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11 March 2008

Stories from 11 March 2008

Mexico: Chiapas Photo Blog

Chiapas Digital [es] is a photo-blog by Jorge Grajales that captures the sights around the state of Chiapas in the southern part of Mexico.

Morocco: An Interview with Rebecca Robinson

Rebecca Robinson is a Masters’ candidate in the Department of Justice and Social Inquiry at Arizona State who is currently conducting research on Morocco. Jillian York discovered her blog after...

Nicaragua: Benefits for Ties With Iran

Alfredo Rivas, a freelance journalist, writes at his blog Nicarguan Report about the latest benefits acquired by President Daniel Ortega and Nicaragua for their ties with Iran.

Rwanda: Buying your stolen rear-view mirror

Is your rear view mirror stolen? What if you buy it back?: “So how does one handle the rear view mirror situation in Kigali? Well first, I ask the owner...

Africa: Howard's African Fashion Show

Recently, there was an African fashion show at Howards University in USA: “Part of the conference included Howard's 4th Annual African Fashion Show. Ladybrille fashion contributor Mojisola Akinyemi gives us...

Ghana: Dear Kwame Nkrumah…

Nwia writes a letter to the first president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah: “I haven't celebrated this huge day in Ghana for a long while. I don't even know how I...

Madagascar: Lessons learned after 3rd severe tropical cyclone in a month

Since late January, 3 severe tropical cyclones have affected Madagascar tremendously, the latest being cyclone Jokwe who made landfall in the northern region of Madagascar, destroying 40 homes and leaving...

Caucasus: Ali and Nino

The Armenian Odar Reads posts a review of Ali and Nino by Kurban Said. The book, now considered a masterpiece after its rediscovery long after its publication in 1937, is...

Myanmar: Walk across USA for Burma's Freedom

Sophie Lwin urges to support for the two Burmese students who will walk over 3,000 miles across USA to present a petition for Burma's Freedom. “They are on foot walking...

Myanmar: Bullets in the Alms Bowl Ebook

Burma Digest features the ebook “Bullets in the Alms Bowl” – An Analysis of the Brutal SPDC Suppression of the September 2007 Saffron Revolution which was written, edited and published...

Armenia: Blogging Revolution

Hrag Vartanian takes another look at the idea that blogging is the new Samizdat, adding that art blogs also have a role to play in challenging dominant official narratives. Meanwhile,...

China: Terrorist Attack?

Michael from the Opposite End of China comments on the news about the recent threat of Uyghur terrorism at the Beijing Olympics.

Afghanistan: Protesting Geert Wilders

Joshua Foust opines on the protests of a few thousand people in Afghanistan against repeated reprinting in Denmark of cartoon images of the Prophet Mohammed.

Afghanistan: U.S. Pushes for NATO's Wider Participation

Patrick Frost reports that U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice asked NATO members for greater participation in all aspects of the war in Afghanistan.

China and Taiwan: Blogger Dialogue on Taiwan Presidential Election

Isaac Mao interviewed a few Taiwanese Bloggers on their opinions towards the Taiwan presidential election and their perception on the future relation between China and Taiwan [zh].

Tajikistan: Tajikistan in the New Central Asia

Kayumars Turkistani reviews a book titled “Tajikistan in the New Central Asia: Geopolitics, Great Power Rivalry and Radical Islam” by Swedish political scientist Lena Jonson, who analyzes the 5 years...

Afghanistan: Refugees Clash in Hungary

Peter Marton eyes a rare glimpse into the life of Afghanistani refugees in Hungary, where the Afghan and Georgian refugees clashed twice at the Debrecen refugee camp, fighting each other...

Japan: Sushi Sunflower

Lee from Tokyo Times has a post on Sushi Art.

Japan: Perfect Nirvana

Ad Blankestijn introduces the Para-Nirvana scenes (the Buddha Nirvana posture) at Kyoto temples.

Japan: Coastal Whaling

Shisaku discusses the Japan government's decision on the revival of commercial coastal whaling, in particular its relation to local politics.

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