Stories from 9 July 2007
A. Adam from Libya checks his blogging addiction here.
Morocco has raised its terrorism threat level to “maximum”, the highest category indicating a radical Islamist attack is expected imminently, reports The View from Fez.
The academic year has come to an end in Qatar so it's a good time to look at what bloggers have been saying about education in the country. Qatar is trying to build a "knowledge economy" in order to diversify its economy away from oil and gas. It has placed a strong focus on education and learning through Qatar Foundation. Mohamed Nanabhay reports what bloggers in Qatar have to say about education there.
The Trials and Tribulations of a Freshly-Arrived Denizen…posts an exclusive interview he conducted of Bernard Avle, the host of the CITI Breakfast Show, which won the BBC Radio Award for “Best Interactive Show in Africa”. Bernard Avle(left) He cuts a contemplative and tall figure. Be-spectacled with some degree of seriousness...
Ali Mazrooi,blogger and former deputy in Parliament writes[Fa] that despite government's claim, country's dependence on oil revenues has increased under Ahmadinejad.He says there are many lies in government's reports concerning economic situation in Iran.
Venezuelan journalist Roger Santodomingo felt the need to resign from his post as an editor with Noticiero Digital due to threats on his family. The site's forum was a place of personal attacks from often extreme points of view. Santodomingo's resignation caused quite a stir among Venezuelan bloggers, who see these threats as further restrictions on freedom of expression, while others question the purpose of anonymous fora, which may not contribute to constructive discussion.
Irangraffiti presents several photos of graffitis that we can find on the walls of streets in Tehran.
According to Meydaan,Jafar Kiani was stoned on Thursday July 5th.His partner, Mokarrameh Ebrahimi, could have a similar fate if we do not act now! Jafar Kiani and his partner, Mokarrameh Ebrahimi, have been in prison for more than 11 years for an adulterous relationship and having two children.
LJ user drugoi posts wonderful photos from the Krayina Mriy (”Dream Country”) world music festival that took place in Kyiv this past weekend.
The Voice of Europe writes about football in the Czech Republic.
The nEUrosis feels that Russia may not be as corrupt as it seems: “So why are Westerners so convinced of Russia’s rampant corruption problem? Probably because they pay a lot more bribes than Russians.”
The nEUrosis views the upcoming concert of the Rolling Stones in Serbia as “a reliable benchmark that my country is on a secure way towards the EU integration or perhaps an integrative part of the international community (whatever this means).”
My Czech Republic Blog writes about the 07/07/07 “wedding mania” in Prague.
Illyrian Gazette writes on media coverage of the controversial Croatian musician's concert tour.
The beatroot writes about the Polish view of the Live Earth events: “In a country that has been starved of economic development like Poland and the rest of the old ‘Eastern bloc’, has, being lectured by rich westerners – like Al Gore – about how we must cut our energy...
You can make a monthly donation to people living with AIDS in Nata village, Botswana through Nata Village blog: “We are now accepting monthly donation payments! We are starting off with a small monthly payment of just $4! That's just $48 per year! This small payment can pay for one...
The beatroot posts a photo report from the ‘White City’ in Warsaw, where “close to three weeks on strike and camped opposite the main government offices, the nurses refuse to give up. The strike, for more pay (well, you couldn’t get much less than they get) has been supported by...
Csikszereda Musings posts some photos, including those from the “1000 Szekely Girls” festival and from a local farmers’ market.
MoldovAnn takes her father on a one-day excursion to the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone – and posts pictures.
Darkness at Noon posts pictures of St. Petersburg high school graduates’ celebration that took place during this year's White Nights season.
Sochi Travel reports on the first hotel reservation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.