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15 March 2007

Daily archive · 8 posts

Stories from 15 March 2007

South Asia: Marriage of Convenience, explosion of Hindi blogs, time for a regime change, women in the Middle East

The latest buzz from different South Asian blogs: Bangladesh: After a visit to an old age home in Kolkata Sadiq M. Alam of Inspirations and Creative Thoughts thinks just as...

China: Neighbors talking on the Net

Things are looking slightly better for China's property owners, but the right to vote has yet to reach the cities. Over the past few years property owners have done their...

Arabisc: Egypt – The Home of Thousands of Political Prisoners

Egyptian blogger Ala'a Abdulfatah claims that there are thousands of political prisoners in his country, who are behind bars without trial. مصر فيها ألاف المعتقلين السياسيين، محدش يعرف عددهم بالظبط...

Panama: HSBC Sues Customer for Yahoo Postings

#1: From Panama's Noriegaville News: Uproar among expats about HSBC Panama SLAPP suit If the intention was to silence criticism of its service, the attempt has already miserably failed. A...

Arabisc: Sorting Through Arabic Blogs

With thousands of posts on blogs written in Arabic daily, do you realise how difficult it is to pick a handful for translation for Global Voices Online twice a week?...

Tamil Blogosphere: Reflecting on Women and Gender

International Women's Day evoked quite a lot of posts in the Tamil Blogosphere. Living Smile Vidya is a transgender blogging from Madurai, South India. Through her posts she has been...

Lebanon: Women, Politics and the Zalghouta

This week’s summary of the Lebanese blogosphere has posts about politics, peace activism, internal tourism, tradition, feminism and how to cook moghrabiyeh. So let’s start: In an educational and well...

Taiwan: The future of Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

On March 2, 2007, Executive Yuan, Taiwan, decided to change the name of ‘Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall‘ to ‘Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall’ and to remove the enclosing walls to make...

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