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13 April 2008

Stories from 13 April 2008

Bahrain: Policeman's death divides bloggers

Earlier this week a Bahraini policeman, Majid Asghar Ali, 27, was killed after a patrol car was attacked and set on fire near a village called Karzakan. Bahrain's bloggers have...

Egypt: Wet Bathroom Floors

Kim, an Indian living in Egypt, notices a lot of similarities between the Indian and Egyptian ways of life. She writes: “A couple of my friends Americans/Europeans who have married...

Armenia: Arthouse Cinema

Unzipped: Gay Armenia commends the National Art Gallery in Armenia for establishing the best and perhaps only arthouse cinema in the country's capital, Yerevan. In particular, the blog notes that...

Blogger of the Week: Victor Kaonga

Today's Blogger of the Week series takes us to the heart of Africa, where we catch up with our Malawian blogger Victor Kaonga, who talks to us about his journey...

Armenia: Opposition Boycott Eurovision

The Armenian Observer reports that the politicization of the Eurovision Song Contest is continuing with the opposition in Armenia considering a boycott of the music competition and Armenia's entry, Sirusho....

Georgia: NATO MAP Rejected

TOL Georgia comments on the country's failure to be accepted into the Membership Action Plan (MAP) by NATO at its recent summit in Bucharest. Citing the example of Albania, the...

Armenia: Revolution?

A new blog, Armenian Politics, has an interesting first post on the post-election protests staged by supporters of former president, Levon Ter-Petrossian. It asks has the “revolution” failed, or is...

Iran:Sio-se Pole of Esfahan in photos

Reza Ghaderi has published several photos of Sio-se Pole of Esfahan (Isfahan) in Iran. Sio-se Pole is also called the Bridge of 33 Arches.

Iran: Women playing Baseball

Thanks to Maryam Majd,photographer and blogger, we can discover Iranian women playing Baseball in Iran. Watch the photos here.

Lebanon: Turf on concrete sidewalk

“…some dude ‘planted’ turf right on gemmayze street… midst a heated turf war right on gemmayze street! (pubs vs residents),” reports finkployd with photos and video.

Lebanon: On leadership, governance and justice

“You are one ugly, evil, money hungry, conniving bastard, will you marry me?” writes Jamal about the Lebanese opposition and other political peculiarities.

Lebanon: Where to go for scenery and adventure

Liliane suggests where to go when visiting Lebanon if you love beautiful scenery and adventure.

Korea: Another Election and Disputes between those in their 20s and 30-40s.

The general election took place on the 9th of April. The result the absolute victory for the conservative party, the GNP that the current President Lee Myung Bak belongs to....

China: Zeng Jinyan examines evidence used against Hu Jia

At Global Voices Advocacy is a translation of Zeng Jinyan's recent letter in which she questions the evidence used in court earlier this month to convict her husband to 3.5...

China: Hu Jia and National Security System

I have translated an article written by Ip Iam Chong on the arrest of Hu Jia and the national security system in China at

China: Fallout from the Free Tibet protests

Anti-China protests this week sent nationalist sentiment in China up to a boiling roar. So when one young woman studying in the US was "caught" participating in a Free Tibet...

Bolivia: Anniversary of Cultural Center Sartañani

The Cultural Center of Sartañani announces the history and events for the anniversary of its founding in 1983 in the city of Oruro, Bolivia.

Bolivia: Homeless Children in El Alto

Santos Huanca of El Poder de la Palabra [es] writes about the plight of some mistreated and homeless children in the city of El Alto, Bolivia.

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