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· August, 2008

Stories about Ideas from August, 2008

Egypt: Respecting Traffic Lights

What does people's attitudes towards crossing the road have to do with where their country stands in the world? Egyptian blogger Egyptian in the USA brings us the answer in...

Libya: The Ramadan Special

Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, begins in all parts of the Islamic world. Depending on where you are located, it could have either started, will start tomorrow or...

China: gold medals=a great power in sports?

51 gold medals, a comment of "truly exceptional" from IOC, and spectacular images left to the world, China held a real party of sports in 16-day Olympics. But does this...

Saudi Arabia: Independent women

While there are no doubt restrictions for women living in Saudi Arabia, they do not necessarily match the oppressive image that many foreigners have of the country. In this post...

Brazil: Digital TV with Digital Rights Managements

Sérgio Amadeu [pt] has just learned that the Brazilian National Standards Organization is considering to have Digital TV setup boxes with DRM (Digital Rights Managements). “It is unfortunate that such...

Africa: Mutual Aid Between African Bloggers

Ramon writes about his recent drive to create stronger relationships between South African bloggers and bloggers from the rest of Africa.

Brazil: Rights of bloggers, rights of blog readers

Brazilian blogger Alex Castro [pt] posts the Terms of Use of his blog, among them the rights of bloggers and of blog readers. “Blog readers should remember that reading and...

Saudi Arabia: Criticism for the sake of it

At a social gathering, Saudi blogger Broken Wing meets an annoying woman who is full of criticism of Saudi Arabia: ‘I am not a fan of what Saudi offers to...

Saudi Arabia: Off the road

Desert Flower, an American Muslim living in Saudi Arabia, is tired of not being permitted to drive: ‘…it gets down right stupid when you have to schedule an appointment to...

Jordan: Hanging On

Jordanian blogger Roba Al Assi pays tribute to a decade old pair of sneakers in this post.

Jordan: Ramadhan, Prayers and Clean Blogging

With very little to go before the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadhan, which is signalled by the sighting of the new moon with the naked eye, Jordan's...

Jamaica: Athletic Subversion

“Jamaica's garrison politics found its way onto the Olympics stage in two performances – once in a scintillating display of athletic grace and vigor, and once in a celebratory performance...

Brazil: Independent newspaper arrives to the web

Jornal Pessoal [Personal Newspaper, pt], an independent newspaper that goes out every other week since 1987 in the outskirt of Amazon, Belém do Pará city in Brazil, has finally arrived...

Sao Tome and Principe: Reflecting on value crises

Wilson Bragança [pt] talks about value crises, a subject that tends to repeat itself cyclically in all generations. “What seems to be happening now, in our society, is that conduct,...

UAE: Market for Fish Podiatrists

The Emirates Economist believes there is a market for fish podiatrists in Dubai.

Palestine: I want a vending machine

“I don’t care how much those suckers cost, I will even take a loan out, and I will buy a vending machine!” writes Palestinian Rebellious Arab Girl, who lives in...

World: Dolls of the world

Australian Blogger Ange, from Hegab-Rehab, wrote about a collection of few dolls gathered from all around the world, some are Muslim dolls and others are just ethnic-based.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: People Power

“The pictures of the Jamaican track teams facilities haunt me. But what they prove, perhaps is that all the high tech this, that and the other can’t take the place...

Jamaica: Patwa Power

Annie Paul gives a rundown of Jamaica's outstanding Olympic achievements, making the point that “the phenomenal performance of the Jamaican athletes is also due to the cultural self-confidence they feel…this...

Bahamas, Guyana: Walcott's Warning

At the opening of the Carifesta Symposia in Guyana, Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott warned that regional governments are killing their artists – making Bahamian blogger Nicolette Bethel even more convinced...

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