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· June, 2007

Stories about Migration & Immigration from June, 2007

Palestine: A Classic Case of Divide and Rule?

With so much happening on the ground, this week many of the blogs by Palestinians, and those focused on Palestinian issues, have kept their attention on the ongoing events in...

Iran:How susceptible are bloggers in the Diaspora to arrest?

Iranian Truth writes given the recent arrests of four Iranian-Americans due to their statements and activities in the US, I think it is relevant to ask how susceptible bloggers in...

Arabeyes: World Refugee Day – Focus on Iraq

As the world marks the World Refugee Day today, the Middle East finds itself again at the centre of a mounting humanitarian tragedy. With more than 4 million of the...

Kuwait: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This week's Kuwaiti blog posts swing from good to bad .. sometimes just plain ugly, writes Abdullatif AlOmar. In good news, read how Filipinos in the Emirate celebrated their country's...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Sevdah Now and Then

Mirza Basic of London Sevdah Blog writes about Amira Medunjanin's recent concert – and about his mother performing all those years ago: “Bosnia's historical records have been largely destroyed during...

Iraq: Mounting Refugee Crisis

What brings Iraqis to Syria, asks Alive in Baghdad, which highlights the Iraqi refugee crisis. “There are at least 4.2 million Iraqis displaced from their homes, with 2.2 million now...

Kazakhstan: Cultural Festival

Özgecan reports on the recent Kazakh cultural festival in Munich.

Iraqi Blogger Immigrating to Canada

“I thank my friends who expressed concern about my fate. Well, my life and that of my family is in a state of great upheaval and flux at the moment....

Touring Libyan Blogs: Is the Arabic Language Dead?

Libyan bloggers mourn the death of the Arabic language as more Libyans resort to blogging in English. What makes them blog in a language other than their mother tongue? What...

Jamaica: Caribbean Americans and the American dream

Geoffrey Philp confesses that he had no intention of becoming a Caribbean-American, because he wanted to be known only as a Jamaican writer – but he now realises that Caribbean-Americans...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Thank you God, Thank you God, Thank you God, Thank you God, Thank you God, Thank you God, Thank you God, Thank you God, Thank you God, Thank you God,...

Armenia: National Glue

At Blogrel, Harmick wonders whether or not a shared sense of pain resulting from the experience of genocide is the glue that gives Armenians around the world a shared sense...

Cuba: Disappointed in “Today”

Both Babalu Blog and Uncommon Sense are disappointed in The Today Show‘s coverage from Cuba: “For decades, the tendency by many in American media, academia and government has been to...

More on Moldovans in Italy

Lyndon Allin translates another blog comment about Moldovans living and working in Italy - this time by a commenter named Snejana: "…when I write about Moldova I get very emotional,...

South Asia: A Brown Doctor on the telly

Sepia Mutiny on the slow increase of brown faces on American television. “I do realize that because of stereotypes about Asians we’re likely to see Asian representation on TV increase...

Bangladesh: Citizenship and Religion

a bengali in TO attends a talk on Canadian Muslims and Citizenship, and is rather impressed. “The official title of the talk was Canadian Muslims And Citizenship – Roles and...

India: On Dirty Gold, Tamil Muslims and Orkut

Gold and diamonds are symbols of purity and love, but Desi Italiana from Passtheroti has arguments to believe why gold, the “Indian Passion” is dirty and why diamonds “forever” are...

Lebanon: The Special Tribunal and The Fighting

This week, most Lebanese bloggers discussed the forming of the special tribunal for Lebanon at the United Nations and the continuing war between the Lebanese Army and the Fateh al...

Nigeria: writing from the Diaspora

Adeola Aderounmu discusses the reasons why Nigerians in the Diaspora write about life back home: “Over the years, the concept of writing from abroad has increased tremendously. One major aspect...

South Korea: Migrant Worker’ Life Story

A Burmese migrant worker in Seoul, Aung Tin Htun, told his life story at MWTV's english blog. His story touched upon political suppression in Burma, factory life in Seoul, communication...

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