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15 October 2007

Stories from 15 October 2007

Philippines: ‘Desperate Housewives’ Uproar Continues

Tonyo looks at the continuing uproar among the Filipinos over the American TV drama Desperate Housewives. The featured blogs are responding to the suggestion the protests against a racist remark...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Radovan Karadzic

Srebrenica Genocide Blog writes about Radovan Karadzic's role and about genocide deniers. Finding Karadzic suspects that Karadzic may be hiding in Moscow, sheltered by Eduard Limonov.

Palestine: Jericho Event Cancelled

“The OneVoice Movement regrets that the Jericho Summit that was to be hosted by OneVoice Palestine on October 18th as part of its One Million Voices campaign is postponed due...

Iraq: Allergic to the word ‘Free’

Iraqi blogger Layla Anwar discusses allergies and wonders whether she has become allergic to the word “Free.”

Serbia: Google vs Goran Davidovic

East Ethnia reports on Google's decision to shut down the blog of a Serbian Nazi.

Albania: Smoking Again

Albanian Blogger writes that the non-smoking law isn't being observed in Albania anymore.

The Balkans: Football

Balkan Baby writes about his favorite team, Dinamo Zagreb, and other regional football matters.

The Balkans: A News Roundup

A roundup of October news from the Balkans – over at Balkan Anarchist.

Albania: The End of Ramadan

Living in Shkoder, Albania provides a glimpse into the local celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Bulgaria: Sex Trade

The Natashas, an anti-trafficking blog, comments on a BBC article about sex trade in Bulgaria and the readers’ comments it has received.

Lebanon: On Judaism and Zionism

“…in Lebanon that there are Lebanese Jews who enjoy the full right as anyone else. The problem of Judaism is Zionism, it transformed them from a sect to a race....

Lebanon: A Lebanese Jew

“I am a Lebanese Jew [and] I was forced to change my family name because my family origins are from Wadi Abu Jmil. I still live there under a false...

Arabeyes: Eid Al Fitr Celebrations (Part 2)

The Holy month of Ramadan culminated with Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations throughout the Muslim world. Here's what bloggers are saying about the occasion in the second of a three-part series. Today's tour...

Bahrain blocks Haq political movement website

A Press Release issued on October 12th by the HAQ: Movement of Liberties and Democracy- Bahrain, which Global Voices Advocacy received a copy of it, reveals that Bahrain has blocked...

South Africa: Bring the Brits on!

Following South Africa's victory against Argentina in Rugby World Cup 2007, Lux Mantambo writes: “It was not pretty, it was not the type of game we wanted to see, but...

China: No PC Allowed

Several universities in Mainland China has forbidden university first year students from bringing their personal computers to the classroom in order to stop them from playing computer game in the...

Hong Kong: Indecent Article

Roland has provided more background and translated my article (zh) on the recent development of the classification of indecency of a feature article from inmediahk.net which protested against the judgment...

India: Pedophilia and Tourism

India Daily on child sexual harassment and the links with the tourism industry.

India: Street Sexual Harassment

Blank Noise comments on the anti-sexual harassment poster put by the Delhi Police, and how it reeks of the usual stereotypes.

India: Ladies’ Coupe

Metroblogging Mumbai on the need for “ladies’ coupe” in the suburban train system, and the winning of small battles.

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