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Best of 2009 on Global Voices

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Regional Retrospectives

Ecuador: The Year in Blogs 2009
A look back in the year of Ecuadorian blogs and related technology events and occurrences throughout the country.

South Asia: Looking Back At 2009 Part 1 | Part 2
South Asia editor, Rezwan looks at the year gone by in blogs, country by country in the region.

Caucasus: 2009 Blog Review
Caucasus editor, Onnik Krikorian looks back on a year when Azerbaijani bloggers Adnan and Emin were sentenced to prison.

Caribbean: 2009 Regional Roundup
Caribbean editor, Janine Mendes-Franco identifies the main issues that surfaced in the Caribbean blogosphere this year.

The Year that Was in Madagascar: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Madagascar Authors, Lova and Mialy write a month-by-month summary of tumultuous events in 2009.

Our favorite stories from 2009

What was your favorite Global Voices story of 2009? We've added our own faves to this map. It's open for anyone with a Google account to edit, so feel free to add yours too.


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Most read stories

Remember these? The top 10 most read stories from around the world on Global Voices were…

  1. Egyptian woman killed in German court for being veiled
  2. Iran: Storm of protest after election
  3. China: More on Grass Mud Horse
  4. Algeria-Egypt: Online Feud Over Football Match
  5. China: Mass incident sparked by a dead body
  6. Bangladesh, India: No To Tipaimukh Dam

  7. Singapore: Infamous Burger King ad
  8. Air Bus AF 447: Sorrow, lack of information and sensationalism
  9. China: Urumqi mass incident and beyond
  10. India: Reactions to Slumdog Millionaire

And our top 3 special coverage pages were…

  1. Gaza Strip Bombings 2008-9
  2. Iranian Election 2009
  3. Indian Elections 2009

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