Stories about Oceania from April, 2007
Fiji: May Day 2007
The intelligentsiya blog has a post on the significance of the month of May in Fijian political history. The blog urges the readers to “to use May Day 2007 as an instrument of passive protest against Fiji's ruling illegal junta has put paid to such misgiving, or, more candidly, such...
Papua New Guinea: Remembering The Veterans
On ANZAC day, Islandbaby remembers the unacknowledged veterans who fought the Japanese in the Second World War. “And this year I Remember. I remember those who fought with the ANZACs and remain unacknowledged by many. Specifically the Australian Aboriginal veterans and from my corner of the world, the 55,000 fuzzy...
The French Presidential Election: A View From Outside the Metropole
This weekend, more than 60 million French cast their ballots in the first round of the French presidential election, narrowing the list of candidates to two: conservative UMP candidate Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Party candidate Segolene Royal. Both face a run-off vote on May 6th. In the five years since...
Fiji: Calling for Fijian Recipes
Gilbert Veisamasama, Jr is inviting readers to share their Fijian recipes on the Promoting Suva blog.
Miss Tahiti 2007
Tahiti Polynesie en Live presents the 14 candidates for the May 11th Miss Tahiti contest (Fr).
Fiji: First Ever Blog Meet Report
Digital Fiji writes about the blog meet they had in Suva. The low attendance did not keep them from having “a great talk about everything from politics to family history to taxi drivers to Hi5 – oh, and blogging, too”
Fiji: Lunch blog Launched
Mayvelous and friends launch a lunch blog in Fiji.
Fiji: Blogger's Meet
The blogger at Digital Fiji invites bloggers living in Fijian capital Suva to a bloggers meetup and discusses the state of Fijian blogosphere. “It would not be going too far to call 2007 The Year of the Blog in Fiji. Although, it may be more accurate to call it The...
Croatia, Australia: Dragan Vasiljkovic's Extradition
Balkan Baby writes about Australia's decision to extradite a Croatian war criminal Dragan Vasiljkovic: “The tables have been turned since the last time he was in Croatia. Back then he was the man who served out his form of cruel justice, now though he looks like the cockroach, defenseless, just...
Fiji: Blogger's Meetup
Laminar_Flow points readers to a inaugural blogger's meet in Fiji.