Stories from September, 2007
Ghana: Open Source evangelism in Ghana
Odzangba is excited about the increasing use of open source software at the University of Ghana: “It seems the whoever is in charge of open source evangelism here in the university of Ghana has built some serious momentum. I talked about ubuntu being used in the balme library some weeks...
Ghana: Did God save the Akosombo Dam?
We start off this week’s review with Ghana’s electricity crisis, which started in August 2006, but has seen a considerable improvement almost a year later. Could it be because priests prayed for the Akosombo Dam to fill up?
Bahrain: A President Visits
Bahrain-based blogger Bint Battuta shares with us a new blog, set up to cover President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Columbia University earlier this week, created by its Graduate School of Journalism students.
Trinidad & Tobago: Indian Sweets
Through The Lens Trinidad and Tobago posts an appetizing photo of traditional Indian sweets.
Trinidad and Tobago: The Course of Justice
“This Chief Justice matter is no joke. The integrity of the entire judiciary rests upon it,” writes Manicou, who is incredulous at the refusal of Trinidad and Tobago's Attorney General to allow himself to be cross examined by the tribunal investigating allegations that he conspired with the Chief Magistrate to...
Jamaica: Grateful Day
In light of the situation in Myanmar, Montego Bay Day By Day writes: “Although this little rock called Jamaica isn't perfect, I am indeed grateful that, as of this date, we can criticize our government quite harshly without fear.”
Bahamas: Artists or Liars
“Where we don't explore ourselves, we pay the price”: Nicolette Bethel, guest authoring at Bahama Pundit, explains how lack of any real emphasis on the arts translates into creating “a society of liars.”
Myanmar: Internet Blocked
The follwing post is from a Burmese blogger who wishes to remain anonymous. There have been massive support from Myanmar bloggers for the current protest activities, and the whole Myanmar blogosphere is overwhelmed with news and photos. Because of that, Myanmar Junta got chickened out and banned the political blogs,...
Trinidad & Tobago: Book Picks
“V.S. Naipaul's latest book, A Writer’s People, was published this month and lands on the top of my book-pile”: Tattoo posts a list of great reads.
Myanmar: Information Blackout
Blog of Nyein Chan Yar writes that internet, landline and mobile connections are going down in Myanmar.
Cambodia: Cambodians Hold a Vigil for Myanamar
Cambodian blogger Mean Lux has posted images from a vigil they held in front of Myanmar embassy this morning.
Korea: Myanmar and Korea
How do Koreans think about the Myanmar situation? Interestingly, many bloggers strongly feel an attachment to this situation and link it to Korean history. The Myanmar situation reminded some bloggers of their own experiences in the 1980s of Korea. 고등학교 시절 까지 줄곧 미얀마라는 곳을 버마라고 부르기 시작하면서, 버마는 내게...
Malaysia: Demostration in Support of Myanmar
Elizabeth Wong has posted images of the demonstrations that took place earlier today in front of Myanmar embassy in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.
Myanmar: Soldiers fighting each other
Yangon Thu has linked to reports coming in from Myanmar (via Mizimma, in Burmese) talking about infighting between the factions in the army. “The Battalions from Middle Burma and South East Burma are said to have left for Yangon. Rumors are rampant that there is trouble within the Army itself...
Egypt: Newspaper Strike on October 7
“Chief in editors of the independent and party newspapers decided to not to publish their newspapers on Sunday the 7th of October 2007 , the daily newspapers will not be published on that day and the weekly newspapers will not be published in their days as an objection move against...
Egypt: Beware of US Tapping
“Now that the U.S. is tapping domestic phone calls people need to watch what they say, not because they have anything to hide but because in the course of an innocent conversation you can draw a lot of unwanted attention,” cautions D B Shobrawy, from Egypt.
Syria: Sad State of Journalism
Sasa from Syria laments the sad state of journalism in the Arab world, citing examples from Jordan and Egypt in which journalists are jailed and fined.
Taiwan: 3 Billion Wind Power Investment
Micheal Turton highlights the news on 3 billion wind power installation in Taiwan.
Myanmar: Soldiers back down in Mandalay
Monks continued their protests on Thursday, 27th September. The following post has links to the happenings on September 27, and eyewitness accounts and translated excerpts from Burmese blogs sent in by a Burmese blogger.
Iraq: Possible Cholera Cover Up?
Ladybird from Iraq links to a news article about a possible cholera cover up in Iraq.
Iraq: Neutral Media?
“The Washington Post curiously buries a story this morning back on page A17. Since it makes George Bush look bad, you might have thought they wouldn't have buried it quite so deep,” writes Iraq Pundit in this post.