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10 May 2007

Stories from 10 May 2007

Interview with Pendar Yousefi: Blogger, Designer and Google Bomber

Pendar Yousefi is a blogger, designer, cartoonist and Google bomber. He has always been very creative in his designs and ideas and his works have been displayed in several magazines....

South Asia: 1857, and 150 years later

An interesting discussion at Sepia Mutiny on the nature of the 1857 Rebellion against the British in the subcontinent, as official commemoration appears to suddenly be the mood of the...

India: Unani Medicine

Mumbai Magic goes for a walk in the bazaar and chances upon stores selling Unani medicine. “So how did Unani come to Bhendi Bazaar, a Muslim locality of Mumbai? The...

Kenya: Blogging the Next Presidential Election Post By Post

Kenyan presidential election is slated for December this year. Following the complex landscape of Kenyan politics may be an arduous task, particularly for non-Kenyans. Fortunately, Kenyan bloggers are breaking it...

India: Are we born women?

Hip Hop Grandmom attempts to answer if one is born a woman. “The couple meant well and they had probably done so for their daughter. My opinion in the matter...

Sri Lanka: English and More!

cerno on a book that explores English as a language in Sri Lanka. “In terms of its content, the book has two broad areas. The first is an overview of...

Nepal: Child Soldiers

Nepal Monitor on the plight of child soldiers. “Even as the government was saying that the peace process was holding and the law and order situation had improved, the last...

Bangladesh: Justice and Farce

Mash on the farce of justice and process in Bangladesh. “The military government, under the guise of an “anti-corruption drive”, is purging the political class in Bangladesh. Leading political figures...

Armenia: Police beat opposition protesters in Yerevan

Bloggers were faster then most media covering the violent events of yesterday. Unzipped, Narjan (am), Aramazd (am) here (am), here (am) and here (am), HyeBlog (ru), E-channel blog (am), A1plus...

Ukraine: Preparing for Euro-2012

Kiev Blogger writes about Euro-2012 and the infrastructure changes that Ukraine needs to introduce to make the event successful: “Take hotels. There is a huge lack of them in Kiev,...

Russia: Putin's May 9 Speech

Robert Amsterdam writes about Vladimir Putin's May 9 speech and the Kremlin's “the fear of the upcoming bogus elections.”

Russia: All Eurovision Entries

As the Eurovision Song Contest approaches, Siberian Light posts “Youtube videos of every single Russian Eurovision Song Contest entry – ever!”

Russia: Victory Day in Moscow

The Turkish Invasion writes about Victory Day in Moscow: “The metro was crammed with Veterans and their relatives and some younger men were carrying Red Army division banners. At first,...

Russia: Nashi and Komsomol

Sean's Russia Blog likens the pro-Kremlin Nashi youth movement to the Komsomol of the 1920s and 1930s (so far, the post has received 62 comments).

Croatia: Virginia Kapic

Neretva River writes [link no longer valid] about Virginia Kapic, who, despite involvement with some “violently racist skinhead organizations” of Europe, remains “a leading figure in the Croatian diaspora community.”

Serbia: New Speaker Tomislav Nikolic

Belgrade 2.0 sums up the reactions to the election of Tomislav Nikolic as Serbia's new speaker of the parliament: “What this means is that we have elected a person with...

Albania: Berat

Stepping Stones writes about and posts pictures from her trip to the Albanian city of Berat.

Albania: Fast Driving, etc.

Our Man in Tirana posts pictures of Albania's capital taken from the Sky Tower, and writes about the problem of fast driving in his neighborhood, the recent ‘Gumball Rally,’ which...

Brazil: The Pope is Here – What Now?

Brazil, the world's biggest Catholic nation, is now entering the global media stage surrounding the Pope's visit. The previous visits of John Paul II have left profound impressions here, and...

Thailand gets new cyber bill

“Thailand's National Legislative Assembly approved a controversial law this week which could seriously effect how Thailand's internet users use the web“, writes Daniel at Metroblogging Bangkok. “This single law could...

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