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27 January 2010

Stories from 27 January 2010

Russia: Lyudmila Alexeyeva; “Zhivago's Children”

Brazil: The National Program for Human Rights – Part 1

Controversy has erupted following the proposal of a legislative reform package that decriminalises abortion and criminalises homophobia, bans religious symbols from public spaces and calls for a truth commission.

Haiti: Damage in Surrounding Areas

Haiti: Endurance

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: On the Ground

Bermuda: “How did we get here?”

Jamaica, Haiti: Making sense of it all

Peru: Heavy Rains and Mudslides in Cusco

Heavy rains and flooding have been affecting the region of Cusco, Peru, leaving thousands of local residents affected. The tragedy has left unanswered questions about the region's preparedness for these...

Palestine: The Commodification Of Gaza

Exiled is a blogger who recently left Gaza - and he is in no hurry to return. In this translation of a recent post of his, we hear his opinions...

What the Tibetan Language Needs is Space

Japan: Itami Airport

Australia: An Australia Day of Celebration and Protest

Celebrated on January 26, this year's Australia Day was characterized by an increase of flag-waving patriotism. However, the day was also commemorated with the Great Australian Internet Blackout, where Australians...

India: I want my country back, says Munna

Global Voices Online Nominated for Game Changer Award

Global Voices Online was recently nominated as a Community Choice Finalist for the 2010 We Media Game Changer Award. Please consider voting for GVO, as winners will be selected through...

China: Animal cruelty law

Japan: Peace walkers

Japan: The Japan-China-U.S. trade relation

Japan: Website Localization

Peru: The Loss of Local Rock Radio Stations

Peruvian radio stations catering to fans of rock music are being taken off the air, with business reasons often cited as the reason. However, many bloggers say there is still...

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