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15 December 2008

Stories from 15 December 2008

China: “08 Charter” Signers Arrested and Questioned by Police

Big Brother searching and questioning people involved in an collective appeal for democracy.

Ukraine: NATO; Crisis vs Luxury; Baba Paraska

A roundup of Ukrainiana‘s December posts: Ukraine and NATO; the math of the Russian-Ukrainian relations; ex-defense minister on “martial economic law”; Ukrainian PM's Chanel necklace and the First Lady's Chanel...

Brazil: Manifesto For The Immediate Release of Graffiti Painter

While a police officer who mistakenly killed a boy of just three has been acquitted of murder, a graffiti painter arrested on October 26 for spraying the walls of the...

Russia: December History Highlights

Some of the Russian/Soviet history December highlights at De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis: Birobidzhan demographics; Cherubina de Gabriak and the duel between Maximilian Voloshin and Nikolay Gumilyov; Vladimir Gilyarovsky; the...

Armenia: Opposition Trial

Unzipped comments on news that seven prominent opposition member including one former foreign minister and three MPs are due to go on trial in Yerevan later this week charged with...

Maldives: Presence in Flickr

Unique Maldives is a Flickr group dedicated to images of or from Maldives only. So far it has more than 1100 members and more than 17000 photograph entries. Similar groups...

Bhutan: A Member Of Parliament Blogs

Tshering Tobgay, a Member of Parliament of Bhutan and the leader of the opposition party, writes about the Folk Life Festival in Punakha in his blog.

Israel: No Limit Texas Dreidel

My Right Word explains the rules for No Limit Texas Dreidel, combines the traditional dreidel game with Texas Hold'em poker.

Malawi: Murderous Thanksgiving, AIDS Day and crossing the Zimbabwean border

Victor Kaonga highlights a few posts from blogs about Malawi: an expat Thanksgiving, World Aids Day and a long bus trip from Malawi to South Africa with an interesting border...

Israel: Chrismukkah

Jewlicious comments on the new interfaith phenomena of Chrismukkah (a combination of Christmas and Hanukkah) that “is supposed to be a warm event that celebrates tolerance and diversity, but all...

Saudi Arabia: What Women Can Do

American Bedu starts a list of what Saudi women can and can not do.

Egypt: Reaction to Mexico's Playboy Magazine

Zeinobia from the Egyptian Chronicles is equally offended by the Mexican version of Playboy and its decision to publish photos of a nude woman portraying the Virgin Mary.

Bahrain: A Near Death Experience

“When I felt sand splatter on me I remember thinking that this was more serious than just a tip to the side. This was it. I was gone. I was...

Cuba: We Shall Overcome

Cuban bloggers all link to video of what they say is Generation Y‘s “call to action to all bloggers, a plea for solidarity with the ‘embryonic’ Cuban blogosphere.”

North Africa: Regarding the Shoe Tossing

The Moor Next Door deconstructs the cultural implications of having a pair of shoes thrown at you: “In either case, the insult is obvious: Few people of any culture would...

UAE: Hip Hop Documentary Opens

The Palestinian music documentary “Slingshot Hip Hop” opens in Dubai according to Bataranzi.

Turkey: The New “Old” Turks

Talk Turkey presents the faces of the youngest member of the Ottoman Dynasty.

Iraq: Throwing Shoes at the President Kurdish-style

In response to the recent throwing of shoes at US President Bush by an Iraqi journalist, Kurdish blogger Rasti adds the following suggestion: “If it had been a Kurdish mother...

Cyprus: Banning Turkish Placenames in GPS Systems

The Cyprus government is currently attempting to ban GPS systems that use Turkish place names in the Turkish-occupied Northern Cyprus, Homeboy Media News reports: The Ministry of Education and Culture...

Sri Lanka: Capturing Killinochchi

Ajith P. Perera at Dare To Be Different criticizes the Sri Lankan Army's ongoing efforts to gain control in Killinochchi and warns Sri Lankans of dire consequences.

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