Stories from 8 September 2008
Yavor Mihaylov reports on how Bulgarian and Macedonian bloggers, through literature, have contributed more to the improvement of the Bulgarian-Macedonian relations than the Bulgarian and Macedonian governments from the recent years.
Jack from Brunei proposes the establishment of a kindergarden or a playcenter for the elderly.
Misteryosa attended Wordcamp Philippines 2008. She was happy to meet the founding developer of wordpress.
Nganadeeleg suggests that drafting a new constitution can resolve the political crisis in Thailand.
Last week, a video of hip-hop rapper Akon apparently hitting a female fan in a crowd-surfing frenzy during a Carifesta concert in Guyana caused an uproar in the Guyanese blogosphere. Akon's publicity company has since released footage of the incident taken from a different angle, which they believe proves his innocence.
Is the CIA involved in the ongoing protests in Thailand?
This morning, it was reported by the electronic news site Hespress [ar] that blogger Mohammed Raji was arrested in his home in Agadir. An article that Raji had posted on Hespress [ar] is said to be the source of the conflict, though neither that fact nor Raji's arrest have been...
Moroccan blogger Mohammed Raji is behind bars in his country for speaking his mind. Following is a translation of the post [Ar], which will cost the blogger two years of his freedom
United States attacks within Pakistani boundaries are not new to anyone. A few days ago, an attack on the Angoor Adda area of South Waziristan claimed the lives of at least 20 Pakistanis. But that’s not all. It is the fifth recent attack, and it claimed no less then 20...
Beth Loves Bollywood does a post on “filmi” feminism – picking on a scene from a Bollywood film.
Reflections on migrants going to work in the Gulf, while waiting at the airport at unearthly hour at D is for Dhaka.
The Big Business Idea Competition (BBIC) for 2008 was held yesterday. Check out how it went on Blue_Chi‘s.
Omanymous shares with his (mis)adventures when ordering in a Subway in Oman and his analysis of the different type of sandwich artists around town.
Gamer blogger from Oman Moody posts his opinion on the Gamer Bill of Rights – which he believes many gamers in fact lack.
Expat wife L_Oman shares some secret recipes of her Ramadan special – such as the Puffy Heaven Cheese Rolls.
“For the first time in the history of Turkish Olympic Games, two Armenian sportsmen Vahram Papazian and Mkrtich Mkryan represented Ottoman Turkey in the Fifth International Olympic Games in Stockholm in 1912,” writes Turkish blogger, Mavi Boncuk, as he announces an exhibit at the Armenian Genocide Museum on “Armenian Sport...
Wanjiku blogs about fake evictions and other stuff in the Big Brother house: “The fake eviction show got a fake opening with some bad music from Nazizi, Wyre and Bebe Cool. That was horrendous! It looked like a bad choir and was only spiced up by the dancers.”
Indian Muslims Blog on why Muslims are alienated from America's political parties.
The 3rd World View on the waterlogged lifecycle in Bangladesh as several areas are waterlogged.
With less than a year spent in office, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda made a sudden announcement on live television last Monday night that he had decided to resign. While the PM's resignation on Monday came out of the blue to most observers, however, the buzz that followed on the Internet was even more of a surprise. Some writing in bulletin boards were asking: was the buzz fabricated?
Bay Tsimane blogs from Digital Citizen Indaba taking place in South Africa: “This year’s Digital Citizen Indaba (DCI) brought to the fore in a much vivid and illustrative manner the impact of mobile technologies such as MXit, a cellphone chat service, in changing the lives of communities. “