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June, 2007

Stories from June, 2007

Iran: Protestors Torch Gas Stations

Enraged Iranian protesters torched several gas stations in Tehran and other cities on Wednesday, after the Iranian government announced fuel rationing for private vehicles. There is news item in Ilna...

Discovering the Mozambican blogosphere through the “Diary of a Sociologist”

While navigating around the Mozambican blogosphere, I came across the “Diary of a Sociologist” – a blog by Carlos Serra, a Maputo-based Mozambican sociologist associated to the University Eduardo Mondlane,...

Syria: Blogspot Unblocked

Sasa from the The Syria News Wire reports that the .blogspot domain has been unblocked in Syria, after many months of blocking all blogs on Blogger.com from being accessible from...

Haiti: Laid-off Teleco Haiti workers compensated

Collectif-Haiti-de-Provence writes about Haitian president Rene Preval's decision to compensate workers (Fr) who were illegally laid off from the state-owned telecom, Teleco Haiti. The government plans on privatizing Teleco, a...

Korea: Media and Business

Last June, a reporter at a magazine, Sisa Journal, wrote an article related to Samsung. It was not a good story for the image of Samsung. Through friendship with Samsung...

Colombia: Outrage and Anger at FARC for the Death of 11 Lawmakers

Colombians awoke on the morning of June 28 to the news that 11 of 12 kidnapped deputies had been killed. The word from the FARC rebel group was that they...

Iran:Blogger got filtered

Freekeyboard says[Fa] Blogger got filtered,The blogger adds it is very shameful that when people who are involved with filtering say we are just doing our job!

Iran: Rushdie and Bin Laden

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi,blogger and former vice president criticised both Queen Elizabeth and Islamists for attributing titles to Salman Rushdie and Osama Bin Laden. The Queen made Salman Rushdie a Knight...

Bhutan: Who's happy here?

For A Democracy on the notion of Gross Domestic Happiness, and if the ones who are really happy are the Wanghchuks.

Sri Lanka: Pavement For Pedestrians

Sampath's Mindspace has had it with pavements being used by everyone by pedestrians.

Pakistan: Enroute to Attock Fort

All Things Pakistan with a tragic story from 1922 as a train carried prisoners to Attock Fort.

Palestine: What's Going On in Gaza?

"In this day and age communications can turn the devil into angel and beat the angel to a pulp," says blogger Ramzi Khoury. This week, Jillian York attempts to dig...

Bahrain: The Tale of a ‘Legal Slave’

No longer a tax haven, people in Bahrain are fuming at the introduction of a one per cent tax to benefit an Unemployment Fund. Bloggers caught on the bug and...

Libya: Day of Confrontations

Khadija Teri from Libya tells us about her day of confrontations – and how she stood up for her rights.

Libya: Blogger Back in Action

Libyan blogger Highlander announces her come back after being AWOL for a while. She also gives us a few sneak previews of what was happening on her blogosphere.

Lebanon: Legends of St George

Lebanese Laila Abu Saba shares her research on St George in this post.

Lebanon: Civil Marriages

Lebanese Failasoof announces that civil marriages are the way forward in Lebanon.

Kuwait: Best Shoes

Kuwaiti women are showing off their best shoes in these links – here, here and here.

Jordan: Friday Blues

Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah battles his Friday blues in this post.

Palestine: Daily Misery

Palestinian Haitham Sabbah posts videos produced and published by B’tselem (The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories) showing the misery Palestinians undergo.

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