4 December 2007

Stories from 4 December 2007

Qatar: Ahmedinejad at GCC Summit

  4 December 2007

Iranian president Mahmood Ahmedinejad is at the Gulf Summit in Doha. Abu Aardvark sums up some of the reactions here. The Gulf Cooperation Council groups Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

Russia: LiveJournal Sold

  4 December 2007

Siberian Light reports on the second biggest news of the Russian blogosphere (after the election results): “LiveJournal, the most popular blog platform in Russia has sold to a Russian company for $30 million.”

Russia: Voting Outside Moscow

  4 December 2007

Grigory Pasko posts a report on voting outside of Moscow – part 1 and part 2 – at Robert Amsterdam's blog. Sochi Travel Info blog compares Sochi residents’ voting pattern with the nationwide results: “Sochi residents as a whole, it seems, represent average Russia’s opinions.”

Russia: Nazim Hikmet and Nazim Nadirov

  4 December 2007

Moscow Through Brown Eyes writes about Nazim Hikmet, a Turkish Communist poet and political activist, and Nazim Nadirov, a Kurdish musician aka Dr. Ethno: “p.s. OK, so Nazim Hikmet and Nazim Nadirov probably have little in common other than their given name. But I know you readers are suckers for...

Iran:From slogan to reality

  4 December 2007

Kosoof,a leading photo blogger, has published a photo of a dirty wall where we can still see one of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's presidential campaign's posters in 2005.On the poster,there is a promise for happiness and comfort.Kosoof says what happened to these slogans? He adds there is no sign of comfort and...

Nigeria: We need White trainers

  4 December 2007

Jeremy writes about internalized racial inferiority complex: Imagine his dismay at the workshop, with his all-Nigerian team (many of whom are almost as accomplished), when the (public sector) client asked/commented: “where are the white trainers? We need white trainers.”

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