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26 July 2010

Stories from 26 July 2010

South Korea: Expectations for New Micro-Finance Loans Rise Among Skeptics

New "Sunshine" micro-finance loans for low income households have just been launched in South Korea. Koreans struggling amidst a financial crisis greeted the news with enthusiasm, although some are also...

Guatemala: Engineers Work on Green Technology

Ghanaian beaches worth exploring

Bahamas: Race & History

Cuba: July 26

Bhutan: Equality For Women

Bermuda: Media Code

Jamaica: Living Vicariously

Dominica: Literary Festival

Côte d'Ivoire: Journalists accused of document theft are freed

The three journalists of Le Nouveau Courrier d'Abidjan arrested for refusing to reveal their sources have been finally released [Fr] this evening after a two-week ordeal. The journalists were found...

Iraq: Going Back to America

Lebanon: Tweet Up Date Set

Syria: A Sample of Syrian Proverbs

Saudi Arabia: Muttawa in Action

Iraq: Ban on topless women?

Morocco: Horse Riding in Morocco

Venezuela: Foundation for Urban Culture Shut Down

The Foundation for Urban Culture - a fund that promoted culture through books, photography, music and ideas - was recently shut down, allegedly due to financing from the brokerage firm...

Cambodia: The Official Launch of the First Online Human Rights Portal

Technology for Transparency Network

Sithi.org, a Cambodian human rights portal that aims to crowdsource and curate reports of human rights violations, officially launched on July 22, 2010 with participation from various institutions including embassies,...

Liveblog of global reactions to Wikileaks Afghanistan war logs

More than 90,000 classified U.S. military documents about the war in Afghanistan have been leaked. As an experiment, we are using Google Wave to live blog global blog and citizen...

Russia: Blackout of the Social Network Triggers Twitter Panic

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