Stories from 29 September 2007
Iran:3000 Hungry Workers
According[Fa] to Kaargar (means worker), 3000 workers in Haft Tapeh sugar cane factory in Khuzestan province,started a strike on Saturday.The blogger says that workers protested against their poor conditions and chanted slogans such as “Haft Tapeh workers are hungry.”
Bahrain: Halfway There!
From Bahrain this week: a mid-Ramadan celebration, great happiness to be at university, a description of some dating practices, and a packet of rice that just doesn't make sense!
Iran:A video about Transsexuality
IranianTruth informs us about a short video on “transsexuality in Iran” authored by Yasmin Vossoughian & Kouross Esmaeli.
Ukraine: “Who's Who in Political Advertising”
Taras of Ukrainiana has collected videos of campaign advertising by seven Ukrainian blocs and parties – and has translated their messages into English. An invaluable resource for anyone who would like to experience the 2007 parliamentary election campaign the way ordinary Ukrainians have.
Ecuador: Undecided Voters for Constituent Assembly Vote
Ecuador Elige [ES] asks “have you decided?” in regards to Sunday's elections of representatives to the Constituent Assembly noting that the latest poll shows a 38% level of undecided voters.
Taiwan: Whose land?
The indigenous Smangus people consider a wind-fall beech tree is in their territory, but the Forestry Bureau doesn't agree. Bloggers discuss, how do we decide who is the owner of the land?
Kazakhstan: Big politics and human lives
While the usual discussions about political cobwebs and oil business intrigues kept the Kazakhstani bloggers busy, two dramatic incidents stood out: A rocket crash potentially threatening the health of thousands of people and the murder of a Russian blogger made the Kazakhstani blogosphere think about the value of a human life.
Myanmar: Japanese Reactions to Journalist's Killing
New Mandala has summary of reactions from Japan on the Japanese Video journalists killing by Myanmar troops.
Iran: Ahmadinejad's Speech at Columbia University
Iranian President,Mahmoud Ahmadineajd’s speech at Columbia University in New York and university president Lee C. Bollinger’s criticism and tough words during his introduction remarks on Monday 24 September have become a hot topic in media throughout the world. Several Iranian and American bloggers have reacted to the incident. NikAhang Kosar,a...
China: Reality shows forbidden
No one would forget how popular Super Girl was on 2005. As a talent-search reality competition, it created a miracle both in economy and culture impact. Besides over 400 millions viewers watching the final episode, varied fans clubs founded across China and a revenue of 9 figures high in total,...
South Africa: Preparing for the worst
Soldier of Africa posts photos under the title, Preparing for the worst.
Uganda: Bloggers respond to massive flooding
The top thing on many Ugandan bloggers' minds in the past two weeks has been the massive flooding across sub-Saharan Africa. The floods hit particularly hard in northern and eastern Uganda, where 250 people have died and up to 150,000 have been displaced.
Myanmar: Prayer Meets and Support in Neighbouring Countries
Protest vigils and prayer meets in support of the protesting monks in Myanmar are being held in neighboring countries. This post has some images and videos from South East Asian countries.