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29 August 2009

Stories from 29 August 2009

Russia: Satellite Pics of Traffic Jam Caused by Officials

LJ user travel_hunter (RUS) re-posts images of Yandex.ru maps showing an impressive amount of cars forced to wait until some high-ranking Russian officials pass an intersection in Moscow. LJ user...

Russia: Two Photos of Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam

LJ user drugoi visits Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric dam, posts two photos and writes (RUS) about the colossal damage done to the facility on Aug. 17: “It seems that it's easier to...

Albania: Honey

Stepping Stones describes an accidental stopover at a honey-processing place located on a beautiful lake in southern Albania.

Palestine: Waiting for the Iftar Cannon in Gaza

The war on Gaza has made many traditions a distant memory. Palestinian blogger Hazem [ar] laments the end of a Ramadan ritual, which his grandfather remembers and which is no...

Arab World: Young People Gather to Learn Social Media Tools

Young people from eight Arab countries and Sweden met last May to learn certain leadership and organizational skills, and how to use the tools of social media to advance social...

Spain, USA : Artists (Dis)cover the Veil

Two recent events highlighting how artists look at the hijab issue inspired bloggers. Swiss motsd'images enthuses (Fr) about a beautiful outdoor photo exhibition of African women in Seville, Spain; and...

Guinea : Remembering Aug. 27, 1977

32 years ago, on August 27, 1977, the people of Guinea first rose up against the abuses of Sékou Touré's regime. Oumar, blogging (Fr) for Konngol Afirik at maneno.org, explains...

Hong Kong: Parents, don't get fooled by CCTVB!

The Libertines Pub comments on a local T.V's (TVB Jade Channel) news report regarding the public consultation on review of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. The writer pointed out that...

Blogging About Poverty And Development In The Arab World

In some Arab countries, more than half of the population lives in hunger and want. In this post we hear from bloggers writing about poverty and development around the Arab...

Azerbaijan: Washington DC protest for detained activist bloggers (updated)

With detained video bloggers Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli now facing an additional charge in their native Azerbaijan, The Collegian says that support for the two imprisoned youth activists yesterday...

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