Stories from 19 July 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."
Law in Moldova summarises the findings of a recent report on the rule of law in Moldova.
Langour Management writes about the recently deceased Russian conceptualist poet and artist Dmitry Prigov.
Perspectives on the New Russia reflects upon the consequences of a recent Russian legislation to bring down the cases brought against the country to the European Court of Human Rights.
Cyrill Vatomsky writes on Russia's recent withdrawal from the CFE Treaty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flugtag is taking Kuwait by storm,writes Projekt Cyan.
Jordanian Natasha Tynes writes about expensive haircuts in the US.
“Does democracy bring wealth?” asks Jordanian blogger Shifaa.
Desert Peace from Israel says the people of Gaza are rising against the closure of borders with Egypt.
Voices of Iraq is a new movie filmed and directed by the people of Iraq, explains Konfused Iraqi Kid here.
Traffic, religion and 9/11 rumours are the topics of Elijah Zarwan‘s latest post.
A new possible heir to the Egyptian throne is due in seven months, writes Zeinobia.
Bahraini emoodz calls upon authorities to ban the use of rubber bullets in protests.
Algerian blogger Nouri praises his country's teams performances in the African Games here.
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.
Egypt: Another Letter from Imprisoned Blogger, Two bloggers Released, Co-blogging gets Popular and More
In this week's round-up from Egypt imprisoned blogger Karim Amer sends another letter from prison expressing his loneliness and feelings of injustice, the bloggers who were arrested this week were released, movies at the headquarters of Al-Ghad party, the phenomenon of co-blogging gets popular in Egypt and more.