28 November 2005

Stories from 28 November 2005

Cuba: “How Lovely is Cuba!”

  28 November 2005

Ernesto, a computer programmer in Havana who rarely writes about anything other than programming, describes Steven Mansour's Cuba Blog as the first weblog he has “found to be friendly and honest about this island.”

Argentina: Yanquis

  28 November 2005

Diego of Altered Argentina says he is much more impressed with the ex-pat community he has met in Argentina compared to his experience in Costa Rica and describes his ex-pat friends both online and off.

Bahamas: Being Found

  28 November 2005

Lynn Sweeting describes what it's like to realize there really are people out there reading what she has to say.

Presidential Election: Blogs and politics

  28 November 2005

We are 13 days from the presidential election. Every night, on TV, before the news hour, the 4 presidential candidates, belonging to different parties or coalitions, have the legal option to publicize their campaign and proposals for 5 minutes each, in all the open channels, at the same time. There...

Welcome To The Lebanese Blogosphere

  28 November 2005

Yesterday, Anton Efendi from Across the Bay, posted this picture: It shows the Prime Minister planting a fatherly kiss on May Chidiac's forehead. May Chidiac is the Journalist who lost a foot and an arm in a terrorist car bomb. To Anton, this kiss symbolizes the story of Lebanon: a...

Malaysia: A Life, Blogged

  28 November 2005

Malaysia's Kenny Sia turns 23, and chronicles, by linking to his past blog posts, what happened in the past year, including a relocation from Australia back home to Malaysia and the loss of his father to cancer.

Singapore: Blogger Sentence

  28 November 2005

Singapore bloggers comment on the probation sentence received by the third blogger prosecuted for sedition. The blogger had made racist comments online and his sentence apparently includes immersion in the local Malay community.

Singapore: Value of Citizenship

  28 November 2005

The amount of the fine levied on a Singapore pianist to avoid liability for defaulting on his national service obligations leads Singapore Alternatives to think about the “value of citizenship.”