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26 September 2007

Stories from 26 September 2007

Egypt: Demonstration Planned on Thursday

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...

Egypt: Blogging Workers’ Strike

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.

Egypt: Hunt-the-Editor Season!

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.

Bahrain: Top Notch Intelligence

“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...

Saudi Arabia: Pepper Spray for Religious Police

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif reports about two girls in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, who sprayed the notorious religious police with pepper spray.

Algeria: Skin Lightening Cream

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.

Iran:Che Guevara's children visited Iran

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...

Ukraine, the EU: Neighbors vs Members

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: Agrarian Marketing Project

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.

Ukraine: Kyiv Pre-Election Pics

A few pre-election photos from Kyiv – from Michelle of Greetings from Kyiv.

Ukraine: Awaiting Election Fraud

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...

Ukraine: Kyiv Restaurants

Carpetblogger reviews “four restaurants in Kyiv that are not awful.”

Peru: Dangerous Construction

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...

Russia: Nashi

Darkness at Noon writes about the pro-Kremlin youth movement Nashi and the impact they may have on Russia's political development.

Venezuela: Personal Constitutional Reforms

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.

Argentina: Public Transportation News

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...

Russia: Moscow Subway Myth

The Turkish Invasion writes about one myth of the Moscow subway that's actually true.

Myanmar: Updates From 26 September

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...

India: Cricket and Journalism

Falstaff isn't amused with an article in the NY Times about cricket, Twenty20 and India.

India, Burma: No Comment

Sepia Mutiny on India being rather quiet on the issue of the pro-democracy protests in Burma.

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