6 December 2007

Stories from 6 December 2007

Japan: The Terabutadon Incident

  6 December 2007

Blogger Kikko writes about the Terabutadon (テラ豚丼) incident in which two employees of Yoshinoya, Japan's largest beef bowl restaurant chain, shot a video of themselves piling pork over a rice bowl to create a giant “butadon”. The video became a sensation and the two employees were fired (for reasons not...

Protest From Egypts Civil Servants

  6 December 2007

Members of the Real Estate Tax Authority and thousands of Egypts tax collectors are gathered in Cairo this week to protest their wages and to demand a transfer of their positions to the Finance Ministry. Baheyya has more As with the second Mahalla strike in Ramadan, hundreds of women civil...

Egypt: YouTube Restores Account .. But

  6 December 2007

Egyptian blogger and human right's activist Wael Abbas‘s YouTube and Yahoo accounts are back after being suspended for posting videos showing victims being allegedly tortured by Egyptian police. Click the link to see why Wael isn't over the moon.

Kuwait: The Sky's Policy

  6 December 2007

Kuwaiti blogger Ma6goog (Ar) is looking for the grey areas in our perception of good and evil and the struggle between black and white. Is there an absolute good and evil? Or is it the fusion of both which makes people the way they are. Also, how are stories from our childhood shaping the ideologies of Kuwaitis today?

Cape Verde: Enough of mugging

  6 December 2007

Pedrabika [pt] discusses the high rate of mugging in Cape Verde and invites everyone to react, starting with attending to a rally this Friday, December 14: “We all talk but nobody does anything to get the situation changed. This appeal may be the beginning of a process of change, it...

Armenia: Intimidation & Harassment

  6 December 2007

Nazarian comments on news that posters advertising former president Levon Ter Petrosian's Saturday rally have been confiscated by the authorities. The blogger concludes that such a move is a continuation of a policy of the intimidation and harassment of opposition activists and supporters ahead of next year's presidential election.

Iran:”Why Yahoo is not a right place?”

  6 December 2007

Kourosh Ziabari says that after Yahoo Mail removed Iran from its list of countries, a “Hello Yahoo Project” has been launched to protest against Yahoo's policy.He says internet is free space and it is not right to “punish” a nation for so called “mistakes” of a government.

Armenia: Fear & Oppression Ahead of Election

  6 December 2007

After deciding that it would not be a conflict of interests to sell a photograph of former president Levon Ter Petrosian for use by his team to publicize Saturday's rally, Global Voices’ Onnik Krikorian writes on his Armenia Election Monitor 2008 that he is outraged that the leaflets have been...

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