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· June, 2007

Stories from Quick Reads from June, 2007

Syria: Blogspot Unblocked

Sasa from the The Syria News Wire reports that the .blogspot domain has been unblocked in Syria, after many months of blocking all blogs on Blogger.com from being accessible from...

Iran:Blogger got filtered

Freekeyboard says[Fa] Blogger got filtered,The blogger adds it is very shameful that when people who are involved with filtering say we are just doing our job!

Bhutan: Who's happy here?

For A Democracy on the notion of Gross Domestic Happiness, and if the ones who are really happy are the Wanghchuks.

Pakistan: Enroute to Attock Fort

All Things Pakistan with a tragic story from 1922 as a train carried prisoners to Attock Fort.

Libya: Blogger Back in Action

Libyan blogger Highlander announces her come back after being AWOL for a while. She also gives us a few sneak previews of what was happening on her blogosphere.

Lebanon: Civil Marriages

Lebanese Failasoof announces that civil marriages are the way forward in Lebanon.

Jordan: Friday Blues

Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah battles his Friday blues in this post.

Tunisia: Dead Phone

Eman, from Tunisia, lashes out at the telecom services in her country after her land line has been dead for two months.

Trinidad & Tobago: Short Term vs. Long Term

“In a world where everything happens faster, are we as a species focused more on short term success than long term success?” KnowProSE.com explores the question.

Egypt: GVO Wins Praise

Global Voices Online has been cited by Baha'i Faith in Egypt for linking to it and for “reporting on several other pressing human rights issues in Egypt.”

Haiti: Laid-off Teleco Haiti workers compensated

Collectif-Haiti-de-Provence writes about Haitian president Rene Preval's decision to compensate workers (Fr) who were illegally laid off from the state-owned telecom, Teleco Haiti. The government plans on privatizing Teleco, a...

Iran: Rushdie and Bin Laden

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi,blogger and former vice president criticised both Queen Elizabeth and Islamists for attributing titles to Salman Rushdie and Osama Bin Laden. The Queen made Salman Rushdie a Knight...

Sri Lanka: Pavement For Pedestrians

Sampath's Mindspace has had it with pavements being used by everyone by pedestrians.

Libya: Day of Confrontations

Khadija Teri from Libya tells us about her day of confrontations – and how she stood up for her rights.

Lebanon: Legends of St George

Lebanese Laila Abu Saba shares her research on St George in this post.

Kuwait: Best Shoes

Kuwaiti women are showing off their best shoes in these links – here, here and here.

Palestine: Daily Misery

Palestinian Haitham Sabbah posts videos produced and published by B’tselem (The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories) showing the misery Palestinians undergo.

Cuba: What's Important

Babalu Blog reminds us of the important things in life.

Tunisia: Survey of Arab Journalism

Or Does it Explode links to an article by Tunisian writer Kamel Labidi, who “surveys the state of journalism in the Arab world and offers a less-than-optimistic assessment.”

Guyana: Carbon Credits

“The tee vee does keep me company while I embroider, but if I switch it off and listen to them voices in me head instead, I can get credits for...

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