Stories from 10 October 2007
Europe: Eurovision's Changes
Due to the “east/west impasse” at the Eurovision Song Contest, the event's format changes beginning next year, Illyrian Gazette reports.
Moldova: Women's Representation
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.”
Belarus: “European Choice”
TOL's Belarus argues that the “European Choice” is actually “a ticket for Titanic.”
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Songs
Bosnia Blog writes about a song about Bosnia by the Cranberries’ – and another one, by an Italian rock band.
Bosnia & Herzegovina, USA: Immigration Fraud vs Genocide
“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.”
Bosnia & Herzegovina: ” Great Powers & Srebrenica Genocide”
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...
Bulgaria: Abandoned Children
Wanabehuman writes about a documentary on Bulgaria's abandoned children.
Ukraine: Marat Gelman's Notes
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.
Peru: How the Media Handled the Allegations Against Toledo
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.
Iran:Discover Tolouee's paintings
In Mideeast Youth you can discover a Tehran based artist and her creations:R.D.Tolouee.
Iran:Don't Attack Iran
Homeyra has published a link to the following article:”Leading Americans Ask U.S. Military to Refuse Orders to Attack Iran.”
Iran:Ali Farahbakhsh,economist journalist is free
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.
Bahrain: Non-Sectarian Mosque
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif unveils plans to build the country's first non-sectarian mosque in this post.
Egypt: Fabricated Images
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.
Israel: OneVoice Movement
Israeli blogger Daniel Lubetzky draws our attention to an article worth reading about the OneVoice Movement.
Israel: English Interactive Map
Mia from Israel introduces us to an English interactive map of Israel.
Israel: Manning Security Check Points
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...
Israel: Frustrating Cable
RR from Israel discusses her frustrations with the cable company in this post.
Israel: Pro-Israeli Blogs
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.
Yemen: Freelancing Stint
Street Diary from Yemen discusses how he landed a freelancing job with a newspaper.
Iraq: Insomnia Problems
Iraqi blogger Morbid Smile discusses her insomnia in this post.