7 July 2008

Stories from 7 July 2008

Poland, U.S.: Missile Shield Opposition

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...

U.S.: Lara Vapnyar's Fiction

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.”

A Sudanese Touristic Destination and Sudanese-American Soccer

  7 July 2008

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...

Cuba: Ties with the US

  7 July 2008

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.

China: Citizen journalists prepare for the Olympics

  7 July 2008

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...

Pakistan: Comparing Weddings

  7 July 2008

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.

Morocco: An Interview with Sandy McCutcheon

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...

Syria: Police Kill 25 in Sednaya Massacre

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...