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22 December 2009

Stories from 22 December 2009

Mexico: Marriage and Adoption for Gay Couples in the Capital

Both gay marriage and adoption for gay couples are now legal in Mexico City after approval by the Legislative Assembly on December 21. The community celebrates, but remains skeptical about...

El Salvador: The Role of the Media as Watchdogs

Peru: Deaths in Huancabamba Protests

El Salvador: Images from the Campaign for External Vote

Bhutan: The Launch Of Drukpa

Pakistan: Negligence in Medicare

Sri Lanka: The Mouthpiece Of The Ruling Party

South Africa: Truth without venom is impossible when it comes to Manto

Ethiopia: Meles Zenawi betrays Africa

Sri Lanka: Lesser Of Evils

Iran: Death of Top Dissident Cleric, Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri

Iranian citizens posted photos and videos of clashes with pro-government militamen during the funeral of the country's top dissident cleric, Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri.

South Africa: A nation in conversation with itself 140 words at a time

“Was news of Manto’s death the Hudson plane crash of South Africa? Did the passing of the controversial former minister of health mark a coming of age of Twitter in...

Copenhagen summit: Nepalese Ministers Miss The Point

The Nepalese cabinet held a meeting near Everest base camp days before Copenhagen summit to emphasize that effects of global warming on Nepal. However, bloggers are criticizing the bulky Nepalese...

Uzbekistan: Criminal Charges Filed Against Documentary Photographer Umida Akhmedova

Umida Akhmedova, photo by Fergana.ru Umida Akhmedova, the Uzbek [EN] documentary photographer, has been accused of insult and slander against Uzbek people and traditions, reports Fergana.ru [EN]. The maximum penalty...

Bermuda: Gun Play

Trinidad & Tobago: Preserving Lion House

Barbados, Jamaica: Economic Impact

Cuba: Proceeding With Caution?

We are Global Voices. Five years on.

As Global Voices celebrates this fifth year of existence, co-founder Rebecca MacKinnon reflects on how far the we've come—and how far we still have to go.

China: White-listing the Internet