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19 September 2008

Stories from 19 September 2008

Japan: The Unhealthy Image of “Ladylike”

Japanese blogger Miyakichi at Miyakichi Nikki writes about why the image of ladylike beauty in the world today so unhealthy [ja], tracing the preference for pale skin, 40cm waists and...

Macedonia: Computer games have positive effect

Panta Rei writes [MKD] about a survey conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, which shows that the gaming experience can have positive social, political and ethical effect....

Nepal: New budget

Neil's Nepal hails the new budget of Nepal delivered to Legislature-Parliament today and commends the Finance Minister.

Maldives: New Supreme Court

Kanditheemlive reports that the first ever Supreme Court in the Maldives has been established by the president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom by virtue of the powers given to him in the...

India: Anti-tobacco policy

Suman Kumar criticizes the tobacco policy of India and tells that the anti-tobacco/anti-smoking policies taken by the government are not based on ground realities.

The Blogma's Whims

A Moroccan About the World Around Him presents his take on the power of the Moroccan blogosphere.

Mexico: Suspects Arrested in Morelia Attack

Suspects in the grenade attack in Morelia, Mexico have been arrested thanks to an anonymous phone call, writes Vivir México [es].

Bangladesh: Imposed solution

“Is the solution for political crisis in Bangladesh an ‘imposed’ one?” asks An Ordinary citizen.

Bangladesh: Coping with meltdowns

Unheard Voices Blog is discussing how the global financial meltdown is affecting Bangladesh.

Bermuda: Economic Reality

Bermudian blogger Politics.bm finally notices “a change in tone from the Government on economic issues.”

St. Vincent & the Grenadines, U.S.A.: International Relations

“Ralphie boy, be careful the big bad US bomb we little St Vincent”: Abeni has some advice for her Prime Minister.

Trinidad & Tobago: In God We Trust?

“Who are they trying to keep out? Is this what we've come to?”: Trinidadian blogger Coffeewallah is incredulous that a church has erected an electric fence around its premises.

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Six Weeks

“It looks to me as if Obama peaked too early, and that America is reassessing him…of course a lot can happen in six weeks”: Notes from Port of Spain is...

Jamaica: Hopkinson Wins Award

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp congratulates author Nalo Hopkinson on her second Sunburst Award.

Colombia: Conflict Continues Between Uribe and Supreme Court

The ongoing conflict between Colombian president Álvaro Uribe and the Supreme Court continues with new twists, including some leaked information regarding a meeting at the Presidential residence. Colombian bloggers take...

Armenia: Turkish Visitors

Unzipped quotes news reports saying that 300 Turkish citizens visited the Genocide Memorial and Museum in Yerevan on the sidelines of this month's World Cup qualifying football match between Armenia...

Japan: Wire Free Gadgets Network Bloggers Meeting

The Agile Media Network blog has a post [ja] about a bloggers meeting in Tokyo's Shiodome area on September 29th, organized by NTT Communications, on the theme of “Wire Free...

China: 2008 Beijing Paralympics Ends

Allen blogs about the closing ceremony of 2008 Beijing Paralympics at the Fool's Mountain.

Japan: Virtual Boyfriends Social Network

Akky Akimoto introduces a very distinctive social network game in Japan called Web-Kare – virtual boyfriends social network.

Moroccan Blogger Mohammed Erraji Acquitted

The Blogoma, or Moroccan blogosphere, was buzzing today over news of Moroccan blogger Mohammed Erraji's acquittal. Erraji was arrested last week for writing that the king's charity toward his people...

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