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17 October 2007

Stories from 17 October 2007

Japan: Bloggers respond to kidnapping in Iran

  17 October 2007

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 student who was backpacking in southern Iran. The news has reminded many of the previous cases in which Japanese individuals...

Lebanon: Row over billboard ads

  17 October 2007

“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 company, that was considered demeaning to the presidency.

Iran:”Ahmadinejad,an exporter of Islamic Revolution

  17 October 2007

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 of Iran.The blogger says Ahmadinejad reminds us the words of Ayatollah Khomeini who said “I ask God to give us...

Bolivia: Bars Burning

  17 October 2007

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 minors and being centers of crime.

Poland: Katyn

  17 October 2007

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 one can call mass murder efficient) and organised methods by which these 20,000 officers were killed. Over and over, men...

Americas: The Kick Off for World Cup Qualifiers

  17 October 2007

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 the continent as some teams marked surprising victories, while others felt the sour taste of defeat.

Nata Blog: A Blog From An African Village

  17 October 2007

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 is a village of about 5000 people located on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans, the largest salt pan in the world. The blog is a tool in the fight against the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS in Nata village.

Serbia: Antifa vs Neo-Nazi in Novi Sad

  17 October 2007

Belgrade 2.0 has been covering the Oct. 7 “neonazi, clerofascist rally” and the “citizens counter-rally” in Novi Sad: preparations; a report and two videos; and a guest-blogger's report. Also, another report from Pustolovina: adventure in Serbian.

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