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22 February 2007

Stories from 22 February 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: Moko jumbies

Stefan Falke posts some spectacular photos of the moko jumbies–or stilt-walkers–of the Dragon Keylemanjahro School of Arts & Culture's presentation for this year's Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago.

Haiti: Don't stop the carnaval security

Alice Backer has praise for the Haitian government's efforts to encourage Haitians living abroad to return to Carnival in Haiti this year, but asks: “why can't it secure the country...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival competition results

Keith Francis posts the results — “as many as can be found” — of the 2007 Carnival competitions in Trinidad.

Jamaica: Henry Fowler

Kia pays tribute to the recently deceased Henry Fowler, founder of Jamaica's exclusive Priory School, “an old-school Jamaican of colonial days, the sort of person that it is now fashionable...

Iran:A conservative site was filtered

Alpar reports that Baztab, a conservative site, was filtered by order of Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.The blogger invites all bloggers and internet users to resist against this illegal...

Cracker attacks the Colombian blogosphere

Lully, from Reflexiones al Desnudo, a renowned Colombian blog which has been featured in BlogsColombia as “best blog,” had her blog hijacked and sabotaged this past weekend and it has...

Nepal: Himalayan double standard

Democracy For Nepal on the state of affairs in the Terai and the Himalayan double standard. “The political border of Indo-Nepal has divided a single piece of land on globe,...

Sri Lanka: On Flaming

Indi.ca on the psychology of flaming. “Towards that end, I’ve been trying to figure out ways to engender civil discussion without excessive comment moderation. Moderation is necessary for large blogs,...

Pakistan: On Basant and Kiteflying

Things Asian on kiteflying and Basant in Pakistan. “A man flies a kite at sunset after a day-long kite flying festival, locally known as ‘Basant’, in Pakistan's eastern city of...

Nepal: This thing called inflation

Nepal gets a new headache called inflation says United We Blog!. “While former autocrat Gyanendra and Maoist Guerilla are stealing all the attention for all bad reasons, here comes yet...

Tajikistan: Violet Revolt

Vadim notes that a new opposition party has appeared in Tajikistan, threatening to overthrow the president in a popular revolt if he does not resign by the spring. Vadim says...

Armenia: A Real Alternative

The Armenian Libertarian-Socialist Movement blog notes the appearance of a new movement calling itself “The Alternative,” and examines whether or not the movement lives up to what it claims to...

Kyrgyzstan: Turning Around the Economy

The new Kyrgyz government must turn around the economy says Kyrgyz Report. They ask whether or not Prime Minister Isabekov can pull off the task.

Kyrgyzstan: Freedom of the Press?

At neweurasia, Yulia discusses reports saying that Kyrgyzstan has the freest media in Central Asia, saying that bad always looks good compared to worse.

Lebanon: Cold Civil War

You have heard of the cold war and you know what a civil war is. But what is a cold civil war? You need to read about it at Mustapha’s...

Palestine: Children's Blogging Project

Bahrain-based Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah was instrumental in making a children's blogging project see light. Read more about the project, which aims to bridge the widening gap between children in...

Saudi Arabia: Camera or Magic Wand?

Saudi-based American blogger Nzingha shows us how it would take a miracle to change her camera to a magic wand here.

Bahrain: Duct-Taped Plane

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif had to endure a flight from Kuwait to Bahrain in a “duct-taped” airplane. To understand what I am talking about look at this picture here.

Bahrain: Women-only Events

Bahrain-based blogger Bint Batutta attends two women-only functions in Bahrain and recalls her experiences here.

Arabisc: Bloggers Rally to Kareem's Support

Egyptian blogger Kareem Sulaiman was today (Thursday) sentenced to four years in prison for defaming Islam and Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak on his personal blog. Despite a support site, petitions...

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