6 September 2007

Stories from 6 September 2007

Israel: About Yohana

  6 September 2007

From Israel, David Bogner writes about his son Yohana in this personal post. He says: “Our little boy isn't sick in the conventional sense so wishes of ‘I hope he gets better’ are not really called for. He isn't retarded… in fact the doctors all agree he is smart as...

Iraq: Is Islam the Solution?

  6 September 2007

Iraq the Model asks : Is Islam the solution for ending the violence in Iraq? His answer is: “(R)eality proved that political Islam is in fact the problem, not the solution. And this is true not only in Iraq but in many other countries in the region that are full...

Afghanistan: Culture, Clash

  6 September 2007

In this week's Afghanistan blog tour, Joshua Foust reports about culturally insensitive footballs, the beautiful city of Herat, suicide bombs in Kabul and a lack of foreign investment.

Escaping Iraq

  6 September 2007

Iraqi blogger Riverbend writes a very touching post about escaping Iraq and its war to Syria. “My aunt and uncle watched us sorrowfully. There’s no other word to describe it. It was the same look I got in my eyes when I watched other relatives and friends prepare to leave....

Ukraine: Yushchenko's Kids’ Costly Education

  6 September 2007

A TV host of the once oppositional station almost gets fired for reporting on the cost of education for president Yushchenko's children. Ukrainiana asks: “Is Channel 5 — held in high esteem as the ice-breaker of the Orange Revolution, in what was then a tightly knit ensemble of Big Brother...

Bahrain: More on ‘Duped’ Filmmaker

  6 September 2007

Bahraini blogger Esra'a writes a follow up on the case of a South African film maker who alleges that she was recruited to Bahrain, duped, kidnapped and deported, after her contract with her sponsor fell apart. Blogger Mahmood Al Yousif chimes in.

Ukraine: Parliamentary Mess

  6 September 2007

The early parliamentary election is in three weeks, but the Ukrainian parliament has recently reconvened, Foreign Notes reports, “despite three [or was it four?] presidential decrees to dissolve it.”

Russia: Beslan Anniversary

  6 September 2007

Moscow City Day celebrations this year coincided with the third anniversary of the Beslan school siege. Some Russian bloggers discussed the regime's attempts to make people forget the unforgettable tragic event of September 1-3, 2004.

Iran:Father of Modern Biology

  6 September 2007

Kourosh Ziabari informs [Fa]us that Mahmoud Behzad, who is considered as the father of modern biology in Iran,died in Rasht,a northern city in Iran.The blogger says it is pity that in Iran, we get used to admiring our elite only after their death.

Brazil: The slavery heritage

  6 September 2007

“More than a century after the abolition of slavery, Brazil still has small remnant “quilombos”, free settlements created by fugitive African slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries”. Read the full report Brazil: ‘Quilombo’ Communities Fight Exclusion.

Brazil: Favela Fashion Show

  6 September 2007

“A school for fashion in one of Brazil's most notorious favelas is proving to be quite a hit, not just with the students who dream of a better life, but also with the local residents who were the special guest at there violent neighbourhood's first fashion show”. See a video...

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