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August, 2007

Stories from August, 2007

Bahrain: Nasfa Celebrations

Bahrainis marked the birth of the Shia Imam Al Mahdi with a lot of fanfare and blogger Mahmood Al Yousif was out with his new camera to record the celebrations.

Bahrain: Camera Jogging

Bahraini Ammaro takes his camera along for a jog and this is the result.

Producing traditional music in Benin

Benin couleurs posts photos of a Solidarite Internationale project to build a sound studio (Fr) that will produce traditional music.

Egypt: Mubarak Deathwatch

“(F)or over a week now the Egyptian (non-state) media has gone into another one of its Mubarak deathwatch modes,” writes Issandr El Amrani, from Egypt.

Egypt: Princess Diana's Death

Egyptian Zeinobia marks the 10th anniversary of Princess Diana's death with this post.

Bahrain: Hand-Picked Podcasts

Bint Battuta in Bahrain shares with us her pick of podcasts in this post.

Efforts underway to recover downed plane in French Polynesia

Parlons Tahiti writes about efforts to recover the downed plane (Fr) from a crash that killed twenty earlier this month in French Polynesia.

Turkey is Typing….WordPress Still Blocked

Last week Sami Ben Gharbia did an excellent posting about the blockage of the Wordpress blogging platform in Turkey, this week we will examine what Turkish bloggers have to say...

Egypt: Complaining for Change

Something I love about Egyptian blogs is our tendency to complain. Firstly because we're Egyptian and its our nature and secondly because we have so much to complain about. Among...

Slideshow of Iran's female athletes

Tunisiendoctor has a slideshow of Iranian female athletes (Fr).

Trinidad & Tobago: A Winter Tale

Francomenz is looking forward to seeing Trinidad-born writer-director Frances-Anne Solomon's new film, A Winter Tale.

All out war in southern Philippines

War is raging in the island of Basilan, located in the southernmost part of the Philippines. An all-out war was recently declared by the government against the Abu Sayyaf bandit...

Trinidad & Tobago: CCA7 Closes

“Caribbean Contemporary Arts will close its doors on the day the country celebrates forty five years of independence,” writes Thebookmann, who thinks that the Trinidad and Tobago gallery's final “show”...

Jamaica: “Miss Lou” Fundraiser to Benefit Dean Victims

Geoffrey Philp notes that part proceeds from an upcoming tribute and fundraiser honoring the late Jamaican cultural icon Louise Bennett-Coverley, will be donated to victims of Hurricane Dean.

Guyana: A Few Things…

From listing the things on her desk (“a pen with invisible feet”) to things she can do (“cheer up sooner rather than later”), Guyana-Gyal will put a smile on your...

Dominica: Fair Trade after Dean

Caribbean farmers affected by Hurricane Dean are asking Britons to continue buying Fairtrade bananas in order to help them recover. Living Dominica reports.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Caribs

The CAC Review finds “noteworthy” a news story about the indigenous Caribs in Trinidad and Tobago in the context of the work of a government-appointed Amerindian Projects Committee.

China: A social Reporter's Internal Notes

ESWN translated a BBS post on a Southern Metropolis Daily reporter's experience in dealing with the police, migrant workers, security guards and village officials in Shenzhen.

Japan: Robot cat

James from Japan Probe reported on the a T.V commercial on the sale of robot cat in Japan. There are three youtube videos to demonstrate the robot cat's emotion.

Japan: Living in the Internet Cafe

Mari summarized a survey by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare concerning the social status of people who linger in the the Internet cafe: The reason why people stay...

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