Stories from 26 March 2008
Bahamas: Hot Hot Hot!
“Are Ya Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot?” asks Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit, as he blogs about the impact of climate change on Caribbean tourism.
Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: Dhal
Lifespan of a Chennette blogs about Dhal (a beloved dish of both Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana) and posts a helpful recipe.
Trinidad & Tobago: Tropical Dry Forests
“When people think about the destruction and degradation of tropical forests, they tend to focus on rainforests. Tropical dry forests tend to get overlooked.” Trinidadian blogger Further Thoughts explains.
Barbados, USA: Black President?
“Many Barbadians are in awe that a Black man in the year 2008 could be challenging for the presidency,” says Barbados Underground.
As the government pulls its advertising dollars from local newspapers, supposedly for reasons of retribution, Vexed Bermoothes asks: “Is this about governing or controlling Bermuda?”
India: Tibet and the Media
The Acorn rips apart an editorial in a major Indian newspaper on the issue of Tibet.
South Asia: On Tibet
Pickled Politics on the reactions of various countries on the issue of Tibet and China.
Brazil: Let us be courteous in the blogosphere
Pedro Dória [pt] is aghast with the increasingly aggressive comments in his blog and with no time to moderate them, he proposes the readers help him keeping courteous. “We're not barbarians, we are civilized. This is a democracy. Everyone is welcome no matter their creed, colour, belief, age, sex. In...
Bhutan: More on elections!
Freedom in Bhutan on the outcome of the elections, and a quick look at the winners.
Bhutan: A new government
Whatever Matters!! on the recently conducted elections in Bhutan, the results and the huge voter turnout.
Portugal: Should the Olympics be boycotted?
There is a heated debate at Blasfemias’ 4th post about the Beijing Olympics. More than 70 commentators agree or not with Gabriel Silva's [pt] that a boycott would not help, but halt the scrutiny China will come under.
Brazil: It's All True
Márcio Claesen [pt] has the highlights of the É Tudo Verdade [It's All True] festival, devoted to the culture of documentary in South America. The 13th edition starts today and takes pleace until April 6th. The 2008 program will screen 138 non-fictional productions.
Brazil: LoveLive podcast
André and Luciana present their first podcast, LoveLive [pt]. The name is self explaining, but Luciana explains: “We do not want to be relationship gurus, no way. We are just people who prefer speaking up to silence”. “To start with, we debated the act of sharing among couples: sharing problems...
Japan: Ikeda Nobuo's Spectrum Japan Blog
Blogger and economics professor Ikeda Nobuo has started [ja] an English-language blog entitled “Spectrum Japan” focused on spectrum policy in Japan. In the first post, he explains that the Japanese government is planning to stop analogue broadcasting by 2011, and writes about closed meetings held to allocate the spectrum, a...
Malawi: Blogging about marriage, language, lifestyle and health
The Malawian blogging community is gradually growing in terms of size and topics. In this roundup, I introduce four blogs dedicated to marriage and children issues, Tumbuka language, health and lifestyle issues.
Cambodia: A Snack Called Nem
Vutha introduces a Cambodian snack consisting of fish meat wrapped in banana leaf.
Malaysia: Bloggers As Friends
Malaysia's ruling party now wants to befriend bloggers.
South Africa: We'll argue with our parents and play video games!
Earlier this week, President Thabo Mbeki proposed that an oath be recited by school children every day in a nation-building effort. Breaking News says that the Opposition Democratic Alliance Leader, Jack Bloom, had welcomed the effort. However, South African bloggers have another idea entirely.
26th March – Bangladesh celebrates the Declaration of Independence
As Bangladesh celebrates its Independence Day on 26th March, the Bangla blogosphere is inundated with posts reliving the horrific Operation Searchlight that was launched by the Pakistan Army on 25th March 1971, in a desperate attempt to stamp out the Bengali Nationalist movement. Abul Bahar brings to life that fateful...
Armenia: New Parliamentary Election
Unzipped comments on suggestions to hold new parliamentary elections in Armenia. The proposal comes from an MP hoping to end the deadlock between the authorities and radical opposition following last month's disputed presidential election.
Armenia: Prominent Opposition Leader Charged
Nazarian comments on news that prominent radical opposition figure Aram Sargsyan has been charged by police for his role in what the authorities consider to be an attempt at a coup d'etat following the 19 February presidential election in Armenia.