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18 June 2007

Stories from 18 June 2007

Russia: Lost ATM Card

A horror story, almost, from Darkness At Noon: you're in Russia, and you use one of those ATM machines that gives you the money first and then returns your card,...

Serbia, Finland: Marija Serifovich's Infamous Quote

Belgrade 2.0 posts a video of a press conference with Marija Serifovic, who won this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki, at which she makes the following remark about Finland:...

Ukraine: Lviv

Olechko visits Lviv and posts some photos and a sketch.

Ukraine: Elton John and the Fake Philanthropists

Ukrainiana writes about Ukraine's horrifying AIDS statistics and the wrong crowd that Elton John has gotten himself into.

Ukraine: Elton John and Kids With AIDS

Michelle Knisley of Greetings from Kiev attended Elton John's AIDS awareness concert, along with approximately 200,000 other people. Before the concert, she happened to watch a TV clip about the...

Slovenia: More Bike-Lane Parking Pics

An update on the “Self-Absorbed Bike Lane-Parking Morons” Project – at Piran Cafe.

Romania: GayFest 2007 in Bucharest

Plenty of pictures and a report from the GayFest 2007 in Bucharest by Romerican: “Perhaps a statement of solidarity, the Romanian Jandarmeria had stationed a large number of attractive men...

Brazil: From Legal Commons to Social Commons

Ronaldo Lemos published his paper “From Legal Commons to Social Commons: Brazil and the Cultural Industry” at iCommons.org, describing some of the current transformations regarding the processes by which information...

India: Climate Change and G8

The Indian Economy Blog on India's way of dealing with the G8 talks on climate change, and why the country must take some actions.

Sri Lanka: Environment and Religion

Scourge! catches part of a sermon by a Buddhist priest, and points out that the priest appears to suggest that a “western” lifestyle is harmful to the environment.

Sri Lanka: Getting it right about the Blogosphere

Anandawardhana points out that a mainstream media publication got the nature of the blogosphere wrong in an article on Sri Lankan blogs.

Pakistan: Home and the City

Metroblogging Islamabad urges the people in the city to treat it the way they'd treat their own homes.

Nepal: Jimmy Carter – talked, smiled and went

United We Blog! reproduces Jimmy Carter's statement after his four day visit to the country, and the post has an interesting discussion in the comments section.

Nepal: Bhutanese Refugees

Kathmandu Speaks on the Bhutanese refugees in Nepal, the urgent need to intervene, and India's big bully tactics in South Asia.

Iran:Abbas Amir Entezam, most senior political prisoner

You can see in Kosoof a photo of Abbas Amir Entezam who is the most senior political prisoner.Abbas Amir Entezam was deputy prime minister and government spokesman of Iran's provisional...

Arabeyes: The Middle East in Pictures

This week's pictorial tour of the Middle East takes us to a wedding with a difference in Amman, Kuwait in a dust storm, where Lebanese escape the news and finally...

Zimbabwe: The Interception of Communications Bill

Last week, Zimbabwean parliament passed “The Interception of Communications Bill” that will allow the government to monitor telephones, emails and the Internet. Zimbabwean ISPs are condemning this law, which is...

Egypt: Support Iraqis on World Refugee Day

Egypt-based Issandr El Amrani appeals to readers to do more to help Iraqi refugees, on the occasion of the World Refugee Day which falls on June 20.

Bahrain: Red-Taped Social Responsibility

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif discusses “red-taped social responsibility” in this post.

Algeria: Egg Fest

Eggs feature high on Algerian blogger Chef Zadi's mind, who dedicates a post to Algerian egg dishes.

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