· July, 2008

Stories about Photos from July, 2008

Cuba: Cyber-Citizens?

  22 July 2008

“Never having become citizens in the real world, it is hard for us to behave as citizens on the web”: Yoani Sanchez at Generation Y shares her thoughts about the virtual Cuba.

China: Insulting Olympics

  22 July 2008

Anti-CNN starts to monitor overseas organizations which produce images that insult the Beijing Olympics. A spotted case is the Sweden youth red cross.

Iran: Bloggers campaign to save wetlands

The great and diverse Iranian wetland ecosystems could disappear in the near future. To increase public awareness of the problem, several green bloggers launched a campaign, which run from July 5 through 10, to show people the beauty of these places in contrast to the critical condition they face.

Jordan: Book Orgy

From Jordan, Tololy is excited about the Amman Book Fair. “I had a terrific time this morning when I went to the Amman Book Fair with my sisters, bookish women like me, and we spent whatever was left of our salaries on books, sweet seductive books!” she writes.

China: Olympic Condom

  17 July 2008

Consumer products in China try very hard to capture the Olympic concept in their product. This Olympic condom ads has become rather popular in the internet.

Lebanon: Glitzy Wedding

Lebanese Beirut Spring posts photographs from the wedding of Lebanese President Sleiman daughter's wedding and notes: “It’s good for a change to see all our politicians celebrating together in a glitzy environment.”

Albania: New UNESCO World Heritage Site

This year's UNESCO World Heritage Committee's meeting took place in Quebec City, Canada, on July 2-10, and, as a result, 27 new sites were inscribed in the World Heritage List, which now totals 878 sites. According to Stepping Stones blog, the town of Berat in Albania has made it onto UNESCO's list as well.

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