Stories from September, 2007
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 so happy living in a place that the news said was so opposed to "western women". She figured that hopefully a blog would reach more people and give Egypt a human face and has never looked back since.
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 Evan Naseem, a 19 year-old boy imprisoned because of drug-related charges. Evan insisted that he was not part of the...
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 the scathing eye of everyone around you, writes D B Shobrawy, who brings us the latest from Egyptian blogs this week.
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, Jordan, Laos, Macao, Malta, Mauritius, Oman, Papua New Guinea and Thailand.
Morocco: Bread Protests
The Arabist discusses protests trigger by mounting bread prices in Morocco.
Saudi Arabia: Bullied to become a Good Muslim
Sarah from Saudi Arabia writes about her experiences in being ‘bullied’ to become a good Muslim.
Bahrain: Interview with DJ FawazO
Bahraini blogger Esra'a interviews Bahraini DJ FawazO.
Japanese cameraman killed in Myanmar
During a demonstration on September 27, Japanese photojournalist Nagai Kenji was killed while reporting on the ongoing unrest in Myanmar. Initially, news reports were that Nagai had likely been struck by a “stray bullet” when security forces opened fire on protestors. However, as written by Hosaka Nobuto, an opposition politician,...
Tanzania: Dar es Salaam photoblog
Visit the commercial city of Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam, through a Dar Es Salaam photoblog.