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22 November 2009

Stories from 22 November 2009

Iraq: 1,000 Sacrificial Iraqis

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.

Egypt: It's not the football

Writing at Not Green Data, Tarek Amr is not amused with the international media coverage following the Egypt-Algeria football match.

Bahrain: Wedding Questions

If you were living in Bahrain and planning a wedding, where would you want to hold it? Find out the answer at London2Bahrain.

Jordan: The London Circus

Lama J from Jordan writes about her visit to the UK and then Canada in this post.

Morocco: Peace Corps Community Honors So Youn Kim

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....

Philippines: TV Ads of Presidential Candidates

Election season has started in the Philippines. Check out the TV ads of presidential candidates which have been uploaded on YouTube.

Malaysia-Singapore Water Agreements Under Review

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....

Featured Author: Diego Casaes

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...

Malaysia: Selling sand to Singapore

A Malaysian blogger asks if the ban on selling sand to Singapore is still in effect.

Africa: Women's rights across Africa

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: Oliver Mtukudzi honoured

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: New Year

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...

China and Japan: Feng Zhenghu at Narita airport

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...

Russia: Social Network Graffiti Gains Popularity

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.

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