Stories from 10 October 2007
Due to the “east/west impasse” at the Eurovision Song Contest, the event's format changes beginning next year, Illyrian Gazette reports.
TOL's Moldova Matters reports: “At the present moment, women’ participation and representation in political and social spheres is far from satisfactory and equal. However, some inclinations to eradicate gender-biased approaches are also observed, predominantly among the erudite society.”
TOL's Belarus argues that the “European Choice” is actually “a ticket for Titanic.”
Bosnia Blog writes about a song about Bosnia by the Cranberries’ – and another one, by an Italian rock band.
“The U.S. courts charge Srebrenica genocide suspects for immigration fraud, but fail to prosecute them for war crimes,” writes Srebrenica Genocide Blog – and posts “an incomplete list of Srebrenica genocide suspects who were (so far) arrested in the United States and charged only with immigration fraud.”
Srebrenica Genocide Blog posts an interview with the former official spokesperson for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at the Hague – who claims that “France, Great Britain and the United States have in effect protected Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic, and are refusing to make available documents...
Wanabehuman writes about a documentary on Bulgaria's abandoned children.
Marat Gelman - Russian blogger, art dealer and a retired spin doctor - shares a link to Boris Berezovsky's blog, posts a joke about George W. Bush, Vladimir Putin and Victor Yushchenko, and offers a three-sentence analysis of the post-election political situation in Ukraine.
A Peruvian Congressman made allegations against former President Alejandro Toledo that he was involved in a rape of a young woman. Even though subsequent contradictory statements from the alleged victim and witnesses have not proven that Toledo did or did not commit the crime, the Peruvian press was quick to cast judgment. Peruvian bloggers took notice that Toledo seems to receive special treatment from the media, and this latest allegation was one more opportunity to place him on the front pages.
In Mideeast Youth you can discover a Tehran based artist and her creations:R.D.Tolouee.
Homeyra has published a link to the following article:”Leading Americans Ask U.S. Military to Refuse Orders to Attack Iran.”
Kosoof,a leading photo blogger,says an economic journalist, Ali Farahbakhsh,was released from Evin prison yesterday after spending 11 months in 209 and 350 divisions of this prison. He was charged with “spying” and “acting” against national security of the country.You can see his photos here.
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif unveils plans to build the country's first non-sectarian mosque in this post.
Egyptian blogger Malcolm X reviews newspaper images of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and says (Ar) that they are fabricated – as they show the President in the same posture with different guests.
Israeli blogger Daniel Lubetzky draws our attention to an article worth reading about the OneVoice Movement.
Mia from Israel introduces us to an English interactive map of Israel.
Israeli A Soldier's Mother explains what it is for her son to work at a check point in this post. “What does it mean to man a checkpoint? Elie and his group will have 2-3 seconds to decide if the person who is approaching them poses a threat. Is there...
RR from Israel discusses her frustrations with the cable company in this post.
Aussie Dave from Israel is looking for pro-Israeli blogs. “I would be interested in hearing from you – in the comments – as to which are your favorite pro-Israel blogs, the blogs you turn to for the latest on the Middle East,” he writes.
Street Diary from Yemen discusses how he landed a freelancing job with a newspaper.
Iraqi blogger Morbid Smile discusses her insomnia in this post.