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14 August 2008

Stories from 14 August 2008

Georgia: Videos of Journalists Under Attack in Gori

The blog From the Frontline posted several videos showing two different reporters being shot (first one here, second here), a team of Turkish TV journalists under attack and a bombing...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko Accused of Russian Backing

Foreign Notes writes about accusations levelled against Ukrainian Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, that she has secured Russian backing to win the next presidential elections – a matter questioning whether Tymoshenko's...

Georgia War: Following the Oil Lead

LJ user ve4nosti_sluga comments (RUS) on an op ed in the Washington Post and analyses the argument that the struggle control over energy played a role in the Russo-Georgian war,...

Georgia War: Critique of Russian “state propaganda”

LJ user beri_llii criticises (RUS) alleged Russian state propaganda during the conflict with Georgia and reviews some examples of lacking media objectivity and professionalism.

Georgia War: World Record in Genocide?

LJ user tulskiy reflects (RUS) on the 2,000 Ossetians that Russia claims Georgia killed as an act of genocide during recent conflict, puts the figure in proportion to the entire...

Ukraine: Dual Citizenship Check Due to Georgian War?

LJ user scherbin notes (RUS) that the chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament national security committee has proposed that authorities should check which people in the country has dual citizenship –...

Georgia, Russia: Political Spam

Tbilisi-based LJ user shupaka (Diana Petriashvili) has been getting lots of political spam on her ICQ account and a Russian social networking site she's a member of. Here's the most...

Belarus: Two Olympic Bronze Medals

The Being Had Times reported that Belarus has won two bronze medals in the Beijing Olympics so far, one in Greco-Roman by Mikhail Semenov and one in weightlifting by Anastasia...

Serbia: Solidarity for South Ossetia

Eric Gordy of East Ethnia has translated a “special message of brotherhood” for Serbia from the President of South Ossetia, published in the Serbian newspaper Glas gadosti. Byzantine Blog reports...

Palestine: Countdown for the War on Iran

Palestinian Haitham Sabbah predicts the countdown for the war on Iran has started – following news of a massive build up of naval forces in the Gulf. Sabbah urges his...

Jordan: 56-year-old Palestinian Paper

Jordanian Jazarah posts a photograph of the front page of a 56-year-old Palestinian newspaper.

Bangladesh: India takes the credit!

Ahmed Ferdous Bin Alam on the Indian media's perception of the Bangladeshi liberation in 1971.

Pakistan: Rain!

The rains have descended upon Lahore. Metroblogging Lahore shares photographs of water on the streets.

Jordan: Queen Rania's Video Campaign Ends

From Jordan, Nasimjo writes about the end of a video campaign led by Queen Rania of Jordan, aimed at dispelling stereotypes of Arabs.

Pakistan: Independence Day

On the occasion of Pakistan's Independence Day, the authors of Pakistaniat share what they think is the essence of the country.

Georgia War: Number of Dead in Tshkhinvali

Zhivye zapiski Antona Nosika comments on (RUS) the various figures – from tens to thousands – of casualties in Tshkhinvali, given by Russian officials.

Jordan: Boys, Girls and Facebook

Jordanian Sha3teely [ar] is annoyed of boys who tarnish the reputation of women on social networking sites like Facebook, once their relationship goes sour.

Russia-Georgia: Why Volunteer “Peacekeepers”?

LJ user aghayev wonders (RUS) why civilian volunteer hotheads were allowed to take part in battle on the Russian side of the conflict, if it was – as Moscow alleges...

Russia: The Beach Cossack Cometh

Carpetblogger writes about and reflects over the invasion of Russian holidaymakers to Turkish beach resorts such as Antalya.

Japan: Gaijin Stereotype Debate

Eric from Japan Probe opened a debate with another blogger Debito over the issue of Gaijin stereotype.

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