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10 December 2007

Stories from 10 December 2007

Russia: Sakhalin's Expats and Economy

Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert writes: “Times are changing in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, and proof of this comes in the form of something I have never seen before in...

Russia: Review of David Foglesong's Book

Sean's Russia Blog posts a lengthy review of David S. Foglesong's “The American Mission and the “Evil Empire”: The Crusade for a “Free Russia” since 1881.”

Russia: “Everyone is Stupid”

TOL's Elections in Russia writes on one blogger's take on the election: “everyone is stupid.”

Russia: Bloggers Don't Recognize Election Results

TOL's Elections in Russia writes about a Russian blogger's campaign to “not recognize the results of these ‘elections’.”

Russia: Mishki

Lyndon of Scraps of Moscow posts a comprehensive review of media and blog coverage of Mishki, the new pro-Kremlin children's movement that has rendered “many Russians and Russia-watchers” “speechless.” Lyndon...

Russia: Election Summary

Ruminations on Russia posts one of the most concise summaries of the Dec. 2 Duma election: “Dog votes for new fleas.”

East Timor: The dirtiest city

Timor Online [pt] comments on a piece of news in which East Timor's President Jose Ramos-Horta labelled his capital the dirtiest city in the world. “Ramos-Horta forgets that it is...

Armenia: Election Notes

The Armenia Election Monitor 2008 reports on the latest news and speculation surrounding the 19 February 2008 presidential election in Armenia.

Turkey: Hrant Dink Named World Press Freedom Hero

Oneworld Multimedia carries news that murdered Turkish-Armenian editor and journalist Hrant Dink has been named as one of its World Press Freedom Heroes by the International Press Institute.

Jordan: New Traffic Law

Jordanian blogger Khalaf argues that a new traffic law passed by cabinet aims to fill up the government's coffers and not prevent accidents and save lives.

Iraq: Yahoo Account Hacked

Bahraini blogger Esra'a reports that the Yahoo email account of an Iraqi human rights activist has been hacked.

Jordan: Bad Milk at Schools

Bad milk at schools? Jordanian blogger Firas tells us more.

Travelling through Palestine and Israel

Ray Hanania takes you on a voyage to Palestine and Israel and shares his thoughts on peace and normalisation of relations here.

Egypt: Wael Abbas and YouTube

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia sheds light on her fellow blogger Wael Abbas‘ dilemma with YouTube. Global Voices Online reported on the issue here.

Africa: A balance of the summit

“Despite the bad auguries predicted by many, the conference was held. In spite of the bad foreboding of cynics, none of subjects was a taboo, from Zimbabwe to Darfur, from...

Argentina: What Happened at PersonalFest? [es] and Jorge Gobbi of Vida Vacia 4.1 [es] write about the occurrences at PersonalFest, the two-day music festival in Buenos Aires. According to some witnesses, there were reports...

Paraguay: The Price for Broadband Internet

Internet en Paraguay [es] responds unfavorably to the news that Paraguay pays 7 times as much as neighboring Brazil for 1Mbps of broadband internet and wonders whether government officials are...

Argentina: Predictions for the Era of Cristina Kirchner

Bloc de Periodista [es] lists ten predictions for the era of new Argentine president Cristina Kirchner, including “1) Cristina will displace all of the magazine cover girls. She will be...

Guatemala: La Quema del Diablo

A tradition in Guatemala called “la Quema del Diablo” (or Burning the Devil) involves taking out one's trash to be burned and which symbolizes the burning of evil spirits as...

India: Outing Bloggers

A sudden turn of events in the blogosphere, as some trolls “out” some of the bloggers by disclosing their real names. IndieQuill on “Outing Bloggers”.

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