Stories from 19 May 2007
On Friday, police at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport prevented Russian opposition leaders Garry Kasparov and Eduard Limonov from boarding a flight to Samara, where they planned to take part in the Dissenters' March, scheduled to coincide with the Russia-EU Summit. The march did take place, but it was something of a failure - according to one blogger who was there, at least.
According to Inja va Aknoun[Fa],Babak Zamanian,a student activist from Amir Kabir University in Tehran,is in danger in prison. He was arrested about three weeks ago and he has heart problems.
Zeynabeh Peyambarzadeh,journalist and woman activist is out of jail. She is a member of the “One Million Signatures Campaign Demanding an End to Discriminatory Laws against Women.”
In Free Haleh blog we read that two days ago Nobel Laureate lawyer Shirin Ebadi had agreed to defend Haleh but the latest news is that Iranian authorities are denying Ebadi’s request to represent Haleh – and denying access to Haleh in prison. Dr. Haleh Esfandiari is the Director of...
Kamanagir has published several photos about daily “life” in Iran or recent events.You can see a Tehrani cab driver decorates his cab with a halter or you csn discover Iranian police is seriously pursuing an anti-gang program in Tehran. The program is followed by punishment in the streets, including marching...
Petit has published several photos of grafittis in Tehran.The blogger says they look like New York ones!
From turning a blind eye to racial hatred being spewed on the internet to hoarding prawns caught in the closed season for a religious festival four months away, Bahraini bloggers were busy typing away this week, reports Ayesha Saldanha.
Borin has some points on what is holding back e-commerce in Cambodia.
News stories covered this week by the mainstream news media in Japan have shaken Japanese society, with many wondering where their country is heading and what has happened to the nation's youth. Most sensational among these stories is the shocking tale of a high-school boy who killed and beheaded his...
Registan.net discusses an Uzbek pop star's anger at the daughter of the country's president. The singer believes that her fame is being used by the president's daughter to build up a bid for the presidency later this year.
neweurasia reports on strategies for tackling Kyrgyzstan's regional divisions.
Bonnie Boyd writes about Tajikistan's alarmingly high poverty rates and why it looks like things are only going to get worse for many in the near future.
Tolkun Umaraliev highlights some of the biggest topics in the Uzbek blogosphere recently.
A new blog dedicated to Anthony Mitchell: “We've set up a website to collect all the tributes to Anthony Mitchell that are flooding on to the internet. You can see it at anthonymitchell.wordpress.com.”
A success story of Diaspora-homeland collaboration: “The Post’s collaboration between the hard copy as content provider and its US-based site owners as administrator, demonstrates an alternative (even if unconventional) model of publishing online. It simultaneously illustrates how the skills of the Cameroonian diasporic community are being appropriated towards the homeland...