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21 September 2007

Stories from 21 September 2007

Lebanon: Explosions Depressing

“It’s really gotten to a point where there isn’t much more that can go wrong. I’ve honestly lost count on how many politicians have gotten assassinated in the past couple...

Cambodia: Blogging from Siem Reap

Cambodian blogger and Global Voices Author Tharum Bun talks to fellow blogger Vireak from Seam Reap. Tharum asks Vireak about his motivations for starting and maintaining his blog. Vireak shares...

Lebanon: Calling for the boycott of a book

Arch.Memory at Lebanese Blogger Forum is calling for the boycott of the bestselling book “1000 Places To See Before You Die” because it has a “gaping omission that is simply...

Bahrain: No Eating, No Drinking, No Smoking – And No Work?

In the Bahraini blogosphere this week we hear from a blogger who wants a job, and a blogger who wishes he didn’t have a job. There's also a student entering...

Honduras: Hondutel-Chimirri Controversy

La Gringa provides two thorough background information posts on the Hondutel-Chimirri controversy in Honduras.

Guatemala: Views On Indigenous People

Much of Guatemalan population descends from indigenous origins, in whole or part. Only a small minority comes from a different racial origin. That's why the UN Declaration of the Rights...

Lebanon: Assassination Foreseen

“‘Something big will happen after Ramadan.’ ‘People will start fighting outside of Beirut.’ And the most popular one: ‘Someone will get killed during the presidential elections.’ [snip] Well, it seems...

Ukraine: Campaign Ads

Petro of Petro's Jotter surveys Kyiv's election campaign ads.

Ukraine: Surviving Kyiv Roads

Petro of Petro's Jotter offers tips on how to survive on Kyiv's roads: “… drive a big car with air bags, stay out of the left lane when there is...

Ukraine: Radiation Reconnaissance Mission

MoldovAnn visits the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone again, on the first Radiation Reconnaissance Mission, and writes about it, and also posts lots of photos.

Ukraine: Serhiy Kalinovskyi's Escape

Foreign Notes writes about Serhiy Kalinovskiy, “a member of Kyiv's ‘gilded youth'” and a reckless driver, who killed his girlfriend and a police officer, and then escaped from a private...

Ukraine: Troubles Ahead; Kivalov Interview

Foreign Notes writes about political troubles that may await Ukraine following the Sept. 30 parliamentary election. Also, LEvko translates an interview with former head of the Central Election Commission, Serhiy...

Russia: The Pulse of the Blogosphere

Scraps of Moscow tries the Pulse of the Blogosphere, a new feature of the Russian Yandex portal and writes about some of the findings – here and here: “Consider this...

Jamaica: Moving House

Montego Bay Day By Day posts a photographic account of the moving of a “chattel house” in Jamaica.

Barbados: Peace Be Unto You

Cheese-on-bread! joins her fellow Barbadians in celebrating International Peace Day.

Russia: Media and Blogs on Zubkov

Scraps of Moscow posts a comprehensive review of blog and media coverage of Russia's new prime minister Victor Zubkov.

India: Pursuing a PhD

nanopolitan on getting more students in India to pursue their PhDs.

Bahamas: Price Control

“Three cheers for a politician that finally has the guts to speak the truth on a highly political matter,” writes Rick Lowe at, as the country's Prime Minister makes...

Sri Lanka: Information Security

Voice Of South on creating awareness in the Government about information security.

Russia: More on Ingushetia

David McDuff links to his own translation of a piece on the situation in Ingushetia.

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