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25 January 2008

Stories from 25 January 2008

Guatemala: Esquipulas and Rabinal, Two Symbols of Peace

Two villages in Guatemala, which were the site of brutal violence during the armed conflict, celebrate very important festivities in January - "Esquipulas" and "Rabinal". These communities have been able...

Tunisia: An Introduction

The "Tunisphere" is a group a passionate Internet users and bloggers even if their number is not as high as in neighbouring countries like Morocco. Naruto introduces us to some...

Brazil: How the USA backed the dictatorship

Luiz Carlos Azenha [pt] has started a series of posts in which he intends to translate all the official documents about the American support to the 1964 coup in Brazil,...

Serbia: Australian Open Finalists

Belgrade 2.0 writes poignantly and at length about “a fairytale ending; two Serbian tennis players in the finals of the Australian Open.”

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Srebrenica Child Victims

Srebrenica Genocide Blog republishes a list of child victims of the Srebrenica massacre issued by Bosnia & Herzegovina's Federal Commission for Missing Persons.

Lusosphere: Child survival

UNICEF has just published its annual analysis of the mortality rate of children under 5 years. Among the conclusions, Angola, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, East Timor and...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko and Bohatyryova

Dan McMinn returns to Ukraine and resumes blogging at Orange Ukraine; one of his first posts is on two Ukrainian women politicians: Yulia Tymoshenko and Raisa Bohatyryova.

Brazil: São Paulo's 454th anniversary in Second Life

Andre Lemos [pt] reports that, to celebrate the anniversary of 454 years of São Paulo, Second Life has inaugurated its main avenue in the virtual world at the New Island...

Bahrain: Save the Patients

A doctor by profession, Bahraini in Alaska is appalled with the inhumane manner in which certain patients are dealt with at the main government hospital in Bahrain.

Bolivia: Television Station Logo Knockoff

Rodrigo Serrate of La TeVelisión [es] notes the obvious similarities in the new logo of the Bolivian channel Gigavision and the Argentine station Telefe.

Ukraine: NATO Problems

Foreign Notes writes about the bad timing of the current NATO-related initiatives undertaken by Ukraine's leaders.

Russia: Ukok Princess

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about plans to re-bury the mummy of a Scythian princess in the capital of Russia's Altai Republic.

Yemen blocks independent news websites

Numerous Yemeni websites have been blocked recently by government-controlled ISPs. Among them is the popular YemenPortal, Yemen’s first multi-source news crawler and search engine, which extracts headlines from news sites...

Kuwait: Get Children off the Streets

Fonzy from Kuwait calls upon parents to get children off the streets – where accidents are waiting to happen.

Morocco: Obama and Religion

“Thanks to Barack Obama, Islam may have to redefine “believer” in Islamic terms as well as who is considered a Muslim, or the world community may have to start working...

Lebanese Contestant in Italy's Big Brother

Beirut-born Ali Ayach, 28, is one of the nineteen contestants in the eighth edition of Grande Fratello, Italy's version of Big Brother, reports Lebanese blogger Skylark.

Kuwait: 42pc Women in Labour Force

From Kuwait, Fonzy sheds light on labour statistics in the oil-rich country – where women make up 42 per cent of the work force.

Bahrain: A Walk in Town

To avoid getting stuck in traffic, Bahraini blogger Ammar walks to a nearby meeting with his camera in hand.

Nari Jibon: Bloggers discussing education, emancipation and poverty

Since July Nari Jibon Project staff and students have posted more than 170 articles (in both Bangla and English). Today we feature their stories about their livelihoods and their perspectives...

Iran:Logos to support Gaza

Muslim Bloggers Association has published a couple of logos[Fa] to support Palestinians in Gaza strip.One of logos says:”Gaza is a land of resistance in blood and fire.”

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