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18 September 2010

Stories from 18 September 2010

Nepal: Power Internet Users Targeted

XNepali Blog informs that the Nepali police are snooping on high-speed internet users in the country.

Iran: “Shiva sentenced to lashes and Prison”

According to [fa] several news sites, Iranian jailed blogger and human rights activist, Shiva Nazar Ahari was sentenced to 74 lashes and six years prison.

Philippines: President answers Facebook note

A facebook user wrote an open letter to the Philippine President expressing his disappointment with the two-month old government. The letter became popular in the web; even the president wrote...

Lebanon: Hamra Festival

Beirut's Hamra Street Festival began on Friday, September 10th and ended on September 12. The Unofficial Hamra Street Festival Blog covered the festival with images and links to other blogs...

Lebanon: Bloggers with Battle Scars

“It was always embarrassing to attend Arab bloggers’ conferences as a “Lebanese” blogger. Everyone else had real battle scars… So we really had nothing to contribute to discussions of activists...

Lebanon: Beirut Tweets

Beirut Tweets is a blog covering the Lebanese Twittersphere (or Twitosphere). It reports about the social, cultural and artistic events and tweetups of the Lebanese Tweeps.

Lebanon: Forty New Things

This is Beirut posts a list of 40 new things that she learned in Lebanon in the nine months since she moved from Miami to Beirut.

Lebanon: Civil War Missing Revisited

Twenty years have passed since Lebanon's warring factions called it quits. Not soon after, all grievances and memories of the bloody Lebanese Civil War were swept under the carpet. But...

CEE: Books and Reading Notes

War and Peace posts a mini-review of Sholem Aleichem's Tevye the Dairyman; Csíkszereda Musings reviews William Blacker's Along the Enchanted Way; Poemless wonders why there are “so few translations of...

Brazil: World's Largest Graffiti Inaugurated

Brazil's President Lula da Silva inaugurated the world's largest graffiti at over 37 000 square feet in the area of Foz do Iguaçu. This area; famous for the Iguaçu falls...

Russia: “Luzhkovectomy”

The Moscow Diaries, The Power Vertical, and The Kremlin Stooge weigh in on the Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov scandal.

Russia: A New Gang War?

In Moscow's Shadows writes about the possible consequences of the attack on the mafia boss known as Ded Khasan in Moscow.

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