Stories from 7 July 2008
Via Veni Markovski, a link to a Bulgarian-language blog of Bojidar Antonov, who has recently finished a 30-day, 1,500-kilometer run across Bulgaria. (An intro in English is here.)
Srebrenica Genocide Blog writes about chemical weapons allegedly used against Srebrenica civilians and about the obscene graffiti left by the Dutch troops stationed at the UN base in Potocari.
Hans Stege of Kremlin, Inc is trying to figure out who's behind “a mysterious Austrian investment firm called Integrum Technologies [that is] involved in the controversial Vanco Black Sea offshore project.”
FP's Passport writes about the ongoing TNK-BP scandal and new charges against Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Eternal Remont comments on the recent hackers’ attack on 300 Lithuanian web sites that were defaced with Soviet symbols and anti-Lithuanian slogans.
Leopolis writes about Poland's refusal to host the U.S. missile defense shield: “According to Republican adviser and historian Edward Lutwak, ‘the government of the Republic of Poland by rejecting the US offer forfeited a valuable partner that would protect it against Russia. It is an elementary mistake.’ Such talk will...
Darkness at Noon writes about change in Belarus – “the kind that the cashier gives back at the store.”
Copydude recommends Lara Vapnyar's fiction: “In ‘Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love‘ you can taste the lives and longings of Russian emigres in America. If you’ve ever lived abroad, you can relate to the theme easily.”
These last few weeks there was no distinct event that captured the attention of the Sudanese blogosphere. So, what I have here for you today is a nice and simple roundup of random posts from Sudanese blogs. Let's get started, shall we? Amjad, who is now currently studying in the...
Yagoob asks why needy Bahraini families have not received the financial support they were promised six months ago that was aimed at protecting them against inflation.
Redbelt argues that Bahrainis always refuse to take responsibility for their problems, and prefer to blame external factors.
Circles Robinson Online joined two Fourth of July celebrations in Havana, and finds history and culture make for a closer relationship than one would expect between Cuba and the US.
Footloose citizen reporter Zuola has said [zh] he's going to be there, religious extremists are going to be there, foreign media seem to be looking for local stringers, and cutting-edge web 2.0 companies are so convinced that something worth vlogging will happen during next month's Beijing Olympic Games that they're...
'Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, what intoxicating words! So why is there still so much animosity between China and France?'
The Pakistani Spectator on a series of bomb blasts in Karachi a short while ago.
Pak Tea House on yet another suicide bomb attack in Islamabad.
An email forward with photographs of weddings of the sons of the Pakistani Prime Minister the Iranian President (Ahmadinejad) has A Jaywalker's Diary thinking.
Bangladesh From Our View on the nagging problem of load-shedding and electricity outages.
Mohammed Omer is a 24-year-old journalist from Rafah, on the Gaza Strip. He was recently awarded the Martha Gellhorn Award for outstanding journalism, but upon returning to Gaza, was detained by Israeli officials and beaten. Jillian York shares his story.
The View from Fez is arguably the most popular English-language blog in Morocco, and one which is oft-quoted on Global Voices. Since its inception in 2005, the blog has had over 400,000 visitors from all over the world; they come to learn about Fez, be entertained, and live vicariously through...
The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) announced that a massacre had occurred on July 5 at the Sadnaya military prison, west Damascus. At least 25 detainees had been killed by the Syrian police, according to SHREC that received phone calls from inside the prison during the massacre. The detainees started...