Stories about Oceania from May, 2008
S.M. of Macedonia: Cradle of Culture, Land of Nature posted photos and videos from the recent protest of over 30,000 ethnic Macedonians in Australia, who demanded that their government stop using derogatory prefixes when referring to the Republic of Macedonia and ethnic Macedonians.
Bahraini Naz, who studies in Melbourne, Australia, asks: How would you spot a Khaleeji (Arab Gulf) guy in Melbourne?
Anthony Lowenstein says that Attorney-General Robert McClelland,in Australia, is “currently taking advice” on the possibility of pursuing Iranian president,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, for his comments about “destruction” of Israel. Anthony shares his opinion on this story.
Pangea Day took place Saturday, and people from different parts of the world got together to watch movies and be a part of the worldwide event where movies, speakers and music showed us a bit of life on the other side of the globe, uniting people from all walks of life to believe that we aren't as different as we would believe. It also included a mobile video contest, with an international lineup of winners.
Failedparadise carries a round-up of Fijian blogosphere with links to notable posts from the last two weeks.
Pangea day took place this Saturday, May 10 2008, and the world watched together a selection of films broadcast via the internet and TV simultaneously to every corner of the planet and with live broadcast in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro. See here a comprehensive wrap up: PangeaDay as seen by a Brazilian blogger.
Videos with interesting instruments from different corners of the world, including some made from recycled cans and plastic sodabottles, a record of how didgeridoos are made, and a Russian folk song on a hurdy gurdy.
Kiwiblog does not want Microsoft buying Facebook.
A day after the interim PM speech on guaranteeing Fiji media freedom, Mr. Evan Hannah, the managing director of the Fiji Times was detained and confirmed to have deported out of country. AuCorp, solivakasama, Babasiga and McKenzie have their says.