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30 November 2009

Stories from 30 November 2009

Pakistan: Reduce The Size Of The Cabinet

Pakistani blog My Distinguished Sense supports the recent proposal of reducing the bulky cabinet of Pakistan explaining the reasons.

Sri Lanka: Future Of Freedom And Democracy

Surendra Ajit Rupasinghe at Groundviews discusses the fate of the internally detained persons and the future of freedom and democracy in Sri Lanka.

India: Corruption Is The Hindrance

“India needs to be made free of corruption before it can become developed. But the entire existing Indian governance ecosystem will prevent this from happening,” opines Rajesh Jain at Emergic.

Iran: Students surprised Ahmadinejad's advisor in Paris

Iranian students in Paris criticized Iranian government and its repression policy against Iranian students and opposition in a meeting with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian president's advisor in Paris. Here are the...

Egypt: Spotlight on Zabbaleen

Regine, at we make money not art, introduces us to photographs by Bas Princen of Cairo's Mokattam Ridge or Garbage City (Zabbaleen) – where a community of mainly Coptic Christians...

Iran: A blogger released, another arrested

Iranian authorities released Mohammad Ali Abtahi,former vice president and blogger on a $700,000 bail one week ago after his lawyer said he had been sentenced to six years in prison....

Saudi Arabia: Raed on Air

Saudi blogger Raed, who blogs at Falsafat, posts a chat with his nephew Khalid [Ar] as his debut vlog at Raed On Air.

Lebanon: Bulldozing Ancient Ruins in Beirut

Lebanese Blogger finkployd at Blogging Beirut posted photos of a bulldozer clearing ancient ruins facing Martyr Square in Downtown Beirut to make way for another building.

Trinidad & Tobago: Right the Wrongs

Now Is Wow Too says the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister's position on gay rights “leaves much to be desired”.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Gender Violence

Discuss SVG “question[s] the foundation” of violence against women in Caribbean societies.

Caribbean: Barath Shines

West Indian bloggers wax poetic about the amazing test century by cricketer Adrian Barath.

Dominica: Those Politicians

Dominina Weekly shares its thoughts on regional politicians.

Trinidad & Tobago: Numb from CHOGM

This Beach Called Life features a press ad that was taken out by “a group who knows Trinidad and Tobago better than any foreign or local politician”, adding in a...

Bangladesh: Spreading the Warmth

Bangladeshi blogger Sadiq Alam, who blogs at Inspirations and Creative Thoughts, has taken an initiative called ‘Spreading the Warmth‘. The goal is to distribute winter clothes for those who live...

USA: Thanksgiving, a Celebration of Genocide?

On Livejournal, Christopher Bradley in the USA explains why he hates Thanksgiving. “I don't think there's any need to have holidays with the specter of genocide over them,” he says.

USA: Historical Truth of Thanksgiving

“To European-Americans this holiday is laced with fanciful symbolism and metaphorical memories about that great feast between Pilgrims and Indians. But the historical truth often goes untold and unheard,” writes...

Peru: Cow Parade arrives to Lima

Parks and public spaces in Lima have been invaded by life-size cow sculptures, as the Cow Parade arrives to show 80 different works aiming to collect funds for several organizations.

Barbados: 43rd Anniversary of Independence

Today, the 43rd anniversary of Barbados’ independence, has bloggers talking about what the occasion means.

Saudi Arabia: Citizens’ Fury At Flood Deaths

Saudi Arabia's second largest city, Jeddah, was struck by heavy floods last week, and the death toll has risen to more than 100 people. Poor infrastructure and mismanagement of city...

Singapore: Is It a City or Country?

Is Singapore a city or a country? This question seems silly since Singapore is globally recognized as an independent state. But for Singapore Law Minister K. Shanmugam, Singapore should be...

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