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17 October 2007

Stories from 17 October 2007

Iranian bloggers say Russia is offering Iran unfair deal

Several Iranian bloggers shared their concerns that Russia wants to allow Iran only a very small share in the wealth of the Caspian Sea. Iran used to exploit 50 per...

Japan: Bloggers respond to kidnapping in Iran

Earlier last week, the first report was made that a Japanese male was kidnapped and in captivity in Iran. Later it was revealed that the abductee is a Japanese university...

Iran:Sugar cane workers were paid,finally!

Salam Democrat informs[Fa] that Haft Tapeh sugar cane workers who started a strike on 27 September,finally received their unpaid salaries.

Lebanon: Row over billboard ads

“Hands off the chair!!! … Or so it goes among many politicians, at least those concerned that this little ad…” wrote Jeha about an ad from OGERO, the state Telecom...

Lebanon: Amnesty on Palestinian rights

“Amnesty International has published a damming report on the rights of Palestinian refugees (or lack of) in Lebanon,” writes Sursock, who posted parts of the report.

Lebanon: Religion, the State and flexible politicians

“It was not me who changed, it was the problem that changed!”, Lebanon Update quoting a Lebanese leader while showing how politicians easily change positions and how religion and the...

Iran:”Ahmadinejad,an exporter of Islamic Revolution

In Khomeinism blog, we read[Fa] that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the most important exporter of Islamic Revolution,after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini,the political leader of Islamic Revolution and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,the Leader...

India: Women in Films

Ultra Violet on a recent Bollywood film that relies on stereotypes of women and notions of sexual purity.

Sri Lanka: Environment and Blog Action Day

Hissyfits on trees, or the growing lack of them in Sri Lanka, and Words Of Wisdom on recycling on Blog Action Day.

Bolivia: Bars Burning

Mario Duran of Palabras Libres [ES] provides firsthand photos of bars and nightclubs in El Alto, Bolivia that were burned by neighbors, who accused the establishments of selling alcohol to...

Nepal: Non Resident Nepali

UWB! on double standards at play as no election is held for the Non Resident Nepali movement.

Guatemala: Runoff Election Poll Numbers

Bloggings by Boz provides the latest poll numbers for the Guatmela runoff election scheduled for November 4.

Brazil: Reality Film

Randy Paul of Beautiful Horizons provides his thought on the latest Brazilian film “Elite Squad”

Bangladesh: No Exhibition

Unheard Voices on a rather murky matter of an exhibition of Bangladeshi artifacts that were to be shown in Paris.

Tunisia: Blogger's books confiscated at customs

When Tunisian blogger Zizou from Djerba returned home to Tunis from Cairo last week, he received more than the welcome he bargained for.

Poland: Katyn

Kinuk writes that Katyń, a new film by Andrzej Wajda, wasn't as good as the famous director's other work: “Towards the end of the film, we see the efficient (if...

Americas: The Kick Off for World Cup Qualifiers

The road to the World Cup South Africa 2010 began this past weekend in South America. The Global Voices Latin American team joined forces to bring you reactions from across...

Poland: Opinion Polls

The beatroot writes about Poland's election opinion polls.

Serbia: Kosovo's Dragash Region

Prishtine: Independence and Kanun posts pictures of Kosovo's Dragash Region.

Nata Blog: A Blog From An African Village

One of the success stories of the power and reach of citizen media in Africa is definitely The Nata Village Blog. It is a blog from Nata village in Botswana.Nata...

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