Stories from 11 September 2007
Japan: The “Happy Family” Bill
At from the inside, looking in, blogger fukamimi writes about a new bill calling for an increase in the number of white collar workers not eligible for overtime pay. In an attempt to overcome its unpopular image, the bill has been named the “Happy Family” Bill on the assumption that...
Ukraine: Party of the Regions Miscellanea
Ukrainiana writes about Party of the Regions’ attempt to cheat a site meter, and about Soviet-style children's poetry inspired by Victor Yanukovych.
Ukraine: Tymoshenko's Presentation
Petro of Petro's Jotter writes about Yulia Tymoshenko's “Contract With Investors” presentation: “I really dug the results oriented approach in everything she spoke about. Tangible project steps were outlined and timelines were stated. Like all good politicians she outlined broadsweeping reforms in a wide variety of sectors. Her answers to...
Ukraine: Pre-Election Roundup
Orange Ukraine posts a pre-election news roundup.
Ukraine: Yanukovych and the “Illegal Election”
Foreign Notes writes about Party of the Regions’ dilemma: “Will PoR be prepared to go into opposition as a result of elections its leadership consider illegal, if results are not it their favour? Will PoR be prepared to form a coalition with the party of a president who dismissed parliament...
Iran:Perisan Blogging Turns Six
Kamangir says six years ago, on September 7th Salman Jariri [Fa]started writing the first Persian blog. Since then, tens of thousands of other Iranians have started writing in their blogs about everything, from how they have been thinking last night to the recent political development
Hungary: Escalator, Monarch, and Microwave Food
Pestcentric writes about Europe's longest escalator, yet another foreign monarch for Hungary, and Marhapörkölt Tarhonyával, a frozen meal.
Russia: International Terrorism?
The Accidental Russophile writes about the difference between the Russian and American views of international terrorism: “Putin's most recent tour of southeast Asia was little more than an arms dealer visiting his new customers.”
Russia, U.S.: “Batman by Dostoyevsky”
The Accidental Russophile links to the “Batman by Dostoyevsky” comics, reproduced at Brian Hughes’ Again With The Comics: “This marriage of Classic Russian Literature and the Caped Crusader of Gotham also serves as further proof, if any were needed, that everything is better with Batman.” Judging by the comments, though,...
Iran:Born on September 11th
In Iranian American Jews blog we read often times when folks discover that I was born on September 11th they express a sense of shock and sadness for me since terrorists attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001.The blogger says that one of the bloodiest days of the Iranian revolution...
Iran:A Web Movie about Women's Campaign
Iranian women’s rights activists initiated a wide campaign,last year, demanding an end to discriminatory laws against women in the Iranian law.You can watch a web movie about this campaign.
Myanmar: Remembering 9/11
Dawn in Myanmar remembers September 11, 2001.
Nepal: A letter
Blogdai is out with the LETTER. “For those of you who are new to the game, blogdai and 3400 of my closest friends and Nepal watchers are fed up with Maoists, Congress, Parliament and most officials named Koirala. To express this, we've constructed a letter to be sent to any...
US: Remembering 9/11
Blogpourri remembers 9/11, six years after, and on how the cities and our ways of looking at the world have changed irreversibly.
India: Democracy and Pakistan
Empty Head on the future of democracy in Pakistan.
Vietnam: Real Estate Prices Out of Control
Preya has some ideas to help cool the overheating property market in Vietnamese capital city Hanoi.
India: Half a century of neglect
My Himachal on the state of prisons. “With the completion of 60 years of independence one of the oldest and biggest and the first Model Central Jail of Himachal Pradesh has completed half century of neglect.”
Cambodia: Corruption in Cambodia
Khemara Phoumirak says he does not care about corruption in Cambodia.
Swahili Blogosphere: Debating race and national identity
Richa is a Tanzanian of Indian descent. She was recently declared the winner of Miss Vodacom 2007. Her victory has attracted criticism from some members of public and has ignited a debate about national identity in the Swahili blogosphere.
Peru: The Rising Boom of Peruvian Cuisine
There has been a national and international boom in regards to Peruvian gastronomy. Over the past years, talking about Peruvian food has been something very common. Radio and television programs, newspapers, books, cooking schools and of course, blogs have all taken part in the discussion. Peruvian bloggers are taking pride in being in the spotlight, while others seek to explain what else could be done to take advantage of this attention.
China: Senior sues would-be Samaritan
An older woman is knocked down as she tries to board a bus and breaks her collarbone. A young man, the first to have just exited the bus, helps her up and takes her to the hospital. After she accuses and successfully sues him, a moral debate sweeps across the blogsphere: are we to still lend a helping hand?