8 March 2007

Stories from 8 March 2007

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Bloggers

Blogger Abu Aardvark (aka Marc Lynch) writes an in-depth article on the Muslim Brotherhood bloggers here. “Over the last few months, young Muslim Brotherhood members have begun blogging in force. This sudden, dramatic development may come as a surprise to western observers, who generally assume that blogging empowers liberal, pro-western...

Russia: Winter/The Thaw

Darkness at Noon ruminates on the winter and its demise, and a little bit on the Russian politics, too: “Eventually the temperatures rise, the thaw begins, and Muscovites no longer have to worry about the knock in the middle of the street. But as with any regime chage, there is...

Palestine: Open Letter to the World

Palestinian blogger Eman posts an open letter to the world leaders here and urges all Arab bloggers to spread the word. “(W)e demand every person in position of responsibility, every international organization, every satellite channel, every media professional, all those to whom this letter is addressed and all those who...

Estonia: Election, etc.

The Economist's Edward Lucas sees the recent election in Estonia as “both important and worrying.” There are 36 comments to the entry so far, many of them about the fate of the Bronze Soldier monument, and some in Estonian.

Ukraine: Yanukovych's Prospects

The Party of the Regions’ stronghold, Eastern Ukraine, isn't experiencing its best times – which could possibly mean that the prime minister would have to fight hard to stay where he is: Foreign Notes translates a relevant newspaper article.

Iran:Most jailed women activists were released

According to Omid Memarian,all jailed women activists are released except three of them.The blogger adds “one of the women released in the second group told Rooz,an online magazine,: “The interrogators were not impolite; however, conditions inside the prison were not good at all. If we needed something, we had to...

South Asia: International Women's Day

  8 March 2007

Today is International Women's Day, and I've been poking my nose a bit to take a look at what the blogs have to say. A post on adhunika blog poses a question asking what the readers would want changed. While this other post doesn't mention Women's Day, adhunika blog talks...

Ecuador: Delfin's Humble Beginnings

  8 March 2007

Christian Espinosa follows the ongoing success of YouTube “techno-folklorist” Delfin. A new YouTube interview reveals that the web2.0 phenomenon grew up in a straw house in the small village of Guano in Chimborazo province.

Chile: The Real Voice Behind Ricardo Lagos’ Blog

  8 March 2007

Omar Perez Santiago admits on his personal blog [ES] that he in fact was the creator of Diario del Presidente. Blog de un Animal Político [ES], the wildly popular blog that claimed to be written by former president, Ricardo Lagos. “The diffusion of the blog was easy. I announced it...

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