19 July 2007

Stories from 19 July 2007

Eastern Europe: Swedish Blog Update 2007

In his comprehensive review, Vilhelm Konnander writes that, unfortunately, Swedish foreign minister is no longer blogging about Eastern European affairs, but otherwise, "the Swedish blogosphere on Eastern Europe is undergoing expansion and some of the necessary stabilisation to form the dynamic density needed for a blog community. [...] A disadvantage for the international audience is that blogs, with few exceptions, are in Swedish."

Arabeyes: Saudi Women Fight for Men's Rights

Saudi women are grabbing the headlines once again - this time with a protest to demand the freedom of their husbands and kin arrested under 'terrorism' charges, in the conservative kingdom where women are not even allowed to drive. While newspapers are shying from covering the demonstration, bloggers are coming up with creative methods to spread their demands and concerns.

Iran:Remember July war in Lebanon

Varesin writes[Fa] about last year war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon.The blogger says “the victory of Hezbollah proves that investing in Islamic groups can be very fruitful.”The blogger reminds that supporting Islamic groups is one of foundations of Islamic Republic.

Ugandan bloggers all play, no peace talks

  19 July 2007

At last month’s Uganda Bloggers Happy Hour, I took an informal poll of why the blogren do what they do. My favorite response came from Carlo, who said that blogging is “just like Facebook,” the social networking site that’s currently sweeping the young, internet-connected world.

Iran:Why you do not leave country?

Why you do not leave Iran? It is the question that security agents ask Abdullah Momeni,a key member of Tahkim Vahdat,an important student organization.Rozamaregi who reported [Fa]this news,adds that according to Momeni's family he was beaten up and is kept in an isolated cell.

Iran:Iraqi hackers attack

  19 July 2007

Iraqi hackers yesterday attacked Perisan blog.com,the most important blog service in country, according to Iranian news sites.Hackers wrote “anti Iranian” slogans.According to managers of Persian blog service,hackers could not get any information or data from blogs.

Kurdistance: The Price of Oil

The oil control issue in the Northern Iraq/Southern Kurdistan city of Kirkuk is again at the forefront of Kurdish bloggers' fingertips. With large oil companies and the US pushing for the passing of a regulatory oil law in Iraq, fears reignite that a sinister "Plan B" might be launched in order to gain control of the oil reserves...involving a Turkish incursion into the region.

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