Stories from 26 September 2007
A demonstration will be held in Cairo, Egypt, at 9pm on Friday in protest against the jailing of journalists and in solidarity with the workers on strike, reports Abna Masr (Ar). The demonstration has been called for by opposition movement Kifaya.
Freddy Deknatel takes a look at how a blogger is covering Egypt's workers strike in this post. Global Voices Online earlier reported the unrest here.
It’s “hunt-the-editor” season! In two weeks 5 editors-in-chief and 3 journalists working for opposition newspapers have been arrested and sentenced to jail and/or a big fine, reports Hatshepsut from Egypt.
“Our intelligence machine is the most sophisticated in the world, no expenses spared, the latest technology of smart cards and biometric identifying systems as well as the latest in surveillance technology. I don't know about you but I boast about this everywhere I go,” writes Babbling Bahrania from Bahrain.
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif reports about two girls in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, who sprayed the notorious religious police with pepper spray.
Beauty is skin deep. Not so, argues Nouri the Moor from Algeria in this post, where he discusses the obsession of darker toned women with skin lightening cream.
Amin Taghikhani says that Che Guevara's two children came to Iran and met with Iranian officials last week.The blogger writes[Fa] “do Che Guevara's children know that thousands of Marxists have been executed by Islamic Republic!”
Orange Ukraine writes: “Ukrainians are dealing with the difference between being a member of the EU and being an EU neighbor and they don't like it.”
Ukraine List links to a resource that explains why, among other things, Ukraine's lettuce market is “weak” and this year's carrot supply is insufficient.
A few pre-election photos from Kyiv – from Michelle of Greetings from Kyiv.
Foreign Notes writes: “Accusations and counter-accusations of cheating by the main political protagonists are reducing the chances of the September 30th VR elections being conducted fairly and producing a result that will be accepted by all participating parties – something that is being almost completely missed in articles on the...
Carpetblogger reviews “four restaurants in Kyiv that are not awful.”
The Peruvian government has relaxed norms for the construction of buildings arguing that the deregulation will speed up construction and reduce bureaucracy. However, Desde el Tercer Piso [ES] counters that it might make buildings less safe especially in regards to earthquakes.
Darkness at Noon writes about the pro-Kremlin youth movement Nashi and the impact they may have on Russia's political development.
Luis Carlos Díaz of Periodismo de Paz [ES] provides his own version of Constitutional reforms with 40 brief and straight to the point articles open for debate.
Viaje Como el Orto [ES] is a blog devoted to news about public transportation in Buenos Aires. In addition, the site receives personal testimonies from individuals that have experiences difficulties with the system.
The Turkish Invasion writes about one myth of the Moscow subway that's actually true.
A Burmese living abroad, An expatriate blogger in Thailand, a Malaysian politician and an Indian blogger share their views on the happenings in Myanmar. Monks and civilians are continuing the protests even after the ruling regime warned the people to stop the protests.
Falstaff isn't amused with an article in the NY Times about cricket, Twenty20 and India.
Sepia Mutiny on India being rather quiet on the issue of the pro-democracy protests in Burma.