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9 July 2008

Stories from 9 July 2008

Russia: The Day of Family, Love and Fidelity

Russia's got a new holiday: the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity, celebrated on July 8. Translated below is a holiday post by Moscow-based LJ user eprst2000 - a post...

Armenia: Political Football

Unzipped comments on an opinion piece by Armenia's new president published by the Wall Street Journal in which Serge Sargsyan hopes that September's Armenia-Turkey football World Cup qualifying match in...

Jamaica: Why I Blog

In a passionate post, Jamaican blogger Geoffrey Philp describes the five top reasons he blogs.

Guyana: Carifesta X

Signifyin’ Guyana looks beyond the challenges of life in Guyana, and celebrates Caribbean women writers, as she prepares for the regional cultural festival, Carifesta.

Hong Kong: Sexy Photo Victim

A Hong Kong netizen uploaded photos from the Edison Chan sexy photogate to an overseas server and linked it back to local forum was sentence to three weeks detention without...

South Korea: Anti Lee Myungbak Movement

Newcham has written up a most elaborated report on the South Korean anti Lee Myungbak movement.

Bahrain: Pictures from Budapest

Bint Battuta in Bahrain shares with us some of the pictures she clicked while touring Budapest, Hungary.

Bahrain: Smart Cars..Stupid Owners

Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif points us to smart cars … with what he described as stupid owners. Click here to find out why.

Bahrain: Tying the Knot

Bahraini blogger Mohammed Al Maskati is tying the knot — but keeping the details away from his blog.

India: Angry Hindus

Indian Muslims Blog on the concept of an “Angry Hindu” who complains when concessions are made for Muslims on religious grounds, not quite realizing that Hindus receive similar concessions as...

Sri Lanka: TV SouthAsia

Moving Images, Moving People on a collaborative venture of commercial broadcasters in five countries of South Asia.

Bangladesh: E-Book on National Security Council

Drishtipat Writers’ Collective (DWC), a writers’ group on Bangladesh, publishes an e-book on the prospect of National Security Council in Bangladesh. More at Unheard Voices.

Pakistan: Biofuel and Food crisis

The Pakistani Spectator on biofuel being on the of reasons for the worldwide food crisis.

Japan: Bloggers on food crisis feast, G8 over Skype?

The G8 Summit at Toyako, Hokkaido, ended on June 9th after three days of meetings, leaving a bitter aftertaste for some bloggers in Japan. Many questioned the high cost of...

Cuba: The US and Cuban Oil

An article on negotiations between Brazil's Petrobras and Cuba prompts The Cuban Triangle to consider the implications of oil exploration in Cuba's Gulf reserves.

Trinidad & Tobago: Support for Mugabe

Ramblings and Reason comments on a roadside sign in Trinidad that salutes Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe.

Touring Libyan Blogs: Summer, Diplomacy, Data Protection and the Right to Privacy

The sprawling summer days in Libya have kicked in fast bringing with them the beach season, which for me carries wafts of childhood holiday memories and funnily enough watermelons. As...

Palestine: Murder or terror rampage?

"Only Arabs are terrorists" reads the subject heading on a Palestine's blog, referring to the headlines such as "Bulldozer terror rampage in Jerusalem" splashed across Israeli and foreign newspapers after...

Barbados: Abuse or Discipline?

Bajan Global Report quotes from an educator to make the case for retaining corporal punishment in Barbados schools.

Myanmar: Alter charges against blogger Nay Phone Latt

Mizzima news reported that the charges to blogger Nay Phone Latt was altered and a new charge has been applied. “Under section 32(b) of the Video Act, he is facing...

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