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21 November 2009

Stories from 21 November 2009

Bahrain: Israelis for Palestine

“It’s a great pleasure to introduce to you our latest project: Israelis for Palestine. This has been in the works since the beginning of October and we’re happy to finally...

Sudan: ‘Brainless Comedy’ in Egyptian Movies

Sudanese Reem Shawkat writes on Mideast Youth about the “brainless comedy” in Egyptian movies.

Bahrain: Making Rumours Viral

Bahraini Ammaro talks about how fast it takes to spread rumours in Bahrain and make them ‘viral.’

Algeria: Coverage ‘Written from Cairo’

Algerian The Moor Next Door takes a closer look at media coverage following the Algeria- Egypt matches which saw Algeria qualify to the World Cup in South Africa next year....

Egypt and Algeria: Much More Than a Football Match

Who would have believed that a football match could cause such tension between two nations? The trouble between Egypt and Algeria has now reached an unexpected level and many bloggers...

India: Straggler In Sports

Sandeep Bansal at Looking Beyond The Obvious explains why more than a billion people strong India is a straggler in sports.

Taiwan: Science park expansion dispute

Recently, the Executive Yuan in Taiwan has passed a bill in favor of Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) fourth stage expansion. The construction plan has drawn the attention of ecologists...

Haiti: Elections Coming

“The new Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), reconstituted in October, has set nationwide elections for 99 deputies and 11 senators for Feb. 28, 2010″: HaitiAnalysis.com reports.

Poland: Catholics Propose Adding Cross to National Emblem

Sylwia Presley reviews the reactions of Polish bloggers to a recent proposal by a Polish Catholic group to include the symbol of the cross in the national coat of arms.

Bahamas: “F” on Crime

“Clearly the Government has no plan to address crime, there has been no improvement in the Judicial System, and…it appears that the Government will not move forward with Capital Punishment”:...

Barbados, Guyana: Doctor Complicit?

Barbados Underground suggests that the doctor who examined the minor brutalised by Guyana police “was complicit in the torture…the concealment of a crime against humanity and…he possibly committed obstruction of...

Guyana: Dreaming of the Caribbean

Signifying Guyana blogs about the Caribbean from her perspective as a member of the diaspora.

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