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29 December 2009

Stories from 29 December 2009

Cambodia: Police begins to fine motorists in the evening

Reasons To Go To Bhutan

Myanmar bans western instruments in local orchestras

Palestine: Twitter accused of silencing Gaza tribute

Twitter has been accused of attempting to silence tributes to Gaza one-year after an Israeli onslaught devastated the Palestinian enclave. Pro-Palestinian and human rights activists used the influential Twitter to...

Pakistan: Pictures Of Bomb Blast in Karachi

Brazil: 100-year-old grandma realises parachute dream

It is never too late to achieve a dream, and a Brazilian granny has proved the cliché true. At the age of 100, she enjoys dancing, swimming, running, playing volleyball,...

India: Perils Of Making Democracy Accessible

Global Voices partners with Google on freedom of expression award

Nominations open today (December 29) for the Breaking Borders Award, a new prize created by Global Voices and Google to honor outstanding web projects initiated by individuals or groups that...

Japan: And the kanji of 2009 is …

Five Years of Global Voices: Where they are now

Outreach Director David Sasaki remembers the December 2004 meeting that paved the way for the formation of Global Voices.

Kazakhstan: Journalist murdered, professional motives excluded

Sayat Shulembayev, 28, journalist of the news video-portal “Stan” was brutally murdered in Almaty. As “Stan” producer Michael Pak says, Sayat rented a room in the house near bus station....

Lebanon: Beirut Drive-by Shooting

Iraq: Arabs, Coffee, and Resistance

Mexico: Increase in Price of a Ride on Metro

Guatemala: Ongoing Search for Remains of the Disappeared

Uruguay: Too Many Governmental Employees

Russia: “Criminalisation of Tourists”