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· May, 2007

Stories about Migration & Immigration from May, 2007

Sri Lanka: An Expat's reasons

An ex-pat (was) explains why he came back to Sri Lanka and why he chooses to stay there. More at Indi.ca. “I was born in 1982 and my entire life...

Armenia: Real Estate Prices

At Life in Armenia, Raffi K. reports on real estate prices in Yerevan.

Syria: A Letter from a Syrian Worker in Lebanon

Golaniya posted a letter from a Syrian Worker in Lebanon. “In Lebanon, our hopes are now starting to flee away. We are outcasts. We receive all kinds of cursing and...

Hong Kong: Migration of Websites

Duke of Aberdeen comments on the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority's advice of the suspected “indecent” photo at inmediahk.net, and points out that one of the consequence is a migration...

Lebanon: More on the Crisis in the Country

For the second week, Lebanese bloggers have posted anecdotes, reflections, updates, photos, videos, jokes, sarcasm and drawings on the issue that is taking precedence over all other topics. The issue...

Sierra Leone: State Led Prostitution, Diamond Tales, And More

After three years of peace following eleven years of civil war, Sierra Leone is engaged in concerted efforts to attract investors. The efforts, which are led by the the government...

Belarus: Blogger br23/Uładzimer Katkoŭski Passes Away

Belarusian blogger Uładzimer Katkoŭski/br23 passed away in Prague on May 25 at the age of 30. As one of his online friends wrote, "To a large degree thanks to his...

Afghan Whispers:Refugees,War Lords and Orphanages

Several Afghan bloggers have discussed Iranian government’s decision to expel Afghan refugees to Afghanistan. Some of these refugees have lived in Iran for years. Marine Gustavson, from Parsa NGO shows...

China: Rural Migrant Children

Zuo Ai Chung quotes figure from Federation of Women association research that 5-10% of the rural migrant population in the urban area are children (around 750-2,000 millions) who follow their...

Iran:what do people when they are worried about being arrested?

In recent weeks several Iranian-Americans including Haleh Esfandiari were arrested and have no right to have a lawyer.View From Iran writes what do people when they are worried about being...

Kuwait: Filipinos Gear Up for National Celebration

The Filipino community in Kuwait, in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy laid the groundwork for the observance of Philippines’ 109th Independence Day anniversary on June 12, 2007 in a meeting...

Iran: Iran-USA Negotiations, the Chinese Model and Expulsion of Afghans

Iran accepted a U.S. offer last Thursday for direct negotiations about conditions in Iraq. It can be viewed as a historic moment as it is the first time that Iran...

Latvia: Interview with Aleksejs Tapins

Peteris Cedrins of Marginalia interviews Aleksejs Tapins of All About Latvia: Why do you blog? – […] At one point, it's become a search for my own identity. Who am...

Kuwait: Lebanese are “Fed Up”

‘“We are fed up!!” That is what all Lebanese are saying these days. Past two days, I asked many lebanese people in Kuwait what they think of whats going on,...

France's New “Ministry of Nationalism and Expulsion”

Francophone blogger Et Si Nous Parlions has no love for French president Nicolas Sarkozy's new Ministry of Immigration, Integration, National Identity, and Co-Development. He prefers to call it the “Ministry...

Botswana: impact of brain-drain on aviation industry

The face of brain-drain: “I found this document the other day at the Air Botswana check-in counter at the recently renamed O.R. Tambo International Airport, Jo'burg. It reads: “NOTICE TO...

Cameroon: Diaspora-homeland collaboration in online publishing

A success story of Diaspora-homeland collaboration: “The Post’s collaboration between the hard copy as content provider and its US-based site owners as administrator, demonstrates an alternative (even if unconventional) model...

Serbian “Prayer” Wins Eurovision Song Contest

Just a few days ago, major news outlets reported that the main course of discussion at the Serbian Assembly session was to determine which political party is supported by the...

Morocco: Fighting ignorance, injustice, and irrationality

Giving one's child a special first name should be an inalienable right, not a lengthy bureaucratic process. Hamza Daoui covers a debate stirring up over this very issue, as well...

Tanzania: Bongoland (film) update

Latest update on the Tanzanian film, Bongoland: “After watching Bongoland, the former prime minister remarked that it was a very good movie and wishes that most people in Tanzania could...

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