2 September 2007

Stories from 2 September 2007

Brazilian festival in New Jersey

  2 September 2007

Off The Broiler writes on the 15th Annual Brazilian Independence Day festival, which is happening in New Jersey until September 3. “Last year I was yelled at for not giving anyone advance notice about one of the best Jersey food and cultural events of the year”.

Brazil: Adventure in São Paulo

  2 September 2007

The second one of a ten part series of videos “Around Brazil” is available online. In a 45 minute programme, it aims “to show that although Sao Paulo is one of the largest cities in the world, it has a culture and diversity that is absolutely unique.” The videos are...

Syria: History, Culture and Identity

  2 September 2007

In our roundup this week, we will overlook politics again to talk more about the people. Abu Fares in this sensational post, laments the simplicity of the old Levantine-Mediterranean lifestyle. One that has been trenched and swept off with a new wave of “neo-cons” as he describes them, whether the...

Kuwait: Is Summer Over?

  2 September 2007

Summer seems to be over in Kuwait as the country's blogosphere gets out of its slump. This week our bloggers discuss another ban in the country, buying illegal DVDs, a new magazine for Filipinos in Kuwait and a fun day out at .. a shooting range.

Korea: Is being good-looking a privilege?

  2 September 2007

‘Eol-jjang’ is one of the modern internet terms in Korea that was made in 2003 and indicates ‘best face’ (eol: eol-gul à face + jjang à top, best). It refers the best-looking person. A teenager who is considered an ‘eol-jjang,’ turned out to be a criminal – she had been...

Egyptian blogger Monem threatened again

  2 September 2007

Egyptian blogger and journalist Abdel Monem Mahmoud, who has been released in June 2007 after 46 days imprisonment in Southern Cairo Torah prison, is “facing detention threats [again]. Both as part of the State’s clensing of political activists from the Egyptian scene and also for reporting on torture,” Nora Younis...

Iran: Green bloggers protest natural disaster

  2 September 2007

Several environmental bloggers and activists participated in a demonstration on August 27th, against the death of more than 2000 flamingo birds in Lake Bakhtegan in Iran. They protested against the government’s indifference and violation of constitutional law. Iranian environmental bloggers tell the story of this ecological disaster and provide information...

China: Charity pulled for thankless poor students

  2 September 2007

A lot of embarrassed discussion has come out of the scandal this past week which many are calling CharityGate (慈善门), when five of the nineteen lower-income university students sponsored by an impromptu charity group consisting of twenty-two businesswomen in Xiangfan, Hubei province had their second year of funding cut as...

Argentina: Zoo At Night

  2 September 2007

Buenos Aires Weekly is curious about the new program at the Buenos Aires zoo that will allow 20 visitors to tour to see the nocturnal animals at their more active times.

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