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30 August 2007

Stories from 30 August 2007

Saudi: Support for Jailed Activists

Saudi Jeans updates us on the demands being made by the supporters of Saudi reformists detained since February.

Arabeyes: Who is Using the Tunisian Presidential Airplane?

The Tunisian presidential airplane and the 'unofficial' trips it takes to Europe and the fashion capitals of the world has attracted the scrutiny of the country's most outspoken bloggers. Who...

Ugandans and Expats Face Off in the Blogosphere

"I can also tell an American blogger when I read one—they are different in a way that neither makes me laugh or angered. See this entry, for example. Well, maybe...

Russia: Politkovskaya Updates

Sean's Russia Blog is posting updates on Anna Politkovskaya's murder investigation – here, here, here (46 comments), and here.

Russia: Sakhalin Travel

White Sun of the Desert writes about his recent Sakhalin travel: “The journey back entailed me having to do one of those things I’d always hoped I’d never have to...

Russia: “Anti-Akhmatova”

Languor Management writes about Tamara Katayeva's “600-page assault on the literary legacy Anna Akhmatova”: “This reminds me of Emma Gerstein's Moscow Memoirs, which was supposed to have debunked Nadehzda and...

Russia: “Word of Badmouth”

Copydude writes about various ways of mistreating foreigners in Russia – and about “word of badmouth,” which certain Russian restaurant owners don't seem to know anything about: “According to customer...

Palestine: Gul for Turkey

Fayyad from Palestinian blog Kabobfest writes about Abdulla Gul‘s election as Turkey's president. “Ironically, some secular extremists in Turkey, too (have) issue with the fact the Gul’s wife, Hayrunisa, wears...

Iraqi Insurgency

Abu Aardvark (Marc Lynch) updates us on the latest news about the insurgency in Iraq.

Czech Rebublic: Syphilitic Pornstars

“Dozens of Czech pornstars caught syphilis during the last three months,” Petr Bokuvka of The Czech Daily Word reports.

Mauritania : Ignorance and Tradition

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Generously endowed women are favored in Mauritania. The fatter the woman, the more beautiful she is thought to be. Being big is...

Czech Rebublic: Mushrooming

My Czech Republic Blog writes about “a Czech national leisure activity”: mushroom picking.

Ukraine: Animal Shelter

On August 19, Ukrainian journalist Tanya Kremen paid a visit to an animal shelter located near a small town just outside Kyiv. Below are her impressions and thoughts, which she...

Iran:US policy and a web site

Azarmehr says that during his visit to US last Novemeber :”we had a meeting at the US State Department. We were told that the US does not have a policy...

Afghanistan: Errors of Judgment

In his first roundup for Global Voices, Joshua Foust takes a tour of mostly Western experts on Afghanistan to see where and how things are changing. This week, he focuses...

Myanmar: Fuel Price Protests

New Mandala reports on the continuing protests against the fuel price rise in Myanmar.

Thailand: Online Video Sites Down, YouTube Works

Bangkok Pundit says Thai people can now access the previously banned YouTube site but couple of other video sites are not working.

Trinidad & Tobago: Infinite Island

Antilles highlights Infinite Island, a contemporary Caribbean art show which opens tomorrow at the Brooklyn Museum.

Singapore: Unlikely Allies

Little Bridge finds African students taking the side of Chinese students in a campus fight with Mongolian students.

Guyana: Dark Side of the Moon

Guyana-Gyal might have missed an eclipse…

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