Featured stories from January 2008
Singapore blogger Rinaz test drives Asus's latest Linux based sub-notebook. The computer is just started selling in South East Asia and there are user groups already in Thailand and the Philippines. First look at the Asus EEE PC from rinaz on Vimeo.
A few interesting blogs have emerged in the Bosnian blogosphere recently, showing the growing interest in blogging and Web 2.0 in the Balkans. Elia Varela Serra introduces the newcomers: a president, an ambassador, and a travelguide writer.
And likely very skinny ones at this point, having been locked away from journalists and lawyers and bringers of milk formula for over a month now. Since AIDS activist-turned house arrested blogger Hu Jia's arrest, he's been described as a one-man human rights organization, that bloggers like him are the...
Stories from January, 2008
Palestinian Leila Haddad takes a break from her maternity leave and attends a Gaza rally in the US, with her toddler – Noor – in tow.
From Jordan, Ola Aliwat discusses a tragic road accident and who's to blame.
Ever felt like a stranger when you returned home for a short holiday? Palestinian Sugar Cubes describes the feeling in this post.
Despite an egg shortage in the market, Bu Jassem from the UAE says there is a contest to break the Guinness record for carrying eggs with one hand being held in Dubai.
Ukrainiana compares Ukraine's nationwide minimum wage with MPs’ official salaries.
Dr. Filomena writes on Kosovo's independence and explains why she thinks Slovenia should not be the first to recognize it: “If for no other reason, then for the sake of our investments in Serbia.”
Window on Eurasia writes about a Chechen writer's appeal to his fellow countrymen.
The beatroot writes about Wojtek the Polish war hero bear.
“For the first time ever the Angolan national team made it to the quarters-finals of the African Cup of Nations (CAN)”. Jotacê Carranca [pt] is akready celebrating a possible victory.
Luz de Luma [pt] is one of the core bloggers at the social blogging that will take place at the Lusosphere next February 14to debate paedophilia. “When I proposed this social blogging and used the very term, I was systematically visited by computers from the federal police. This is a...
Itching for Eestimaa reports that the number of Estonia's stateless persons continues to decrease.
The Czech Daily Word writes on the corruption scandal at the Czech Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia.
BBC's Mark Mardell interviews “Kosovo’s premier rapper” Genc Prevlaka.
Dr. Sean's Diary comments on the Czech presidential debate between incumbent Václav Klaus and challenger Jan Švejnar.
A Fistful of Euros explains why PM Kostunica's refusal to endorse either of the candidates is good for Nikolic and bad for Tadic.
Iraq Today rounds up today's toll on Iraq in this post.
Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar discusses Iraq in the US State of the Union speech. ‘Last year, it was more about “we're loosing, we have to stay and fight”, this year it's “we're winning, we have to stay and fight”,’ he writes.
Iraqi blogger Salam Adil introduces us to Baghdad Dentist in this post.
The Iranian website Iran Cartoon began a virtual series on world's street children, featuring artists from dozen countries, such as Mongolia, France, Vietnam, Colombia, Brazil, China. Sérgio Coutinho [pt] will feature some of them among the images usually displayed at the right hand corner of his blog”.
Moçambique para Todos [pt] picks up on Ivone Soares’ piece of news yesterday that a mass kidnapping had happened in Mocímboa da Praia.”It is all very odd and almost like a movie! Will the media report on the press conference? I have read about 10 newspapers today (January 30th) and...
Sérgio Amadeu [pt] on Guarulhos first ever digital festival. “With more than 500 papers published in a collaborative portal, developed entirely using open software, Guarulhos 2.Zero will give its awards at the end of February. You can visit the website and vote. It is cool to encourage the municipalities that...