Stories from 16 June 2008
Itching for Eestimaa writes about the myths surrounding Estonia's Law on Aliens and Citizenship Act.
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.”
According to Polandian, Polish language isn't hard.
Polandian writes about and posts pictures from the gay pride parade that took place in Warsaw on June 7.
20 East writes about Poland's housing market.
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.
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.
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...
Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp posts a poem on “the curse of being apart, neither black nor white, but red…”
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.”
Cuban blogger Ninety miles away…in another country, Adrian Gibson at Weblog Bahamas and Living in Barbados acknowledge the passing of American journalist Tim Russert.
Syrian Muoffaq Qabbani is finding it difficult to sleep.
Barbados Underground says that “the queue of ‘expectation’ for Barack Obama, has already started to form”.
Guyana-Gyal wonders where all the good boys have gone…
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.
Do Arabs like Chinese food? Read the reactions a story Sunnyraindrops links to about a Chinese restaurant in Iraq to know the answer.
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...
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.
Fai Mao blogs about Hong Kong education culture from a librarian perspective.
Brain Engel from Japundit blogs about the Japan government's plan to slim down its citizens.
Kuwaiti blog Final Haven describes five types of annoying people you could come across in cinemas in Kuwait.