Stories from 10 March 2008
“I came across an article in The Washington Post, written by a woman called Charlotte Allen, titled We Scream, We Swoon. How Dumb Can We Get?. The article is basically a misinformed and a mispresented pseudo-scientific misogynist interpretation of popular culture to prove that women are dumb,” writes Tololy from...
Syrian Yazan Badran announces that his blog isn't dead – but that his hands are full with other projects at the moment.
Yemeni Omar Barsawad links to a video showing the “spectacular” Wady (Valley) Doan.
“The Kuwaiti Dinar has now reached its highest exchange rate against the US dollar in the past 20 years, which in turn has dropped to its lowest against the Euro being traded at 1.536 for 1 Euro!! Right now, the exchange rate is 3.683 U.S. dollars for 1 KD! This...
PhilQ8, a Filipina in Kuwait, complains about increasing prices for commodities.
Shivonne Du Barry is at the breaking point – and Trinidad and Tobago's transportation woes may just push her over the edge.
“The servant is in fact the master,” writes Jessica at Alien in the Caribbean, as she blogs about the region's poor customer service.
An online 4 minute video excerpt posted by international media taken from a 2 hour meeting between the president of the National Assembly and students from the Computer Science University (UCI) has brought forth contrasting reactions and debates regarding free speech in Cuba and the direction of the Cuban Revolution.
Child of the Revolution says that the re-election of Spain's Socialist government to office will mean “that we can expect no significant change in the Spanish position regarding the Castro regime.”
With the re-emergence of samizdat pro-opposition propaganda via the Internet during the current state of emergency in Armenia, Armenaker Kamilion is translating and posting the material in English.
With the opposition seemingly winning the information war on the Internet during the current state of emergency in Armenia, my Armenia Election Monitor 2008 posts details on government attempts to fight back. On Thursday 15 March, president-elect Serge Sargsyan will respond to questions submitted via the Internet on his own...
Zimbabwe women were beaten in the streets in Bulawayo on the International Women's Day, reports This is Zimbabwe: “Please visit the WOZA website and tell them via their comments section how incredible they are, and let them know that you are watching and noting the injustices being perpetrated against them.”
Who wants to buy the blog Yomi Says?: “Yes; you read right: Yomi Says is up for sale. Back in August last year, I found out how much my blog was worth then, and the figure was $8,468.10 (N1.05m). Not bad. Well, I just checked again, and the value of...
Metroblogging Lahore writes on Women's Day in Pakistan and a very insightful comment on the post explores religion and women's rights.
A conversation between Raila and President Kibaki (Emilio) of Kenya: “Raila: So, what’s your … er … handicap? Emilio: (Nervously) A bit of flatulence. Yourself? Raila: Snoring”
My Pen and My Paper writes about Samuel Peter, the first African to win World Boxing Heavy Weight Championship: “We must not forget that Samuel Peter is (was previously promoted) a Commissioner of Police rank in the Nigerian Police Force. If only he can come home and deal some blows...
United We Blog! on a Nepali migrant worker coming home after working in India.
joybangla offers personal safety tips to women in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh From Our View has a collection of poems by the students of the Nari Jibon project on Women's Day.
There appears to be a renewed interest in saving the tiger in India – My Module points to a provision in the national budget and the ongoing campaign by a leading TV news channel.
Words & Bites points to the parallels between Bangladesh and Pakistan when it comes to courts and juges.