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21 November 2010

Stories from 21 November 2010

Kuwait: Football Talent Abdulla Al Moussawi's Dreams Cut Short

From Kuwait, Mark shares the story of Abdullah Al Moussawi, a talented nine-year-old football player whose chances at stardom were cut short. Find out why.

Yemen: The Saudi Mecca Metro makes Hajj Green

Yemeni blogger Omar Barsawad writes about the Mecca Metro at Out of Hadhramout. The blogger argues that the new railway built for pilgrims aims at making the Hajj (pilgrimage) experience...

Dubai: Stats on drink-driving offenders

Dubai Metblogs shares statistics on drink-driving offenders in Dubai.

Kuwait: Mutton Korma Recipe

Kulsum, an Indian living in Kuwait, shares a recipe for mutton korma here.

Yemen: Host to Gulf Cup 2010

Gulf Cup 2010 kicks off in Aden, Yemen, on November 22. Yemeni blogger Omar Barsawad reflects on the significance of having Aden host this football championship which brings together teams...

Sri Lanka: Floods In Colombo

Photoblogger Minaali Haputantri captures the scenes of the recent floods in Colombo.

South Asia: Steep Bandwidth Price

The cost of Internet bandwidth has to be reduced across Asia, which remains more than 300% expensive than the western hemisphere, argues Abu Saeed Khan at LIRNE Asia.

Guinea-Bissau: The Dictatorship of Consensus and Aly's Temptation for Accusations

With the blog Ditadura do Consenso, António Aly Silva became the most visible and active face of Guinea-Bissau's blogosphere. In this interview, Global Voices tries to understand why Aly can't...

India: Credibility Of Media Under Question

Reports have emerged revealing that “some of Indian journalism’s biggest names may have crossed the line between legitimate news gathering to lobbying with political parties on behalf of corporate houses”,...

India: Is Forwarding Emails A Crime?

A government employee from the Indian state of Kerala got arrested for forwarding an email joke to a few friends, which is about the election debacle of the ruling communist...

Iran: No more filtering for Pro-Nazi site

Several blogs and Iranian news sites such as Aftab News reported [fa] that one pro Hitler and pro Nazi site in Persian is not any more filtered. Pro-Hitler site claims...

Philippines: Netizens dislike new government tourism campaign

Netizens are up in arms over the government’s new tourism campaign. Various blogs, facebook statuses, and twitter accounts have all become sites of disgust towards the new tourism country branding....

Brunei: Borneo Bloggers Award 2010

Geek in White from Brunei blogs about the Borneo Bloggers Award 2010.

Vietnam: Flooding in Hoi An

Adam Bray posts pictures of the recent flooding in the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Hoi An, in central Vietnam.

Philippines: Economics of K+12

Nicki Tenazas from the Philippines reacts to the government plan to add two more years in the basic education cycle.

Vietnam: “Rule by law”

Viet Tan, an opposition party in Vietnam, discusses how Vietnamese authorities restrict freedom of speech and civic opposition through “rule by law.”

Vietnam: Which is the tallest building?

David Everitt-Carlson from Vietnam writes about the construction of the country's two tallest buildings in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh cities.

China: thousands gather at site of Shanghai fire

Early reports coming in from Twitter say that thousands are gathering at the site of Monday's deadly fire in Shanghai that claimed 58 lives. Coverage in Chinese and English can be followed by...

Brazil: five days of cyber-activism to end violence against women

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25th), a group of Brazilian feminist bloggers will take part in five days of cyber activism [pt]. Those involved will...

Bulgaria: Reactions to Hate Speech Against Arabs and Islam

Kapka Siderova, the wife of a far-right nationalist politician in Bulgaria, made some controversial statements about Arab women on a popular talk show yesterday, sparking outrage and allegations of racism...

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