Stories about LANGUAGES from September, 2009
Serbia: The Death of a French Football Fan
Brice Taton, a 28-year-old French citizen and a fan of the Toulouse football team, was brutally beaten by fans of the Partizan football team in downtown Belgrade on Sept. 17, before the Partizan vs Toulouse game. He died in a Belgrade hospital on Sept. 29.
Indonesia: Strong earthquake hit West Sumatra
The coastal city of Padang, West Sumatra is once again devastated by an earthquake.
Nepal: Towards A More Humane Dashain Festival
Nepal's biggest religious festival Dashain is celebrated all around the world by the Nepalese diaspora. This year's Dashain in Nepal was a bit controversial, with animal rights activists calling for an end to the tradition of animal sacrifice during the festival.
Georgia: An Azeri Wedding
Writing on my Frontline Club blog, I also post a video interview and photo report with regional blogger Arzu Geybullayeva on our recent visit to an ethnic Azeri village in the regions of the Republic of Georgia.
Japan: Anime Character ‘Masuo-san’ on Twitter
Sazae-san, a comedy chronicling the lives of the fictional Isono family, is one of Japan's longest-running and oldest comic strips and animations. The animated series first aired in 1969 and is broadcast every Sunday from 6:30 to 7:00. It's not much of an exaggeration to say that at some point...
Denmark: International bloggers meet up to think about climate change
Copenhagen hosted the launch event of the European Blogging Competition TH!NK ABOUT IT - Climate Change, bringing together 92 European bloggers, and special guests from Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa and the USA.
Barbados: First H1N1 Death
Barbados Free Press reports on the island's first death from the H1N1 Virus.
USA: Immigrant Students in National Day of Action
The National Dream Act Day of Action was initiated by the United We DREAM Coalition and was supported by dozens of organizations across university campuses in the USA last week.
Jamaica: Blogging About Climate Change
“On October 15, 2009, I plan to blog about climate change and Jamaica”: Diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp promotes the upcoming Blog Action Day.
Trinidad & Tobago: Digging a Hole
“It’s like a jamette woman in a rumshop shouting she does go to chuch!”: B.C. Pires blogs about issues of governance in the Trinidad & Tobago government.
Bermuda: Green Party
Catch a fire welcomes Bermuda's newest political party and “the contribution that they may be able to offer to our political discourse.”
Jamaica: Children & Violence
As the government signs a UN agreement aimed at protecting children from being recruited by armed forces, Letter From Jamaica wonders: “But what about children at home? Children don't just hide guns for gunmen, increasingly they are the gunmen.”
Pakistan: Who Is Running The Country?
The US Ambassador to Pakistan Anne Patterson’s recent statement on Quetta shura raised a controversy in Pakistan. Teeth Maestro poses the question in reaction: “Who’s actually running Pakistan? The Americans or Pakistanis?”
Bangladesh: The State Of Women
“What is keeping Bangladeshi women from emancipation when their country is ruled by one of their own? How is their situation now? What are their most urgent needs; which rights are they fighting for? And how does society perceive them?” these are some of the queries of a project of...
Pakistan: Banned drug available at pharmacies
Hina Safdar at Chowrangi informs that a banned drug called Metamizole is readily available at pharmacies in Pakistan.
Sri Lanka: Testimonies Of Detained IDPs
GroundViews posts two short testimonies on the plight of IDPs released from Menik Camp. The testimonies highlight “significant challenges facing reconciliation and resettlement in post-war Sri Lanka and the urgent need for psycho-social counseling”.
India: 100th Podcast At Indicast
Nerve Endings Firing Away informs that Aditya and Abhishek have published their 100th podcast at IndiCast.
Iraq: Ready for January elections?
Iraq is gearing itself for the January presidential elections. Iraqi Pundit shares his views in this post.
Lebanon: How Lebanese is Hummous?
Are Tabbouleh, Hummus and Falafel Lebanese? Beirut Spring jumps straight into the medley.
Bahrain: Observations from Dubai
Bint Battuta in Bahrain travels to Dubai and here are her observations.
Oman: Lost in The Lost Symbol
Omanizer was away from blogging for a few days and she has an excuse. She couldn't put Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol down.