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21 February 2008

Stories from 21 February 2008

Serbia: Belgrade Riots

Limbic Nutrition on the situation in Belgrade: “The violence tonight was fully expected. Western embassies were texting and emailing their citizens all week warning us to stay away from the...

Serbia: Twitter Updates from Belgrade

Mini-updates on Twitter from Belgrade 2.0 blogger Viktor Marković are here.

Iran:14-Year-Old Girl Stoned to Death by Father

According to[Fa] Varesh, the authorities say that when a man found out about his 14 years old daughter’s relationship with a boy, he took her to the mountains around the...

Iran:Solidarity with jailed leftists students

Azadi-barabary blog has published several photos of demonstrations in Europe and USA to support jailed leftist students,on 16th of February.

Iran: A cartoon about elections

Nikahang, journalist and a leading cartoonist, has published a cartoon about Iranian elections.

Inmates use blogs to start a reform of society

This week we are introduced to another of the Rising Voices second round grantees, “Prison Diaries”, based in Jamaica. It will use citizen media tools like blogs, video and podcasts...

Armenia: Realpolitik and Blat

The BBC's Matthew Collin provides readers of his blog, This is Tbilisi Calling, with a very depressing and sobering look at how some feel about this week's presidential election in...

Ikhwanweb founder and Editor-in-Chief arrested

Khaled Hamza, Ikhwanweb (Muslim Brotherhood's official English website) founder and Editor-in-Chief was arrested in Cairo yesterday by Egyptian police. Khaled was coordinating the Brotherhood's blogging campaign and has been inspirational...

Pakistan: Election results

opendemocracy breaks down the results of the elections in Pakistan.

Jordan: Wikipedia and Prophet Muhammad

Another storm is brewing in the Arab world regarding the depiction of Prophet Muhammed in drawings after Wikipedia refused the demands of more than 180,000 people who called for the...

Lebanon: Danish Cartoons Again

“Oh, no. Not again. Not Danish cartoons. Ayatullah Muhammad Husayn Fadlallah sent an official letter to the Danish government regarding Danish cartoons (not pastries). He express his concern that “some...

Turkey: Hijab Ban Lifted

Erkan's field diary discusses Turkey's lifting of the headscarf (Hijab) ban in his country.

Kuwait: Largest Chili's in the World

Kuwait boasts the largest Chili's in the world, announces Mark, who wrote to Chili's to verify the fact.

Tunisia: New Wind Farms Soon

From Tunisia, Subzero Blue has some “good eco-friendly news.” Three wind farms with a total capacity of 120 megawatts of electricity will be built by 2009 in Bizerta, Jendouba and...

Bhutan: Right to Education

Freedom in Bhutan on why it's hard to exercise the right to education in Bhutan.

Ecuador: Government Declares Emergency Due to Flooding

Many parts of Ecuador are suffering from heavy flooding, which led the government to declare a national emergency. Some bloggers write about what this will mean for those affected and...

Nepal: Woes in transition

The Radiant Star on the woes of transition – moving towards a new Nepal.

Africa: AfricaNews seeks reporters

AfricaNews seeks African reporters, writes Ore's Notes: “If there are journalists out there or budding journalists, you might be interested in writing for AfricaNews. Check out their site for more...

Pakistan: Elections in 2009?

With elections in Pakistan just over, The Pakistani Spectator predicts that another round of elections are likely in 2009.

Armenia: Endless Protest Action

The Armenian Observer posts photographs from the start of today's “endless protest action” staged by supporters of former president, Levon Ter-Petrossian, following Tuesday's disputed presidential election.

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