Stories from 2 July 2007
Last week, Slovak police seized web servers of an IT company that hosts websites of 3,500 clients – “or almost three percent of the Slovak internet” – leaving clients without internet connection and causing the country's bloggers to protest the police actions. Deleted by Tomorrow reports on “the first great...
TOL's Belarus translates a blogger's post on the preparations for “an annual Lukašenka Independence Day” celebrations in Minsk on July 3.
TOL's Belarus reposts the text on the gloomy demographic situation in Belarus, which originally appeared on the site of the Belarusan Youth Movement of America.
Balkanizer is highly pessimistic about the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Transatlantic Politics reports on the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian foreign ministers’ views on Russia.
The nEUrosis writes about Bulgarian ancient and more recent history.
In this post, Thessaloniki-based Teacher Dude posts a YouTube video of two Albanian men being beaten and ordered to slap each other by a Greek police officer, quotes the Independent Media Center's transcript, and translates from Greek comments “expressing satisfaction at what those arrested had suffered.” Some reactions from the...
Parastoo says[Fa] that today Iran launched 24-hour Press TV channel in English.The blogger adds this channel belongs to Iranian government.
Beatriz Labate announces the publishing by MAPS of an extensive bibliography about the Brazilian Ayahuasca Religions, and says that the expansion of these religious movements within Brazil and into other countries, of which the boom in studies is evidence, points to a growing relevance and timeliness of the topic.
View from Iran says Michael Hirsh wrote a very interesting article in the Washington Post:”Iran has a message.Are we listening?” The article focused on nuclear crisis and what Iran really wants.
Homeyra has published one of Mina Mohseni‘s paintings.A self portrait of the artist.
Iranian Truth says “recently, the Iranian government commissioned the destruction of the tomb of Firuzan (Abu-lolo) in Kashan.I have also been to the tomb of Firuzan, a beautiful structure which symbolizes the beauty of Iranian architecture, but also epitomizes the struggles of Iranian identity, religion, and history. The destruction of...
Last week, Haitian president René Préval declared before the leaders of the fifteen member countries of CARICOM and President George Bush that fighting corruption and drugs were his government's top priorities. Collectif-haiti-de-provence is not so certain of his resolve--or that of the Haitian people.
Debito blogs a leaflet distributed in Osaka that warns citizens to beware of foreigners.
To Each Its Own has photographs of the water logged situation in Mumbai over the weekend because of the rains.
VKpedia on the Presidential candidate Patil – “In essence, it looks like we have to gear up not for our first woman President, but a beneficiary of tokenism, opportunism and nepotism”
James from Japan Probe puts together video and pictures of a street protest for liberating Akihabara. Around 400 otaku has participated in the protest.
groundviews on media – “While attention is concentrated on the growing challenges to free media – and rightly so given the growing repression and censorship – less attention is paid to the unprofessional conduct of media that in their careless abandon of the rights of readers and contributors exacerbates significant...
Edo from Pink Tentacle introduced a new business cards design.
Kathmandu Speaks covers a Nepali Congress-wing National Students Union (NSU) mass meeting and feels the Nepali youth has come of age.
Bangladesh Blogger on unethical practices of a company that helps expats send money from the UK to Bangladesh.