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12 March 2008

Stories from 12 March 2008

Russia: “Customs and Superstitions”

Windows to Russia! writes about local “customs and superstitions.”

Russia: Mari El vs Microsoft

Window on Eurasia writes about one “small Finno-Ugric people”‘s demand that Microsoft add six “additional modified Cyrillic letters their language requires but that are not found in Russian to his...

Russia: Putin on Khodorkovsky's Pardon

Robert Amsterdam writes about various (mis)interpretations of Vladimir Putin's quote on a possible pardon for Mikhail Khodorkovsky – in the Russian press as well as in the Western media –...

Ukraine: Investment Summit

Moscow Rules blogs the 4th Ukrainian Investment Summit – here and here.

Russia: “Dmitriy Medvedev: How it all Began”

La Russophobe explains and translates the video parody “of the way Dimitri Medvedev was selected to be the next ‘President'”: “The parody appears to have become wildly popular on the...

Libya in Pictures

Libyano, from Libya, posts pictures from his country in this post.

Iran: An award for trade union leader,Osanloo

On the international action day “Free Osanloo“, 6 march 2008, the FNV awarded the Febe Elisabeth Velasquéz prize to Mansour Osanloo,jailed trade union leader in Iran.Watch the video here.

Bahrain: Nationality Issues

From Bahrain, Silly Bahraini Girl takes offence to a comment made by a reader on another blog about her nationality.

Iran:A cartoon about democracy

Firouzeh Mozafari,from Iran, has published “Seed of democracy” cartoon in Haditoons.

Iran:No to Fascism

Jomhour says[Fa] that his vote for reformists on Iranian parliamentary election on Friday is a no to fascism!Meanwhile Economist Magazine has published an interesting diary about this election.

Israel: Backyard Tour

“In an effort to clear the mind and explore new territory, we ventured into one of the 726548724 hiking trails around Tzur Hadassah in the Judean Hills this afternoon,” writes...

Palestine: Fast for Gaza

Marcy Newman writes that March 10 was the Fast for Gaza Day.

Azerbaijan: Disneyland

As if plans to construct a hotel bearing an uncanny resemblance to the Death Star weren't enough, Carpetblogger reports that rumors are circulating in Baku that the Azerbaijani capital is...

Jordan: New Oil Law

Jordanian Khalaf discusses his country's new oil law in this post.

Morocco: Taxis in Fez

The View from Fez takes us on a taxi ride in this post.

Yemen: Interview with Activist Lawyer

Or Does it Explode.. posts an interview with Yemeni activist lawyer Khalid Al Anesi.

Jordan: Taking Friends for Granted

“Do you take your friends for granted?” asks Bakkouz, from Jordan. “It seems that in this digital age, with the means and ways of communication a plenty, and much better...

Armenia: Ter-Petrossian Press Conference

The Armenian Observer posts a video of a press conference held by radical opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrossian currently under de facto house arrest. The blog also provides a summary of...

Bahamas: Globalisation

“Globalisation – it means more cross-border travel, trade, information and investment than ever before. But what does it mean for the average Bahamian?”: Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit finds out.

Armenia: Media Restrictions Eased?

The Armenian Observer reports that restrictions on the media under the current stage of emergency might now be eased. News reports indicate that because there have been few violations of...

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