Stories from 27 December 2007
Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about Slovenian foreign minister Dimitrij Rupel and the stuff he's written for Sinfo, a PR magazine issued monthly by the governmental Communications office”: “(great choice of name, BTW. Fire your chief marketing officer toot-suite!)”
the beatroot cites an opinion poll that shows that Christmas in Poland “is a time where family and traditions take precedence over the religious nature.”
Pestcentric shares 10 things to hate and 10 things to love about Budapest.
In a somewhat roundabout way, Alan Jakšić of Balkan Anarchist tells of how B92 radio, site and blogs have helped him to change his mind about Slobodan Milošević.
Ukrainiana writes about a house being built on the mass burial site for victims of a 19th-century anthrax epidemics in Kyiv.
James of Robert Amsterdam's blog writes about the government's ad on “a TV ad from an electronics retailer which poked fun at the existence of this mythical gift giver on the grounds that it broke a rule discrediting parents and teachers.” Lyndon of Scraps of Moscow posts his 2005 pictures...
Cheese-on-bread! acknowledges the passing of Barbadian visual artist and costume designer Winston Jordan.
“While she was far from perfect, and her government was plagued by corruption, I will always remember her as she was when she first came to power in the late 1980s, as a symbol of hope and democracy”: Further Thoughts pays tribute to Benazir Bhutto.
Daniel from Venezuela News and Views says that there is a lesson in leadership to be learned from Benzir Bhutto.
Leonardo Sakamoto [pt] has a reminder for this final days of 2007: slavery still happens in Brazil. He points out that: “Its economic nature differs from the slavery of classical and modern eras, from the colony and empire days. But the inhumane treatment of restricting freedom and the process of...
Still reeling with the shock, The Emergency Times, which has kept a very close eye on the unfolding political situation in Pakistan, writes At this tragic moment in the history of Pakistan, we at the Emergency Times are shocked beyond words at this intolerable and brutal act of the murder,...
Altino Machado [pt] reports on a environmental disaster in Xapuri, Acre-Brazil, when 18,000 liters of ammonia and latex leaked into the environment after a tank in a condom factory collapsed. “The accident happened on Saturday, 22, the 19th anniversary of trade union leader and environmentalist Chico Mendes’ murder”.
Denise Arcoverde [pt] was shocked to learn about Benazir Bhutto's death. “Bonazir was such a brilliant and courageous women who knew very well the risk she run, and who was anything but stupid. However, to leave your mark, there is a price to pay”. She has also compiled a short...
Armenian Food reminds its readers of the 1951 hit by Rosemary Clooney, aunt of actor George Clooney, Come On-a My House. Written by two ethnic Armenians, one of which was American-Armenian writer William Saroyan, the blog says the song typifies the lavish tables that will be center stage for Armenian...
Criticisms against the mainstream media in Guatemala has focused on its lack of coverage of rural areas, and its emphasis placed on countries like Venezuela. Bloggers have also noted double standards in its coverage of politicians. In addition, the use of new tools like blogs on the newspaper's site leaves a lot to be desired.
In the aftermath of the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, Tonyo hopes that the diplomats from Philippines will look after the thousands of Filipino overseas works currently in Pakistan.
Maurina in Brunei urges readers to “recite the Al Fatihah for someone who, despite everything, was one of the world’s strongest women of our time, Benazir Bhutto.”
Saigon Nezumi wonders if Vietnam's planned regulations on blogging would affect the local and expat bloggers.
Thumb sized bats discovered in Thailand.
Chris Baker at the New Mandala blog has a graphic that shows the distribution of results from the recent Thai elections.