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25 June 2009

Stories from 25 June 2009

Pakistan: Escaping The Heat

Owais Mughal at All Things Pakistan posts pictures of Pakistanis beating the heat by swimming and jumping in canals highlighting how popular this activity is in Pakistan.

Bangladesh: In Solidarity For Freedom In Iran

Naeem Mohaiemen at Unheard Voices posts pictures of demonstrations in Bangladesh capital Dhaka asking for freedom of the caged democracy in Iran.

FSU: Soviet Toys

Photos of Soviet children's toys – at LJ user varjag_2007‘s blog (RUS).

India: Over-indebtedness And Microcredit

Siddhartha Chowdri at Center For Financial Inclusion Blog comments that over -indebtedness and borrower delinquency are to blame for failure of the Micro Finance Institution in the Indian states of...

Bangladesh: Does Qur’an really indicate big bang theory?

From Bangladesh Nirjhor Aloy discusses whether Qur’an really indicate big bang theory as claimed by some Islamic scholars.

Macedonia: Real Life Facebook Event

NGO Youth Educational Forum organized a “real life Facebook event” in Skopje as a creative reaction to the passivity and corruption of the official student organization at the largest state...

Ukraine: “Lady Ethnographer”

Maria Sonevytsky of My Simferopol Home writes on being a “lady ethnographer” in Ukraine and on xenophobia in Crimea: “Ukraine today is caught between two warring accounts of history, as...

Iran: Green Baloons

IranRiggedElect tweeted that “tomorrow, Friday, at 1pm people all over Iran [and outside] will be airing green baloons and make the sky GREEN.”

Cuba, U.S.A.: Missed Opportunity

Havana Times reports that U.S. President Barack Obama released a statement in which he said he hoped that all Cuban political prisoners would be released, but Uncommon Sense thinks that...

Colombia: Living with Flooding in Barranquilla

Barranquilla in Colombia is the most important coastal city with a distinct characteristic: no rainwater drainage systems, so whenever it rains, the whole city floods with dangerous fast running rivers...

Trinidad & Tobago: Police Station Murder

Trinidadian bloggers speak out about the country's latest killing – the shooting death of a woman while on the compound of a police station: This Beach Called Life: “No doubt...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Facebook Fiasco

Trinidadian blogger KnowProSE.com discovers that a “Jamaican politican could lose his post because of Facebook”.

Cuba: Unanswered Questions

“I am waiting for a clarification about why he hasn’t accepted Obama’s proposal for U.S. telecommunications companies to provide Internet to the Cuban people. I demand, like many around me,...

Bermuda, Cayman Islands: Look Who's Blogging

Bermudian Vexed Bermoothes is surprised to learn that “the Governor of the Cayman Islands has a blog.”

India: Crowdsourcing And Twitter

Indian Blogger Kiruba Shankar announces that he has started writing a book called ‘Crowdsourcing Tweet’. “In the true spirit of the book, 20% of tweets will be crowdsourced. An opportunity...

Iran: Art for protest's sake

Bloggers and citizen artists online have been creating designs and cartoons to add a touch of art to the insistent Iranian protest movement that has risen in response the June...

Palestine: How To Spend The Summer In Gaza

Gazan blogger Lina has made a video detailing the activities she has planned for this summer – because as she reminds us, “The siege which is being imposed made it...

Palestine: The Journey Of An Audio Recorder

In Gaza, Rami Almeghari has recorded an audio diary of the hurdles he faced when trying to receive a new audio recorder from the United States.

Palestine: Open Letter To President Obama

Members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams in the West Bank have posted an open letter to President Obama: “We ask you to demand that Israel stop its campaign of violence...

Palestine: Gaza Doctor Remembers His Daughters

Dr Izeldeen Abuelaish, who lost three daughters and his niece when the Israeli military shelled his house in Gaza in January, has set up a website in their memory.

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