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17 June 2009

Stories from 17 June 2009

Egypt: Friends in Jerusalem

Egyptian Leftist [Ar] introduces us to two of his friends, who live in Jerusalem.

Qatar: Log Book for Bar Patrons

Paraglider, at the UAE Community Blog, reports: “The Qatar Tourism and Exhibition Authority and Ministry of the Interior (!) requires that access to any bar shall be on production of...

Morocco: Local Elections Results

Writing at the Maghreb Politics Review, Alle updates us on the results of the Moroccan local council elections.

Morocco: Lost Affection with the Silver Screen

Collective blog The View from Fez reports on the dramatic decrease in the number of movie theatres in Morocco and their shrinking audiences. “In a country of more than 30...

UK: Romanians Attacked in Belfast

LimbicNutrition Weblog writes about violence against Romanian immigrants in Belfast.

Pakistan: Chinese And Japanese Characters On Public Transport

Doodh Patti notices that “over the past few years, Chinese and Japanese characters have increasingly appeared on Pakistani public transport as decorations.”

Bhutan: Unmatchable Rural Hospitality

Dorji Wangchuk is amazed by the hospitality of the people from the rural areas of Bhutan and proposes that the urban Bhutanese should find some ways to reciprocate that gesture...

Iran:'Football players support protest movement’

IranRiggedelect twittered that BBC reported that ‘six members of the Iranian football team have used a televised match to protest about the presidential election result. They were wearing green wristbands,...

Iran: Islamist bloggers react to protest movement

As protests grow in Iran against the June 12 presidential election results that declare Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the winner, some Islamist bloggers explain why they believe his opponent Mir Hussein Mousavi...

Costa Rica: Chairs, Posters, and Lamps on Exhibit

A curious collection of chairs, posters, and lamps called 300% Spanish Design, is currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in San José, Costa Rica.. The...

Bermuda: Guantanamo Protest

As Bermudians continue to react - unfavourably for the most part - to their government's acceptance of former Guantanamo Bay detainees as full citizens of the tiny island, bloggers comment...

China: Missiles threaten Taiwan and more

The Taiwan Link looks at China's Anti-ship Ballistic Missiles and the threat they pose to Taiwan. The Far-Eastern Sweet Potato looks at the missiles and China's second-generation nuclear-powered submarines. Both...

Pakistan: Volunteers For IDPs in Swat Region

Chowrangi blog calls for coordination and collaboration between volunteers engaged in the relief works for the IDPs of Swat and Malakand in Pakistan.

Turks & Caicos: Battle with Britain

Following allegations of corruption in the Turks and Caicos, Repeating Islands reports that ”the court of appeal in London is considering a last minute application from the former prime minister...

Trinidad & Tobago: Creative Prosperity

Repeating Islands highlights the wonderfully creative animation by Trinidadian artist Wendell Mc Shine, which he produced for a new music video.

India: Mob Justice

I love life… so I explore thinks that “mob justice may not be correct or fair, but it is effective and efficient”, especially in the context of corruption in the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Smelter & Democracy

As a legal ruling causes construction on the proposed Alutrint aluminium smelter to come to a halt, This Beach Called Life comments: “This case is destined to go to the...

Guyana: Domestic Violence Tweets

Signifyin’ Guyana republishes an interesting Twitter conversation with fellow bloggers about domestic violence.

Iran: Revolutionary Guard cautions bloggers

According to Guardian, Iran's Revolutionary Guard said through the state news service that Iranian websites and bloggers must remove any materials that “create tension”, or else they would face legal...

lran: Tohidloo, reformist blogger arrested

Somayeh Tohidloo, a female reformist blogger was arrested. As protest against Iranian presidential election grows, Iranian authorities arrested several political activists. recently she and a couple of bloggers organized an...

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