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9 March 2008

Stories from 9 March 2008

Armenia: Baby Boom

Blogian says that with emigration and low birth rates common for Armenia in recent years he is happy that at least nine of his relatives are expecting babies. Although this...

Armenia: Protest Internet Censorship

Given that various media sites as well as YouTube have been blocked in Armenia since the declaration of a state of emergency in the country last weekend, my Armenia Election...

Caucasus: Internal & External Problems

Marilisa Lorusso's blog rounds up the latest political and geopolitical developments from the South Caucasus and says that all three republics are preoccupied with seeking solutions to unresolved internal and...

Morocco: Peace Corps

Connie in Morocco gives an insider's perspective into her work as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco.

Morocco: Support for Fouad Mourtada

Eatbees shares a video of protests which took place on March 1 in honor of Fouad Mourtada.

Morocco: Tour Hassan

Moroccan Meanderings gives a history lesson on Rabat's Tour Hassan.

Iran:”Negative books will be collected”

Divanesara says[Fa] that Iranian authorities announced the books with “negative values” will be collected from libraries.The blogger says there is no hope in this country.

Armenia: Video Evidence

Unzipped posts a video apparently proving that police fired directly at protesters during last week's clashes between the opposition and authorities in downtown Yerevan. I say “apparently” because as YouTube...

Iran:Police set a boy's hair on fire

Here is a video film showing how Iranian police set a boy's/young man's hair on fire. It seems he had been arrested because of his long hair.

Iran:Art and Palestine

Carboncopy,an Iranian blogger, has published a series of posters created by Palestinian artists.

Jordan: Introducing Suheir Hammad

From Jordan, Rambling Hal introduces us to poet Suheir Hammad.

Algeria: Two Journalists Jailed

Two Algerian journalists have been jailed, reports Or Does it Explode …

Ikbis: First Birthday

Ikbis, the Arabic version of YouTube, celebrates its first birthday – for the second time.

Caucasus: Eurovision Song Contest Fever… and Politics

It might be considered a little cheesy, but the South Caucasus takes participation in the annual Eurovision song contest very seriously indeed. Not only does the competition represent the region...

Dubai: Leave Our Islands Alone!

Dubai Sunshine appeals to developers to leave islands alone. “I noticed that many islands had a “no trespassing allowed” sign on them…While others were littered with construction machinery. Some islands...

Blogger of the Week: Yazan Badran

A Syrian blogger in Japan? That's no other than our Syria author and Arabic Lingua editor Yazan Badran, who has agreed to sit with us this week for our Blogger...

Armenia: Alternative Religious Message

Unzipped posts a summary of a talk show broadcast earlier today on a religious radio station in Yerevan which featured an Armenian priest criticizing both the government and the opposition...

Bahamas: Standing Up for Women

Lynn Sweeting blogs about what she would do if she were the Bahamian Minister of Women's Affairs.

Trinidad & Tobago: Week in Review

Trinidadian blogger Jeremy Taylor gives us the week in review.

Barbados: Lenten Fare

Barbadian blogger Tastes Like Home serves up some mouth-watering Lenten recipes.

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