Stories from 26 April 2008
The election crisis in Zimbabwe continues: there are reports from the mainstream media, bloggers and human rights organisations about state organised post-election violence against supporters of the opposition, the opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has left the country for Botswana fearing for his life and the “ship of evil” continues to draw bloggers' attention.
Rosa Ivette applauds and writes about two “heroines” in the community of Clayton, Panama [es] that during their daily walk also help keep the streets clean by picking up trash along their routes.
David Webb posted an article that have been rejected by the Journal of Law Society in Hong Kong. The article discusses about the history of Tibet and the issue of self-determination.
The Creative Commons license in Ecuador was recently unveiled at a university in Loja. Many bloggers applaud this iniative and have been quick to adopt these licenses for their own work. In addition, others live blogged the launch event, which celebrated the hard work of all those involved.
Mousan has posted images from the largely peaceful protests that met the Olympic torch in Nagano, Japan.
Ethiopian bloggers rushed to the defence of their country's top pop singer Teddy Afro, after he appeared in court charged with the hit-and-run killing of a youth in capital Addis Ababa. Many writers were convinced Afro was being framed by Ethiopian authorities who, they said, resented the singer's huge popularity and veiled anti-government lyrics.
On May 10th 2008 at 18:00 GMT, 24 films will be broadcast during a 4 hour event. What makes this different is that this event, PangeaDay will be broadcast from six locations worldwide in seven different languages worldwide to be viewed through internet, television or cellphones with one unique purpose: to make each other know about the lives of others and focus on what makes us similar, instead of what makes us different and let us work together towards peace.
Cici Khalid doesn't understand why people are always racist. He asks: “How do you feel when other people is making fun of your race?”
Yum Yum Asia writes that Singapore is not only one of Asia’s most dynamic cities; “it’s also a center for some of the best food in South East Asia.”
The Final Word in Saigon blogs about the motorcycle car park from the center of town near the now infamous golden triangle.
Prominent Saudi blogger Fouad Alfarhan was freed today. He is back home in Jeddah after 137 days in custody.
So Mote It Be! lists the reasons why working at home is fun
Blogian comments on a recent interview given by a former presidential candidate in Armenia on the destruction of an ancient Armenian cemetary in the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan. The blog says that while the eradication of Djulfa should not result in Armenia pulling out of peace talks with Azerbaijan to...
Carrie Martin asks: Where is justice in Cambodia?
iBlog4 or the 4th Philippine Blogging Summit is taking place today.
Ken at What Japan Thinks writes about opposition from readers of Japan Today to video ads for the Church of Scientology.
The Xinhua news agency reported Friday that "In view of the requests repeatedly made by the Dalai side for resuming talks, the relevant department of the central government will have contact and consultation with Dalai private representative in the coming days.” The report has provoked another new round of controversy on Dalai Lama among the Chinese netizens.
Déjà Vu – The Uncanny Feeling remembers Chernobyl: “When I think of Chernobyl … […] … I see 16-year-old Katya in Kiev, 90 km south of Chernobyl, scared to death by a danger she can't see, she can't sense, getting on a train for Leningrad to escape from radiation. She...
Homeyra has given a link to a series of aerial photos of Iran taken by George Steinmetz.
Sayonara, Mata Ashita comments on an article in Yomiuri shimbun, Japan's largest newspaper, about chemical weapons buried in Chinese land at the end of the Second World War.