Stories about Migration & Immigration from August, 2009
Consummate blogger Jacob Richman celebrates 25 years in Israel with a reflective timeline.
With the Jewish High Holidays approaching, food seems to be on everyone's minds. The Jewish blogosphere is ripe with sumptuous tidbits and contemplations about the cultural implications of food, food and identity, and the history and culture of our favorite culinary delights.
How can social media enhance identity? eJewishPhilanthropy reports: “For a people who have fretted over a loss of identity for generation after generation… innovations like Twitter and Facebook are nothing less than, dare we say, a godsend.”
He calls himself a “wanderer like anyone else” but Abe Barreto Soares is also a poet, a translator and an active blogger. In this interview, he talks about Timorese nationalism, language and poetry.
An announcement for BarCampAfrica UK 2009: “So a tweet , a retweet ,a couple of emails back and forth and an organizers meeting later we are on course for an inspiring and action oriented BarCampAfrica UK on the 7th of November 2009.”
Sepia Mutiny, a South Asian diaspora blog from USA remembers how Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy affected the lives of South Asian immigrants by playing an active role in passing the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.
Carlos Rodríguez of Rescatar [es] interviews Paraguayan blogger Rodrigo Yoshio Murayama of Vicento's Shrine [es], who has been living in Japan.
Paramaribo SPAN features the photography of Reshma Kirpalani who, upon her return to Suriname, intends “to explore this country just as it exists, at this point in time: on the eve of an election year, on the brink of progress, in the ebb and flow of inevitability.”
With the advent of Ramadan around the globe this weekend, Muslim and non-Muslim bloggers everywhere are wishing each other Ramadan mubarak (or "blessed Ramadan").
Abdullah Waheed writes about relaxation of a rule in Maldives regarding the ban of restaurants in daytime during the month of Ramadan: “trade Ministry has licensed certain designated restaurants in Male to remain open during the daytime hours of the fasting month in order to feed the large number of...
A senior political figure allegedly threatens a newspaper editor, prompting Barbados Free Press to comment: “Bajans know that our country has not enjoyed true freedom of the press in two decades or more.” Keltruth Corp. adds: “The Nation [newspaper] is getting all bent out of shape because somebody threatened to...
Korea Beat translated a newspapers opinion piece on “Why does Korea not accept refugees?”. According to the article, from 1994 to last June a total of 2,336 people have applied for recognition as displaced persons, with just 116 of them receiving such recognition.
A survey has been set up to check if China Internet blocking will chase people away from China. (via goldkorn from twitter)
Barbadian diaspora blogger Jdid has a message for the mainstream sports media: “I'm sorry Sports Illustrated and ESPN but the biggest story this weekend was Bolt's 9.58 seconds not Tiger losing some golf tournament.”
Barbados Free Press and Keltruth Corp. are saddened at the passing of Barbadian entrepreneur and independent senator, Sir John Stanley Goddard.
mojojho, a Filipino living in Bangkok, went to the Philippine embassy to register as an overseas absentee voter. She was inspired to register when she learned that democracy icon and former President Cory Aquino died two weeks ago.
GroundViews informs that “torrential rains in Vavuniya throughout the day have severely affected IDPs interned in Menik Camp, particularly in Zone 3 and Zone 4.” See Vidura's Twitter messages http://twitter.com/apelankawe for updates from the ground.
Iriegal reports that all 5 Jamaican track and field athletes have now been cleared of charges “after the country's anti-doping panel failed to determine whether the banned substance was on the prohibited list”, while Abeng News Magazine interviews Veronica Campbell-Brown, who will seek to defend her world title at the...
August 5th marked the 15 year anniversary of the largest uprising of discontent the revolutionary government of Castro faced since the early years of the triumph of the revolution: The Maleconazo.