Stories from 12 June 2009
Several reformist news sites such as Norouznews were filtered today. At the same time international media reports a huge turn out in Iranian presidential election where a reformist candidate, Mir Hussein Mousavi, is considered President Ahmadinejad's main challenger.
Twitterer Omar 2312 has photos of the marches of support in Lima, Peru for those in the Amazon region caught up in the conflict with the police. Juan Arellano of Globalizado [es] has photos of the heavy police presence that were closing off streets in response to these mobilizations.
Natasha Burge, who blogs at The Voracious Vegan, is excited about moving from Bahrain to live on the Saudi Aramco compound in Dhahran.
Bermudian bloggers are up in arms over the country's controversial decision to grant permission for four detaineees of Guantanamo Bay to resettle in the tiny isle.
Sorge reports on the new high-profile corruption scandal in Kazakhstan around the country's KazAtomProm, the largest strategic state-owned enterprise of Kazakhstan.
Juldyz Almatbayeva interviews an enigmatic beauty of Kazakhstani show-business Dilnaz Akhmadiyeva – a singer and producer with the plans of conquering Western audience.
Dina reports that the England national football team’s arrival to Almaty, Kazakhstan, brought obvious excitement, but the final score was below expectations of the fans.
According to Elena, military's PR office for the U.S. Manas Airbase in Kyrgyzstan believes joining to the Twitter social network will help the world to know more about the base’s goings on
Elena says that continuing attacks on journalists in Kyrgyzstan have intensified in recent weeks, while investigation efforts obviously are not sufficient enough.
Lahore Metblogs reports that today a suicide blast at Jamia Naeemia Mosque situated in Garhi Shahu area of Lahore killed 4 people and injured 8 people.
Joshua Foust reports that a Tajik citizen was gunned down and beaten by Uzbek border security agents in Syr Darya Oblast in Uzbekistan.
Joshua Foust analyzes the news about Iranian weapons for the Taliban in western Afghanistan, and reflects whether it is a deliberate policy or a coincidental or rogue activity within southeastern Iran.
Elina Galperin reports on several most recent problems on Uzbekistan’s border with other Ferghana Valley neighbors.
The Humanitarian Chronicle publishes a report from an anonymous writer who visited some camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in northern Sri Lanka. Accompanying with these pictures the author portrays the grief and lack of hope of the IDPs.
“Haitians are passionate, intelligent, dynamic. Artistic and creative”: The Haitian Queen explains why she chose her blogging moniker.
“The transformation of the Dominican Republic from a producer of low-grade cacao…to a powerhouse in the production of high quality organic cocoa has been one of the most remarkable agricultural developments of the last three decades in the Caribbean”: Repeating Islands has the delicious details.
The Rational Fool posts a list of hilarious solutions to tackle the eve teasing problem in India.
Rights Action Group T&T republishes a letter to the editor regarding an “imbalanced” news report claiming that an injured baby died as a result of the smelter protests, while This Beach Called Life concocts an imaginary conversation about the protest action between the Prime Minister and Attorney General.
Abeng News Magazine reports that Jamaica's Usain Bolt has been voted World Sportsman of the Year.
Bahraini blogger Mohammed AlMaskati writes, “Forgive me, for I am an Arab“.
Belgraded comments on the Ratko Mladic videos recently aired on Bosnian TV.