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· December, 2008

Stories from Quick Reads from December, 2008

Uganda: Being a journalist is unpredictable

Daniel Kalinaki, an editor at the Ugandan daily The Monitor, explains that being a journalist in Uganda is an unpredictable profession: this week the paper has received a letter to...

Pakistan: Top Ten Pakistani Bloggers

S A J Shiraji at Light Within blog lists his favorite top ten Pakistani bloggers.

India: A Relationship Based On Fairness

Supriyo Chaudhuri at Sunday posts has this to say to the winners of the Bangladesh election: “The Bangladeshi politicians must understand their responsibility and display their accountability to keep the...

Bangladesh: The reasons behind the change

An Ordinary Citizen analyzes the reason behind the huge defeat of BNP led four party alliance in the recently concluded Bangladesh election.

Cuba: Remembering José Silvestre White

AfriClassical profles José Silvestre White, an Afro-Cuban violinist who became a composer and professor after graduating from the Paris Conservatory.

Bermuda, Grenada: Freedom of Information

Bermudian blogger Vexed Bermoothes reports that Grenada is in the process of introducing a Freedom of Information Act and public sector integrity legislation, with additional plans to “establish a common...

Iran: A new blog and military intervention in Gaza

Flight Destination: Gaza is a new blog created by Iranian Islamists who ask Iranian government for a military intervention in Gaza. Several Islamists also protested in Mehrabad airport against Iranian...

Azerbaijan: Historical Buildings

IN MUTATIONE FORTITUDO writes on the inauguration of a redesigned metro station in downtown Baku and decries the fact that the modern design does not sit well with the historical...

Thailand: Text messages from the Prime Minister

On his first day in office, Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva sent SMS to his constituents. A sample of the text message: “I am your new PM. I would like to...

Fiji: Dispute over local jobs

A government infrastructure project in Fiji was delayed after local residents demanded that workers in the project should come from the local community.

Tanzania: Visiting Mikumi National Park

Pernille of Louder than Swahili describes going on a safari to Mikumi National Park, 5-6 hours drive from Dar es Salaam, including some pictures.

Bhutan: The Next Data Hub

The New Horizon analyzes the economical growth potential of Bhutan in the energy sector. The country has also the possibility of becoming a cyber hub of Asia with the help...

Bangladesh: Please accept the result

In the Middle of Nowhere writes an open letter to ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, the chairperson of BNP, whose party lost significantly in the recent Bangladesh election: “Accept the results,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Culture

“Minister of Culture Marlene Mc Donald has no doubts that Carnival 2009 will be a success even in the face of the global economic crisis”: Trinidad Carnival Diary is not...

Trinidad & Tobago:

“It is an interesting note on which to end this year. Going back in order to go forward, knowing what went to know what comes next”: Trinidadian blogger Attillah Springer...

Jamaica: Communing

“We won’t be condemning the Palestinians or the Israelis…we won’t be contributing to the chaos on frontlines…[we] have decided that our approach will be to help bridge communities”: Jamaica's Abeng...

Iran: Two bloggers in jail

Iranian judicial authorities announced that Hossein Derakhshan was being held in prison in connection with his comments about key figures of the Shiite faith.In the same time several bloggers such...

Azerbaijan: Day of Solidarity

Sheki, Azerbaijan writes that 31 December is not only New Year's Eve, but also marks the Day of Solidarity in her country. The blogger says that while Azerbaijan posses an...

Fiji: Offensive ads

Oceanic writes about the debate over the culturally inappropriate ads in Fiji.

Myanmar: Pictures of fishing villages

dawn_109 went to the delta region of Myanmar, and posted pictures of fishing villages which were destroyed by a deadly cyclone last May.

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