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4 November 2007

Stories from 4 November 2007

Iran:Activist Woman in Imminent Danger

Kamangir reports that Delaram Ali, woman’s rights defender was sentenced to 2 years and 10 months prison term (which must be served in full) and 10 lashes, for her participation...

Iran:A top Iranian musician in Norway

Javid Afsari Rad Born in Isfahan, Iran, Javid Afsari Rad began studying the Santur and the traditional Persian Radif at the age of sixteen.In Norway, where he has lived since...

Iran:Do You Think 52 Percent of Americans Support War?

Omid Memarian,blogger and journalist, says a new Zagby survey shows that 52 percent of Americans support war with Iran.He adds I can imagine what the mainstream media has done with...

Africa Environment: Conservation Efforts, Carbon Footprints and Land Rights

In several posts from Africa, we get a glimpse of conservation efforts in the different countries, hindrances faced in some countries and success in at least one. The countries we...

Iran:A cartoon about journalists

Nikahang has published a new cartoon about the Iranian journalists and their difficult economic situation.The only persian word in this cartoon means “fired”.

Japan: Ozawa resigns, a new era begins

Observing Japan writes about the resignation of Ozawa Ichiro, leader of the main opposition Democratic Party of Japan, observing that while the party could benefit from Ozawa's departure, the event...

Iran:Art and Prostitutes

Homeyra presents us Khosrow Hassanzadeh's paintings.You can watch a collection of this painter's “Prostitues” here.

Iran:Iranian Defense Contractor

Pars Arts informs us about Diomil,”an Iranian site where you can buy the weapons.”

Wales: Armenian Genocide Memorial, Protest

Unzipped reports on the unveiling of a monument to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide at the Temple of Peace in Cardiff. Attending was James in Turkey who expresses...

Touring Libyan Blogs: Hospital raises an orphan and the ostrich factor

The touching story of how a hospital is raising an orphan restores Fozia Mohamed's faith in doctors. Also from Libya this week is a raging debate about prostitutes and packs...

Lebanon: Price rise

“Everything that has occurred over the past 6 weeks is passable […] But when Ghalayini's Man'ousheh becomes 500 Liras [0.30 USD] there is no place for silence. Enough already! Some...

Lebanon: Lazy minds

“There to the eastern part of downtown Beirut, lay a synagogue […] desolated and still , it shows a history of Jewish community once were alive and now scattered about...

Lebanon: Balfour's declaration

“What surprises me is that here we are ninety years later with zionists, and some Arabs, playing exactly the same games, speaking in the name of Jews, or in the...

Lebanon: Questionable anti-war campaign

“…one thing is sure advertising companies in Lebanon have for a while became a third […] disciplinary institution, but in this case a very perverse one: As its moral program...

Bahrain: If You're Arab And We Know It…

Bahrain's bloggers are facing hard times this week, with two being denied entry to Kuwait, another subjected to racial profiling in Japan, and a fourth traumatised by a change in...

Cambodia: Phnom Penh Street Images

Cambodia based photoblogger mythicaldude is back after a hiatus with some images from the streets of Phnom Penh.

Japan: Dolphins and Heroes

In English-language media and blogs this week, everyone had something to say about the Japanese dolphin hunt in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture. Footage of angry Japanese fishermen clashed with images of...

Myanmar: Jotman's Reports From Myanmar

Thailand based blogger Jotman has brought some great videos and stories from inside Myanmar.

Armenia: Homeless

Armenia, the blog of an ethnic Armenian from the U.S. volunteering in the country, reports on a family she encountered that will soon be homeless this winter. The blogger writes...

Armenia: Regional TV Under Pressure

The Armenian Observer reports on a visit by various media organizations to support the embattled GALA TV in Gyumri. After broadcasting the speech of former President Levon Ter Petrosian, the...

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