Stories from 30 October 2007
According to[Fa] Salam Democrat blog, students demonstrated today in Alameh University in Tehran.The students asked that jailed students get freed.The blogger says seven other students were arrested today.
Jamaica: A Case for Justice?
“Coming from where I come from, I know a thing or two about injustice”: Jamaican Marlon James weighs in on the case of the Memphis Three.
Dominica: Dengue Fever
Living Dominica reports that the incidence of Dengue Fever is still high in certain Caribbean islands.
Cuba: The Power of Imagery
Child of the Revolution blogs about “a new exhibition…looking at the ‘use and abuse’ of that now-ubiquitous Alberto Korda photograph of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.”
Barbados, Puerto Rico: Global Warming
My Barbados Blog refers to reports from the recent Caribbean Tourism Organization meeting in Puerto Rico to emphasize that the Caribbean would do well to anticipate the effects of global warming.
Bahamas: That Special Time of Year
Find out why Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com isn't so much into the Christmas spirit.
Jordan: First Wifi Street
Al Wakalat Street, Jordan first pedestrian zone, is now also Jordan’s first municipal WiFi zone, announced Jordanian blogger Ahmad Humeid.
Israel: An Encounter with a Telemarketer
Jerusalemgypsy from Israel shares with us an encounter with a telemarketer in this post.
Israel: Junior Academic Staff Join Strike
“The Junior academic staff have joined in with the Senior staff to have a one-day solidarity strike today. Many thanks for the support!” reports Israeli blogger Yael.
Israel: New Design Blog
A new blog on design and aesthetics has been launched by Israeli blogger Ziva. Husband Harry makes the announcement here.
Tunisia: Best Arab Film Award
A Tunisian film won the Best Arab Film Award at the 11th San Francisco Film Festival, writes Subzero Blue, from Tunisia.
Iraq: Think Peace Interview
Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar posts a video of an interview conducted with him by Think Peace.
Egypt: Darfur Letter to Arab League
Elijah Zarwan from Egypt posts a letter sent out by a coalition of Arab human rights organisation to the Arab League on Darfur.
Egypt: Free Women
Egypt Guy from Egypt posts this video by Egyptian Ahmed Sharif which calls for the freedom of women from religious associations.
Bahrain: No to Bullfighting
Bahraini blogger emoodz says no to animal cruelty after watching a bull fight in Spain.
Algeria: There's Water Everywhere
Read Algerian blogger Nouri‘s post to learn why his father's friend told him: “There's water everywhere, but not a drop to drink!”
Kuwait: Fifa Suspends Kuwait
“The Kuwait Football Association has been suspended with immediate effect from all international football activities until further notice on account of government interference,” writes Kuwaiti blogger Forza.
Bahrain: Wanna be Famous?
Wanna be famous? Bash Islam, writes Bahraini blogger Esra'a. Note the comments on this post.
Egypt: Roukana Hamour's Plight
Egyptian blogger Zeinobia sheds light on the plight of Syrian blogger Roukana Hamour, who is being harassed by authorities.
Egypt: Jail for Journalists
Eleven Egyptian journalists have received jail sentences since September, writes The Skeptic from Egypt.
Russia: Remembering Victims of 1937; Podcasting Their Names
Seventy years since Stalin's Great Terror of 1937, many Russians are ignorant of their country's horrible past, Windows on Eurasia reports. Nevertheless, hundreds of people came to Lubyanka yesterday to read out the names of thousands of victims – and PODstantsiya, a podcasting project of the Moscow-based Foundation for Independent...