19 September 2008

Stories from 19 September 2008

Japan: The Unhealthy Image of “Ladylike”

  19 September 2008

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 high heels back to the histories of Europe, America and China and connecting them to modern styles in Japan.

Macedonia: Computer games have positive effect

  19 September 2008

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. The post offers a counterargument to those who favor discrimination against gamers in the Macedonian media.

Nepal: New budget

  19 September 2008

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

Maldives: New Supreme Court

  19 September 2008

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 new Constitution.

India: Anti-tobacco policy

  19 September 2008

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.

Trinidad & Tobago: In God We Trust?

  19 September 2008

“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

  19 September 2008

“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 afraid he might be staring down the barrel of the US electorate choosing McCain/Palin.

Colombia: Conflict Continues Between Uribe and Supreme Court

  19 September 2008

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 sides and wonder whether the conflict is an attempt to discredit other branches of government.

Armenia: Turkish Visitors

  19 September 2008

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 and Turkey. However, as one comment says, it is unclear how many were ethnic Armenians or ethnic Turks. Nevertheless, the...

Japan: Wire Free Gadgets Network Bloggers Meeting

  19 September 2008

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 Gadgets Network”. Doors open at 19.00 and the event starts at 19.30. There is no admission fee, but people interested...

Moroccan Blogger Mohammed Erraji Acquitted

  19 September 2008

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 encourages them to remain helpless rather than work hard.

China: Why Did I Publish The Name Sanlu?

  19 September 2008

A reporter blogger tells the readers that the poisonous milk powder issue had been reported in some local newspapers for a period of time, and he is the first reporter who decided to publish the brand name “Sanlu”. ESWN translated his post at Tianya, which gives details about local reporters’...

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