Stories from 20 August 2007
[display_podcast] Finally, episode 5 of the Global Voices Show! In this edition we feature excerpts from the following podcasts: Gastronautics – Maldives PodMasti – India J.U.M.P. Radio – Kenya Mideast Youth – Saudi Arabia Budacast – Hungary Africa Files: The Pulse – Zimbabwe The Kimchi Girls – Korea Also featured...
Faryadeh Sabz (means Green Cry) has published several photos of a homeless family in Tehran.The blogger asks other bloggers to talk about this story and find a solution for them.They have been in street for about ten days.
Mahmood Al Yousif from Bahrain links to a story from Australia which shows why camels do not make good pets.
The Glory of Carniola writes about the Slovenes’ indifference towards genealogy.
Prishtine: Independence and Kanun posts several aerial views of Kosovo.
Belgrade 2.0 offers a few tips on how to have a good time in Montenegro.
Vincent Maher is live-blogging from Africa Media Leadership Conference 2007: “Daka, telling the personal narrative of his radio station, emphasizes that audience research is the most important thing in starting a new radio station. In the rural areas, he jokes, if a man doesn’t own a radio and a bicycle...
Anegdote writes about a football game that the team of Serbian parliament members lost to the team of Russian Duma deputies.
Hooghoghe Bashar (means human rights) blog says[Fa] that mass expulsion of Afghan refugees is not a solution for Iranian high unemployment.The blog explains that Afghans always did very difficult jobs and were underpaid.According to this blog many educated Iranians are jobless and they are not going to replace Afghans.
Anegdote shares a joke on the default SMS templates localized for Serbia; here's one item: “Turn on the news, a war is starting.”
The Macedonian Tendency links to the site of the Second Annual Macedonian Film Festival to be held in Toronto on Oct. 13-14.
Wu Wei attempts to study some Albanian grammar and concludes that Albanians “must spend a lot of time dreaming or writing poetry.”
Balkanizer believes that in the Balkans, “it is the youth that should be at the vanguard of social revival and instead they are the most passive part of the society.”
Hesam Firouzi,medical Doctor and human right activist, writes[Fa] “I was condemned to one year prison.”He was accused of “impeding national security”.One of his charges was informing media about bad conditions of political prisoners.He was behind bars for 18 days in January 2007.Global Voices has already published one part of his...
The Balkan Yankee awaits the world's reaction to Libya's acknowledgment of torture of the recently-released Bulgarian medics.
Voice of South on children learning on boats. “From a single boat in 2002, that provided very basic education to girls who had never been to school before, the project now has about 35 boats where both boys and girls can study up to the third grade.”
Indi.ca on cops visiting at early morning hours and privacy.
Metroblogging Islamabad on the impact of the Lal Masjid fiasco on the younger generation.
Al Mawaali recently moved his blog about Oman to a new domain.
Wagle Street Journal on building houses in Kathmandu, and on observing “unskilled” labour.
Sama Oman wonders about what gives the US the right to accuse Oman of trafficking in persons.