Stories from 5 December 2007
Declan Butler links to an article by John Bohannon, which “tells the story of scientists’ actions in the Libya [Tripoli Six] case.”
“In 28 days, Slovenia will take over the rotating presidency of the European Union for the firs six months of 2008 – and for the first time ever, since Slovenia has only been a member of the EU for 1,311 days as we speak. Time then to start learning some...
A Fistful of Euros points out “another reason why Russia should be in the news, its growing inflation problem.”
Window on Eurasia writes on the voting patterns of Russia's Muslims: “Muslims voted for United Russia and thus endorsed Putin, according to Abdulla Rinat Mukhametov, the head of Islam.ru’s research department, in order to demonstrate that they are ‘for a strong, united and socially oriented state’ and thus put to...
Another discussion at Sean's Russia Blog: “predictable responses” of the Western media to “predictable results” of the Russian election.
Sean's Russia Blog hosts a discussion of Nicolai Petro's International Herald Tribune column titled “Why Russian Liberals Lose.”
Farideh Farhi, a USA based Iranian academic,writes about President Bush's reaction to a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) that concludes Iran does not currently have a nuclear weapons program.Farideh has chosen “what is George Bush smoking” as title for her post.
James over at Robert Amsterdam's blog posts a comprehensive overview of the recent sale of LiveJournal to the Russian media company Sup and the possible implications of this deal.
Ukrainiana writes about a scandal over teaching methods used at a private school attended by president Yushchenko’s two daughters.
Orange Ukraine writes on various sources of aid to Ukraine, individual and institutional.
Global Voices Online‘s podcast with Egyptian blogger Wa7da Masrya won the praise of bloggers. Ibn Al Dunya from Egypt and the Free Kareem campaign site mention it in their posts.
Cyrus Farivar, journalist and blogger,talks about the return of President Ahmadinejad’s blog.You can listen to several bloggers and journalists who took part in this radio piece.
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif shares his thoughts on Iran's nuclear programme, in the light of a new document which says that Iran has shelved its programme in 2003 and is only pursuing uranium enrichment for peaceful purposes.
The Arab Program for Human Rights has launched a petition in solidarity with Bahraini human rights activist Mohammed Al Maskati, who is facing trial for operating the Bahrain Youth Society Human Rights without a government permit. Mideast Youth hosts it here.
Cerno reflects on the Sri Lankan blogosphere, particularly on the sense of community at kottu.org.
Reflections on Musharraf as the civilian President of Pakistan at All Things Pakistan.
United We Blog! on the demands of Nepali Indians in India who want their own state.
We all used to watch cartoons when we were children. In fact, many of us still like watching cartoon movies. And sometimes some of those movies stay there in our minds for a while and affect our lives. Captain L.J.Silver wrote here about a movie he watched 15 years ago, and still can't forget. Tarek Amr translates from Arabic.
TOL Georgia reports that the Georgian authorities will allow Imedi TV back on air ahead of the January presidential election. However, there are concerns that it might take as long as three months before Imedi TV can resume broadcasting.
The Armenian Economist examines the rise in real estate prices in Armenia and reports that they are still on the increase.
Sarah at Posts from Armenia reports that earlier in the week she was interviewed on Public TV along with another Peace Corps Volunteer to mark International Volunteer Day.