Stories from 15 March 2008
BuJassem from the UAE asks: “Are the Israelis brainwashed?”
Secret Dubai discusses Dubai's media freedoms and human rights.
Tololy from Jordan writes an eye-opening post on how some men still let their mothers chose their brides for them.
Jordanian Naseem Al Tarawnah talks about accountable blogging in Jordan and the Arab world.
Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah links to videos documenting education in Palestine.
Bech writes about the torture and daily activities of a Lebanese ex-prisoner who spent five years in the Israeli controlled Khiam prison during Israel's occupation of South Lebanon.
“Just when you thought our political gasbags had run out of hot air, there’s more,” says JoseyWales about the “Very Important Document” expected to be announced by “the Cedar Revolution” on March 14.
Jeha's Nail shares his sarcasm about Syria's invitation for Lebanon to attend the Arab Summit.
Varena at PingMag interviews Lars Bromley, director of the Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights Project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), who talks about how his group uses geospatial technology to digitally capture atrocities against civilians in Darfur, Zimbabwe, North Korea, the Gaza Strip and Burma.
A series of suicides of part-time college lecturers has been covered in Korean newspapers. Harsh criticisms against universities in Korea are not a few. But some netizens approach this news in other perspectives and it shows how academic jobs can be sometimes viewed.
Moscow Rules blogs about the final day of the Ukrainian Investment Summit in London.
Scraps of Moscow discusses an article by a Russian analyst on Kosovo's independence.
Sean's Russia Blog links to a piece on Russia blogging that appeared in a Moscow English-language paper.
Siberian Light writes about the return of “top-flight Russian football” to Chechnya's capital Grozny.
Belgrade 2.0 writes about the fifth anniversary of Zoran Djindjic's death: “Unfortunatelly, a Serb with the greatest qualities has been assasinated by people who could not understand the modernity, and were too dumb for arguments.”
Adventures in Wheelville writes about things to enjoy in Radovljica, Slovenia.
Human Rights First protest travel on Iranian women's rights activist Parvin Ardalan.
In a promotion for one of Al Jazeera’s documentaries about the Israeli occupation of Palestine, a young Palestinian girl describes her living. With her little words, she captures the hearts of almost everybody who watches this video… and still, her words say nothing of what I can feel whenever I see her on TV, writes Eman AbdElRahman from Egypt.