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16 July 2008

Stories from 16 July 2008

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Anniversaries of Massacres

Every year, bloggers and journalists remind their readers of the tragic events that took place in Bratunac in 1992 and in Srebrenica in 1995. The truth is painful, but nobody...

Brazil: Calling for investigation into Brazilian Supreme Court

Hélio Paz [pt] calls everyone to be part of a peaceful rally for investigations into Gilmar Mendes, the president of the Brazilian Supreme Court, over allegations of corruption. “We will...

Morocco: The Hammam

In Search of Baraka… discusses the traditions of the Moroccan hammam.

France: Morrocan Woman Denied Citizenship

Blogger Sabria Jawhar writing for Arabisto comments on the recent French ruling denying citizenship to a Moroccan woman for wearing a “burqa”.

Turkey: Freedom Train

“My main objection is why the newspaper needs such a campaign,” writes Erkan's Field Diary in response to a recent “Freedom Train” campaign started by the Hürriyet newspaper to draw...

Bahrain: Anti-sectarianism initiative losing momentum?

Redbelt reports on a meeting hosted by a Bahraini newspaper with the aim of promoting a commitment to fight sectarianism and discrimination online – but with a low turnout by...

Zimbabwe: Slideshow to understand the crisis

DanHrstich posted a comprehensive presentation on Slideshare on the current crisis in Zimbabwe, especially interesting for those not familiar with the situation in the country.

African bloggers react to ICC charges against Sudanese President al-Bashir

Bloggers from around the world are reacting to the International Criminal Court's recent recommendation that Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir be charged with multiple counts of genocide, war crimes and...

Lebanon: Return of prisoners

Today was declared a public holiday in Lebanon, which is giving five of its citizens/fighters a hero’s welcome. These resistance fighters have just been released from Israeli prisons. The release...

Chile: Student throws water at the Minister of Education's face

In Chile, a student fed up with the repression and incarceration of participants in the protests against the new General Education Law (LGE) and the beatings and abuse sustained by...

Sri Lanka: Obama and the New Yorker cartoon

Going Global on the New Yorker cartoon that highlights the smear campaign against Obama.

Morocco: Bring on the Gnaoua!

Every year in June, thousands upon thousands of tourists from around the world and Moroccans from all over the country flock to Essaouira, a small coastal city about 200 kilometers...

Turkey is Typing…Terrorists and Other Threats to the Nation

The past two weeks have been tough for the Republic of Turkey as they have been dealing with enemies from within. On July 9th, a terrorist attack on the US...

Pakistan: The D8 Summit

The Pakistani Spectator on the D-8 summit, and the focus on food production and trade cooperation.

Palestine: Obama in the News

Presidential Candidate Barack Obama is making headlines this week in the Palestinian blogosphere: partly for his impending visit to the West Bank and partly for his turn on the cover...

India: Minority Educational Institutes

Reality Check India on the issue of reservations for students from minority communities in certain educational institutions.

Bangladesh: Students Unity Against Rapists

Unheard Voices on students protesting against sexual harassment in Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh being handed expulsion orders.

Sudan: Campaign to support the ICC's indictment

The Avaaz community blog informs of a recent ad campaign that they have just launched to support the International Criminal Court's indictment to Sudan's President Omar Al Bashir for genocide....

Saudi Arabia: Prize for new media announced

Saudi Jeans reports on the announcement of the Hadeel International Prize for New Media, established in memory of Saudi blogger Hadeel who recently passed away. The prize is an international...

Saudi Arabia: Keep out of my space!

Nzingha is used to people keeping a physical distance from each other in Saudi Arabia – but she says that in Bahrain those boundaries of personal space are not respected.

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