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18 June 2009

Stories from 18 June 2009

Bangladesh: Daylight Saving Time

The Bangladesh government has decided to implement daylight savings for the first time starting midnight on Friday, June 19, 2009. Expat blogger Estelle Visagie wonders how the people of Bangladesh...

India: Failure Is Not An Option

India, the defending champion, was out of this year's Twenty20 World Cup cricket tournament early. No wonder the cricket crazy nation is buzzing with the discussion “what went wrong”. Blogbharti...

Iran: Comparisons and Scenarios

Balkans via Bohemia looks at how the events in Iran “would play out vis a vis other successful and unsuccessful revolutions in the past two decades,” including those in Serbia,...

Bolivia: Warnings of Scams in El Alto

Falling victim to scams in Bolivia is not uncommon. Attempts to swindle people out of money come in all shapes and sizes, and often come at times when people are...

Iran: Green Silent Protest Movement in photos

Protesters all over Iran continue their demonstrations against the June 12 presidential election result that declared Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the winner. Supporters of Ahmadinejad's challenger, Mir Hussein Mousavi, and many Iranians who profess...

Bahrain: Ahmadinejad, For And Against

Bahrain has many historical and cultural links to Iran. A number of Bahrainis (both Shi'a and Sunnis) have Persian roots and speak Persian, and many of Bahrain's Shi'a community regularly...

Iran: The Power of Allaho Akbar

Jadi tweeted that this night the power of Allaho Akbar [God is Great] and Down With Dictator is at least tripled! At night people shout Allaho-Akbar from their rooftops to...

Iran: CNN website filtered

IranRiggedElect tweeted that CNN website was filtered in Iran.

Arab World: “Iran is a Democratic Dictatorship”

Reactions continue to pour across the Arab world over developments in Iran, in the aftermath of the country's presidential elections which saw Mahmoud Ahmedinejad winning a second term, with 66...

Iraq: Getting ID Badges

Writing at Baghdad Observer journalist Mike Tharp describes the ritual he went through at the International Zone in Baghdad to get his “U.S. military ID badges so we could be...

Iran:'Some posters and slogans’

Nikooonnevesht has published several posters in English for Friday's protest demonstration.

Philippines: Word of the year

Morofilm is nominating the word “scripted” as the word of the year in the Philippines.

Iran: Electronic Sit-in In Solidarity with Iranians

An electronic Sit-in solidarity action was launched to support the large numbers of Iranian people who have been taking to the streets since June 13, 2009 to claim their right...

Lebanon: Bloggers React to Iran Crisis

Only a week after its own tight elections, Lebanese bloggers have been intently watching the fallout from Iran's disputed polls. The turmoil in Iran - a key power broker in...

Bermuda: Another Protest Planned

Many Bermudian bloggers plan to attend a new protest against Premier Brown's decision to accept former Guantanamo Bay detainees into the island.

Trinidad & Tobago: Tecia's Body Found

Trinidad and Tobago News Blog and The Trini Outlaw report on the discovery of the body of a ten-year-old girl who had gone missing last week.

Cuba: Lessons from Iran

Havana-based blogger Generation Y thinks that “what is happening in Iran and its dissemination through the Internet is a lesson for Cuban bloggers.”

Barbados: Illegal Immigration

“Illegal immigrants have rights too”: Bajan Dream Diary discusses the issue in light of the country's recent move to tighten its immigration policy.

Guyana: Blackout Stimulus Package?

“People across the country are cussing bitterly about the almost nationwide blackouts which Guyanese are suffering on a daily basis”: Imran Khan thinks that “there is serious economics behind it...

South Africa: Bafana needed Bernard Parker

The Supersport commentator and blogger, Mlambo, writes about the Confederations Cup 2009 in South Africa: “The new no 17 Bernard Parker’s 20th minute goal and 12 minutes later dazzling run...

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