Stories from 8 September 2007
August 31 was the 19th anniversary of the execution of thousands of Iranian political prisoners in 1988 who were buried in a mass grave in Khavaran. Friends and relatives of the victims visited the grave where their chidren, brothers, sisters are buried without name or sign. In spite of pressure...
Akbar Montakhabi,journalist and blogger, says[Fa] he got surprised when he learned that Haleh Esfandiari,Iranian-American scholar,was allowed to leave Iran.The blogger adds the government put her in jail for 3 months and accused her of acting against national security.Then nothing!The blogger asks what was the real story about Esfandiari?
A prank was recently played on the entire city of Bogota, in which an individual called several companies indicating that a massive earthquake to strike the capital city. The false alarm sent many scurrying for safety and left the phone lines of the local seismology center at the point of collapse. Some Colombian bloggers and forum members provided the reminder that earthquakes cannot be predicted and lamented the fact that many Bogotans were unprepared in the event of a real emergency.
Inflation is on the increase in Oman, writes Muscati, who adds: “Cost of food went up 11.1% in one month. Add the 9.1% the previous month and that's a 20% increase in just May and June!”
Blogger Cory, who is based in Morocco, writes about an accident involving a bus he was riding on from Rabat. He writes: “(T)he awesome part was, the van tipped over on its side because the bus just kind of pushed it over. the really awesome part was, the bus didn't...
“Nowadays eager job seekers are turning to places like You Tube to tout their marketable skills, prospective employers are reacting positively,” writes Hatem Abunimah from Jordan.
Bloggings by Boz compares poll numbers for this Sunday's elections in Guatemala, as well as hypothetical second round figures.