2 December 2007

Stories from 2 December 2007

Armenia: Political Support

  2 December 2007

The Armenian Libertarian-Socialist Movement says that former president, Levon Ter Petrosian, might find himself reliant on support from his first foreign minister, now opposition party leader, Raffi Hovannisian. The post also examines the role of the Diaspora in the coming presidential election.

Blogging World Aids Day

  2 December 2007

Bloggers around the world marked World Aids Day on December 1 by speaking openly and strongly about HIV and AIDS. Each post is a tribute to the fight against the epidemic, which only grows stronger through silence and misinformation.

Israel: Jony Jerusalem, AIDS activist

  2 December 2007

Jony Jerusalem is the online name of an AIDS activist in Israel. He lives in Jerusalem and has been an HIV carrier for the past five and a half years. Frustrated by the lack of information online, he created the website Israelpositive. On December 1, Jony launched a new a social networking website for HIV positive carriers.

Iraq: Help Build Orphanages

  2 December 2007

“Ausama Idrees, a medical student in Iraq, needs help raising some funds to renovate 2 existing orphanages in Duhok, a city in northern Iraq where he currently lives,” writes Bahraini Esra'a, who appeals to readers to dig deep into their pockets to make the orphanages see light.

Saudi: Vote for Me

  2 December 2007

“And since I have no shame left I don't feel bad begging for votes :) Once again the Brass Crescent Awards are doing their yearly recognition of some of the blogs out here by Muslims (or one category is for Non Muslims but about Islam/Muslims). Feel free to vote for...

UAE: The Importance of Prayer

  2 December 2007

UAE blogger Ben Kerishan, from the Land of Sands (Ar), writes about the importance of prayer in this post. Ben Kerishan's blog is blocked in most Arab countries because of his sharp attacks on Islam and its rituals.

New Zealand: Facebook And Politics

  2 December 2007

Kiwiblog introduces a Facebook application called NZ Politics. “You can choose a party you support, and then see who all your friends support. You get to choose whether or not your support is made public.”

Philippines: Failed mutiny draws mixed reactions

  2 December 2007

Filipino bloggers have mixed sentiments over the failed mutiny instigated by rebel soldiers last Thursday. Many expressed sympathy for the issues raised by the soldiers but there were also many bloggers who rejected the methods used by the rebels.

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