Stories from 13 August 2008
Ukrainian journalist Ihor Lutsenko - LJ user igordaily - has just returned from an assignment in Georgia. Below is one the latest posts on his blog, about the plight of both Georgian and Russian citizens currently in Georgia.
Regional Reporters [RU] posts photos of the aftermath of a Russian air raid on the Georgian town of Gori while also posting others of shell-shocked residents. The blog also reports that Russian soldiers attacked the local church and that the Human Rights Ombudsperson of the Republic of Georgia has visited...
Varesh, an Iranian blogger, says[Fa] that three student activists, Ghasaban,Tavakoli and Mansouri, after being in jail for 15 months, got released tonight.
Alef, an Iranian conservative site, was filtered a few days ago. Several sites and blogs report that Alef site has published Iranian Minister of Interior's “fake” Ph.D certificate from Oxford where you can find many mistakes in English.
Sweden and Switzerland have announced budget support cuts to Mozambique, over claims of lack of progress from the country's government in fighting corruption. Was it actually better for the country? Amílcar da Paz finds it out in a thought-provoking article by Mozambican Sociologist Elísio Macamo.
LEvko of Foreign Notes comments on the attitude of the Ukrainian government towards the situation in Georgia. The Ukrainian President, accompanied by the Presidents of Estonia, Lithuania and Poland, and the PM of Latvia, is today visiting Tbilisi, he writes.
R.I.P kampala.ver blog: “…kampala.ver has died an untimely and sudden death and joins ranks with all those millions of deaf blogs out there.”
Cold temperatures in Tanzania inspired Lynda to make warm roast tomato and onion salad.
useibert calls on Hausa speakers to contribute to Hausa projects on the Internet.
Ikechukwu Emelike writes about the recently released results from the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Vello Vikerkaar reflects on fame in a small country such as Estonia.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual priests and bishops made efficient use of citizen media to support their campaign for inclusion in the Anglican Church at the recent Lambeth Conference, a global gathering of 650 bishops and archbishops held at the Canterbury Cathedral in the United Kingdom.
Following news of the occupation of the Georgian town of Zugdidi, Uncornered Market remembers its stay there and one of its residents who the blog says has probably fled.
Free Media Sri Lanka on a government minister organizing an anti-media protest and calling for a ban on a particular TV station.
La dolce vita on the brimming troubles in Kashmir, with a curfew being imposed.
Sepia Mutiny on a popular actor of South Asian origin – Kal Penn rooting for Obama.
Bahraini blogger Icon was having a sleepless night – and to make matters worse received two very strange phone calls in the early hours of the morning…
“f there are indeed Haitian athletes in Beijing who decide to defect, I could not blame them”: jmc strategies compares China's progress to Haiti's, asking: “Do you think a new Haiti is possible and are you prepared to do what it takes to…get it to a point where it produces...
Saudi Arabia has a large and active blogosphere, in which all kinds of voices and opinions can be heard, including opinions that cannot be expressed in the country's media. But can blogging play a bigger role in changing Saudi society? One blogger poses the question.
Andre Bagoo reviews the art of Nigerian Ugochukwu Bright Eke – a winner of the Commonwealth Foundation's Arts and Craft Award, who has chosen to use his grant to work in Trinidad: “Water, skin, shelter and the sea all come together to reveal the interconnectedness between us and the environment.”