Stories from 19 September 2007
Algerian blogger Nouri discusses university programmes in the US which offer Middle Eastern studies.
Syrian blogger Yaser met with Giordano and Luca, two Italians, “travelling around the countries of the Mediterranean to spread the message of peace and harmony with a simple gesture ..a hug.” Click the link to read more.
Voice of South on computer literacy program as an innovative way to spread IT in rural Bangladesh.
All About Latvia writes about an encounter between Northern Irish football fans and Russian nationalists in Riga.
All About Latvia quotes the parliament speaker: “I’m prepared to do what’s best for the country, but I don’t know what that is.”
Ultra Violet on sexual harassment in the workplace in India and on corporate reactions.
The beatroot explains the connection between bio fuel and a doubling in the price of bread in Poland.
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis reads Yegor Gaidar's book, in which the Soviet Union's collapse is explained from an economic perspective.
Member of the Lebanese Parliament Antoine Ghanem was assassinated today by a bomb that targeted his car in Beirut’s suburb of Sin el-Fil, Hursh Tabet area. Mr. Ghanem, 64, was a member of the Phalange Party which is led by ex–president Amine Gemayel. At least six other people were killed and 20 wounded in the attack. Moussa Bashir brings us the latest reactions from the Lebanese blogosphere.
BusterPh.D.Candidate of moscowthroughbrowneyes writes about “unusual people and peculiar foods” that make Moscow feel like home.
Wagle Street Journal on the reading culture in Nepal and writers becoming celebrities.
The Radiant Star on the Maoists quitting the government, and on what's next on the cards.
Kathmandu Speaks on why the Maoists should learn politics.
For the second time in a year, a Turkish court ordered, on Tuesday September 18, to block access to YouTube.com over videos deemed insulting to the country's leaders. In Russia, the 23-year old LiveJournal blogger, who wrote a fictional story on his blog inspired by the Virginia Tech shooting, could face up to three years in prison for "falsely warning of a terror threat." In Pakistan, access to the popular blogging platform blogspot.com has been blocked again. And Mumbai's police are planning to install keystroke loggers in cyber cafes.
“A large terrorist explosion targetted the Sin el Fil area on the outskirt of Beirut. LBC is reporting that the explosion is near Antoine Library. The reporter is saying that on of the burning cars belong to a member of parliament. The images on LBC are grave. Burning cars, destroyed...
The Moon Festival is approaching and that means Koreans are debating certain issues related to the festival. People join the long lines of traffic as they had back to their hometowns. And more and more people are heading abroad. While some people enjoy meeting family and relatives they have not...
“Claiming to ‘be open’ doesn't mean you are being open. Know your audience. Globalization is built on this principle, as is Free Software/Open Source and Open Content”: KnowProSE.com thinks it's all about the perspective.
Jamaica Citizen writes a letter to new Prime Minister Bruce Golding.
Frankenchoi writes his experience in living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (zh). The disease is related with pressure and anger and the patient needs to regulate his / her diet and emotion.
“Personally, I think our triumph in having produced two Nobel laureates in literature owes something to the barrenness of our literary tradition”: Geoffrey Philp features Jamaican author Anthony C. Winkler as he talks about why he writes.
Guyana-Gyal inspires Free Spirit to wonder about her accomplishments in Grenada – and she posts images of one of her proudest triumphs.