Stories from 17 July 2008
Montego Bay Day By Day posts photos of The Old Hospital – an area that many Jamaicans agree “should remain as one of the very few green spaces in the city.”
Babilown announces the first Golden Pen writing competition for young writers [Fr] under 30, to be held this September in Cotonou, Benin.
Bahama Pundit reports that a political storm “is brewing right next-door to us in the Turks & Caicos Islands, but most Bahamians don't have a clue about what's happening.”
Father LaCour, a missionary in Burkina Faso, writes about French tourists who were arbitrarily denied entry by Brazilian immigration authorities [Fr], apparently in retaliation for Europe's increasingly strict immigration policies.
Andre Deak [pt] interviews Daniel Florêncio [pt], a Brazilian filmmaker living in London, who “has been target of criticism by the government of Minas Gerais because of his video report Gagged in Brazil“, about lack of freedom of press and political manipulation of the media in the country.
Forum Realisance applauds the ICC's decision to indict Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir [Fr] for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
“I’m a twenty-something overachieving chick with dreadlocks and a predilection for wearing Converse to work”: Trinidadian blogger The Liming House says her hair “is about defying stereotypes.”
Jamaican youngsters are engaging in a “[not so] new form of sexual exploration and entertainment” – the sex tape – and Long Bench says: “It's the absence of healthy attitudes about sexuality that creates the market and the appetite for these videos.”
Racisme et Histoire writes it's getting harder and harder for French to marry foreigners [Fr].
Writing about climate change [Fr], Note d'Or doesn't remember it ever getting this hot in Haiti when she was a child and says the trade winds don't blow as often as they used to.
“We can't carry on saying tirelessly that our country is rich. We can't continue lauding ourselves as the major oil producer in Africa. This was in times when we were children, we felt as children and reasoned as children. Now we need to think as citiznes and quenstion if our...
L'Orient-Le Jour posts a photo of a dead sea turtle [Fr] floating off the coast near Halat, Lebanon and urges the government to do something about water pollution.
Maryannodonnell criticizes an esquire article on Shenzhen, in particular, its sarcastic stereotypes about the city.
Consumer products in China try very hard to capture the Olympic concept in their product. This Olympic condom ads has become rather popular in the internet.
A recent music video of a popular and sexy female singer Lee Hyo-lee in Korea has been a hot issue. Maybe in other places as well as in Korea, the nurse costume has been sometimes used as a sex symbol and the singer used the concept for her new music...
Daai Tou Laam looked into the producer price index and questioned the government's claim that the inflation has been tamed.
PipperL sums up the recent discussion among bloggers on the issue of Blog Ads, such as, whether blogger should explicitly tell the readers that the post is an ads.
Peter Payne from Japundit blogs about the latest internet trend among young people in Japan.
Serkan Toto from Asiajin reports on the two presentations in the Tokyo2point0 event. The first is about a Japan portal site Goo and the second is about Japan twitter.
Wen Yunchao posted an article that explained the history of 50 cent gangs since 2005 (zh).