8 July 2006

Stories from 8 July 2006

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — UES shooting

  8 July 2006

On Wednesday, July 5, protesters amassed outside of the University of El Salvador (UES) in San Salvador. The demonstrators were voicing opposition to an increase in the cost of bus fares and in electricity, just approved by the government in response to rising world oil prices. Street demonstrations against government...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Writing this post is not getting any easier, and this week is especially hard. I can even notice that I have been subconsciously avoiding it. The stories that Iraqi bloggers are telling this week are of sadness, horror, disappointment and general depression. If you are looking cheerful uplifting stories, don't...

Iran: Economy & Football

In Eghtesad Baraye Hameh we read that Iranian TV has all rights to broadcast football (soccer) matches and clubs get no money from that (Persian). Most clubs depend on government subsidies to survive and because they are not sure about government's financial help, any long term planning becomes impossible.

Iran: Top poetess support hunger strike

In Trebon we read that Mrs. Simin Behbahani, the most famous poetess in Iran, supported Akbar Ganji's, dissident journalist, hunger strike call to attract world-wide attention on Iranian political prisoners. According to the blog, Behbahani said we should do what we can to see all these innocent political prisoners out...

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