Stories from 20 September 2007
Serbia: Chemical Tolimir's Trial
Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports on the ICTY trial of Zdravko Tolimir, an unrepentant former Serb general charged with “genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of laws and customs of war.”
Serbia: March Against Crime in Kosovo
“After the shooting of the police officer, about 5 000 residents of Prishtina […] marched peacefully through the city to show their disgust at crime in the city,” Prishtine: Independence and Kanun reports and posts photos.
Serbia: A Store in Kosovo's Capital
Prishtine: Independence and Kanun posts pictures of a favorite store in Kosovo's capital: “‘ginger’ … when you have a need to feel suave, intellectual or just plain bourgeoisie, ginger is the place for you — books, music, dvds, couch, dog and all. This store rocks….”
Belgrade 2.0 writes about the noise of turbo folk music: “It is designed to destroy brain cells more effectively than most advanced weapons today, without harming the natural environment, pretty much like the new Russian vacuum bomb.” And about the noise of a military celebration that invlolved MIG planes flying...
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Sarajevo Photos and Museums
Novala, Europa posts pictures from Sarajevo and recommends some of the city's museums.
Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Democratic Exclusion”
TOL's Balkanizer writes about “the fear of democratic exclusion” in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Balkans: Music
The Balkan Yankee writes about Beirut, a band that blends “American Indie roots and the Balkan brass/Gypsy sounds that inspired them,” and about Foltin, a band that mixes “contemporary jazz with traditional Macedonian sounds.”
Thailand: Thaksin's Letter
Real Life in Thailand makes a point by point rebuttal of statements made by the former prime minister Thaksin on the anniversary of the coup that ousted him. The letter attacks the current administration in Thailand.
Thailand: North Korean Refugees in Thailand
Bangkok Pundit responds to the criticism that Thailand is singling out North Korean detainees for harsh treatment. North Koreans fleeing the desperate conditions in their country are increasingly using Thailand as a transit point to South Korea.
Singapore: Mainland Chinese in Singapore
Loveless, A mainland Chinese living in Singapore responds to a post on another blog that talks about some reasons why locals in Singapore do not like people from China.
Iran:Ahmadinejad,WTC and Khavaran
Balouch says [Fa] that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's request to visit World Trade Center, in N.Y., was refused by American authorities.It seems Iranian president wanted to lay flowers in memory of 9/11 victims.The blogger says Iranian president,instead of visting WTC, can go visiting Khavaran cemetery where thousands of executed political prisoners were...
[GV Show Special] Trinidad & Tobago: Anti-smelter activism meets the Internet
Atillah Springer is a journalist, activist and blogger from Trinidad and Tobago and a member of a protest movement which, earlier this year, succeeded in driving the aluminium industry giant Alcoa out of a community in rural Trinidad where they had proposed to establish a smelter under somewhat dubious circumstances. In this podcast I talk with Atillah about the movement's use of the Internet in their organising activities.
Iran:”Haleh Esfandiari is still a prisoner”
Hanif,one of Iranian bloggers who had been arrested and jailed for blogging, says[Fa]that Haleh Esfandiari,Iranian-American scholar, contrary to many other former prisoners,after leaving Iran,told that she had not been mistreated in prison.Hanif says according to his prison experience,political prisoners had been asked by security agents to talk positively about their...
“Iran:Feminists “leaving country”
Mohmmad Masih in his blog, Sineh Sorkh, writes [Fa]that several Iranian feminists have recently left country.The blogger says that these women activists have found a place to stay in UK,Netherlands and USA.The blogger adds that Iranian feminist movement is disappearing.
India: NTR, MGR and Adulation
The Culture and Politics of Tamil Cinema on the culture of adulation and comparing the cases of two contemporaries in different states.
Sri Lanka: A Lesbian Advertisement?
Some of Cerno‘s friends feel that a particular advertisement has lesbian undertones. People in the comments section don't seem to quite agree.
Sri Lanka: Justice and Law
Indi.ca picks up the specific case of Malaka Silva, and the denial of justice. “Sri Lankans already have little faith in a justice system where connections can so easily get you off, but this would just shatter it.”
Pakistan: Interview with Fahd Mirza
The Pakistani Spectator has an interview with Fahd Mirza who has been blogging for a grand six years.
Iran:Slogans and Government
Mohammad Ali Abtahi,blogger and former vice president, writes that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,Iranian president,when he was elected two years ago, talked a lot about that using private flight and private plane is against public treasury and that trips should be made through ordinary gate and not VIP gate.The blogger adds “after one...
Bangladesh: Cartoons and Religion
Adda on the detention of Arifur Rahman because of a cartoon, laws and sensitivity of religious groups.
Kuwait: Cartoons Commentary
Kuwaiti blogger The Stallion posts a few caricatures and comments on them here.