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22 February 2007

Stories from 22 February 2007

Brunei: Introducing Brunei Blog Directory

World of Pablo is congratulating the builders of Blogging Nation, a new blog directory for Brunei bloggers.

Singapore: Talking to a Mainland Chinese

Diana, a Singaporean meets a person from mainland China on a boat journey in Cambodia and talks about the lives of an overseas Chinese and a mainland Chinese. “Her generation...

Israel: Equality at Western Wall?

Israeli blogger Rahel literally shows us where women stand at free bar mitzvah services at the Western Wall, offered by the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, here. “The Western Wall Heritage...

Israel: Who's Next?

Today it is Abdel Karim – tomorrow it could be you!, warns Israeli blogger SnoopyTheGoon. “This is another case when an oppressive regime takes a petty revenge on a blogger....

Israel: A Predictable Misunderstanding

Israeli Blogger, from Thoughts from Israel, describes the latest escalation between the Arabs and Israelis over Al Aqsa as a “predictable misunderstanding.” “And so, once again, a stupid and inconsiderate...

Russia: Sakhalin Photos and Interview

Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert posts photos of winter in South Sakhalin – and gets interviewed by Siberian Light.

Israel: Dimona Virtual Tour

Israeli blog One Jerusalem gives us a virtual tour of Israel's nuclear plant in Dimona here.

Russia: Reactions to LaRussophobe's Interview

Siberian Light‘s interview with La Russophobe turned out to be quite a hit: read the heated discussion in the comments section as well as a note from Andy on why...

Russia: New Registration Law

Sean's Russia Blog posts a transcript of the briefing by a high-ranking Russian migration service official: “As I’ve already indicated, the adoption and enforcement of the January 15 migration law...

Russia: Vladimir Vladimirovich™ Translated

Scraps of Moscow translates three episodes of Vladimir Vladimirovich™ that “deal with last week's promotions of Sergei Ivanov and Ramzan Kadyrov.” Also, see photos of the Soviet-time soda machines taken...

Eastern Europe: Dubious Architecture

Copydude – and Vilhelm Konnander, in a comment – discuss the House of Soviets in Kaliningrad, Russia, the Resurrection Church in Kaunas, Lithuania, and Konstantinov’s Central Post Office in Skopje,...

Thailand: Actress to do Community Service for her Sexy Dress

Arloo has a post on a Bangkok based student and actress who was asked by her university to do community service for 15 days after she appeared in Thai film...

Russia: Ivan Ushkov's Case

Ivan Ushkov, a St. Petersburg artist, had his computer and some of his work confiscated by the police; officers threatened to shut down his photo business located on Nevsky Prospekt....

Haiti: Reinforcing Judicial Independence

At Ailleurs Vu d'Ici, Roody Edmé cites (Fr) a recent International Crisis Group report on the Haitian judicial system as “underlining the weakness of our judicial culture when it comes...

Malaysia: University Dean Keeping Tabs on Students Attire

Education in Malaysia writes about the dean from the business faculty of a top Malaysian public university who goes around looking for female students in improper attire.

Ukraine: Fashion

Olechko makes this observation on the way Ukrainian women dress: “Kyiv fashion may either scare to death or wildly inspire newcomers.”

Ukraine: Carpathian Photos

Olechko posts pictures from the beautiful Carpathian Mountains.

Malaysia: Egyptian Blogger Jailed

Ok-Lah in Malaysia comments on the jailing of an Egyptian blogger.

Ukraine: Corruption (Cont'd)

A week ago, there were about 200 comments on Yuri Zushchik's post on corruption at the National Bank of Ukraine (including an irrelevant but lively discussion of IKEA – which...

Iran: War and Human Rights Concerns

Concerns about a war between Iran and the US are growing in the Iranian blogosphere by the day. While Iran refuses to halt its uranium enrichment programme, despite the United...

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