11 November 2007

Stories from 11 November 2007

Iran:Several Sufi Muslims Arrested

  11 November 2007

According to [Fa]Gonabadi blog,security forces attacked Sufi Muslims (dervishes) in Borujerd in Lorestan province and arrested more than 200 of them. The blogger says about 50 of these Sufi Muslims were beaten up and got injured.International media reports this event too.

Georgia: Discontent

  11 November 2007

Social Science in the Caucasus, the blog of the Caucasus Resource Research Center, takes the opportunity after last week's unrest in Tbilisi to analyze data collected since 2004 on the level of discontent in Georgian society.

Brazil: 40 years of Tropicalia

  11 November 2007

The most revolutionary movement in Brazilian music and culture has been celebrating its 40 years since October. Sancho's Panza has a brief background of Tropicalia e publishes some videos. He says: “The tropicália movement was to produce some of the most memorable careers in the pantheon of world music, and...

Brazil: The oil discovery and the biased media

  11 November 2007

Mr. Trend from Alterdestiny analyzes the biased media responses to the announcement that Brazil had discovered a major deep-sea oil field off its coast. “Randy does a great job condemning the idiotic “journalistic” treatment that the Wall Street Journal gave. However, idiotic responses did not exist just in the U.S”.

D.R. of Congo: This is the sound of suprise

  11 November 2007

Extra Extra's observations after returning to Congo: “I’m still reeling from returning to Congo to find Kinshasa flooded (for want of a bookshelf our library was lost), our neighbourhood hit by up to four power-cuts a day (candle sales are booming; my laptop battery is foutou), and a series of...

Africa: A Western journalist experiencing Africa

  11 November 2007

Arjen Westra writes about his experiences in Togo and Nigeria: “My first visit to Nigeria years ago, I did not get the AK47 roadblocks every 200 meters that people prepared me for. I neglected the advice of friends (who had never been to Africa), asking me if a story is...

Brazil: Morality, homophobia, ethics or hipocrisy?

  11 November 2007

After a popular tour throughout the country, everything was ready for the opening of the photo exhibition Heróis (Heroes) by Luiz Garrido, in Brasília, capital of Brazil. This time, the 24 black and white pictures of famous Brazilians were to be shown at the Chamber of Deputies, as part of...

Azerbaijan: Halloween Bayram!

  11 November 2007

More Peace Corps Volunteers post an account of preparing for Halloween and introducing the event to schoolchildren in Azerbaijan. This time, albeit belatedly, is the turn of Carolyn & Jesse's Azerbaijan Peace Corps Blog.

Turkey: Anti-Armenian Music Video

  11 November 2007

Unzipped reports that musicians in Turkey are currently on trial for uploading a music clip to YouTube glorifying the murder in Istanbul earlier this year of ethnic Armenian newspaper editor and journalist, Hrant Dink. Prosecutors are demanding up to 7.5 years imprisonment for the accused.

Brazil: The Internet Governance Forum and the USA dominance

  11 November 2007

Gizmodo on the Internet Governance Forum 2007 that takes place in Rio de Janeiro, from 12 through 15 November. The international meeting is meant to cover topics including spam, free speech and cheaper access to the Internet. “However, it seems that American dominance in the governing of the Internet is...

Japan: Am I a Blogger?

  11 November 2007

Kikko, one of the most popular bloggers in Japan, questions whether what she writes is really a “blog” [ja]. When she was selected as one of Japan's “Alpha Bloggers” [ja] in 2005, she was asked what she thought of Web 2.0, to which she replied: “Web 2.0? What's that?” Is...

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