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26 January 2008

Stories from 26 January 2008

Davos: peeking in and participating through videos

The World Economic Forum´s annual meeting of political and business leaders is taking place between January 23rd and January 27th in Davos, Switzerland. This year, common people can participate in...

Iran:Bahai Students are out of universities

Shahrahsolh (means highway of peace), a Bahai blogger,writes[Fa] that government does not allow Bahai students go to universities in Iran.The blogger adds that government wants to marginalise Bahais, more and...

Iran:Photos for Peace

Photos for Peace calls itself a photo-sharing network of activists dedicated to stopping the United States from starting a war with Iran.

Iran:USA does business with Iran and Syria

Ali Mostofi in Iranian.com blog gives a link to an article about USA business with Iran and Syria.The blogger adds If the US looked at home, instead of anywhere else,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Fancy Sailors

“Every year it seems, the few individuals who have kept the traditions of Old Mas alive are becoming less visible”: Thebookmann features Trinidad and Tobago Carnival's Fancy Sailors.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Bottom Line

“Trinidad is no longer the Land of the Hummingbird but the Land of the Cash Cow…in the new Trinidad Carnival, the only thing that need be considered is not the...

Barbados: Impact of CSME

While Bajan Free Press believes “the future of Barbados is inextricably linked to the future of the Caribbean region of which we are a part”, Barbados Underground says: “We will...

Bahamas: Freedom of Information

As the Bahamian Prime Minister makes his report to the nation, Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com admits to “feeling like someone was now in charge of The Bahamas”, but adds: “If...

Morocco: Sacred Music Festival

The View From Fez announces the programme for this year's Festival of World Sacred Music.

Korea, an English-speaking Country?

All Koreans will speak English soon. Will stress about whether you can speak English or not increase or decrease? The new government, Lee Myung Bak’s transition team, announced that all...

Zimbabwe: Expiration date for currency

Aaron in Sudan writes about financial crisis in Zimbabwe: “I can't say that I've ever seen this before. Government issued currency with a “best before” date on it. This is...

Nigeria: Internet landscape changing fast

Yomi writes about Internet access in Nigeria: “The internet landscape in Nigeria is fast changing. Ten years ago, we did not have the kind of access to internet services that...

Russia: Vladimir Vysotsky

Sean's Russia Blog writes on what would have been Vladimir Vysotsky's 70th birthday. Windows to Russia! provides links to translations of Vysotsky's songs. YouTube user filatovv posts a special anniversary...

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