Stories from 14 August 2007
Zeinobia, from Egypt, reports that a 12-year-old was tortured to death by police, after being arrested for shoplifting.
Ala from Iraq recalls a horrifying incident in which a 12-year-old Iraqi child was bullied by police in 1997. The boy ended stabbing a policeman and was sentenced to three years in prison.
Iraqi Hala, who lives in the UK, describes her trip to Kurdistan this summer.
Indian Muslims on remembering Independence Day celebrations through childhood and early years.
A Voice In Colombo on the Sri Lankan conflict affecting Oslo in Norway.
Read about Moldovan wine and other subjects on TOL's newest blog: Moldova.
All Things Pakistan on defining what Pakistaniat means to various individuals. “we ask our readers to share the one thing – a song, an image, a verse, a thought, a quote, a person, anything – that represents their Pakistaniat for them.”
Robert Amsterdam writes about a Russian blogger facing a jail sentence.
More photographs at Metroblogging Lahore celebrating Independence Day in Pakistan.
UWB! has details of a student clash. “The Maoist affiliated All Nepal National Independent Student Union (ANNISU) beat up Nepali Congress affiliated NSU students in a college in Kathmandu”
The famous – and really huge – Tunguska meteorite has been stolen. Siberian Light writes about this and other notable metal thefts in Russia and Ukraine.
Vilhelm Konnander writes about “a prolonged political purgatory” that awaits Poland following the early parliamentary election.
Any discussions about the rise and future of online communities in Africa will be incomplete without mentioning KenyaUnlimited, the home of the Kenyan Blogs Webring (KBW) and Kenyan blogs aggregator.KBW turned three years last month. Since its birth, KBW has been able to bring to a global audience gigabytes of voices, opinions, news, knoweldge and debates from the Kenyan blogosphere.
Sanjar reports that during a fight with government troops, Taliban fighters destroyed a radio station in the Wardak province.
Both Onnik Krikorian and Tirami Su find the recent surge of racist graffiti in Yerevan disgusting.
Sean's Russia Blog writes about a Russian woman whose father owned 100 items from Hitler's private record collection.
Sean's Russia Blog writes about a video of the execution of two ethnic non-Russians by masked figures claiming to be members of a Russian neo-Nazi group. The violent video has been one of the most discussed topics in the Russian blogosphere lately; it's authenticity has not been confirmed yet.
Anahide writes about a dump site outside of Yerevan, where unrecycled waste is slowly burning and releases toxic emissions. Thomas of Follow the Way took some pictures of the site.
Michael Hancock finds “Khan Shatyr” to be a manifestation of the widening gap between rich and poor in Kazakhstan: the huge tent which is being built in the capital Astana at the moment will mainly cater to a growing, but essentially small elite.
Jane Keeler of From Russia With Blog submits a Baikal photo to a JPG Magazine's contest and asks for your vote.
Bonnie Boyd writes a comprehensive update on developments in the run-up to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit to take place in Kyrgyzstan this week. Meanwhile, Azamat is upset that he can neither buy nor order alcohol in central Bishkek anymore: “Absurdistan!”