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July, 2007

Stories from July, 2007

Kenya: Protesters arrested

Mzalendo reports the arrest of Kenyan activists who are opposing the proposed Kshs 1.4 billion bonus for MPs: “Finally, we URGE Mzalendo users to support the protest in your own...

Jordan: Light Sentence for Murderer

Jordanian Natasha Tynes is having difficulties understanding why a Jordanian court halved the sentence of a man accused of murdering his own daughter.

Across the Panamanian Blogosphere

There is plenty on the mind of the Panamanian blogosphere, with topics ranging from the fate of former leader Manuel Noriega to a delicious tree tomato. Melissa De Leòn Douglass...

Estonia: Names

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonian names.

Estonia: Gay Pride Controversy

Itching for Eestimaa writes about “Estonian journalism godfather Priit Pullerits who recently questioned the need for [a gay pride] parade.”

Latvia: U.S. Visa Humiliation

Latvian Abroad writes about the humiliating experience of obtaining a U.S. entry visa.

Russia: Nashi's Expelled Member Talks

Sean's Russia Blog translates a former insider's look at the pro-Putin Nashi youth movement.

Poland: Warsaw Uprising

The beatroot reviews the history of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

Poland: Harry Potter in Polish

The planned publishing date for the Polish version of the final part of the J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is scheduled for Jan. 27, 2008. The beatroot, however, reports that...

Kuwait: Marriage Trends

Financy sums up marriage trends in Kuwait in the following post.

Palestine: Power Games

Palestinian blogger Ramzi breaks his silence to give us an overall view of politics in the Middle East here.

Palestine: History Lesson

Palestinian Haitham Sabbah links to an Arabic video which posts lessons in Palestinian history 101.

Kuwait: Visiting Jordan

Rampurple, who lives in Kuwait, writes a detailed description of her trip to Jordan.

Lebanon: Visiting Syria

Lebanese Jamal Ghosn admits he has only travelled to Damascus five times in his life.

Kuwait: Summer Party

Lebanese Maze, who lives in Kuwait, travelled to Jordan and shows us how people party in summer.

Arabeyes: Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian Blogger Vanishes

Egyptian blogger Ahmed Saad Domah has vanished, according to the Blogger's Observatory, which has been set up to monitor the arrests and harassments bloggers and online writers in the Arab...

South Africa: Is blogosphere a decent place?

Anne writes about a very interesting case for bloggers and net activists, “The 39-year-old man suspected of posing as the male prostitute who blogged about having sex with prominent South...

Uganda Responds – and Doesn't – To “Stop Trying To Save Africa”

“Maybe I just go where the weather is better,” says Josh of In An African Minute. He’s referring to why he chooses to work in Africa rather than where his...

India: Blogging Protest

A blog Weeping Sikkim chronicles two people going on a hunger fast (currently Day 41) in the state of Sikkim to protest a particular hydro electric project.

India: Holy Bull and Tuberculosis

Pickled Politics has a message from a mailing list, on the recent controversy in the UK, when a bull belonging to a Hindu temple was put down after being diagnosed...

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