Stories from 26 December 2007
As we all get ready to enter 2008, Rising Voices celebrates its first six months of existence. It is time to step back, reflect on where we've come and think about where we are going.
Martuni or Bust reminds it readers that the former judge now turned radical opposition activist as the February 2008 presidential election in Armenia draws closer has a few skeletons in his own closet. In particular, the blog quotes an interview conducted with this author on concerns that the judge in...
“In less than five days, a personal list of “open source” software has become a huge archive that everyone must bookmark”. Antonio Granado [pt] reports on the Open Source Living an archive of Open Source software, applications and references for a zero-cost,
groundviews on the experience of being Tamil in Sri Lanka.
All Things Pakistan wishes its readers on Christmas, and links to one of their old posts with photographs of churches in Pakistan.
Bahas on the current political scenario – commenting on consensus and democracy.
Glimpses of life abroad in the 70s (or so) at Sepia Mutiny. Beautiful photographs.
Digital Klashinkov,Iran based blogger and journalist, says[Fa] that Ahmadinejad's government is a weak one and is in trouble for its economic policy. The blogger adds, recently, for the first time, Iranian president accepted economic problems exist in country.
Vadim's post is about the Tajikistan president's order to strictly punish – right up to expulsion from the schools – students that are driving cars in the country.
Marat posts some analysis on where it is more dangerous to live in our country in the cities or in the rural areas of Kazakhstan.
Mohammad Fahim Khairy reports on a shocking case — resident of Paktia province of southern Afghanistan shaved his wife’s head, cut it her nose and ears by a knife and burn her down with boiled water in the first day of Eid.
The leading Saudi blogger, Fouad Alfarhan, who has been arrested in Jeddah on December 10, 2007 for exercising his freedom of speech on his popular blog alfarhan.org has sent a letter few days before his arrest to his friends. According to his wife with whom we talked, Fouad's arrest was directly linked to his blogging activities. He may remain in custody for a one-month investigation period.
Former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos offered up an apology for the controversial public transport system Transantiago that has received plenty of criticism. Notas Al Margen [es] provides thoughts on this apology.
Costa Rican blogger Julia Ardón provides a reflection on “why she likes Christmas [es]“.
Utero de Marita [es] discusses a statement made by director of the National Culture Institute, who predicted that the indigenous language Aymara will disappear in the next seven years in Peru.
What happened in Monterrey, Mexico during 2007? Ocho Cuartos [es] provides a look back.
La Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo explains how Guatemalans spend Christmas Eve or “Noche Buena”.
Alberto Medrano of El Alto Noticias [es] writes about holiday traditions and commercial activity in El Alto, Bolivia.
The Olympic national stadium, ‘Bird nest’, has some leftover construction material to be recycled. Wangxiaofeng gives a list of suggestions for the recycling plan: ashtray, toilet bowl and bra (zh).
Sohu forum posted a witness report on a mass incident at Nankai University at Christmas Eve: A car crashed with a bicycle in the university campus, the car owner demanded compensation and threaten the students by implying that she had ‘background’. Her brother came beat up a student. Students around...
The blog “Learning from the F Word” has won the most educational blog in the 2007 Chinese blog award.