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14 January 2008

Stories from 14 January 2008

Jordan: Impact of Blogging

Jordan's 7iber discusses the impact of blogging on Jordan here.

Morocco: 300 million year old Fossils Found

Three scientists have discovered a 300-million year-old fossil specimen of an invertebrate worm in the southern city of Zagora, Morocco, reports The View from Fez.

Egypt: Britney Spears and Islam

Troubled pop star Britney Spears converting to Islam? Egyptian Sandmonkey sheds light on the situation here.

Ukraine: Kyiv Pictures

Ukrainiana takes a walk around Kyiv and posts pictures of garbage, gloom, holiday decorations and political ads disguised as holiday greetings.

World's Eyes on Obama

As his ratings continue to slip in the primaries, US presidential hopeful Barack Obama's popularity is on the rise among bloggers around the world. Global Voices Online editors and contributors...

Ukraine: Trip to Chernobyl

Skippy dot net writes about a trip to Chernobyl and posts pictures.

Soviet History: Fartsovshchiki

Window on Eurasia writes about a review of a new book on Soviet fartsovshchiki: “In the 1970s and 1980s, ‘fartsovka’ grew so large that Vasil’yev suggests there were six different...

Russia, U.S.: Who Would Kremlin Vote For?

Russia Blog believes that if Kremlin could vote in the 2008 election in the United States, Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Neb) would most likely become the next president: “However, to Moscow’s...

Russia: Extremism Charges Against “Voice of Beslan”

Robert Amsterdam and Siberian Light report on the plight of Voice of Beslan, a group of Beslan survivors and their relatives, who are now being accused of breaking the law...

Bosnia & Herzegovina, East Timor: A Comparison?

Greater Surbiton writes about East Timorese and Bosnian genocides and the double standards used by some when assessing the human losses: “Unfortunately, many of the same people who highlight the...

Albania: Pjeter Marubi's Photos

Living in Shkoder writes about a bank that “was burnt down during the riots in March 1997″ – and about a photo exhibition likely to move into that building, of...

Lithuania: January 13, 1991

Lituanica remembers January 13, 1991 – and those who lost their lives on that day: “Some died from the shot wounds; the Soviet tanks crushed some. In total 14 peaceful...

Brazil: Welcome to a new citizen media project in Chile

Alberto Marques [pt] on a new citizen media project launched in Chile, the Latin American country with more initiatives of the kind: El Naveghable [es] have already more than 300...

FreeAccess Plus!: Web 2.0 Censorship workaround

Based on Hamed Saber‘s “Access Flickr” Firefox extension, which enables users to circumvent the filter currently in effect in Iran and in few other countries that block Flickr, the popular...

Brazil: Live from Campus Party

Lucia Freitas [pt] is excited about the Campus Party LiveStream [pt], which allows tracking from blogs, Twiter, and soon from  Flickr and YouTube. Campus Party is a geek meeting that...

Egypt: Social Responsibilty and the Safety of Individuals

Egyptian blogger Amr Gharbeia (Ar) looks at the ethics of bloggers and the roles they play in exposing torture against victims. Are they victimising the victims even further by exposing...

Morocco: Heavy Metal Concert

The View From Fez announces that Morocco will host a heavy metal festival.

Morocco: Amazigh New Year

From Morocco, Ghasbouba rings in the Amazigh New Year of 2958.

Iraq: Videos of snow in Baghdad

The unexpected happened in Iraq: Snow fell on the capital city of Baghdad, and citizens grabbed their video cameras to record this once in a lifetime event.

Morocco: Crazy Rabat Street

Heatherf of Moroccan Meanderings describes the chaos of her Rabat street.

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