Stories from 26 June 2007
NGO worker on Darfur
Alliance pour la democratie et le progres interviews an NGO worker (Fr) on the situation in Darfur. “Things won't get better quickly.”
Madagascar: A New Hope and Weighing in on the “Aid for Africa” Debate
The hope generated from the TED conference in Arusha that Africa is on its way up has inspired the Malagasy blogosphere. Aiky reports that Malagasy senator Christian Razafimbahiny wrote a manual for success in which he asks the Malagasy youth to reach for their dreams. . Aiky himself wonders: «...
Iran:President and Butcher
Plateau writes about Iranian president's reflections on country's economy:”we have hardworking shopkeepers in our neighbourhood from whom I get important economic information because they are living among the people.There is an honourable butcher in our neighbourhood who is aware of all the problems of the people and I also get...
Cambodia: Eat and Sleep
Antidote to Burnout introduces an unique restaurant concept that he encountered in Cambodia.
Guatemala: An Open Internet – Anyone Can Blog
In the early 90s, the press was controlled, and only the privileged had access to the new internet phenomenon. Once the telecommunications industry was privatized, many more had access to the world wide web, and as a result many more people had the opportunity to blog. Political parties, watchdog groups, and even a member of an elite army unit now had the power to say what they wanted.
CIA facility in Tunisia?
From his prison cell in Bizerte (65km north of Tunis), The Tunisian prisoner Ramzi Bettibi managed to smuggle a very alarming letter that found its way on to the Internet (available in French). Ramzi is serving a four-year sentence at Bizerte for copying, onto a forum board he moderated, an...
Israel: No Summer Holidays for Palestinian Children
Israeli Desert Peace draws attention to the plight of Palestinian children in this post.
Lebanon: Palestinians Want ‘Normal’ Life
Sietske in Beirut writes about how Palestinians now just want to live in peace and have normal lives in this post.
Bermuda: Students to Protest against Corruption
Both IMHO.bm and Politics.bm report on an upcoming student march against corruption.
Kuwait: Battling Illegals
More than 24,000 illegal residents benefited from an amnesty granted by Kuwait, writes Fonzy.
Kuwait: What Causes Jealousy?
Fonzy from Kuwait discusses what causes jealousy in this post.
Palestine: Evil Eye
Dino Chocoholic, a Palestinian blogger living in the UAE, thinks she has been cast with an evil eye. Click here to read more.
Morocco: English Speakers
In the confusion of speaking different languages, are English language speakers losing their edge? Felix from Morocco has more here.
Jamaica: Hurting for WI Cricket
The West Indies Cricket Blog links to Jamaican sports journalist Tony Becca's piece on why it hurts so much to talk about West Indies Cricket.
Libya: New Blog Links
Libyan Khadija Teri updates us with links for the newest Libyan blogs in town here.
Kuwait: Internet Price War
The Internet price war is continuing in Kuwait, writes DA.
Jordan: Facebook Addict
Jordanian Natasha Tynes is officially addicted to Facebook.
Trinidad & Tobago: What Makes Great Art?
According to Thebookmann, the canvas doesn't always matter when it comes to the spirit of great art: “…What really matters is the passion and respect of a good deed from an individual from this small nation, Trinidad and Tobago.”
Israel: Not So Secret Military Base
Stephanie from Israel leads us to the secret military base in this post. ‘When I asked Elie if he could explain how to get there, he joked, “Look for the sign that says, ‘Secret Military Base’”,’ she notes.
Iraq: Where the Heart Belongs
Iraqi blogger Alaa may have moved to Canada.. but his heart is still in Iraq.
Iraq: Helping Refugees in Jordan
Iraqi blogger Faiza Al-Arji, who lives in Jordan, writes this touching post about efforts to help Iraqi refugees in Jordan.