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24 July 2008

Stories from 24 July 2008

Palestine: Left behind by Obama

As US presidential hopeful Barack Obama wraps up a tour of Israel and Palestine, newspaper headlines all over the world are fixated on the Senator's attention to Israel...and lack of...

French Ambassador expelled from Madagascar because he was bad luck?

Malagasy and French netizens debate the French Ambassador's expulsion from Madgascar. Was it a matter of superstition?

Latvia: Arnis Balcus’ Photoblog

Arnis Balcus has started a Latvia photoblog: “Here I want to display my findings because the things that interest me are very often taken for granted and passed away unnoticed....

China: Olympic blog shutdown continues

One of China's oldest blog service providers, Sohoxiaobao, has been kept shut down for a week already and looks to stay that way until the Beijing Olympics wrap up in...

Serbia: Belgrade Street Art

Belgrade street art photos – at Transgresor blog.

Armenia: Bloggers Attend Presidential Press Conference

On 21 July at a news conference held at the presidential palace to mark the 100th day of the new president's term in office, two bloggers were invited to attend...

China: Police Olympics guide to stopping “illegal news coverage”

How many times has the BOCOG promised that foreign reporters will be given full reign to interview and report during the Olympics Games? Davesgonechina at Mutant Palm looks at the...

Upcoming tech conferences on Africa

White African informs about 5 upcoming conferences around technology or internet issues in Africa.

Kenya: Kwani Lit Fest and foreign correspondents

Bankelele describes the first session of the Kwani Literary Festival in Nairobi that started Wednesday night, with the title “How foreign correspondents have formed the literary image of Africa”.

China: (Not) welcoming George Bush to the Olympics

You've probably already heard that American president George W. Bush will be attending next month's Olympic Games in Beijing, but have you checked to see if you'll be sitting next...

Pakistan: Back Home

Deadpan Thoughts on returning to Pakistan after a stint abroad for education.

India: To Jaipur

Try the Chai goes to Jaipur, India and describes the place known as the “Pink City”.

India, Pakistan: Going to India

Ramblings goes to India, and has a wonderful and unique post on the Pakistani perspective.

Pakistan: Who is the Middle Class?

Five Rupees ponders on who can be classified as middle class in Pakistan.

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Track & Field

Raw Politics…Jamaica Style! writes a detailed post about the Track and Field component of the upcoming Olympic Games.

Cuba: Glorious Future?

Both Child of the Revolution and Ninety miles away…in another country take issue with a series of articles in the Christian Science Monitor speculating about Cuba's economic future: “It is...

Jamaica, Haiti: Political Analysis

In examining the state of Jamaican politics, My View of JamDown from Up So notices some similarities to Haiti.

Haiti: Political Persecution reports that The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has denounced “the political persecution that Yvon Neptune, a former Prime Minister of Haiti, has endured at the hands of the...

Jamaica: Crime Plan

As the Prime Minister announces new measures to deal with crime, Jamaica and the World wonders “if they will make any difference at all…”

China: Baidu and Music Industry

DANWEI reprinted an article from Music 2.0 blog on Baidu's strategy in conquering the music industry.

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