Stories about Oceania from August, 2007
Parlons Tahiti writes about efforts to recover the downed plane (Fr) from a crash that killed twenty earlier this month in French Polynesia.
Caledosphere links to an article in which people living with AIDS in Papua New Guinea (New Caledonia's neighboring country) were buried alive by their relatives because they could not afford their treatments and were also afraid of being infected (Fr).
Amazing photos of Tahitian dancers performing “la dance du feu” (the fire dance). Fenua blog advice: “do not try it at home !” (Fr).
Caledosphere informs us that the Miss New Caledonia contest is fast approaching. The Miss New Caledonia blog has been recently updated for the occasion with photos of the contestants (Fr).
Antony Loewenstein is a Sydney-based freelance journalist, author and blogger. He is currently writing a book on "Democracy and Blogging" and recently traveled to Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia and China to meet with bloggers.
Mahmood Al Yousif from Bahrain links to a story from Australia which shows why camels do not make good pets.