Stories about Migration & Immigration from April, 2006
Panhajoyan (Persian) writes that a small group of Iranian refugee seekers, since 24 April, have occupied a church in Belgium to stay in country. Many Iranian refugee seekers are under threat by Belgian government to be sent back to Iran.
On May 1st, UDPS Wallonie will hold a conference in Liege, Belgium to explain why UDPS will not partake in the upcoming DRC elections, says (FR) UDPS Liege. Details are in the post.
This week on n8ma's Xanga site: “news of a new orchestral fellowship for string-playing graduates of the Central, Shanghai, and Hong Kong Conservatories that will help curb the mass emigration of Chinese musicians to more promising and lucrative employment in American orchestras.“
Blogger Tony Katombe proposes (FR) on Prince du Fleuve du Congo that he and compatriots from the country and abroad petition Transparency International to “investigate the allegations of the implication of Louis Michel, William Lacy Swing, Aldo Ajello and other international officials in the illicit exploitation of mining resources in...
Iraqi bloggers pose something of puzzle for the mainstream media. The quality of the writing is good and bloggers sometimes have better news than their own reporters. But how do you use it? Some have the right idea and report what the bloggers are saying. This Associated Press article was...
Michael Averko, a Diaspora Russian contributing to Russia Blog, writes about the letter that Kateryna Chumachenko, a (formerly) Diaspora Ukrainian wife of president Yushchenko, wrote to the Washington Times 23 years ago. In it, Chumachenko wrongly suggested “that Russian-Americans didn't petition to have Russia listed as a captive nation.” A...
Ethiopian blogConcoction points to an op/ed in the Economist that claims that news media are “already feeling the heat” from the blogosphere as blogs are changing the media.
Guyana Diaspora profiles Britain-based playright Michael Abbensetts.
Kenyan blogger Gukira writes that not all Kenyans are runners and wonders what Kenyans are running from? “As the Kenyan sport, running is less a ritual of patriotism than a critique of the nation.”
Preya at Dreaming of Hanoi tackles some of the myths people have about Vietnam.
LoonyMoony, Nessuna, and Onnik Krikorian all have updates on the Indian student protests in Armenia at Oneworld Multimedia. Nanyaar, an Indian student in Armenia, also has an update at his blog, The Instant Me.
Yon Ayisien (whose name means “A Haitian”) blogs at Ayisyen Sa Nap Regle? (“What's Up Haitians? ” in Creole) and might as well be renamed HaitiPundit. He is the only Haiti-based Haitian blogger who blogs about politics and his blogging wit and vision is surprising for a 25 year-old. Though...
Aba Boy comments on the anti immigration discourse currently taking place in Britain. He suggests that 1,2,3, 4th generation immigrants down tools for a day “I think this simple act will give everyone a pretty good idea of the contributions or burdens that immigrants place on this society”
Soul on Ice comments on the drought in Somalia meanwhile in England's Chelsea Flower show, a commentator complains about the lack of water for the poor flowers…and trade inbalances via Euro farm subsidies.
Anarchistian writes on the connection between one's beliefs and being accepted by other Armenians.
London, Lanka and Drums on identity as being born to Sri Lankan parents but being brought up in the UK.
Cameroonian blog, Scribbles from the Den asks why Cameroonian doctors are leaving the country to work in Europe. The reasons are explained in an interview with one doctor now living in the UK.
An Indian studying in Armenia fell from an open window and died after emergency services took 45 minutes to respond. Armenian police detained other Indian students for questioning and university officials showed little concern for students’ complaints prompting protests. Onnik Krikorian has extensive coverage and many photos of the protests.
Soul on Ice posts on a new music trend known as “mash ups” - which he says is nothing new really but a continuation of mix and remix and remixing – some “mash up” links if you are that way inclined. Also a short piece on this weeks Champion League...
African Shirts has a roundup of some of UK's hip hop bands
Nigerian blogger Pilgrimage to Self started a trend by asking commentors to post a letter to their “younger selves”… Here she posts some of the letters from bloggers.