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27 June 2007

Stories from 27 June 2007

Palestine: What's Happening?

Palestinian Kawthar Salam writes about “what is really happening in Gaza and the West Bank.”

Latvia: Economy

Edward Hugh of A Fistful of Euros posts a thorough examination of Latvia's economy, complete with some policy proposals.

Russia: PwC Withdraws Yukos Audits

PricewaterhouseCoopers “now believes that information and representations which was provided to PwC by Yukos’ former management may not have been accurate.” Siberian Light comments: “If some of the biggest, and...

Serbia, Russia: “What About the Russians?”

Jasmina Tešanović guest-blogs at Boing Boing about what may appear as Serbia's misguided trust in Russia: “Back in 1999, Russians didn’t veto the bombing of Serbia. The Russians are using...

Morocco: 72-year-old Activist Jailed for Supporting Prisoners

Moroccan authorities just jailed 72-year-old activist Mohamed Bougrine for supporting prisoners who had been jailed for “attacking values in the Islamic kingdom”, according to this Middle East Online article. The...

Tunisia: Freedom of Speech Campaign

Tunisian blogger Samsoum has launched a new campaign on the theme “Freedom of Speech” for the 1st of July, writes Tunisian blogger Nadia.

Mideast Youth Wins Award

Mideast Youth announced today that it has won an award for Best New Intellectual Entrepreneurship Project for promoting liberty.

Jamaica: Engaged Employees

Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle links to research which finds a connection between engaged employees and increased competitiveness: “Interesting, especially given my estimate that some 60-80% of Caribbean employees are...

Trinidad & Tobago: Poem for the West Indies

West Indies Cricket Blog posts a poem submitted by a West Indies Cricket fan.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Wind and The Temple

Multimedia artist Elspeth Duncan posts video of Trinidad's Temple on the Sea.

Jamaica: Personal Space

“From the beginning of slavery, there has been a war fought over black bodies and black space and because we have been victims in the past, we have conceded our...

Barbados, Dominica, Antigua & Barbuda: Deported Journalist Recounts Events

The CARICOM journalist that was recently deported from Antigua and Barbuda tells his tale to Barbados Free Press.

Israel: Neighbours at War

Israeli Yaeli talks about the next major war in the Middle East – literally among neighbours – here.

Turkey: Giving Tattoos a Bad Name

Turkish Amerikan Turk sheds light on a story which could be giving tattoos a real bad name here.

Tunisia: Divide and Conquer

Subzero Blue from Tunisia shares his ideas on the divide and conquer situation in Palestinian politics here.

Syria: Margat Castle

Syria Winks takes us on a pictorial tour of the historic Margat Castle.

Palestine: New Hobby

Palestinian blogger Rebellious Arab Girl has found a new hobby. Click here to find out more.

Morocco: Telecoms, The Blogging Grand Prix, and Reactions to Salman Rushdie's Knighthood

Blogging has indeed become a popular Moroccan pastime, with new blogs cropping up every day. (fr), a self-described magazine of blogging, reports on the first Grand Prix des Blogs:”...

Korea: 6.25

It was 6.25, the 27th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. The day was quiet. Very few special events compared to the past. How do Korean bloggers consider...

Iran:Photos of the torched gas stations

Thanks to Jomhour we can see 62 photos of the torched gas stations and traffic jam in Tehran as Iranians protested fuel rationing today.

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