Stories from 16 October 2007
MoldovAnn takes a critical look at programs for “the so-called ‘children of Chornobyl'” and other Chernobyl-related aid efforts: “I do believe aid organizations want to help people have better lives. But when I hear them talking about ‘we’re going to support this community because it’s not too far from Kyiv...
Scenes From the Sidewalk posts info on how to register for the charitable tennis tournament to be held in Kyiv Oct. 27-28.
Foreign Notes reports: “Last weekend a statue of Ukrainian nationalist leader Stepan Bandera was unveiled in Lviv. Rather embarrassingly, some observers say the statue resembles those of Lenin, erected in many Ukrainian cities in the latter half of the last century.”
“A week is a long time in politics,” according to one “former British PM” and LEvko of Foreign Notes, who is considering the future of the “democratic” coalition in Ukraine.
Vaughan Smith has published several video films about war in Afghanistan in From the Frontline.
Siberian Light reports on the Kissing Policemen and Russia's “prudish Culture Minister Alexander Sokolov.”
Nika has published several photos of a Zoo in Tehran.The blogger regrets that these animals are kept in small cages.
MoscowThroughBrownEyes writes about the`a “fear of a black Russia.”
According [Fr]to freeSolouki, French-Iranian film director,Mehrnoush Solouki, is accused of making propaganda against Iranian government.Solouki came to Iran after receiving permission to make a documentary.She was arrested without being accused of any wrongdoing.
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis reports that the online collection of ancient Russian birch bark letters will be translated into English.
Pickled Politics on football in India, traditional rivalries between clubs and the current state of the sport.
Algerian blogger Lameen Souag introduces us to a new language learning site.
Stand up comedy and music talent shows in India have had some Pakistani participants and they've met with great success. All Things Pakistan on the trend, with some interesting insights in the comments space.
The Pakistani Spectator doesn't approve of the dating scene in Pakistan.
A fascinating insight into the workings of the Music Video industry in Nepal at the Wagle Street Journal.
Kevin Li posts two music videos of rap about feng shui and two feng shui masters, Mak Ling Ling and So Man Fung (zh). Feng shui is a discipline with guidelines and techniques of site planning, internal furniture arrangements and fortune-telling. Feng Shui masters used to dress in traditional costume...
Jordanian blogger Khalaf discusses the women's quota in the upcoming Jordanian parliamentary elections.
Israeli blogger Daniel Lubetzky announced on his blog that the OneVoice Israel summit has been postponed. For more news click here.
Colombian President Álvaro Uribe is facing an investigation by the country's Supreme Court following accusations that he ordered the killing of a paramilitary warlord sparking a controversy between the head of state and the top judicial court. Colombian bloggers react to public opinions and the way that Uribe is publicly handling the allegations. The Colombian media is the target of attention from the blogosphere.
Basawad asks whether Uganda is the land of plenty: “Uganda is indeed the land of plenty of food and water. I write this, with Uganda that was in the 60s and 70s – in mind. Growing up in Uganda then, I never knew what hunger was, till the age of...