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27 June 2008

Stories from 27 June 2008

The Balkans: Michael J. Totten's Travelogue

Michael J. Totten of Middle East Journal writes about and posts photos from his recent trip through the Balkans (93 comments); LimbicNutrition Weblog posts his response to Totten.

Russia: Blog Roundup

Russia blogs roundup – at Siberian Light.

Russia: Media on the eXile

Sean's Russia Blog reviews media coverage of the “eXile Affair.”

Russia: Euro 2008

Ger Clancy, aka The Irishman, is guestblogging at Sean's Russia Blog about the Russian football team's performance at Euro 2008 – here and here.

Russia: Dostoevsky Museums

Josefina of Russian Blog visits Dostoevsky Museum in Moscow – and writes briefly about the other six, in St. Petersburg, Staraya Russa, Darovoye, Novokuznetsk, Omsk, and Semipalatinsk.

U.S., Russia: Satender Singh Murder Trial Update

Moscow Through Brown Eyes posts an update on the Satender Singh murder trial in northern California: “a deadlock on the major hate-crime charge and two convictions on misdemeanor charges of...

Russia: Yavlinsky Steps Down

Grigory Yavlinsky steps down as Yabloko Party's leader – “a bigger deal in the international press than in Russian papers,” FP's Passport reports.

Belarus: Food

Darkness at Noon writes about Belarusian cuisine.

Russia, Ukraine: Energy Issues

Kremlin.Inc posts his presentation on Ukraine's energy policy; Robert Amsterdam writes on Gazprom and Anatoly Chubais.

Shhh… The Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2008 Has Begun

If it's quiet on Global Voices the next couple of days, it's because we've transported around 80 of our editors, authors, and translators to Budapest, Hungary for a Summit about...

Angola: Photo reportage by a reader

JotaCê Carranca [pt] blogs some interesting pictures sent by a reader of the blog, first a creative wooden vehicle which looks like a bike found in the streets of Bocoio,...

Palestine: Visiting Arafat's Tomb

Fugitive Peace blogger Gideon Lichfield recently visited Arafat's tomb. He reports: “I paid my first visit to Yasser Arafat’s new mausoleum… It’s an austere, brilliant pearl incongruously plopped in the...

Israel: No Nuts for You!

Israel is the world's largest consumer of pistachio nuts, but recent reports reveal that illegal imports from Iran may be its primary source. Jewschool's Shalom Rav jokes: “Anyone with even...

Omani Blogger Passes Away

The Omani Blogging Community grieves over the sudden death of Omani Blogger Sleepless in Muscat.

Omani E-Transactions Law Issued

The first Oman law dealing with electronic transactions was passed recently. Blue Chi writes about why bloggers and webmasters should know what it says.

Palestine: She Shoots, She Scores

Muna Nawajaa has scored a victory for social justice. Using a camera given to her by B'Tselem's Shooting Back project, Palestinian Nawajaa recorded the masked beating of members of her...

Morocco: Shutting down Al Jazeera?

After a clash between protestors and police in Sidi Ifni lead to injuries and possible deaths, Al Jazeera issued a report at a news conference held by the Moroccan Human...

Israel: Drinking Tap Water Good For Your Health

“Drink tap water, trust me,” Amir Mizroch of Forecast Highs urges. “The desalination plant in Ashkelon… is one of the most technologically advanced facility of its kind in the world…...

Israel: Broken Truce Angers Israelis

Six days after Israeli and Palestinian forces brokered a ceasefire agreement, four kassam rockets fired from Gaza blasted the Western Negev. Islamic Jihad claimed credit for the attack, while Hamas,...

No More Highschool For Omani Blogger

Omani Blogger Abdullah has completed his high school exams and is back on the blogging scene. He has also posted a vlog to tell us how his exams went.

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