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24 November 2008

Stories from 24 November 2008

Belarus: Change of Course in Minsk

Osteuropablog draws attention to [GER] a gradual change of policies in Minsk – economic liberalisation, EU-rapprochement, and new approaches to legitimising political power.

The Yellow Humvee Saga – A conclusion.

Nick Wadhams was able to categorically identify the owner of the yellow hummer mentioned by GV in the post on yellow humvees and the UN procurement scandal. He posts a...

Latin American Bloggers jump into Reality Television

Chevrolet and NatGeo have launched a reality show that mixes driving, tourism, gadgets and blogging throughout South America. On The Road Again follows 6 bloggers in 6 different countries, driving...

Kenya: Save The Mau Forest!

Kenya's Mau Forest is one of the largest indigenous forests in East Africa, and it is under threat from slashing, burning (for charcoal) and illegal settlement. Some background on the...

India: The Next Prime Minister

Sandeep Bansal at Desicritics takes a look at the possible candidates of the next Prime Minister of India.

Pakistan: Lahore Bloggers Meet

Light Within posts a review of today's Lahore Bloggers’ Meet including pictures. CIO Pakistan has links to live blogs, twitters and videos covering the meet.

Environment: SA Bloggers sound off on GMO foods.

Genetically Modified foods have been a concern for many environment bloggers in South Africa and other parts of Africa too. On this post we check in a handful of bloggers...

Michael Jackson ‘Converts’ to Islam

The King of Pop Michael Jackson has done it again and stories about his alleged conversion to Islam are keeping blogs in the Middle East abuzz with snark comments. Is...

Nicaragua: The Growing Blogosphere Through Collaboration

The Nicaraguan blogosphere has been growing thanks to collaboration between various bloggers and users of Twitter. This is a short interview with Alvaro Berroteran, who started a project called Nicaragua...

Bangladesh: Manipuri Raash Festival

Back to Bangladesh posts some great pictures of the colorful Raash festival of the Manipuri indigenous people of Sylhet in Bangladesh. The festival is meant to celebrate the love of...

Syria: A Blogosphere Divided

The Syrian blogsphere has been embroiled in a heated debate over the weekend. It is a debate that is quite reflective of some of our modern disagreements as Syrians, over...

China: Citizen reporter Zuola becomes a potential threat to state security?!

Three days ago, on Nov 20th, Zuola sent out a twitter message reporting that he could not get through the Customs from Shenzhen to Hong Kong: I can't get in...

Jordan: The Queen's Vlog, Internet Socio-Economics and More

In today's review of the Jordanian blogosphere, Mohammad Azraq links to posts celebrating Queen Rania's latest Vlog, the socio-economic implications of a faster Internet, a new idea for social networking,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Belt-Tightening

About seven months after the global food crisis was showing up on people's radar and two months after the global financial crisis made headlines, Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister decided...

Egypt: First Human Rights Film Festival

Seven films about human rights are being showcased at the first Cairo Human Rights Film Festival, which continues until Thursday (November 27). Marwa Rakha previews blogger reactions on the event.

Cuba: Hurricane Aftermath

Generation Y takes a road trip to Cuba's Pinar del Rio and is even more convinced that “we have to avoid letting our tendency to forget cover up the situation…we...

Haiti, U.S.A.: Changing Times

jmc strategies, on learning that Haitian-American Patrick Gaspard is pegged to become Obama's White House Political Director, says: “Congratulations are in order for a young man who has achieved much...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Sins

Trinidad Carnival Diary blogs about the 7 deadly sins of Carnival bands.

Cuba: Brother to be Beatified

Uncommon Sense reports that a 19th century Cuban Brother is being beatified by the Catholic Church: “Br. Ollalo’s beatification will take place at 8 a.m. on November 29 in the...

Barbados: Bus Crash

Barbados Free Press reports on a bus crash that left dozens injured, saying: “Just like the other major bus and auto crashes during the past three years our Barbados police...

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