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15 February 2007

Stories from 15 February 2007

Bahrain: Beware of Big Brother

Big Brother is watching Bahraini bloggers. Check what eMoodz has to say about it here.

From Lebanon to India

Respect for the rule of law is what separates Lebanon from India, according to Lebanese blogger Ms Levantine.

Lebanon: Anti-Syria Sentiments ‘Real’

Lebanese blogger Mustafa says although a rally in Beirut yesterday was tarnished by useless gimmicks, it showed that the anti-Syrian majority ‘is definitely not “fictional”.’

Qatar: US Islamic Forum

Blogger Abu Aardvark (Marc Lynch) is off to Doha, Qatar, to participate the US-Islamic World Forum. “I hope to be able to blog from Doha like I did last time,...

Slovenia: Culture Day

Wu Wei writes about Slovenia's Culture Day – here and here.

The Balkans: On the Way to EU

Neretva River writes about the EU's enlargement prospects: “Serbia in the fast lane, Croatia more of the same, and road blocks for Macedonia and Bosnia.”

Albania: “Lights Out”

Our Man in Tirana writes about Albania's energy problems and invites everyone to support “the good people of Albania”: “When I was out walking a few nights ago, I decided...

Eastern Europe: The Islamic Peoples

J. Otto Pohl posts the second “imaginary” syllabus – “Mehmet’s Grandchildren: The Islamic Peoples of Eastern Europe and their Ottoman Roots.”

Russia: Kremin and Its Opponents

The Economist's Edward Lucas posts his piece on the Kremlin and its opponents battling in London and replies to critics in the comments section.

Russia: Dog Life

LJ user drugoi posts a photo story (RUS) about the kind man Ilya and his 44 dogs, many of them legless or otherwise disabled, living in a house outside Moscow:...

Bahrain: Bloggers in the News

Silly Bahraini Girl links to a Poynter Online article quoting our very own GV author Haitham Sabbah.

Egypt: The Rehymenisation Fatwa

The merits of rehymenisation (yes! you read it right: restoring the hymen in females) are being discussed by Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey here.

Yemen: Journalists on Trial

Two Yemeni journalists are on trial in their country, reports blogger Said Jane here.

Arabisc: Are the Americans Bribing Arab Journalists?

Are the Americans bribing Arab journalists? And how should Arab journalists react? These are the sensitive questions posed by Jordanian blogger and writer Batir Wardam in his blog, Jordan Watch,...

India: Traffic Signal disaster

Cribber has a video of a traffic signal that badly needs some intervention from the government. “This particular traffic light is on the crossing of D3 Vasant Kunj crossing. The...

India: On Valentine and Culture

A little sarcasm and great humour by the Great Bong on Valentine's Day and people “protesting” Western Culture. “An assault party from the Sawarana Samaj Party started hurling IEDs (improvised...

Sri Lanka: Future of University Education

A Week in Sri Lanka on the future of university education. “In my view, the Sri Lankan universities today rarely encourages free thinking amongst its student population and fails to...

Nepal: Interim constitution

Bahas on the interim constitution and the Madheshi turmoil. “This was a big leap forward in Nepal’s history because it completely denies any power to the king, which signals a...

Bangladesh: Politics and Blogs

Rezwan on the mood in the blogosphere with the political developments in Bangladesh. “People at Drishtipat group blog suspect that strong protests against the MOU in Awami League chief Sheikh...

Anniversary of Islamic Revolution and Iranian Bloggers

Several bloggers have written about their feelings, experiences and opinions about Islamic Revolution, with some celebrating its 28th anniversary on 11 February and others regreting it. Let's look at some...

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