Stories from 13 December 2008
Vinos del Uruguay [es] is a blog devoted to the wines of the company Casa Filgueira in Uruguay.
FreeKeybord , an Iranian blogger, writes[fa] that filtering is really stupid. He adds that his blog was filtered two months ago but he gets more visitors now than before. He has published his blog's statistics too.
Mohmmad Ali Abtahi, former vice president and blogger, wrote about “relation between religion or religious leaders with human rights”.
Iranian automaker Saipa has unveiled its newly-designed domestically-manufactured new car. Kosoof,a leading Iranian photo blogger, has published several photos of this new car.
At the moment when the world was celebrating Human Rights Day, and exactly when a similar crime sparks riots in Greece, Brazilian bloggers cry out against yet another death caused by the disastrous approach of the police going unpunished in Rio de Janeiro - this time the victim was a boy of just three.
Unzipped posts a summary in English of an informal meeting between some local bloggers and the new prime minister of Armenia. The blog notes that the posts by Alkhimik and 517design reveal the prime minister plays guitar and enjoys art-house films. All three blogs post photographs.
To mark its first birthday, the blog African Music Treasures about African music rarities of the Voice of America music archive, features some of the more famous recordings in their collection of Guinean music.
Diana Kimani writes at the African Path about her impressions of Cuba as a Kenyan.
The popularity of social media in Malawi is on the rise, as shown by the first Malawian web awards taking place this month, and by both the current President of Malawi and the previous one having Facebook profiles and fan pages.
Every year on the 12th of December, the Japanese Kanji Proficiency Society announces the Kanji of the year [en]. This year the kanji is 変 (hen), the ideogram representing “change”. Miki Tansho (丹所美紀 comments on the choice, writing that to many Japanese 変 by itself recalls the meaning “change for...
A few members of Fiji’s blogosphere have begun to lash out at what they see as double standards from the international organizations and countries preaching democracy to the Pacific Island nation that has been ruled by military leaders for the past two years.