Stories from 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.
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.
Neil's Nepal hails the new budget of Nepal delivered to Legislature-Parliament today and commends the Finance Minister.
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.
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.
A Moroccan About the World Around Him presents his take on the power of the Moroccan blogosphere.
Suspects in the grenade attack in Morelia, Mexico have been arrested thanks to an anonymous phone call, writes Vivir México [es].
“Is the solution for political crisis in Bangladesh an ‘imposed’ one?” asks An Ordinary citizen.
Unheard Voices Blog is discussing how the global financial meltdown is affecting Bangladesh.
Bermudian blogger Politics.bm finally notices “a change in tone from the Government on economic issues.”
“Ralphie boy, be careful the big bad US bomb we little St Vincent”: Abeni has some advice for her Prime Minister.
“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.
“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.
Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp congratulates author Nalo Hopkinson on her second Sunburst Award.
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.
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...
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...
Allen blogs about the closing ceremony of 2008 Beijing Paralympics at the Fool's Mountain.
Akky Akimoto introduces a very distinctive social network game in Japan called Web-Kare – virtual boyfriends social network.
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.
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’...