Stories from 22 November 2009
Iraqi Layla Anwar comments on news from Iraq which says that 1,000 Iraqis may be executed on Eid Al Adha – an upcoming Islamic holiday.
Writing at Not Green Data, Tarek Amr is not amused with the international media coverage following the Egypt-Algeria football match.
If you were living in Bahrain and planning a wedding, where would you want to hold it? Find out the answer at London2Bahrain.
Lama J from Jordan writes about her visit to the UK and then Canada in this post.
The Peace Corps bloggers are mourning the loss of a fellow volunteer, 23-year-old So Youn Kim, who had worked at a youth center in the southern Moroccan village of Tamegrout. Bloggers who knew her and those who didn't have memorialized Kim in a set of posts describing her ambition, her beauty, her incredible drive, and the important work she was doing in Morocco.
Election season has started in the Philippines. Check out the TV ads of presidential candidates which have been uploaded on YouTube.
Singapore sources about half of its water supply from its neighbor, Malaysia. It has two major water agreements with Malaysia. One of these agreements will expire two years from now. Malaysia’s former Prime Minister, through his blog, asks if the current government will negotiate for a better deal.
Diego Casaes is a dedicated Global Voices author and translator from Salvador, Brazil. Much of his writing on Global Voices has spread awareness about legislative threats to online freedom in Brazil, such as the infamous "Azeredo Bill".
A Malaysian blogger asks if the ban on selling sand to Singapore is still in effect.
Sokari writes about Pambazuka News special Women’s issues focusing on the last 15 years since Beijing Platform for Action and the future for women’s rights on the continent.
Zimbabwe's biggest music stars Oliver Mtukudzi was last week honoured with a 2009 Cultural Ambassador Award in San Diego in the United States.
Azerbaijan might still be a predominantly Muslim country, but Scary Azeri in Suburbs says that many of the trappings of Christmas in the West can be observed in its New Year festivities. The blog details how the holiday is spent in much of the former Soviet world.
Shanghai human rights activist Feng Zhenhu has been living and waiting in the hall of Japan's Narita airport since November 4 when he was barred from entering his own country by the Shanghai immigration the eighth times. Feng is an economist and a human rights activist. After the Tiananmen Massacre...
English Russia writes about the phenomenon of “social network graffiti” [ENG] that became very popular among the users of the leading Russian social network Vkontakte.ru.