6 February 2009

Stories from 6 February 2009

Cuba: Two Agendas

  6 February 2009

“The duality, in which we are caught between the official version and the on-the-street reality, also characterizes the demands emerging from this Island”: Generation Y blogs about Cuba's “two agendas”.

Puerto Rico: Unacceptable Crime

  6 February 2009

As Puerto Rico grapples with news of the macabre murder of Sara Kuszak, Dondequiera is unhappy about comments made by a local psychologist and the President of the Hotel and Tourism Association: “What we as a society have not realized is that we can not draw lines around crime and...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Breathalyser

  6 February 2009

“I don’t know if people have noticed that statements by Government Ministers are no longer featured in the Political section of the daily Newspapers but under Entertainment”: This Beach Called Life takes on the issue of breathalyser laws in Trinidad and Tobago.

Bermuda: Ineffective Website

  6 February 2009

If the Bermudian government is sincere about wanting to promote a greater level of transparency, Vexed Bermoothes wants to know: “Umm, then what’s the deal with that creaky-perpetually-out-of-date-and-not-particularly-informative website?”

Korea: Being Unemployed.

  6 February 2009

Since the economic downturn began, being unemployed has become one of the topics netizens talk about. How do people cope with this situation? Aspan finds other way to enjoy being unemployed. 오늘로 백수가 된 지 두 달을 넘겼다. 지난해 11월 17일부러 지난 10년간 근무한 회사를 그만두게 되었다. 다니던 회사가 서울로...

Antarctica: More Blogs from the Coldest Place on Earth

  6 February 2009

The frigid surroundings of Antarctica may be the last place one would find bloggers. However, there have been a handful of Latin Americans who have become interested in sharing their experiences traveling or working on this desolate continent. Juan Arellano continues with part 2 in a 2-part series.

Africa: BetumiBlog Top 100

  6 February 2009

Franks is excited about her blog being one of the top 100 blogs for learning about Africa. Betumi is a blog about African food: I received word today that BETUMIblog has been listed as one of the 100 Best Blogs for Learning About Africa. It's thrilling to be included in...

Kenya: Anti-gay blog suspended

  6 February 2009

Gay Kenyan Man write about the anti-gay blog in Kenya that has been suspended: I am a believer in freedom of expression and actually think that blog helped expose that there are some willing to propagate hate to get their point across. But I draw the line when someone advocates...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Common Ground?

  6 February 2009

The Common Ground News Blog comments on a Global Voices Online post detailing a new cross-border online project between American, Armenian and Azerbaijani youth. The blog of the Search for Common Ground international NGO notes that the number one concern of youth in the two estranged South Caucasus neighbors is...