Stories from 17 July 2011
Reform protests in Amman picked up some heat on Friday after a relatively quiet few weeks. Here's a summary of part of the day as witnessed by Lina Ejeilat, multimedia journalist, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Jordanian citizen-media platform 7iber.com.
Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey wrote how the sit-in in Tahrir square turned out to become exercise in building a small nation from scratch within the boundaries of the square.
Sean's Russia Blog continues his argument on Putin as a liberal after reactions to his previous discussion on the subject.
Filip Stojanovski of Razvigor reports on disinformation in Macedonian media allegations that American businessman and philantropist, George Soros, would have sponsored the Albanian side during the Kosovo war to exploit new business opportunities.
Eva Balogh of Hungarian Spectrum takes a critical look at governmental investments in the energy industry, and asks whether they are wise, looking at the country's increasing economic reliance on foreign lenders.
Streetwise Professor discusses development of Russian military technology and weapons procurement and the paradoxes they pose to the Russian Armed Forces.
A Bangladeshi journalist Syed Tashfin Chowdhury, shares a tragic personal experience – how his seven-month old daughter died because of incompetency and negligence of doctors in a private hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Amid a crackdown on a small but nationwide movement that has seen Chinese citizens from all walks of life declaring themselves candidates in their upcoming local district-level legislative elections, a few have pressed on, with ads, videos and endless tweets.
Writer Mayra Santos Febres honors the memory of Ricardo Alegría [es], the famous Puerto Rican scholar, cultural anthropologist and archaeologist.
El Punto Es [es] publishes an interesting interview with the Puerto Rican DJ Marcos Flores, who lives in Madrid, Spain.
Melanie Pérez Ortiz comments on the fact that the artists [es] representing the United States at the art Biennale in Venice are based in Puerto Rico: Jennifer Allora, from the United States, and Guillermo Calzadilla, who was born in Cuba.