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5 July 2009

Stories from 5 July 2009

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Teenage bloggers meet

Teenage bloggers from #Armenia and #Azerbaijan have met in the U.S as part of the DOTCOM project. Follow their adventures and activities at DOTCOM: PH International or on Twitter at...

Iraq – Sovereignty?

"It is like deja-vu all over again. How many times will the media declare Iraqi Sovereignty and us bloggers are expected to stand up and respectfully applaud?" writes Salam Adil...

Uruguay: One Year Anniversary of Knitting Club

The Uruguayan Knitters Club [es] recently celebrated its first anniversary and Topita celebrates with pictures of some of the finished projects made by club members [es].

Paraguay: The Passing of “Píter”

Peter Balbuena or also simply known as “Píter” recently passed away in Paraguay. He was a tireless advocate and activist for LGBT rights in that country. Marta Escurra of Con...

Paraguay: Health Park in Asunción

Muna Annahas discovers the Parque de la Salud (Health Park) in Asunción, Paraguay, which is a open space for residents to exercise and to be surrounded by nature.

Azerbaijan: Canine reflections

Scary Azeri in Suburbs features a special guest post from her Baku-born Rottweiler who compares life as a dog in the United Kingdom with that of Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan: Alphabet(s)

In Mutatione Fortitudo laments the state of the Azerbaijani alphabet and the various changes it has seen since the 1920s.

Armenia: Rock ‘n Roll kitchen

Global Voices Online's Caucasus Editor pays a visit to Armenia's second largest city of Gyumri where he interviews a member of the country's most well-known rock band. The post also...

Israel: Keeping Cool in the Jerusalem Heat

Jerusalemite offers tips for how to stay cool in the summer heat. They include: “If your skin is any lighter than the fuul on your hummus (not a scientific gauge),...

Palestine: Dealing With Settler Attacks

Israeli human rights activist Joseph Dana reports on a visit to the southern Hebron Hills, accompanying local Palestinian sheep herders to their lands near the illegal settlement of Maon –...

Bahrain: A Different Version Of Events

Some days ago it was reported that a group of Emirati visitors were attacked in Bahrain; they were later visited by the Prime Minister. However Hussain Ghuloom believes the story...

Brazil: The Navigation System for Visually Impaired People

“Three young guys from Brazil had developed “a navigation system for visually impaired people” with mobile phones & gps”, Mobile WebTV Live Broadcast reports. See the videos.

Japan: Amano elected as IAEA chief, some doubts

Lawyer and blogger raymiyatake expresses his doubts [ja] over the election of Japanese diplomat Yukiya Amano as director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). First, he says, Amano was...

Japan: Eight endangered languages in the Japanese archipelago

In February UNESCO presented the Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger, giving an accurate and worrying description of the languages considered endangered (about 2,500). Among these eight belong to...

Armenia: Fugitive newspaper editor detained, starts tweeting

Tzitzernak2 posts a video of fugitive newspaper editor and opposition activist Nikol Pashinian turning himself in after a more than a year on the run following last year's post-election unrest...

Armenia: Georgian controversy

Nazarian comments on the recent visit by Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili to Armenia. The blog says that nationalist forces in the country have every right to be angered by the...

Brazil: Coffee and Milk, or Water and Vinegar?

Adventures of a Gringa uploads a series of University of Sao Paulo's documentaries about the politics of race in Brazil: Coffee and milk, or water and vinegar? “The documentary tries...

Iran: Stand by me

Ianyan reports on the recording of a song sung in English and Farsi to show solidarity with the Iranian people. The blog notes that joining Jon Bon Jovi for the...

India: Rain In Mumbai

Charukesi at A Time To Reflect posts some pictures of rain soaked Mumbai. She comments: “I love the rains in Bombay, the clogged roads, the wet clothes, the potholes, the...

Iran:The head of Judiciary targets hostile websites

According to news sites “the head of Iran's judiciary called on Sunday for the prosecution of people working for increasingly influential anti-establishment satellite TV channels and websites.”

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