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22 February 2008

Stories from 22 February 2008

Egypt: Monopoly on Backwardness

Elijah Zarwan, from Egypt, links to a story of an Israeli MP blaming the recent earthquake on gays and comments: “Lest anyone think that we in the Muslim world have...

Serbia: Bloggers Discuss Rally and Rioting in Belgrade

Yesterday, Kosovo is Serbia rally was held in Belgrade. According to unofficial sources, 150,000-200,000 people attended it to protest against unilateral proclamation of independence of Kosovo. The rally went peacefully...

China: Wen Jiabao's neighbors forcefully evicted

Since his blogging tour by bike through some of the poorest areas in China, veteran Beijing blogger Laohu “Tiger Temple” Miao has over the past two months taken on the...

Israel: Palestine and Kosovo

One Jerusalem from Israel, discusses Kosovo's independence from Serbia in this post, as well as its implications on Palestine.

Bahrain: Wise beyond her years?

Bahraini blogger emoodz questions the appointment of a female judge – who only graduated in 2005.

India: On Fidel Castro

MantraBlogs from India on the legacy of Fidel Castro – as he announced his retirement a few days back.

Sri Lanka: Tamil Identity

groundviews on the idea of Tamil identity and nationalism in Sri Lanka.

Pakistan: Why is YouTube blocked?

YouTube appears to be blocked in Pakistan, All Things Pakistan points out that this may have a political rather than a “cultural” reason – given that a number of videos...

Pakistan: Election results

Metroblogging Lahore wonders why the elections results in Pakistan are confusing to the West.

Brazil: While traditional media deals with lawsuits, blogs report

Two of the biggest media companies in Brazil are currently involved is court cases that similarly raise the issue of freedom of speech and press even though the media finds...

Iran: From Prague to Iran

Michal Svec, a young Czeck man has published several photos of his trip to Iranian cities.

Iran:A petiton against Google Earth

More than 4000 people have already signed a petition against Google Earth. The petiton that says: “dear Administrators of Google Earth, we, the undersigned, through this letter, protest your irresponsible,...

Iran:Three workers were whipped

According to [Fa] several bloggers including Salam Democrat,three workes who had been arrested last year for participating in May Day( Workers’ Day) ceremonies,were whipped in city of Sanandaj in Kurdistan.The...

Bahrain: Lost causes?

Recently a number of bloggers have complained about a lack of real education, a lack of critical thinking, and a lack of political engagement in Bahrain. Ayesha Saldanha tunes into...

Kuwait: A Dusty but Profitable Week

Dust storms are wreaking havoc in Kuwait. But amid the dust, there is a silver lining, with a Cabinet decision to grant an extra KD120 (US $435) monthly bonus for...

Hindi: No smoking and Cricket Auctions

Amit Gupta takes us on a tour of the latest from the Hindi blogosphere, including bad news for male smokers, good news for cricket fans in Hyderabad, and hopeful news...

Armenia: Overnight Demonstration

The Armenian Observer details his thoughts after spending a night with a few thousand Ter-Petrossian supporters camped out on Yerevan's Liberty Square following Tuesday's disputed presidential election in Armenia.

Trinidad & Tobago: Assisting Guyana

“Perhaps…this can be the precursor to a properly organised Caribbean-based defence initiative which…moves us one step closer, even through tragedy, to a single pan-Caribbean nation”: Keith in Trinidad shares his...

Jamaica, Haiti: Haitian Creole

“I learned many things from Felix Morisseau-Leroy and one of the most important was his commitment to the Haitian Creole language”: Geoffrey Philp posts one of the writer's poems.

Cuba: Stop the Presses?

“Hold the presses, stop the videocameras! The Great Deceiver may have fooled us again”: Review of Cuban-American Blogs wonders whether or not Fidel Castro's resignation should be taken at face...

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