Copenhagen Meet On Climate Change

Bangladesh: More Connectivity With Neighbors

Africa: Google sponsors Kiswahili Wikipedia Challenge

Syria: Internet Woes Continue

Saudi Arabia: We'll Defend Ourselves – For The Right Reason

In recent weeks a longstanding conflict between the Houthi rebels and the Yemeni government has expanded to involve Saudi Arabia, which which has been carrying out bombing raids within Yemen....

China: Release Zhao Lianhai, the Father of the Kidney Stone Babies

Japan: Artist and morality

South Korea: Dual nationality