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9 September 2007

Stories from 9 September 2007

D.R of Congo: War affecting Gorilla protection efforts

There is a very fluid situation unfolding at the Virunga national park in Congo. The Congo war is spreading into the protected Gorilla sector in the Virunga mountains, which is...

Guatemala: Video Interviews

El Cachacero [ES] took to the streets of Guatemala City to interview citizens, candidates and their relatives. Videos are posted on the blog.

Iran:Police arrest Dogs

Dastanma says that according to several news sites,Iranian police arrest dogs in Tehran and they are kept in very bad conditions.Pet owners are shocked!

Japan: Interview with Dr. Patricia Steinhoff

W. David Marx at Néojaponisme interviews Professor of Sociology Dr. Patricia Steinhoff about her research on the history and social organization of post-war Japanese Marxist radicals. In this first part...

Palestine: Protesting Violence and the Art of Resistance

Protest against Hamas is mounting in Gaza, as Palestinian bloggers and their supporters continue to look for their voices online, writes Shaden Abdulrahman in this round up of Palestinian blogs...

Guatemala: Round-up of Election Sites

Desde Guate [ES] lists and compares the different media sites for their coverage of the elections of Guatemala. The site also discusses the various Google search results for Guatemala and...

Guatemala: Up to the Minute Coverage

Elecciones 2007 en Radiopolis [ES] is providing up to the minute coverage of Sunday's Guatemalan elections, including news of tear gas dispersed at a voting location in Santa Cruz Naranjo.

Bahrain: Getting It Out of Your System…

We have a world of contrasts in Bahrain this week. The summer vacation is over, which makes some bloggers happy, and others miserable. Religious scholars – respect or despise them?...

Iran:Pakistan, Turkey and We

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi,former vice president, says recent political experiences of Pakistan and Turkey are beneficial for the officials who are worried about practicing freedom in Iran.Closing political atmosphere, taking aggressive...

Iran:Praising Ahmadinejad

Abedto admires[Fa] Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's courage and says before his presidency,USA had upper hand in dealing with Iran.Now USA asks Iran to take part in negotiations [in Iraq].

Iran:Kish in 4 photos

Kosoof, a leading photo blogger,has published 4 great photos of Kish Island.

Russia: Violence in Ingushetia

Attacks on civilians in Ingushetia have increased in the past few months. The most recent victims of violence include the family of an ethnic Russian teacher from the town of...

Jordan: Nine Crimes & Other September Stories

One story dominated Jordan's blogosphere lately. Naseem Tarawnah writes about how bloggers rallied behind "9 Miserable Days", a post by Jordanian blogger Who Sane, where he told an unfortunate personal...

South Africa: Blogging reaches tipping point

Arthur posts statistics for the South African blogosphere: “Incidentally, a quick nod to Vincent Maher for the best guesstimate around on the size of the South African blogosphere. He recently...

Brazil: Light on the dark dictatorship days

Several South American countries were ruled by military dictatorships in the 20th century, such as Paraguay (1954-1989), Uruguay (1973-1985), Chile (1973-1990) and Argentina (1966-1973 and 1976-83), but unlike the others,...

Japan: Controversy over the Gun-Shaped Lighter Incident

Blogger Kikko writes about the case of an off-duty officer in Yokohama [Ja] who was arrested after hitting a high-school student supposedly because the boy had been brandishing a lighter...

Oman: Niqab Experience

Oman Sky tells us about her experience with anonymity when wearing the face veil (Niqab).

Oman: Ramadhan TV

Omani bloggers have launched a new blog for following up on new Arabic television shows in Ramadhan this year.

Azzamn – New Omani Newspaper

Muscati is discussing the latest new magazine in Oman.

New Educational System in Oman

Oman is constantly experimenting with its educational system. Learn about the new system in Amjad‘s latest post.

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