Stories from 4 March 2008
Polandian posts a guide to March 8 in Poland.
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis marks Radio Liberty's 55th anniversary with this post.
The beatroot writes about the 1968 student protests in Poland.
Lots of photos of riot police and protesters in Moscow on Monday – at LJ user _subtle_‘s blog (commentary is in Russian).
Olechko‘s “Kyiv gallery crawl presentation” slide show is here.
Ukrainiana writes about the new owner of “Britain’s highest priced mansion”: ex-president Kuchma's daughter Olena Franchuk.
Greater Surbiton writes about “an undeniably thorny issue” of the right of national self-determination.
Greater Surbiton writes about “the EU’s prospects of joining Serbia.”
Ecuadorians are divided regarding the incidents along Ecuador's Northern border with Colombia, when the Colombian army attacked a group of FARC guerrillas, killing a top leader, Raul Reyes. As a result President Rafael Correa decided to break off diplomatic relations with Colombia because the attack occurred on Ecuadorian soil. Some bloggers agree with the president, but others are wondering what the FARC was doing in Ecuador and their relationship with the Correa government.
Searching for Crabshells on the perspectives on homosexuality in Hinduism.
The Pakistani Spectator takes a closer look at the health care system in the country.
Light Within from Pakistan explores the idea of identity in the online world.
Bangladesh Corporate Blog on the changing nature of business journalism in the country.
Forbes Magazine lists Dhaka as the second dirtiest city in the world - The 3rd World View on how Bangladesh could correct the situation.
Desert Girl, from Kuwait, just got stoned. Before jumping to conclusions, read this post.
From Kuwait, 3asab writes about feeling alienated from her country.
A donkey painted in red in Jordan? Check out Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah‘s blog to find out why.
Jordanian Khalaf discusses traffic laws in his country in this post.
Lina Eliejat, from Jordan, shares a front page of a newspapers from 1960 in this post.
A staple of the modern Japanese cityscape, pachinko parlors employ a third of a million people in Japan, draw in an estimated 30 trillion yen per year, and entice roughly one quarter of the country's entire population to play at least occasionally, 17 million of them on a regular basis. With plans underway to legalize and regulate casinos in Japan, the status of such pachinko parlors has been put into question, sparking a re-assessment, in comments and blog posts, of the place of gambling in modern Japanese society.
YouTube has removed a video by Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah entitled Gaza Massacre.