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26 November 2009

Stories from 26 November 2009

Pakistan: Spare The Animals

Pakistani blog Baithak suggests that people should understand the spirit of religion rather than just following the rituals of sacrificing animals during Eid-ul-Azha: “The purpose of sacrifice is to understand...

Pakistan: Activism Against Gender Violence

Teeth Maestro highlights the efforts of Sunshine Welfare Organization (SWO), a group of committed young activists from Karachi and Islamabad. They are trying to mobilize Pakistani youth against gender violence...

India: More Noise

Conversations with Dina criticizes the sensationalism of Indian media in the coverage of the anniversary of the Mumbai attacks: “Just because you have so much footage during the terror attacks,...

India: Home-Bred Terror

Indian blogger Soumyadip at Cutting the Chai comments: “On this first anniversary of the 26/11 attacks, more than Kasab & Co. it is the home-bred terror, that people just refer...

Brazil: The Violence Against Women Debate

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Brazilian bloggers reignite the debate and campaign to end violence.

Venezuela: Thoughts About a Possible Conflict with Colombia

The Venezuelan blogosphere also had their opinions about the new conflicts arising between with the Colombian government, many make it clear that a war would also be a conflict among...

Central America: Saying No to Violence Against Women

Across Central America, online campaigns and activities to raise awareness about the issue of Violence Against Women are taking place across the region. Many of these efforts are attracting the...

India's tryst with e-health: A healthier future for its rural millions?

About 700km away from Bangalore, across a couple of remote villages in the Bidar district, a quiet revolution has been going on. No, not a political one, but a remarkable...

Cuba: Here Comes The Rain Again

Cuba's Generation Y longs for “what seems to be a pipe dream for so many, when the city will not collapse because of a simple shower that falls in the...

Dominica: Cruise Control

Dominica Weekly suggests that the island's emphasis on cruise tourism may be a bit misplaced.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: No!

The people have voted no to the proposed new constitution in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Abeni and Repeating Islands report.

Trinidad & Tobago: Why the Shutdown?

KnowTnT.com is unimpressed that tomorrow is being pegged as “a de facto holiday in Trinidad and Tobago due to CHOGM”, adding: “There's really no reason for everything to shut down...

St. Lucia, U.S.A.: New Book of Poetry

From St. Lucia, Caribbean Book Blog interviews Dr. Neal Hall about his new anthology of verse, Nigger For Life.

Russia: Free Wi-Fi To Be Installed At Moscow Railway Stations

The Russian Railroads company announced [RUS] today that free wi-fi hotspots would be installed at every passenger terminal in Moscow by December 7, 2009. The company expects around 1,500 wi-fi...

India Remembers Horrifying Mumbai Terror Attacks

One year ago, Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital came under a well- coordinated terrorist attack that lasted for 3 days. Indian netizens remember those horrifying moments and complain that...

Uzbekistan: Tashkent, a green city. Or not?

Old trees are cut down in the center of Tashkent – the shocking news was spread in the city within a day. Photo by goricvet Planetrees, or platanus, planted at...

China: Prisons more modern & luxurious than schools

Tingting from ChinaSMACK translated a local forum post that shows modern and luxurious design prison in China.

China: The hottest people on the internet in 2009

CC from China Hush has a year end roundup post on the hottest people on the internet in China in 2009.

Japan: International Robot Exhibition

Pink Tentacle posted some photos taken from the International Robot Exhibition in Toyko.

China: Great Wall damaged by gold miners

Angry Chinese blogger blogs about the ongoing destruction of Great Wall as a result of local corporates’ private interest. In a recent case, a 100 meter long Great Wall has...

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