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29 March 2008

Stories from 29 March 2008

Peru: Two Earthquakes Shake Lima

Juan Arellano of Globalizado [es] reports on this morning's earthquakes in Lima and provides links to what bloggers and users of twitters have been saying.

Iran:”Defending animal rights =Westernization”

Mojgan Jamshidi, an environmentalist journalist and a leading blogger says[Fa] in Iran some believe defending animal rights is a kind of westernization. The blogger writes even reformist deputies while dominating...

Japan: Richard Gear ditched by Nissan?

A news report [ja] (summary in English) that Nissan has decided to back out of a contract for a TV commercial with Richard Gear due to the actor's support of...

Iran:Supporting Earth Hour

Mohammad Darvish, a leading environmentalist from Iran, asks[Fa] Iranians to support Earth Hour,an international event that asks households and businesses to turn off their lights and non-essential electrical appliances for...

Iran:Beautiful Mountain

Kosoof, a leading photo blogger from Iran, has published a photo of Mount Damavand,a dormant volcano and the highest peak in Iran.

Bahrain: Blogger in Jail for Four Months

Bahraini blogger and human rights activist Abdulla Mohsen (Ar) has been behind bars for more than four months, according to Nido, who calls upon bloggers and online activists to show...

Libya: Killing Time at Weddings

From Libya, Khadija Teri takes us along with her to a wedding in Tripoli – where she discovers a new way to kill time.

Morocco: Melon Season Soon

“Morocco's melon season is about to start. But the bad news is that the melons that appear in the souqs are the ones that Europe doesn't want. The Moroccan melon...

Qatar: Some Facebook Applications Banned

Ngourlay announces that Qatar Telecoms has blocked some of Facebook's applications. The blogger also lists five reasons the telecom provider censors sites: pornography, political criticism of Gulf countries and anti-Islamic...

Saudi Arabia: Diplomatic Quarter Nightmare

Saudi Jeans complains about the trouble Saudi men have to go through to enter the high-security Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh, which houses embassies, offices and the living quarters of people...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: New UNESCO Heritage Site; New Cross Memorial

Elia Varela Serra reviews bloggers' reactions to one of the main news in the Bosnian blogosphere this week: the addition of the Višegrad stone bridge to UNESCO's World Heritage List....

Kuwait: Stop Demolishing Kuwait Facebook Group

Rampurple draws our attention to a new Facebook group named Stop Demolishing Kuwait's History.

Iraq: Security Situation in Basra

Iraq the Model discusses the security situation in Basra.

Jordan: Paris’ Lame Attempt in Turkey

Moey, from Jordan, posts this video of Paris Hilton attempting to belly dance in Turkey.

Ukraine, Poland: Tusk Visits Kyiv

Leopolis reports on Donald Tusk's visit to Ukraine: “The biggest development of the trip was the signing of a cross-border visa agreement for small-time Ukrainian traders living 50 kilometres from...

Russia: A Scam

20 East writes about one of the popular scams that he became victim of during a visit to Russia three years ago.

Romania: Corruption

Public Policy Watch – Politici Publice in Moldova writes on the issue of “high-profile corruption” in Romania.

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