Stories from 18 February 2007
Hong Kong: Chinese people news’ angle
ESWN translates an excerpt from a book Traveling through war-torn lands by Suzanna Cheung Chuiyung, which talks about Hong Kong editors’ news angle.
An interview with a Hong Kong MTV director, Kahing Chan, who works in China MTV now. The interview touches about issues such as MTV style, censorship, future trend.
Korea: Lunar New years
Robert Neff from Ohmynews writes about traditional Korea Lunar New years custom: Kites, stone battle, etc.
Egypt: Spy Update
Egyptian blogger Zeinobia has updates on the Egyptian-Mossad spy here.
Egypt: Gay Dilemma
Blogger egYptianist is in a dilemma, especially after coming out of the closet. “Sometimes i think of leaving the country, but then how would this ever happen, and do i really have or want to live in a country other than mine?..Sometimes i wish i was never born to live...
Egypt: PETA Vs KFC
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) staged a rally against Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), in Cairo, wrote Issandr El Amrani in The Arabist.
Bahrain: The Truth About the Temple Mount Dig
Bahraini blogger eMoodz puts one and one together and digs deep to learn the truth about the Temple Mount dig in Jerusalem here.
Nigeria: US Marines in the Niger Delta
Black Looks blogs about the connection between US Marines and the Niger Delta, “It took a 5 minute scan of their website to figure out that they were an American military and intelligence outfit undertaking contracts for the US government – check out the “leadership” – all ex US military...
A Week in the Saudi Blogosphere
False assumptions of a Saudi threat to US campuses, a bald Britney Spears, two new Saudi air carriers, Valentine's day, and the infamous “burqini;” all that and much more is in this week's roundup. I noticed many Saudi bloggers referring to the recent happenings in Jerusalem. As it turns out,...
Lesotho: a prayer for Lesotho
Rethabile writes a prayer for Lesotho where counting of votes is underway following the general election on Saturday: “Dear Deity… now what? This country of about 2 million people, independent since 1966 from England, with a 30 to 35% rate of HIV infection, one nation with one language and one...
Kenya: political dynasties
A blog dedicated to the 2007 general election in Kenya, A Political Kenya in 2007, has a post about Kenya's political dynasties, “Political dynasties have become a fairly permanent feature in Kenyan politics and this year’s election is not without its long list of members of the same family seeking...
Cameroon: painting the African childhood
Mshairi writes about Cameroonian artist, Florence Béal-Nénakwé: an ‘artist-painter who paints the reminiscences of the African childhood’.
Syrian Blogsphere in a Week
We start off with a very special goodbye from Brian Anthony… Brian has lived, taught, and blogged from Damascus for more than two years, he returned to the US a couple of months ago… We all want to wish him the best of luck. This was his last goodbye post...