16 June 2008

Stories from 16 June 2008

Poland: Euro 2008

Belatedly, a link to Raf Uzar‘s post on Poland's debut in Euro 2008: “After all the hype, glitz and talk of victory, Poland’s players served up one of their most lacklustre performances in recent years.”

Azerbaijan: Media Campaigner Assaulted

This is Tbilisi Calling, the blog of journalist Matthew Collin, reports that a media rights campaigner has been pistol-whipped and hospitalized in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku. The incident happened after police raided a party celebrating the 80th anniversary of the birth of Che Guevara.

Armenia: New LGBT Blogs

Unzipped: Gay Armenia points its readers to two new LGBT blogs. The first, Hye Trent is by a Lebanese-Armenian transexual, while the second, Pink Armenia, is from a newly established LGBT NGO in the country.

China: Curse of the Olympic mascots?

  16 June 2008

In case you ever wondered if those Olympic Fuwas weren't just a little too cute to be true, apparently you aren't the only one. For China, the superstitious formula to that effect which has been making its way across various networks since the Sichuan earthquake looks accurate enough given the...

Jamaica: Red Man

  16 June 2008

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp posts a poem on “the curse of being apart, neither black nor white, but red…”

Bahamas: Microwaveable Minds

  16 June 2008

Blogger Nicolette Bethel is “operating in a state of low-grade anger”: “The thing that makes me angriest these days is the fundamental disrespect that we offer ourselves as Bahamians…the conviction that far too many of our leaders seem to have that we are really second-rate people.”

Barbados, U.S.A.:

  16 June 2008

Barbados Underground says that “the queue of ‘expectation’ for Barack Obama, has already started to form”.

Kenya: Update from online charity

  16 June 2008

An update from AVIF volunteers in Kenya: Just a quick update from the Mercy Home to fill you all in on our visit and show you how all the money you have donated has helped improve the Mercy Home and provide a better life for all the girls here.

Palestine: Obama on Jerusalem as Undivided

Barack Obama's pledge on June 11th to AIPAC that Jerusalem should be Israel's undivided capital has angered Palestinian officials. President Mahmoud Abbas made a statement that Obama's pledge is “totally rejected,” while Saeb Erekat, an Abbas aide, said that Palestinian negotiators would continue to insist upon East Jerusalem as the...

Hong Kong: Earthquake Photos Behind the News Story

  16 June 2008

Florence blogs about an exhibition on “Sichuan earthquake photos: behind the news story“. The exhibition displays photos and videos taken from the Sichuan earthquake area to share the front line reporters’ story behind the news.

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