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23 February 2011

Stories from 23 February 2011

Saudi Arabia: The Return of King Abdullah

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz returned home on Wednesday 23 February, 2011, after a three month period abroad for medical treatment. Anticipation of serious political and economic reforms filled the...

Pakistan: Facebook And Fundamentalism

Feisal Naqvi at Monsoon Frog writes how Fundamentalism is faring at the age of Facebook.

Jordan: Show of Solidarity at Libyan Embassy

Cultural website 7iber.com shares multimedia from demonstrations in support of the Libyan people outside Libya's embassy in Amman, Jordan

Bhutan: In His Majesty's Service

Dorji Wangchuk describes what is it like to be in the service of His Majesty the King of Bhutan.

Nepal's stalled revolution

Thom Brooks, Reader in Political and Legal Philosophy at Newcastle University, comments on Nepal's interesting embrace of communism while the rest of the world increasingly views the ideology as failed.

Colombia: Interview with Director of NGO “Forjando Futuros” (Shaping Futures)

Albeiro Rodas interviewed Nora Isabel Saldarriaga, the director of “Forjando Futuros” (Shaping Futures), “a Colombian NGO with different projects, but only one ideal: to stay at the side of vulnerable...

Mexico: Achievements and Challenges for Artisan Women

Adele Hammond writes about artisan women in a village outside Oaxaca: “[…] the women we work with are committed to creating better lives for themselves and their children, despite the...

Venezuela: False rumor of Gaddafi flying to Venezuela calls attention to relationship with Chávez

Greg at Two Weeks Notice reports that “Twitter has been loaded with rumors the past two days about Libya, and there was no juicier rumor than Moammar Gaddafi flying to...

Poland: Prosecuted Blogger Hopes For a Different Verdict

Jakub Górnicki continues to report on the case of Łukasz Kasprowicz, a Polish blogger who was sued for defamation by a local official and is now banned from blogging by...

India: Discovering International Mother Language Day

Sunshine discovers the International Mother Language Day and she has finally learnt to take pride in her roots and her mother language.

Macedonia: Global Voices Featured on a TV Show

GV author Filip Stojanovski was interviewed [MKD] for the TV show Nie (“We”) on the topic of “Kale, Internet, political parties, Facebook!? Whose fault is it?”, where he spoke about...

Egypt: Flag Unites Mosque and Church

Wael Ghonim shared this video through Twitter:  “Thats the real face of Egypt. Young Egyptians connect a mosque and a church with the Egyptian flag.”

Libya: Feeling the Iron Fist in Tripoli (Videos)

What is happening in Tripoli? Afraid of levels of violence Muammar Al Gaddafi will inflict on the city while clinging to power, Libyans -- and the rest of the world...

Lebanon: 128 Dictators or More to Revolt Against?

While the Arab world has been and is still revolting against its dictators, the situation in Lebanon is a bit different and more complex. According to netizens Imad Bazzi and...

A declaration of love to the Portuguese language, in all its variations

On February 21 Global Voices in Portuguese commemorated International Mother Language Day with a tribute to the lusophony in all its linguistic and cultural diversity. Read the blogsphere's reflections on...

Africa: Africa Visual Media Blog

Africa Visual Media blog keeps track of African and Africa-related culture in the media (film, photography, television, and print).

Sudan: South Sudan as teaching moment

Lessons to be learned from the birth Africa's newest nation: “Failure to satisfy sub-national demands is inevitable. Not all grievances merit an institutional remedy. But the center of African politics...

Cote d'Ivoire: Crisis Update

Martin discusses the impact of the political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire on his business: “The spreadsheet where I keep track of cashflows in the real estate business has unfortunately, but...

Liberia: Revive Liberia

Revive Liberia is a blog by Revive Liberia Missions, Inc., a wholly volunteer, non-denominational Christian group committed to improving the physical and spiritual lives of the people who live in...

Côte d'Ivoire: Violent Repression of Street Protests

After a little rest in coverage, the international media is once again looking to Côte d'Ivoire. The last five days have seen the country experience further violence and increased radicalisation...

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