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15 June 2007

Stories from 15 June 2007

Slovenia: Blog Roundup

This week's Best of the Slobs is up at The Glory of Carniola.

Ukraine, Russia: Dugin's Views

Ukrainiana translates a “Eurasian” perspective on Victor Yushchenko's Ukraine.

Ukraine: Elton John to Sing in Kyiv

uaMuzik and Nash Holos write about Elton John's upcoming concert in Kyiv.

Russia: 1985 Assault on Rembrandt

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about a Lithuanian man who, in 1985, threw sulfuric acid at the most valued painting in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.

Russia, U.S.: Victims of Communism Memorials

Sean's Russia Blog writes about two recently consecrated memorials to the victims of Communism – one in Russia, the other in the United States.

New Caledonia by aerodrome

5 minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie: Sebastian took a tour of New Caledonia by aerodrome and has the video to prove it.

Bookcovers from Tahiti

Tahiti: Litterature, Musique et… has been posting retro covers of Tahitian novels and books about Tahitian history, culture and society.

Palestine: Why Hamas Wears Masks?

Blogging live from Palestine, Charles Levinson explains why Hamas fighters wear masks.

Gabon: Libreville mermaid hoax (via St. Petersburg, Florida)

Association des gabonais d'Amiens dispels a mermaid hoax [Fr]. Photographs of a mermaid supposedly discovered dead on a beach in Libreville were actually downloaded from an eBay auction for a...

Iran:Aramesh Doostar,an exceptional philosopher

Majid Zohari says [Fa]you can be for or against Aramesh Doostar’s ideas but his ideas are a real challenge to “official ideology”.Doostar opened a window for people who do not...

Yemen: Block on SMS

Yemen is blocking SMS distribution, following criticism of Yemeni President Ali Abdulla Saleh, according to ..Or Does it Explode.

Khatami in Trouble

Former Iranian president Mohammed Khatami is in trouble back home for shaking “women's hands” while in Italy, reports …Or Does It Explode, which looks into human rights abuses in the...

Africa: faking Africa

Read Black Looks on “faking Africa and stories of vanity.“

Kenya: Mzalendo on Africa Journal

Watch Mzalendo, eye on Kenyan parliament, on Reuters Africa Journal on Saturday.

Palestine: Psychological Causes of Fighting

Palestinian blogger Umm Khalil posts an article she received in an email spelling out the reasons for the Palestinian infighting here.

Egypt: Muslim Christian Clashes Averted

“Everyday when I wake up in the morning I get on my knees and thank God that weapons and arms are not widely available in Egypt. If they were, there...

Africa: Is Africa ready for Google?

Al Kags asks: Is Africa ready for Google?

Kenya: Defending citizen media

Mental Acrobatics defends bloggers’ coverage of the recent bomb explosion in Kenya: “I would argue that it is stories like this that rather than showing the danger of blogs, HIGHLIGHT...

Korea: Loan Companies and Advertising

From some time, advertisements for personal loan companies have appeared in TV, magazines, and newspapers in Korea. Famous entertainers showed their faces in these advertisements. It took time for people...

Dear GV, From the iSummit

Global Voices author Renata Avila sends this blog postcard from the iSummit in Croatia, which brings together a global community "working together to build a community of freedom - to...

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