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24 May 2008

Stories from 24 May 2008

Iran:Two Persian Women in 1900

Here is a photo from two Persian/Iranian women in 1900,showing two different styles.

Jordan: To All the Drama Fans

“(H)ere's a piece of advice for all drama fans: If you want to have drama in your life, do it in an environment friendly way and don't take it out...

Stuff Egyptian People Like

There are sites like “Stuff White People Like“, “Stuff Educated Black People Like“, and even “Stuff Jewish Young Adults Like“. So a group of Egyptian bloggers decided to create the...

Cape Verde: Cycling while charging your mobile phone

Sanpadjud [pt], a blogger from Cape Verde, tips about a device that provides power to mobile phones while you cycle. “This gadget comes in handy for those who, like me,...

Algeria, Unspoken Stories

Salim Bachi reviews Algérie, histoires à ne pas dire (Algeria, Unspoken Stories), a controversial 2007 film by Jean Piere-Lledo about the Algerian War. Of public reaction to the film, which...

Algerian writer Salim Bachi launches blog

Kangni Alem announces a new blog by Algerian writer Salim Bachi [Fr].

Tunisia, 47th most peaceful country

Tunisia is the 47th most peaceful country in the world, according to the Global Peace Index, Zizou from Djerba writes [Fr].

Japan: Experiences at IDAHO

On the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), Japanese LGBT communities organized several events and street activities in several cities across the country. With a slogan of “Yes to sexual diversity”...

Myanmar: U.N. leader speech

Ashin Mettacara posts the speech delivered by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who visited Yangon, Myanmar this week. Excerpt of the speech: “I saw the saddest things: homes and villages destroyed,...

Malaysia loses to Singapore on island dispute

The International Court of Justice has ruled in favor of Singapore in its 29-year dispute with Malaysia over a tiny uninhabited island. Blogger saif2020 comments: “So, Singapore gets the prize...

The Burma Daily Online

Copies of the The Burma Daily were confiscated in Cambodia. But articles of the paper can be accessed online.

Vesak Day in Malaysia and Thailand

Vesak Day is the most holy time in the Buddhist Calendar. saengthai writes about Vesak Day activities in Thailand and Dhamma Delights blogs about Vesak Day in Malaysia

Indonesia: Fuel price protests

Papernas discussed the fuel protests in Indonesia. Hardship Posting notes the protest action coincides with the recent 10th anniversary of the riots which tore Jakarta apart ten years ago. Bellamy...

Indonesia: 100th year of of “Kebangkitan Nasional”

q-harukichi is not so optimistic as Indonesia celebrates the 100th year of “Kebangkitan Nasional” which initiated Indonesia's journey to independence.

Peru: Little Coverage About Languages Day

Isabel Guerra of Palabras Van y Vienen [es] writes that very little was written by Peruvian bloggers about Languages Day held last month.

Peru: Too Much Media Attention Given to Tula Rodríguez

De La Selva Su Web [es] is repulsed by the excess attention given by the media (including blogs) to the pregnancy of Tula Rodríguez, a well-known model and host on...

Brazil: Can the Amazon problem be solved with new management?

Changing the command in a Brazilian Ministry used to be a domestic affair, but the resignation of the renowned rainforest defender Marina Silva from the Environmental Ministry has sparked global...

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