6 June 2007

Stories from 6 June 2007

Iran:It is enough Mr.President

Soroosh says[Fa] Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,Iranian president, recently announced the countdown for destruction of Israel has started. The blogger says to Ahmadinejad even if it is true,it is not your business.If you can, you should construct your own country.The blogger writes we are tired of these words.You are just like a new...

Pakistan: World Environment Day

  6 June 2007

Metroblogging Islamabad on World Environment Day. “In commemoration of the same day, the Ministry of Environment and the United Nation's office in Islamabad jointly screened Al Gore's famous 2005 documentary on global warming called ‘The Inconvenient Truth’ in the Islamabad Club Auditorium. Preceded by addresses by a UN representative Mr....

Bangladesh: What the country needs

  6 June 2007

Tanvir on what appear to be urgent needs emerging in Bangladesh under the caretaker government. “I believe government is trying hard, but there is no short time solution of power crisis and high price. Where as I will be happy to see some initiative to alleviate the situation in future....

India: On A Thousand Splendid Suns

  6 June 2007

The Middle Stage on Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns. “The fictions of Khaled Hosseini portray not just a world out of joint – an Afghanistan racked first by conflict with the Soviets and then a civil war – but also, within it, families where unnatural formations are prevalent and...

Pakistan: Law, Religion and Media

  6 June 2007

chapati mystery responds to the “tunnel vision of imperialism” as displayed in a debate between Obama, Hillary and Edwards. “Edwards, Obama and Clinton may not know this – or care – but the Press in Pakistan has been the most vital organ of civil society throughout its existence – through...

India: Caste Wars and the Law

  6 June 2007

The Social Blog talks about Caste Wars and the National Security Act. “On Saturday night, the Government of Rajasthan enforced the National Security Act in eleven of its districts. Most of the news reporters have talked about its imposition but none about its implications. One needs to understand that the...

Chávez, Lula and the media: is it a samba or a waltz?

  6 June 2007

It was a funny week that passed by here in Brazil, in the wake of the implementation of the Chávez government decision not to renew the broadcasting license of Radio Caracas Television. The Brazilian Senate debated the issue in one of its sessions this week and decided to ask the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Soca Star Released on Bail

  6 June 2007

“We often hear rumors about celebrities behaving badly, but then it appears that they never suffer any repercussions for these alleged actions as no one ever comes forward to separate fact from fiction.” Trinidad Carnival Diary reports on the assault charges facing soca star Machel Montano.

Cuba: Disappointed in “Today”

  6 June 2007

Both Babalu Blog and Uncommon Sense are disappointed in The Today Show‘s coverage from Cuba: “For decades, the tendency by many in American media, academia and government has been to look at Cuba only in the context of what the United States has done or hasn't done…Regardless of whether any...

Bermuda: Housing Corruption Scandal

  6 June 2007

IMHO.bm is concerned about the corruption scandal surrounding the Bermuda Housing Corporation, while Politics.bm reports that the controversy has captured the attention of the international media.

Barbados, Suriname: New Amazon Species

  6 June 2007

Gallimaufry reports on a study conducted by scientists from Conservation International, which found that there are “a couple dozen new species in the Surinamese highlands.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Religion & Education?

  6 June 2007

“The school classroom is not the place for religious instruction: that belongs in the mosque, the temple, the church. In a multicultural society like T&T, children of different faiths and cultures need to mix, not to be confined to educational ghettoes.” Jeremy Taylor makes a case for keeping religious instruction...

Hong Kong and China: Communication Failure

  6 June 2007

Seechuen blogs about his experience in communicating with a mainland teacher on June 4 incident. The biggest gap is in the understanding of the relation between people and nation, which should come first (zh).

China: Tea Market

  6 June 2007

Bingfeng blogs a street banner that said: “it's better to deposit some Pu'er tea at home than to deposit money in banks“, as the prices of Pu'er tea increased 500-800% within a short peirod of several months.

Tunisia: Allergic to Dr Phil

“My husband is allergic to Dr Phil, Oprah, and The View. He can’t stand them especially, the View.When I happen to have the TV tuned into The View, and he is around, he clutches his ears like they are burning and begs me to turn it off. I believe the...

Palestine: Arab TVs

“I don't even know why I bother with Arabic channels and news! Every time I turn to one of the channels I see the same old propaganda crap,” notes Palestinian blogger Qwaider.

Iraqi Graduation

“You must look at this video on the NY Times website showing young Iraqis at graduation. This story is a tragedy. And it reminds us that human beings survive and are beautiful; we dance for joy in the midst of unimaginable horrors,” writes Leila Abu-Saba.

Kuwait: Omani Cyclone

Everyone has heard about the cyclone by now that is just reaching Oman and is expected to move north towards the Eastern provinces of Saudi and then maybe Kuwait,” reports Kuwaitism.

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