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15 March 2008

Stories from 15 March 2008

UAE: Are Israelis Brainwashed?

BuJassem from the UAE asks: “Are the Israelis brainwashed?”

Dubai: Media Freedoms and Human Rights

Secret Dubai discusses Dubai's media freedoms and human rights.

Jordan: No to Mama's Boy

Tololy from Jordan writes an eye-opening post on how some men still let their mothers chose their brides for them.

Jordan: Accountable Blogging

Jordanian Naseem Al Tarawnah talks about accountable blogging in Jordan and the Arab world.

Education in Palestine

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah links to videos documenting education in Palestine.

Lebanon: Khiam Prison

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.

Lebanon: March 14, Three Years Later

“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”...

Lebanon: Arab Summit in Syria

Jeha's Nail shares his sarcasm about Syria's invitation for Lebanon to attend the Arab Summit.

Geospatial Technology and Human Rights

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...

Korea: Part-time Lecturers and Suicide

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...

Ukraine: More on the Ukrainian Investment Summit

Moscow Rules blogs about the final day of the Ukrainian Investment Summit in London.

Russia, Serbia: Zlobin on Kosovo

Scraps of Moscow discusses an article by a Russian analyst on Kosovo's independence.

Russia: Newspaper Piece on Russia Blogs

Sean's Russia Blog links to a piece on Russia blogging that appeared in a Moscow English-language paper.

Russia: Football in Grozny

Siberian Light writes about the return of “top-flight Russian football” to Chechnya's capital Grozny.

Serbia: Five Years Since Zoran Djindjic's Death

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...

Slovenia: Radovljica

Adventures in Wheelville writes about things to enjoy in Radovljica, Slovenia.

Iran:Protest Travel Ban on Parvin Ardalan

Human Rights First protest travel on Iranian women's rights activist Parvin Ardalan.

Kuwait: Copying the West in Everything

Kuwaiti blogger Frankom (Ar) urges his readers to stop copying the West in everything - from reality television shows, to movies and even when speaking to friends.

Palestine: “I'm Afraid of “Taaakh” and Shiver When I See it”

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...

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