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· June, 2009

Stories about Arts & Culture from June, 2009

Myanmar: U2 Shows Support for Aung San Su Kyi

The Irish rock band U2 had urged its fans to show support for Aung San Su Kyi by wearing masks of her, which can be downloaded from their website.

Saudi Arabia: Michael Jackson v. Elvis Presley

When Saudi blogger and journalist Yasser Al Ghaslan heard about Michael Jackson's death, he immediately remembered when he heard that Elvis Presley had died.

South Africa: To vuvuzela or not to vuvuzela?

Discussions about the popular instrument called the vuvuzela blown by South African football fans have dominated the blogosphere since the beginning of Confederations Cup 2009 in South Africa, which ended...

Sri Lanka: No To Beef

Sri Lankan blog Scourge comments on a poster that advocates how cruel it is to slaughter a cow and for that we should refrain from eating beef: “how you can...

Guyana: Man in the Mirror

Guyana-Gyal thinks there just might be a little bit of Michael Jackson in all of us: “We might colour that bit a different shade, call it another name, but there...

Serbia: History and architecture

Nothing against Serbia discusses Belgrade architecture and its influence by both Byzantine and nationalist heritage, illustrating his point with pictures and plans of the city's former main telephone exchange building.

Taiwan: Meet Taiwan's “Twitter Queen”

Andrew from Feast Meets West interviewed Rose Huang, the most-followed twitterer in Taiwan, in his radio show on RTI.

Russia: Crackdown on casinos and gambling

Eternal Remont discusses the Russian government's current crackdown on the country's casinos and gambling industry.

Jamaica: Bloggers on Jackson

Michael Jackson's death has Jamaican diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp ruminating on the meaning of life, while Annie Paul says: “the mainstream media has limited credibility for me now [post Jackson's...

French Caribbean: Farewell Mickael

The news of the death of the King of Pop was like an earthquake felt around the world. The shock wave reached the French Caribbean, where bloggers from Martinique, Guadeloupe,...

China: Netizens’ reactions over Michael Jackson's death

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated Chinese netizens’ reactions over Michael Jackson's death.

Africa: Bloggers pay tribute to Michael Jackson

In Africa, bloggers are paying tribute to Michael Jackson after his recent death by posting pictures, music videos, poetry and reflections. "RIP MJ," writes Kenyan blogger WildeYearnings. "You now have...

Syria: The Worst Time to Die

Syrian blogger Maysaloon notes the unfortunate timing of Michael Jackson's death in relation to the Iran media storm.

Palestine: Memorializing Michael Jackson

Palestinian blogger Sabreen Witches memorializes Michael Jackson and his influence on the world in this post.

Pakistan: A Minute Of Silence Honoring MJ At Sindh Assembly

Paksitani blog PKKH calls this a death of common sense: “Just when you think our so called ‘elected representatives’ can’t embarrass us anymore, they tend to prove us wrong. The...

Japan: News Digest from Tokyo Art Beat Blog

William Andrews has posted this week's News Digest at the Tokyo Art Beat Blog. The series is a good mix of local and international art news stories.

Japan: Moonwalker, Jacko's video game

Esu-kei remembers [ja] the popular video game Moonwalker featuring the animated version of Michael Jackson. The object of the action game by Sega is to score points destroying the bad...

Iraq: Remembering Michael Jackson

There was some comment in the Iraqi blogs on Michael Jackson. But first… If you read no other blog this week read this one: A little late in the posting...

Bahrain: Remembering Michael

Michael Jackson was a resident of Bahrain for a short time – and Mahmood remembers some of the things he got up to: “What will I remember of him? Well,...

MJ Death Reaction in Kuwait

After the passing of Michael Jackson there has been a mixture of reactions from the Kuwaiti blogosphere: for some it was memories from their childhood, for others its discussing their...

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