Stories from 17 March 2008
Egyptian doctors and university faculty have joined the crowds and decided to protest against their low salaries, writes Eman AbdElRahman, who brings us the latest reactions to labour strikes from the Egyptian blogosphere.
Belatedly, a link to the coverage of a series of explosions at a weapons depot in Albania by Living in Shkoder.
TOL's Steady State writes about Russia and “Kosovo's precedent”: “Russia is an ardent supporter of the territorial integrity in the Balkans. When it comes to the Caucasus, those principles change.”
Dr. Sean's Diary reviews Martin Horak’s Governing the Post-Communist City, a “study of city government in Prague in the decade following the collapse of communism.”
Dr. Sean's Diary posts a primer on Romania's election law.
A Fistful of Euros posts “a brief primer on Macedonian politics.”
Thanks to Enghelab57 blog,you can listen to the first song that was broadcasted on Iranian TV and Radio after Islamic Revolution in 1979.
Kourosh Ziabari says [Fa]that a few days ago he and a few other young Iranians organized a conference to celebrate Rumi ,Iranian great poet, in Rasht in the northern Iran.
In this week's roundup we will highlight some of the discussions happening in the Bangladeshi Blogosphere on the issues of Poverty, LGBT and Travel . Poverty: Bangladesh is a developing country and the main problem of this country is overpopulation. It has one of the highest population density among the...
Now that opposition protests in one of the three South Caucasus republics have stopped, new protests are resuming in another. TOL Georgia reports that a few thousand protesters are once again demonstrating in central Tbilisi, but considers that their efforts to force a new presidential election two months after the...
The Armenian Patchwork reports that life continues in Yerevan even though a state of emergency has been declared. Indeed, the blog posts photographs of the opening of a new Beatles’ themed bar and a rock concert by a local band in a club whose enclosed cafe was used by the...
According to media, USA government is planning to beam Azeri-language radio broadcasts into Iran, in a bid to influence opinion among the significant ethnic Azeri population there. Hezaran Noghteh says [Fa]such a decision means that US government encouraging separatism in Iran. The blogger call it a big mistake for Americans...
“One of the most hated rituals in the middle east is the dreaded “Wife seeking”. Not only is it nerve wrecking for the potential groom and his family. But it's also considered humiliating for the ladies who find in the ritual demeaning to the woman,” writes Qwaider, from Jordan.
At a Doha conference, Arab Gulf states have pledged to nip human trafficking in the bud. Or Does it Explode .. asks “Really?”
From Bahrain, Silly Bahraini Girl takes a closer look at the keywords which drive clicks to her blog.
ramblinglankan on blogging in Sinhala in Sri Lanka and if it makes sense to do so.
Global Voices Lingua is honored to announce today that German, Albanian and Macedonian have launched officially. A new chapter is turned. Since the initiation of Lingua, we have gathered an enormous group of enthusiastic editors and volunteers to translate their passion into words. Because of their precious efforts, Global Voices...
A round of blogs discussing history at Varnam – the third Indian History carnival.
Despite a round of elections, Pakistan still doesn't seem to have found a Prime Minister. More at All Things Pakistan.
United We Blog! follows the campaign trail of the Maoist leader Prachanda in Nepal.
black and gray on the 60th anniversary of the Communist Party of Bangladesh.