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2 August 2007

Stories from 2 August 2007

Korea: Netizens’ Opinions ≠ Citizens’ Opinions

As the longer Afghanistan hostage situation continues, there has been increasing divergence in treatment of these issues between main stream media and netizens. Netizens complain that their opinions are not...

Russia: Defending Estonia at “Nashi” Camp

Latvian Abroad reports on a group of Estonian ethnic Russians who are defending Estonia at the summer camp of the pro-Putin youth movement Nashi.

Latvia: Aivars Lembergs

All About Latvia writes about a politician who remains popular “in spite of his corruption.”

Lithuania: Euro

Lituanica writes about the views of Lithuanians on the euro.

Lithuania, Poland: Belarus Broadcast

Lituanica writes about a joint Lithuanian-Polish TV broadcasting project aimed at Belarus.

Serbia: “The Rolling Devils”

Anegdote writes about the Serbian Orthodox Church's unfavorable view of the Rolling Stones.

Czech Republic: Politics

NvB: Bored in Brno? writes about the politics surrounding the anti-missile bases to be built in the Czech Republic and Poland – and about Czech politics in general: “The Czech...

Rising Voices Outreach Projects Get Straight to Work

It was less than a month ago that we first announced the first round of Rising Voices outreach projects but already those first five projects have made incredible progress. Let's...

UAE: Iraqi Anthem Shame

D B Shobrawy, from Egypt, discusses the embarrassment caused after the victorious Iraqi national football team was welcomed in the UAE to the tunes of the old Iraqi national anthem...

Bahrain: New Unlimited Internet Packages Available

Mahmood Al Yousif, from Bahrain, reports that new unlimited internet packages are now available in the country.

Bahrain: Birth Dates Fuss

Bint Battuta, in Bahrain, discusses the relevance and irrelevance of birthdays in this post.

Algeria: US Policies in the Middle East

Nouri from the Algeria sheds light on US policy in the Middle East in this post.

Campaign to Unblock Kurdish Blogs in the Middle East

Mideast Youth is spearheading a campaign to stop censorship against the Kurdish blogs and websites in the Middle East.

India: Film, stereotypes and the media

Noah's Ark Broken observes that a blogpost on CNN-IBN is offensive and perpetuates stereotypes about South Indians.

Sri Lanka: Ethnic conflict and the missing

Transcurrents has photographs from the second public meeting for “Expression of grief of the families and friends of the disappeared” in Colombo.

Bangladesh: Military regime and rights

Mash on a letter written by Human Rights Watch to Bangladesh’s military regime protesting its record of human rights violations including its torture of Tasneem Khalil, a journalist and blogger.

Israel: Blog Day on August 31

Ouriel Ohayon, from Israel, reminds us that Blog Day is on August 31. “On this day every blogger will post a recommendation of 5 new blogs. This way, all blog...

Israel: Condolences to Minnesota Bridge Collapse Victims

Snoopy the Goon from Israel sends his heartfelt condolences to the people of Minnesota, following the collapse of a bridge.

Israel: Child Slaves

Yudit from Israel writes about child slavery in the country here. “Who are those children? Whose children are they?” asks the blogger.

Bahrain Wins Miss Arab World Title

Bahrain won the Miss Arab World title, reports Aqoul.

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