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15 August 2007

Stories from 15 August 2007

Kenya: Media Bill Faces Public Opposition

The Kenyan civil society and human rights groups are protesting against the controversial Media Bill passed by the Kenyan Parliament last week. The Bill is waiting Presidents Mwai Kibaki's assent...

Ukraine: Immoral Politicians

Taras Kuzio comments on the immorality of some Ukrainian politicians: “Anatoliy Kinakh, Oleksandr Lavrynovych, Ivan Bilas, Taras Chornovil, Moroz, Holovatiy and many others all have one thing in common: they...

Ukraine, U.S.: Gogol Bordello

Ukraine List writes that Gogol Bordello band “has been all over the TV and radio in the US as of late promoting their new album Super Taranta.”

Ukraine: More Sketches From Lviv

Olechko is in Lviv again – and is posting her lovely sketched of the city.

Beyond Borders: Bloggers Face off over Jordanian Treatment of Iraqi Travellers

The treatment of Iraqis at the Jordan's Queen Alia Airport has triggered a storm in the Middle Eastern blogosphere. What at first seemed to be a straight forward story of...

Ukraine: Karpachova's Award

Foreign Notes writes about Ukraine's Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights, who has just received an award from the president that she doesn't deserve.

Russia: St. Pete Pics; A. Kostia's Short Story

Random pictures from St. Petersburg, including one of a pub called Puberty – at Megan Case's blog. Also, a translation of A. Kostia's short story, Mama.

Russia: Washington Post Conflict

James of Robert Amsterdam's blog writes about “a war of words” between the Washington Post and Russia.

Russia: More on the Violent Video

More on the video of the execution of two non-Russians – at The Accidental Russophile.

Russia: Ulster in North Caucasus

“Russian forces fighting Chechens and other rebels in the North Caucasus today are self-consciously copying the approach their British counterparts used against the Irish Republican Army in Ulster 40 years...

Russia: Blogger Faces Jail

More on the Russian blogger facing a jail sentence for insulting police on his blog – at Publius Pundit and La Russophobe.

Bulgaria, Czech Republic: Flat Tax

More on flat tax in Bulgaria and the Czech Republic – at Dr. Sean's Diary.

Israel: Policeman Bribed in Bashkiriya

Snoopy The Goon, from Israel, relates the story of a policeman who accepted a bribe, in Bashkiriya.

Israel: Sudanese Refugees

Stephanie from Israel discusses the problems facing Sudanese refugees in Israel in this post.

Yemen: Bin Ghanim R.I.P

Yemeni Omar Barsawad mourns the death of a national leader – Dr Faraj Bin Ghanim.

Bahrain: Super Rich Gulfies

Bahraini Esra'a discusses what it means to be a Gulf national abroad.

Tanzania: let's talk about textmessaging

Let's talk about textmessaging in Dar es Salaam:“And then comes the theme of this story. Somewhere along the route going at eighty kilometres per hour, the driver decides to send...

Kyrgyzstan: Chinese Flattery

Kyrgyz Report reports that now that the Chinese delegation has arrived in Kyrygzstan for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit, the Kyrygz president Kurmanbek promptly signed a declaration that Taiwan is...

Honduras: An Introduction to Honduran Blogs – Part 3

Many young Hondurans are blogging now, and personal blogs in Spanish abound. These defy being pigeon-holed into categories. Many entries are about anything or nothing in particular, the latest movie...

India: What a speech!

The Middle Stage on the art of oratory and great speeches of Modern India.

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