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13 February 2008

Stories from 13 February 2008

Japan: Future words of the Web Era

Japanese web visionary Umeda Mochio (see earlier translated interview) announces the upcoming release on Feb. 27th of his new book, “Five propositions for a web era: These words will open...

Russia, Georgia, UK: Badri Patarkatsishvili

Siberian Light writes about the death of Badri Patarkatsishvili.

Saudi Arabia: Remembering Fouad Al Farhan

Lou from Saudi Arabia pays tribute to jailed Saudi blogger Fouad Al Farhan in this post.

Saudi Arabia: Home – The Aramco Brats’ Story

Mochness from Saudi Arabia discusses a new documentary on living in the Kingdom, entitled: Home – The Aramco Brats’ Story.

Saudi Arabia: Businesswoman Arrested

THE arrest of a Saudi businesswomen by a religious policeman in Riyadh for having coffee with a male colleague who was not related to her, has brought up the eternal...

Europe: BarCamp Baltics

Daily EM reports on BarCamp Baltics.

Bahrain: Response to Hezbollah leader's death

Hezbollah has wide support in Bahrain, and there has been an immediate response to the news of the death of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah leader, reports Ayesha Saldanha.

Albania: Attitude Towards the Roma

Stepping Stones writes about the attitude towards Roma kids in Albania's capital.

Brazil: Oneself cellphone mobile TV

Mobile webtv live broadcast [pt] proposes a media innovation based on an all times Brazilian favorites street characters: the candy-girls that sell sweeties on trays. “We came up with a...

Serbia: A Tribute to Desimir Tošić

Dejan Đokić posts a tribute to Desimir Tošić at East Ethnia: “He was a unique and somewhat unconventional figure in modern Serbian history. Tošić was a politician who placed ideas...

Serbia: Politics and Politicians

Balkan Baby writes on Boris Tadic, Tomislav Nikolic and Vojislav Kostunica.

Russia: BBC's Coverage

Upset with BBC's coverage of Russia, Windows to Russia! suggests that “that someone from Russia should do a road trip in England to: ‘set out to try and look at...

Hungary: “2ManyBloggas” Party

Briefly, Pestiside is feeling “old”: “…The discovery of a party this coming Saturday partly dedicated to the foreign-language bits of the local blogosphere that completely ignores us, the old daddy...

Poland, Russia: Tusk Visits Moscow

Leopolis writes about the Polish-Russian relationship and the Polish PM's recent visit to Moscow.

Trinidad & Tobago: “Twittering” the Earthquake

Caribbean Free Radio feels the earth move under her feet in Trinidad – and immediately posts to Twitter.

Jordan: Cairo Pictures

mohammad alQaq, from Jordan, travelled to Cairo and shares pictures from his trip here.

Experiencing global warming in Iceland

Vida na Islândia [pt] is experimenting what global warming is like in Iceland. “Last week I saw on the weather forecast on television that on last Friday night the temperature...

Zimbabwe: Four way choice

Development Talks blog discusses Zimbabwe presidential politics: “With just under 8 weeks to go before the elections, last week saw the announcement of the failure of the 2 MDC factions...

Brazil: 375 years of the Galileo affair

Vejo Tudo e Não Morro [pt] reminds us that in February 13, 1633, exactly 375 years ago, Galileo Galilei stood Inquisition trial on suspicion of heresy for defending the heliocentric...

Sudan: Three years of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement

Black Kush discusses three years of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan: “It is three years tomorrow January 9th since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement which brought an...

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