Stories from 5 April 2009
According to some sources, Sulim Yamadayev, former Chechen rebel commander and former commander of the Russian Vostok ("East") Battalion, was assassinated in Dubai on March 28. According to other sources, he survived the shooting. Below is a selection of bloggers' reactions to the conflicting media reports about the attack on Yamadayev.
Brazil has one of the most impressive mosaics of indigenous peoples in the world and this cultural richness has started to show up on the Brazilian blogosphere. For this reason, GVO is dedicating a trilogy to cover aspects of indian blogging in the country, starting with this introduction to the indian blogosphere.
Writing on his Frontline Club blog, Global Voices Online's Caucasus editor says that today's visit by U.S. President Barack Obama to Turkey is likely to disappoint many Armenian-American supporters. However, the blog adds, they shouldn't be surprised.
“Missile” or “flying object”? Yasuharu Dando has put together a page with screenshots of how the major Japanese newspapers have reported whatever it was that North Korea launched over Japan to accompany his blog post on the topic of wording for headlines. The page is temporary and will be taken...
A little over a month after setting up her blog, Scary Azeri in Suburbs responds to a troll who takes exception to what she writes. The blogger is nonetheless happy that even angry readers means more traffic.
For the 2010 World Cup of South Africa, there was a preliminary game in South Korea. The appointed teams were North Korea and South Korea. After the game, bloggers share their feelings.
Ijime – the Japanese word for “bullying” – is still a worrying social phenomenon in Japan, despite the “latest” surveys published by the Japanese Ministry of Education [pdf, ja] (no data after 2007 is available) appearing to show how the cases of bullying at school have decreased by 7.1% in later years...
Samat presents the excellent photos from the gala-show of the Fashion week in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.
Thousand-Pa writes about Gulzhan Moldajanova, the ethnic Kazakh, who has been a general director at the Russian mining giant “Bazovy Element”, and her career peripetia.
Dina reports that a 15-year old Kazakhstani has competed in his first World Figure Skating championship in Los Angeles, entering the top 10.
Askhat reviews reactions of the Kazakh-language blogosphere to “Earth Hour”, a symbolic protest action against global warming.
The world’s oldest person has been discovered in Kazakhstan, Askhat reports.
Maksud writes how inflation affects the price for food products, and particularly, bread in Kyrgyzstan.
Gazan blogger Prof. Said Abdelwahed writes that a book of his writings during the recent war on Gaza has been published in Japan.
Gazan blogger Lina AlSharif went on a tour of Gaza recently – and recorded the experience to share with you.
With head coach Diego Maradona and his squad of superstars in La Paz to face Bolivia in a World Cup qualifying football match, it was expected to be another easy victory for Argentina ranked 6th in the world. However, it was the Bolivian team that shocked the entire continent with at the unexpected 6-1 victory bringing about renewed hope and faith in the national team.