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29 January 2007

Stories from 29 January 2007

China: more criticism on The City of Golden Armor

Sohoxiaobao has collected more criticism on the movie The city of Golden Armor. This time the criticism came directly from local film makers, some accused that the film was spreading...

China: myspace.cn

myspace.cn is now under construction, it belongs to a company called Mai Sibei (Putonghua pronunciation of Myspace). More information from DANWEI.

Guinea: Victory over Dictatorship?

Seckasysteme comments on the end of a national strike in Guinea last week that resulted in the signing of an encouraging agreement with the Lansana Conte regime (Fr): “The 17...

Arabisc: Egyptian Bloggers Tie the Knot

Like in Egyptian movies, there is a thin line between imagination and reality in Egypt, where two politically active bloggers get close to each other at an anti-government rally, then...

Africa: French Double-Standard Vis-a-Vis China

Says Generation Consciente (Fr): “I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry about the French giving ethics lectures to the Chinese presence in Africa, urging them to encourage democracy...

New Caledonia: Bloggers’ Meeting

Katuali is (Fr) organizing a meeting of New Caledonian bloggers and proposes a tentative March 3rd date.

Palestine: Civil War in the Horizon?

Tony, from Palestinian Pundit, posts a poll conducted by Al Jazeera, on whether there will be a civil war in Palestine or not. “With more than 1,500 responding so far,...

Oman: Celebrating Football Victory!

Omani blogger Lym celebrated Oman's victory in this year's Khaleeji (Gulf) Football Championship in style. She joined street celebrations and had “so much fun watching happy people celebrate, dancing on...

French Caribbean DOMs: Welcoming Vaval, King of Carnival

Mas a kle, a Guadeloupe mas bandUploaded by Akynou No sooner were the 2006 holidays over that Martiniquans, Guadeloupeans and Guianese were kicking off the prelude to “Vaval”, their affectionate...

Guadeloupe: Invited to Brooklyn's Labor Day Parade 2007

Atout-Guadeloupe explains that Guadeloupe has been invited to Brooklyn's West Indian Day parade in 2007 and notes (Fr): “It is an important event for Guadeloupean culture to be parading in...

Lebanon: Photoshop War on Political Opponents

Lebanese blogger Mustafa says using Photoshop is the best way to discredit any political opponents. He welcomes con artists to “express your talents here in The Beirut Spring. Forgery is...

Lebanon: What Does Nasrullah Want?

Lebanese blogger Anton Efendi objects to Hassan Nasrullah‘s Ashura speech, saying that the Hizbulla leader “is intent on taking the country to war.” “What was his message to the Shiite...

Israel: More Jews Migrating to Canada

Writing in Jewish Sans Frontieres, Mark Elf, reports that Canada is granting residency to growing numbers of Israeli asylum seekers, including ethnic Russians, ultra-orthodox Jews and political dissidents who say...

Israel: Suicide Bombing in Eilat

Israeli blogger Judy, at Adloyada, is is confused with today's responses by Palestinian groups to the latest suicide bombing in Eilat, which has so far claimed three dead. Getting mixed...

Ukraine, Romania: Serpent Island Dispute

Ukraine List writes about a Ukrainian-Romanian dispute over Serpent Island: “The island itself is just a small chunk of limestone (.17 km sq.) with a layer of topsoil. […] The...

Serbia, Croatia: Bora Djordjevic Interview

Illyrian Gazette writes about the interview with the Serbian rock singer Bora Djordjevic.

Ukraine: A Roundup

From Orange Ukraine, a roundup of Ukrainian political happenings.

Ukraine: Negative PACE Report

Foreign Notes quotes from a PACE report on Ukraine: “The political reality in today's Ukraine shows that, apart from the conduct of free and transparent elections in March 2006, the...

Kuwait: What is a Muhajababe?

K the Kuwaiti has just come across an interesting book, which he has ordered online, provided, of course, it gets past the Kuwaiti customs! The book is entitled Muhajababes: Meet...

Russia: Reaction to Ballistic Missile Defense

Vilhelm Konnander writes on Russia's reaction to the “US proposal to deploy a ballistic missile defence system to NATO-members Poland and the Czech Republic.”

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