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27 March 2009

Stories from 27 March 2009

Romania: TV Ad Breaks

Csíkszereda musings writes about ad breaks on Romanian TV: “In Romania, you can not only go to the toilet, you could run a bath, lie in it for half an...

Latvia: Health Care Budget Cuts

Latvian Abroad cites an example of how “the budget cuts are taking their toll” in Latvia: “Sometimes, it's a very heavy toll.”

Hungary: Foreign Media Coverage

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the coverage of Hungary in the U.S. and Canadian media.

Czech Republic: After the No-Confidence Vote

Updates on the situation in the Czech Republic following the no-confidence vote – at The Czech Daily Word and A Fistful of Euros.

Global Recession Survey: Survival Tips and Business Opportunities

Everybody is trying hard to cope with the global economic crisis. Bloggers are offering survival tips to their readers. Businesses around the world are adjusting. Some are even profiting from...

Sudan: Chilling Account of the Arrest of an Online Activist

Sudanese Internet activist and lawyer Abdel Hakim Abdel Rahman Nasr was arrested in a raid on his house on the night of March 5 - and released March 11. Nasr...

St. Lucia: Waclott Square

Repeating Islands Blog pays a visit to Derek Walcott Square in St. Lucia.

Jamaica: Curtains for Calabash?

Diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp is part of a group that has written an open letter to the Jamaican Prime Minister expressing disappointment over the news “that the 2009 Calabash Festival...

Barbados: Moving On Up?

“Will Barbados’ proposed housing developments be part of an economic and social package that is geared to give people a better standard of living?”: Living in Barbados questions the wisdom...

Bermuda: Going on Faith?

Both Vexed Bermoothes and The Devil Island discuss the Bermudian government's faith-based tourism programme.

Jamaica, Canada: Caribbean Voices

Is there room in Canadian literature for a Caribbean voice? Jamaican diaspora author and blogger Pamela Moredecai shares her thoughts…

Pakistan: Suicide Bombing at Mosque While People Praying

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan is reporting that ” 48 people were killed (today) when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque near the town of Jamrud in...

Korea: Blog, Bloggers, and Etiquette.

While bloggers seem to be equally distant from each other, they are in fact not. They have their favorite blogs and bloggers, and they link their blogs to each other....

India: Attending TEDIndia vs. Buying a TATA Nano

Pluggd.in is irked by the high cost (in Indian standard) of registration of the TED India conference and compared that one can buy a Tata Nano car with the same...

India: Cruelty To Animals vs. Cruelty To Humans

The Life and Times of an Indian Home Maker comments: “Cruelty to animals is not a proof of our love for humanity. On the contrary people who are cruel to...

Tunisia: Outcry over Italian Court's Verdict on Tunisian Pilots

Two Tunisian pilots of Tuninter Flight 1153, which crash landed in the sea off Sicily in 2005 killing 16 people, were sentenced to 10 years in prison by an Italian...

India Elections '09: Netizens react to Political Campaigns

With the General Elections round the corner, major political parties like the Indian National Congress (INC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have each unleashed their election campaigns on the...

Palestine: The Purpose of Checkpoints

Marcy Newman, who lives in Nablus in the West Bank, describes driving home late at night, and the difficulties she had getting into the city through the numerous Israeli checkpoints...

Palestine: Experiencing Contempt in Egypt

Gull from the Gaza Beach is angry with Egypt: “The overwhelming majority of Palestinians who passed through Cairo International Airport have a stock of stories about the humiliation to which...

Qatar: Lost in the Carpark

Christian San Juan, a Filipino based in Qatar, reminds us how easy it is to forget where your car is in a large carpark.

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