Stories from 16 July 2010
Omar, from Iraq the Model, compares a sex scandal cover up in Najaf to that in the Vatican.
We don't give Varšavska is a blog in Croatian and English set up by the civic activists who object to usurpation of public space in Zagreb with latest information about mass arrests from the perspective of protesters.
“LET'S TWEET MUBARAK TO DEATH !!!” writes Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas on Twitter.
A bleak picture of North Korea's disastrous health care system has revealed in Amnesty International's new a report “The Crumbling State of Health Care in North Korea” [Ko] disclosing a ‘dire’ situation where amputations are carried without anesthesia and hospitals suffer from a shortage of sterilized needles. English document available...
LJ user sukhumi1 discusses [RUS] a thaw in relations between Belarus and Georgia after an interview with Georgian president, Mikheil Saakashvili, was sent on Belarusian state television earlier this week.
Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog writes about the extreme heatwaves that have hit Russia this summer, and the consequences of high temperature in a country not accustomed to tropical climate.
Russia is going develop the National Search Engine, Gazeta.ru writes [RUS]. Despite the recent denial [RUS] of such plans by minister Igor Schegolev, journalists published slides of a closed presentation of the project, defined as the “informational window of Russia” to the world. The search engine, that will cost more than...
Foreign notes comments on an article in Ukrainian newspaper Segodnya about President Yanukovych's first months in office.
Protests in Zagreb continued in spite of the attempted crackdown on Thursday. Croatian state TV reported [CRO] that police arrested 142 protesters so far, including some who returned to the controversial construction site after being released from detention. Marcell Mars, one of protest leaders, scheduled [CRO] a rally and march...
Conceição Lemes in Viomundo calls on bloggers for the 1st Progressive Bloggers Meeting, to take place in São Paulo in 21-22 August [pt]. The meeting will gather bloggers from all over the country in order to share experiences on freedom of speech, politics, and democracy in the Brazilian society, in...
The Yxine Festival was launched as an online short film festival for Vietnamese independent film makers from all over the world.
Cine Lux is the only surviving old cinema in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. tilmanbaumgaertel took photo of the historic building.
tilmanbaumgaertel visited the grand old cinemas of Manila which are now in deteriorating conditions.