14 October 2007

Stories from 14 October 2007

Pop!Tech Goes International and Multilingual

  14 October 2007

This year's annual Pop!Tech conference will once again attract 500 notable thinkers from the worlds of science, design, and business. It will also include a cadre of polyglot bloggers eager to spread the intimate conference conversations with the wider blogosphere in Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, and Swahili.

Afghanistan:Father of Saffron

  14 October 2007

Safrang writes about a man who used to be a opium poppy growing farmer and then he shifted to grow saffron.The blogger says this man who is called “father of saffron” by government, helps other farmers to do the same thing.Safrang has published a photo of this saffron farmer.

Afghanistan:Four years old bride

  14 October 2007

Nasim Fekrat writes[Fa] about the story of a girl who was forced to get married at the age of four with a thirty years old man. The blogger adds that according to Hasht Sobh journal,this girl,after several years of being beaten up and tortured,could escape and now she lives in...

Lebanon: Headed on a Spiralling Path

  14 October 2007

It has been relatively clear that Lebanon is headed on a spiralling path – back to revisit its own tragic past. The new generation destined to repeat the tragedies of their fathers and forefathers albeit with a new twist or two… posts R on Voices on the Wind from Lebanon.

Philippines: A Roundup of the Week

  14 October 2007

Tony Cruz rounds up the weeks happenings in the Filipino blogosphere. The roundup features bloggers talking about movie stars, politics, religion and morality, sports and trekking and more.

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