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15 January 2009

Stories from 15 January 2009

The Netherlands: “A Soda With Karadzic”

Via A Fistful of Euros, a link to a lawyer's account of a meeting with Radovan Karadzic in The Hague.

Palestine: The Human Shields Myth in Political Cartoons

Palestinian-American blogger Will, writing for KABOBfest, analyzes the incidence of the “human shields” myth in political cartoons relating to Hamas.

Syria: Gaza Analysis

Syrian resident blogger Joshua Landis posts analysis on Palestine's bleak future and Syria's disappointment in Obama on his blog, Syria Comment.

Syria: Calling Gaza

Syria Blog advocates for readers to make calls to people in Gaza.

Nepal: Who Killed Journalist Uma Singh?

Democracy For Nepal (DFN) asks the question Who Killed Journalist Uma Singh? An unidentified group of about 20 men brutally stabbed her last Sunday.

India: Much Ado About Slumdog Millionaire

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan wrote on his blog that India has been portrayed as the Third World's dirty underbelly in Danny Boyle's film Slumdog Millionaire. Aditi Nadkarni at Desicritics has...

Fiji Flooding: “The economic costs will be massive”

The sun peeked from behind the mass of clouds in parts of the Fiji island group Thursday morning, marking the first time many places had a major break in rain...

Pakistan: Crackdown On Mumbai Attack Suspects

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan reports that 124 people were arrested in Pakistan in a crackdown on groups allegedly linked to the terror attacks in Mumbai, India.

Sri Lanka: Death Threat To A Blogger

Dare to be different reports that a Sri Lankan blogger got threatened for his life for posting dissenting views. Read the post for details.

Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada: Farewell to the Duke

Spicewriter (from Grenada) and Trinidad and Tobago News Blog both pay their respects to The Mighty Duke, described as “one of Calypso’s greatest icons.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Commission of Inquiry

As the Commission of Inquiry into Udecott continues in Trinidad and Tobago, Paolo's Blog says: “The only real outcome that one can expect from this latest pappyshow is that lawyers...

Barbados: Facing the Nation

Barbados Underground reacts to the Prime Minister's first formal interaction with the national media: “We applaud the Prime Minister for making himself available to the PEOPLE, our hope now is...

Bermuda, U.S.A.: The Audacity of Marketing?

The Bermuda Department of Tourism is co-sponsoring a party in Washington, DC over the inaugural weekend, which is costing Bermudian taxpayers $75,000. Vexed Bermoothes is not happy about it, saying:...

Syria: Arab Leaders Can't Come Together, Not Even into a Room

As the aggression on Gaza enters its third week, Arab Leaders fail to agree on the need of holding an emergency summit for the member countries of the Arab League...

Guyana: Speaking Up

“Last August during a Carifesta event, I witnessed what was akin to a public scolding of a young woman who dared to ask a panel of older Caribbean writers and...

Armenia: Hate, Lies & Ignorance

After Armenia last month endorsed the UN statement against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the prevalent homophobia in society has resulted in strong criticism of the move...

China: Stunning Sayings From Chinese Economists

ESWN translated 17 sayings from illustrious Chinese economists circulated on the Internet, with Chang Ping's comment.

Taiwan: Lantern Festival traditions explained

The Lantern Festival is held on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month (9 February in 2009). Paul Katz at China Beat explains some of the Lantern Festival traditions...

China: Study on Internet Censorship

Chinayouren tested various search engines and summed up a number of observations on Chinese internet censorship.

Taiwan: Alternative Music Scene

Steve from Fool's Mountain blogs about the alternative music scene in Taiwan, with a number of mtv.

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