Stories from 11 April 2007
The Kyrgyzstan blog at neweurasia carries numerous posts reporting on the protests in Bishkek against President Kurmanbek Bakiev, including one from Tolkun Umaraliev in which he writes his impressions of the first day of protests.
Teo Kaye reports on the ongoing protests in Bishkek against the president, focusing on anger against the prime minister, the information war between the two sides, and the political graffiti showing up around the capital.
Cuttino Alexander discusses the rules and customs that are part of the Georgian supra.
Bonnie Boyd continues with her series of posts on the Aral Sea, this time focusing on the healt impacts of the sea's disappearance, most of which are heavily concentrated in the Karakalpakistan region of Uzbekistan.
Onnik Krikorian files a dispatch from the campaign trail with Prosperous Armenia
Blogger Dahr Jamail updates us with a voice commentary and photographs from Syria here.
Iraqi blogger Omar keeps us updated with news and explosions rocking Baghdad here. You really can't blame him when he writes: “Ok, let's go over what happened yesterday and today; last thing first. And please forgive me for the lack of chronological order, some information were received or corrected during...
Iran is now winning the war against the propaganda machines of the US and Britain writes Bahraini blogger emoodz. He compares the treatment met to the captured British soldiers with those held at Guantanamo Bay.
Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb has struck again, killing at least twenty-three people, and injuring well over one hundred in a two pronged assault on Algiers, reports Algerian blogger Nouri.
Stepping away from the drama and farce of Ukrainian politics, here is a story about namesakes, posted by Chechen journalist Timur Aliev (LJ user timur_aliev).
The West Indies cricket team's loss to South Africa yesterday will likely leave them out of the World Cup finals – ttgapers.com reports on Captain Brian Lara's apology to the people of the Caribbean and highlights analysis by T&T Cricket Board President Deryck Murray and commentator Tony Cozier, among others.
ART:Jamaica examines the question of what having a Jamaican film industry actually means: “The idea of ‘Film’…is cool, hip, seductive and perhaps for this reason connects with the image Jamaica presents to the world.”
The beatroot writes about the arrival of Scientologists to Poland: “Bizarrely, the ‘leader’ of Scientology in Poland is Hanna Garbalska, a member of the Polish Peasant’s Party! Is she seeking to lure witless peasants into a life of misery and poverty?”
TOL's Belarus Blog reports on how bloggers helped to get a political activist out of jail.
Petya notes on the Bulgarian way of simplifying life for the local bureaucrats: “There are more nicknames in Bulgarian than names.”
Leopolis writes about political opportunism of members of Ukraine's ruling coalition and the strange-sounding rhetoric of some Western expats.
The Glory of Carniola explains “why you will never learn Slovene.”
The Turkish Invasion celebrates his one year in Russia and, with some unfortunate delay, the arrival of spring.
Indian Mommies links to mommy bloggers from India or of Indian origin. Some fabulous stuff. “I would like to be a working mom, yes! But I have never heard a more ridiculous reason to be one. “Oh What if my husband dies at 47? What will I do?” Please, give...
As a stadium gets ready for a 100 years of Monarchy celebration, Visit Bhutan has some photographs and description. “With the weather condition of Thimphu unpredictable and the frost still get into the tender leaves of the young sprouting grass, life does makes it hard for the worker to starts...
One One Things on nationalism and economics. “The idea is that foreign investment is all good but the profits leave the country, so we must stop that. People forget that profits make up just one part of economic activity. Employment generation, knowledge transfer, and services provided are several fold more...