Stories from 6 August 2005
The overseas Chinese blog Yellow Peril writes, in a sort of round-about fashion, about how female asian bloggers who write about sex are human rights pioneers.
Ahmad Humeid is very excited to introduce to you the First Flea Market in Amman. While Isam is enjoying his time at Wikimania and Roba finally made it to the Dead Sea.
Guess the daily hassle of an Iraqi university girls has to go through in her way to class? Aunt Najma is describing it with a sense of humor, even when the masked Iraqi national guards suspect her bag.
Iraqi Thoughts wonder, where are the Iraq Arab liberal moderates? He is afraid that Iraq will become another Iran, where alcohol is banned, women are oppressed and the money is going to the mullahs and their agents.
Another Irani Online describes the new NYPD measures to prevent any London-style attacks in the NY City subways as misguided and silly, and suggests that the Department of Homeland Security should hire some decent consultants.
Karim Elsahy is giving some ideas for those who would like to participate in fundraising for SharmRelief.com which support the victims and families of Sharm el-Shiekh bomb-hit.
Silly Bahraini Girl maybe has insomnia, which reminds her of two English ladies who trashed her because she is an Arab, in her own country!
Desert Island Boy says that Caterpillar was the poster child for an American corporation that made money on the occupation of Palestinian territories. A number of American Christian congregations are saying they won't stand for it, nor will they stand to benefit from it!
Daoud Kuttab (a Palestinian Journalist) and his family, were spending their annual vacation at Sharm el-Sheikh the time it was bomb-hit last month (Sharm blast in pictures – BBC). Read the story as he lived it. The good news is that he enjoyed the trip. Good spirit!
Cambodia blogger Lux Mean has started podcasting in Khmer.
Oneworld Multimedia documents the life of families who scratch out a living by living at urban garbage dumps.
A young Cambodian blogger calls on his government to fight for social change.
“Nishiki Ichiba(Kyoto) #3″ by osanpo
1 The case of luXuesong: LuXuesong, a teacher in Jilin College of the Arts, was suspended from her teaching post with political reason in May. She played a movie that was censored by government in her class. After this incident, she posted what she has been treated with on a...
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