15 January 2007

Stories from 15 January 2007

Indian Ocean: New Web 2.0 Cultural Site

  15 January 2007

Collective Malagasy blog Malagasy Miray announces (Fr): “Culture-océanindien [ www.culture-oceanindien.info ] is a space for cultural and islandness expression based on the web 2.0 principle. It was born out of the will to promote and support culture in general and more specifically that of the Indian Ocean. Many aspects of...

Latin America: Comprehensive LGBT News Wrapup

  15 January 2007

Andres Duque has three incredibly comprehensive posts of LGBT news from around Latin America including a Historic meeting between gay leaders and religious leaders in Chile, the Mexican state of Coahuila's approval of same-sex partners, and the vicious murder of a transgendered woman in Eastern Colombia.

Blogs and Mafalda: The Story of a Commemorative Plaque

  15 January 2007

On october 30th of 2005, Dario Gallo, chief editor of Noticias magazine, published an entry [ES] with a picture of the entrance door to Quino building near Mafalda‘s home, at Chile 371, in San Telmo, Buenos Aires. Gallo wrote: The funny thing is that neither the City's Government nor its...

Malaysia: Distasteful Bank Advertisement

  15 January 2007

Rocky's Bru is offended by an advert brought out by a bank in Malaysia. The advert is anouncing a lucky draw and features bank notes being hung to dry on a clothesline. The ad reminds the blogger of floods in Southern Malaysia where people are trying to dry their belongings....

Mexico: Music: Las Ultrasonicas

  15 January 2007

“If you want to digress into Mexico City punk rock videos then check out some Ultrasonicas stuff on YouTube.” Liz Henry of BlogHer has all the necessary links.

Cambodia: Journalists in Blackmail Incident

  15 January 2007

Vutha in Cambodia talks about two journalists who were arrested after they allegedly tried to blackmail an actress claiming that they had proof that the actress appeared in a pornographic movie.

Thailand: Media asked not to cover Thaksin

  15 January 2007

Metroblogging Bangkok reports that CNN has been blocked in Thailand because they featured an interview with the deposed Thai prime minister Thaksin was banned in Thailand. “The Council for National Security (CNS) has demanded that all domestic broadcasters, both television and radio, stop giving coverage to anything related to Thaksin.”

Guyana: Fear of a pen

  15 January 2007

GuyanaGyal's pen raises suspicions in a supermarket, which causes her to wonder about the source of the fear people in her community seem to have of pens and writing.

Moldova: An Emigrant's Letter

  15 January 2007

Adventures in Moldova posts a reader's letter, in which a 20-year-old Moldovan currently living in the States compares the two countries: “What I love about America is that it pardons mistakes and [applauds] successes. American children are always encouraged to succeed and to do their best. In Moldova, more energy...

Iran:There is money for Lebanese People not for Iranians

  15 January 2007

Ghomar Asheghaneh criticised Iranian government financial's support regarding Lebanese publishers.He says Lebanese publishers got a lot of financial support to participate in International Book Fair in Iran but Iranian editors and publishers got nothing[Fa]. The blogger adds publishers are in a very bad situation in Iran but government does not...

Nepal: Maoists in the Parliament

  15 January 2007

United We Blog! on the Maoists inside the parliament. “Putting behind their weapons in UN monitored cantonment sites (the process has started today) Maoists in Nepal have entered inside the parliament building in Kathmandu to attend the first meeting of the interim legislature.”

Nepal: Film festivals

  15 January 2007

Wagle Street Journal on the sudden spurt in film festivals. “I was talking about the waves of foreign film festivals in Nepal. I recently attended French film festival and, before that, Spanish film festival. Kathmandu also sees Chinese film festival.”

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