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11 June 2008

Stories from 11 June 2008

Armenia: Geopolitics, Opposition Protests & War

The Armenaker Kamilion comments on the opinion of a senior radical opposition leader in Armenia that renewed fighting with Azerbaijan over Nagorno Karabakh might be one way for the authorities...

Kuwait: Female Ministers Must Cover Up!

Intlxpatr, an expatriate living in Kuwait, reports that an Islamic MP has requested Parliament to ban female ministers not wearing the Islamic headscarf, the Hijab, from entering Parliament.

Iraq: University Warning to Female Students

Iraqi blogger Abbas Hawazin comments on a ruling by an Iraqi university which had issued a warning to female students not to dress up provocatively.

Saudi Arabia: Celebrating Life

Saudi PhD student Hala, who lives in the US, attended the Celebrate your Life conference, which attracted a line up of writers and thinkers.

Blogger witnesses whales beaching in Madagascar

The mass stranding of at least one hundred melon-headed whales were reported in the mangrove of Antsohihy Bay (Northwest region of Madagascar) in the first week of June. Harinjaka and...

Uganda: Media crackdown

Moses Paul writes about media crackdown in Uganda: “Government has set up a special ministerial taskforce in what appears another move by the state to muzzle the media. This is...

Zimbabwe: Operation pull down your satellite dish

The ruling party in Zimbabwe hates satellite dishes!:”The Zimbabwean government has announced the beginning of yet another operation designed to oppress the people of Zimbabwe. Under Operation Dzikisai Madhishi (Operation...

Ethiopia: Ogaden, Ethiopia's Darfur?

Dr. Ethiopia blogs about Ethiopia's troubled Ogaden region: “Modern Ogaden is a place where its people are being used as target practice for Ethiopians soldiers. A place where journalists are...

Bahrain: Letter from Jail

Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam [Ar] has received a letter from jailed fellow blogger Abdulla Mohsen. Mohsen has been in prison since the end of last year – on charges which...

South Korea: A Million People Protest

Matt puts together photos of the June 10 million people candle night vigil against the importation of unsafe U.S beef [zh].

Bahrain: Thoughts on the F1

Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif shares his thoughts on incidents which happened at the Formula One Race held in Canada over the weekend.

Algeria: Tragic Attacks

“The tragic attacks that took place in Algiers this week were surely aimed at debasing the prestige of the Algerian government, which is preparing to receive Mediterranean representatives and which...

Iraq: A Special Imam

Iraqi Abbas Hawazin writes about a clergyman with special characteristics, in charge of a mosque in the Green Zone.

The myriad voices of Pakistani blogosphere

Pakistan's growing blogosphere presents a kaleidoscope of the complex, contradictory developments within the country. The country is in the grip of a major movement for upholding the rule of law....

Bhutan: The Communists

Freedom in Bhutan on the trend of communists taking power in South Asia.

China: Hepatitis B Forum

Dupola introduces a Hepatitis B Forum for patients to share their experience and defend their rights. Unfortunately the forum has been blocked by the Great Fire Wall.

Madagascar: why is Africa deprived of the UEFA European Cup ?

While the football world is enjoying the UEFA European Football Championship, many countries in Africa are restricted to watching 8 tournament games. Jentilisa, blogging from Madagascar, explains that the number...

Tunisia: Protestor Killed in Clashes with Police

Tunisian Annaqued [Ar] republishes a human rights communique protesting the death of a demonstrator during a stand off with police in the Rudayef protests, which have been going on since...

Egypt: The Diet of a Cairo Family

Zeinobia, from Egypt, sheds light on a newspaper report on the food consumed by a Cairo family in a week.

Iraq: Secret Peace Deal

“A secret deal being negotiated in Baghdad would perpetuate the American military occupation of Iraq indefinitely, regardless of the outcome of the US presidential election in November,” concludes Iraqi blogger...

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