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· August, 2008

Stories from Quick Reads from August, 2008

Georgia: Unfrozen Conflicts

Marilisa Lorusso's Blog comments on the conflict between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia and says that the military solution has brought the world closer to a new Cold War....

Egypt: A protest for Turkish TV series Nour

Egyptian Blogger Zeinobia, wrote her reactions regarding the recent news stating that a group of high class Egyptian ladies led a protest all over Marina against the Imam of Marina’s...

Russia, Georgia, U.S.: Michael Lee White's Passport

LJ user olegpanfilov2 links (RUS) to a newspaper story (ENG) on Michael Lee White, a China-based U.S. citizen whose passport was allegedly stolen “during a flight from Moscow to New...

Russia: New LJ Ads

LJ user tema is one of the many Cyrillic bloggers who are unhappy with how the new LJ ads interrupt the flow of their posts; he shares a screenshot (RUS)...

Pakistan: Honor and Murder

All Things Pakistan asserts why tradition or religion does not justify or sanction honor killing.

India: Volunteer efforts for Hurricane Gustav

Conversations with Dina has links to the web-based volunteer efforts for Hurricane Gustav in the US.

Zambia: A costly constitutional blunder

Cho identifies a costly constitutional blunder in Zambia: “A simple requirement in the constitution to have a presidential running mate would have saved Zambia (and its donor partners) a staggering...

South Africa: The annual Digital Citizen Indaba

Damaria writes about the annual Digital Citizen Indaba in South Africa where she is the keynote speaker.

Russia: How to Spell ‘Blogger’ in Russian

There are two ways to spell the word ‘blogger’ in Russian – with two g's or with just one. The former seems to prevail among Russian bloggers, according to LJ...

Appeal of Singapore-based Burmese patriots

Jacob's Weblog uploads a petition letter by supporters of the six Burmese activists who were denied of visa extension by Singapore's immigration authorities.

Turkey: Questions on Their Nuclear Program

Kurdish blogger Rasti questions the motives behind Turkey's nuclear program: “Although there has been no official proof that Turkey is actively building a nuclear weapons, some experts on Turkey's nuclear...

Georgia: Security in the Caucasus

Security in the Caucasus, a new blog established by a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics currently undertaking field work in the region, says that the recent conflict...

Northern Cyprus: Similarities with Georgia?

While discussing the plight of unrecognized states, blog Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus states that “If Russia does decide to recognize Georgia’s two separatist regions, they’d be in a diplomatic...

Pakistan: On the Hijab

Degrowchyowl from Pakistan on the intricacies of wearing a hijab – as an assertion of identity or as a reminder of one's faith.

Bangladesh: Palin and the US

Mash writes on the Sarah Palin being chosen as the running mate for McCain and feels that something doesn't quite fit.

Georgia: Behind The Poti Lines

Behind the Poti Lines, a blog by Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, reports on the recent visit by the Georgian president to the Russian-occupied port. The blog also notes...

Zimbabwe: Dirty Politics

Dirty, dirty politics in Zimbabwe: The MDC has unearthed a plot by the Attorney General’s office and members of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) to secure convictions against MDC MPs...

Angola: On the illegal occupation of a residential plot by a bank

Gil Gonçalves [pt] blows the whistle on the occupation by the Millennium Bank of a residential building in Luanda, Angola. “How does the Millennium Bank and (contractor) Teixeira Duarte SA...

Georgia: Photographs of Tskhinvali and Gori

Regional Reporters [RU] posts photographs from Tskhinvali, capital of the breakaway region of South Ossetia, and Gori, the strategic town until recently under Russian occupation, in the aftermath of the...

Singapore: Blogger-dissident still in jail

Gopalan Nair gives an update about his case. The US-based Singapore activist was jailed by Singapore authorities last May for insulting a judge and other officials.

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