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28 September 2007

Stories from 28 September 2007

Romania: Esquire Magazine, Issue #2

Owlspotting comments on the second issue of Esquire Romania.

Poland, Ireland: Politics Comparison

Our Man in Gdansk compares “Polish politics and normal, Irish politics.”

Poland: Football, Language, and Journalism

Our Man in Gdansk writes about one Argentine football player's attempt to learn Polish.

Ukraine: Bookmaker's Predictions

LEvko of Foreign Notes posts a bookmaker's predictions on the outcome of Sept. 30 vote – and makes his own.

Ukraine: Bewildered in Kyiv

Carpetblogger exposes Kyiv's bewildering dimension.

Arabeyes: Meet Maryanne Stroud Gabbani

Egypt-based blogger Maryanne Stroud Gabbani started blogging in 2003 at the age of 54, after becoming frustrated with trying to answer people individually regarding how it was that she was...

Sri Lanka: Failed States and Colonialism

Tiny Little Fractures on the case for colonialism resting on claims of a failed state.

Nepal: Protests and Indian Idol

A controversy erupts as an Indian RJ makes derogatory remarks about the Indian Idol winner who is of Nepali origin. United We Blog! has insight and perspective.

Pakistan: Musharraf in uniform

All Things Pakistan on the Supreme Court ruling that Musharraf will be allowed to contest the upcoming elections in uniform.

India: Lesbians and Values

Confessions From The Closet writes blogging about being a lesbian and a few harsh comments.

Maldives: Facebook and blogs used to organize vigil to remember torture victim

On 19 September 2003 a conflict among some inmates of Maafushi Jail in the Maldives led to 12 of them being isolated from their cells. Among the isolated was Hassan...

Egypt: Ramadan Musings

It's fair to say the month of Ramadan provides a unique experience for all parties involved, the fasting followed by excessive eating, the excessive eating followed by excessive partying and...

Kuwait: 1,000 Women in Swimsuits

A 1,000 women in swimsuits? Fonzy, a Lebanese blogger living in Kuwait, wishes the record would be broken over and over again.

Jordan: Help the Needy

Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah urges his readers to join a group which aims to help the needy during the holy month of Ramadan.

Palestine: Digital Resistance

Palestinian Haitham Sabbah writes about digital resistance in this post.

Iran Invites Bush to Speak

Desert Peace from Israel links to a news article in which Iran invites President Bush to speak at an Iranian university.

Egypt: Muslim World Journal of Human Rights

Readers may be interested to know that Berkeley Press has just launched the Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, notes The Arabist from Egypt.

Palestine: Bathroom Application?

Palestinian Sugar Cubes urges friends to add the Bathroom application to their Facebook in this post.

Bahrain: Corruption Index

Bahrain's ranking in the Corruption Index slips again, writes blogger Mahmood Al Yousif. Countries with a significant worsening in perceived levels of corruption in 2007 include Austria, Bahrain, Belize, Bhutan,...

Morocco: Bread Protests

The Arabist discusses protests trigger by mounting bread prices in Morocco.

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