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9 April 2008

Stories from 9 April 2008

Video on Flickr: An apple of dischord

Seventeen hours after its creation, the Flickr group "NO VIDEO ON FLICKR!!!" already has more than 5475 members and 670 items. What is even more amazing is that another group,...

Poland: Football Racism and Corruption

20 East writes about the sorry state of Polish football: problems include racism and corruption.

Macedonia, Greece: Against “Radicalism”

Say: Macedonia speaks up against “radicalism” that seems to be more and more prevalent in the Greek-Macedonian relations: “I wish to condemn any violent form of ‘resolving’ the issue and...

Bolivia: Poor Service by Hipermaxi

Andrés Pucci [es] and Renzo Colanzi [es] have started an online campaign against poor service by the supermarket Hipermaxi in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Colanzi writes that the supermarket has begun...

Hungary: “Intellectuals and Politics”

Hungarian Spectrum writes about Hungarian intellectuals in politics.

Egypt: Uneventful Local Elections

“The local council elections were today, but their results were a foregone conclusion even before the country’s largest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, withdrew its candidates and called for a...

Croatia: Vukovar

Balkan Baby writes about the Vukovar massacre and the trial of Bogdan Kuzmic.

Egypt: Al Mahalla Update

Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey provides us with updates about a riot which rocked Al Mahalla, in Egypt, with photographs, in this post.

Bahrain: Farmer's Market

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif announces the country's first farmer's market, being held at a garden centre this weekend.

Montenegro: Filip Vujanovic Re-Elected

Balkan Baby writes about the re-election of Filip Vujanovic as Montenegro’s president last weekend.

Czech Republic: Havel For EU President?

A Fistful of Euros believes that having former Czech president Vaclav Havel “as the first permanent president of the EU could be ideal as Europe continues to try to get...

Morocco: TGI Friday's

A new TGI Friday's has opened in Rabat and Pink Hijab brings us the story.

Bahrain: Cool Project Launched

Bahraini blogger Ammar laughs his way through the opening of a new project in Bahrain.

Lebanon: ‘I Love Gemmayze’ Protests Nightclub Curfew

Lebanese blogger Pink Ployd from Blogging Beirut has launched “I Love Gemmayze,” a campaign protesting the curfew imposed by authorities on the pubs and nightclubs of Gemmayze, a district of...

Iran:If Ahmadinejad resigns

Jomhour writes[Fa] that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that some ministers should leave government because country needs progress and innovation.The blogger adds may be it is time that Ahmadinejad resigns...

East Timor: What commentators don't say about Tibet

On publishing a Guardian video about the situation in Tibet, Daniel Arruda [pt] comments: “The sentences are clear: “China does not want the reality of Tibet to be known” or...

Iran: Sania Mirza

Kourosh Ziabari admires Sania Mirza,a Muslim tennis player from India.

Brazil: Blogosphere debates infanticide

“We are discussing the superiority of Western Christian civilization over the indigenous peoples because of infanticide. Well, we may disagree, and want to do something about it, but the indigenous...

Uganda: FrontlineSMS for farmers

Farmers using SMS to get coffee prices in Uganda: “Tonight, a hundred and fifty farmers and their families who I have never met will be going to bed better off....

Africa: How many Africans are on Twitter?

Kikuyumoja wants to know the number of Africans on Twitter: “How many African twitterdudes & -dudettes are there on Twitter? Am asking because of my friends on facebook who feel...

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