Stories about Refugees from July, 2008
Arabeyes: Palestinians to Sudan
Blogger Ms Levantine discusses Sudan's offer to accept Palestinian refugees.
Africa: Failed States Index
Codrin Arsene of the African Politics blog comments on the recently released Failed States Index for 2008, noting that “seven out of the ten most failed states in the world are from Africa, namely Somalia (1st), Sudan (2nd), Zimbabwe (3rd), Chad (4th), the Democratic Republic of Congo (6th), Cote D’Ivoire...
Western Sahara: Introducing the Sahrawi Blogosphere
On July 5, Global Voices started its coverage of the Sahrawi blogosphere. Jillian York looks at Sahrawi blogs in English this week.
Palestine: Left behind by Obama
As US presidential hopeful Barack Obama wraps up a tour of Israel and Palestine, newspaper headlines all over the world are fixated on the Senator's attention to Israel...and lack of attention to Palestine's struggle.
Palestine: Selective Journalism
Following a second bulldozer attack by a Palestinian civilian in less than a month, Palestinian bloggers are frustrated by how local and international media has covered both events, and ignored more universally significant issues in the country.
Abkhazia, Georgia: “Home”
As everyone seems to be talking about an impending war over Abkhazia, here is a translation of a post by LiveJournal blogger cyxymu, a Georgian who spent his childhood in Abkhazia but now lives in Tbilisi, having become an "internally displaced person" during the hostilities in the early 1990s.
Palestine: Land of the Cursed
“[B]ecause Israel continues to control the Palestinian population registry (yes, even after Disengagement), it controls Palestinian movement; Palestinian life; and it tears that movement and life and the families that would want to enjoy them apart,” writes Palestinian Laila El Haddad in this post entitled “Land of the Cursed.”
Cuba: Escaping Reality
From Havana, Generation Y writes a haunting post on “dreams of escape”.
Europe: Roma People in Italy
At A Fistful of Euros, a discussion of the situation with the Roma people in Italy, inspired by this piece from the Guardian's Comment is Free (229 comments).
Palestine: Murder or terror rampage?
"Only Arabs are terrorists" reads the subject heading on a Palestine's blog, referring to the headlines such as "Bulldozer terror rampage in Jerusalem" splashed across Israeli and foreign newspapers after a Palestinian living in Jerusalem drove a bulldozer down a crowded street in West Jerusalem. See some of the reactions.
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Chemical Weapons; Dutch Graffiti
Srebrenica Genocide Blog writes about chemical weapons allegedly used against Srebrenica civilians and about the obscene graffiti left by the Dutch troops stationed at the UN base in Potocari.
Palestine: Journalist Mohammed Omer awarded, then beaten
Mohammed Omer is a 24-year-old journalist from Rafah, on the Gaza Strip. He was recently awarded the Martha Gellhorn Award for outstanding journalism, but upon returning to Gaza, was detained by Israeli officials and beaten. Jillian York shares his story.