Stories from 20 March 2009
Desherchobi posts a photo essay on the lives in Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh at night.
LJ user victorprofessor (RUS) posts a series of breathtaking photos of Moscow that were taken from the roof of a not-yet-completed high-rise on Mosfilmovskaya Street.
Shantanu Dutta at Desicritics discusses about India's hidden incest crisis.
Russian Policy Daily translates from an interview on Russia's demographics, quoting and citing Svetlana Rudneva, head of the “Family and Childhood” foundation.
Nazeeya Faarooq at Groundviews asks whether the moderate Muslims are becoming an endangered species.
Balkan File writes about a Serbian politician who seems to think that “if it is enshrined in law that homosexuals can’t be discriminated against, straight men in Serbia are going to suddenly become gay and there will be a lot of unsatisfied Serbian women.”
A discussion of the current U.S. stance on Ukraine's NATO membership – at Ukrainiana.
From Dnipropetrovsk to Odesa, the last installment of the Touring Ukraine's Economy travelogue, at Petro's Jotter: “Despite the inept politicians, lack of leadership, and rampant corruption, I remain in awe of this country and its people.”
Polandian writes that road construction in Warsaw is bringing the city to its knees.
Moscow Through Brown Eyes, Window on Eurasia, and Eternal Remont write about xenophobic attitudes in Russia.
Ukrainian Policy Daily writes about fraud charges filed against the Embassy of God pastor Sunday Adelaja in Kyiv.
When it comes to filtering the internet, Iranian authorities target many political and social blogs and websites, depriving many from receiving information and expressing their ideas. However, the government does not have well-defined red lines, and it changes its filtering policies often. In this post we discuss several issues related to filtering and clarify some common misunderstandings.
Charly from Carlos Cuentero [es] and Alejogalvis from Censura20 [es] show their outrage for the release of two high profile FARC members from prison, who will become “promoters of peace”, according to the government. Charly says “it's a mockery for the victims of these criminals and those who have worked...
A Moroccan About the world around him discusses poverty in his country in this post.”I discovered that indeed, twenty years ago, whole families in Morocco lived in caves; today, many more still do. It’s a reality most Moroccan city dwellers were unaware of,” he remarks.
From Morocco, Cinema and Movies reviews Casanegra, a Moroccan-Norwegian production in this post.
Arefe writes about the funeral of Princes Medeferiash Work Abebe in Ethiopia, “The funeral of Princess Medeferiash Work Abebe, the wife of Crown Prince Asfawosen Haile Sellasie, has taken place at the Trinity Cathedral Church this afternoon in the presence of patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Abune Paulos, dignitaries,...
The 2009 Bloggies has declared Glad to be a Girl the Best African Weblog. Glad to be a Girl is a blog by a Johannesburg-based blogger who goes by the name of Phillygirl. Her profile reads: Sift through my insanity and revel in my genius! Modesty drips off me in...
An adult female gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda has died under mysterious circumstances. On the evening of March 6th, Kasongo was found dead on public land near the Bwindi Park headquarters in Buhoma.
Repeating Islands’ Blog pays a visit to Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott's primary school in St. Lucia.
Sidney Sweeting wonders what kind of society the Bahamas has become when “unifomed goons can force their way into our homes at night, terrorize us (or worse) and just leave without an explanation.”
“In the history of Caribbean rums, Martinique has gained a place of its own…”: Repeating Islands’ Blog explains why.