Stories from 3 March 2008
Barbadian blogger Notes From The Margin says of reports that police in Grenada were caught spying on an opposition party planning meeting: “On an island with Grenada’s bloody history, democracy is too fragile to take anything for granted.”
Amnesty International calls for the immediate and unconditional release of jailed Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabil Sulaiman, says the Free Kareem site.
“The New fashion in Egypt when you fall in love and want to propose to your girl is to announce publicly in the street !! Yes You go to an advertising company and ask them to rent for you a billboard or mini billboard in a busy street to send...
A U.S. airstrike this morning targeting a “known al-Qaeda terrorist” in Somalia destroys two houses, approximately the size of my bedroom, killing 3 women, 3 children and no terrorists, writes Egyptian blogger D B Shobrawy, who ends his post with: “And that's how you recruit a terrorist.”
Chanad Bahraini posts a video showing clashes in Bahrain between riot police and protesters – from the vantage point of the protesters.
According to media and We Change,Parvin Ardalan,woman activist, banned from travel while on way to receive Olaf Palme Award.Read her interview with Telegraph.
Here you can see and enjoy Nader Davoodi‘s photos about Iranian nature and more.
Armenian bloggers respond to post-election turmoil and blood shed, after the political comeback of former Armenian president Levon Ter-Petrossian in the 19 February 2008 presidential election, led to violent clashes between police, soldiers and opposition supporters.
Tess is excited about being invited to attend a Qatari wedding but wants advice on what to do.
The deployment of the US warship USS Cole off the Lebanese coast has added to the nervousness and concern about the political deadlock and stability in Lebanon. The warship is anchored about 96 km (60 Miles) off the Lebanese coast. Following are some reflections from Lebanese bloggers on the situation.
Luiz Antonio Ryff comments[pt] on the list of the 25 World's Dirtiest Cities published by Forbes.com, and says he is quite impressed Rio de Janeiro doesn't figure on the list: “Rio de Janeiro is not on the list, despite the huge efforts made by some of it's inhabitants to grime...
Lanka Rising on the politics of BBC's service in Sri Lanka and why it might be time to shed the colonial baggage.
black and gray from Bangladesh has an interview with the author Amitav Ghosh.
Mixed Bag on the government's budget for India, and the upcoming elections.
Dabbler on the death of Tamil writer Sujatha, and the irony of offering condolences in a way that might have not sat well with the writer.
Musing on education, schooling and privilege, of this and that writes on childhood memories and Itching to Write questions – how much is too much.
Dalton Martins, core member of the Metareciclagem[pt] movement, links in his blog[pt] to interesting videos about Metarec's actions at Campus Party Brasil.
James from Japan Probe refers to local news reports on the crack down of indecency in Japan and points out that the law enforcement is rather arbitrary.
E-land labour protest in South Korea has developed into a new phrase because of the repression of union organizers. Newscham reports the E-land union's protest plan in Hong Kong.
Yangon Thu introduces and translates a post by Myanmar blogger Nyi Lynn Seck. The blogger has discovered an online library that contains several hard to find works on Myanmar History, Culture, Archeology and Literature.
Korea beat points to a collection of old Korean advertisements at Naver.