Stories from 21 April 2009
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Genocide Prevention Month Commemorations
Srebrenica Genocide Blog writes about the Genocide Prevention Month commemorations in Sarajevo – here and here.
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Re-Naming of Towns
Amila Bosnae writes about re-naming of towns in Bosnia & Herzegovina's Republika Srpska.
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Intermarriage
Gray Falcon writes about intermarriage in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Bihac
Travel report and pictures from “Bihac and surroundings” – at Bosnia Blog.
Czech Republic: “Kuličky”
The Reference Frame writes about the Czech movie “Marbles” (Kuličky), screened at the 22nd Festival of Czech Films.
Bosnia & Herzegovina: 1,000 More Srebrenica Victims To Be Buried July 11
1,000 new funerals of victims of the Srebrenica massacre have been scheduled for July 11, 2009, Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports.
India: Candidates Debate
Rajeev Chandrasekhar, an Independent MP in the upper house of Indian parliament (Rajya Sabha) suggests a debate face-off between the two Prime Ministerial candidates: “A Dr Manmohan Singh vs. LK Advani debate would have been great for the Indian voter and Indian Democracy!”
Albania: Trees in Tirana
A Nevada Yankee in King Zog's Court writes about the efforts of the Tirana mayor's office to make the city greener.
Bangladesh: Student Politics
An Ordinary Citizen is worried about the continuous violence in different campuses of Bangladesh and comments that it is time to rethink about the objective of student politics in the country.
Sri Lanka: Lamenting On The War
Sri Lankan blogger Mathawaada, who blogs at A Collision Of Ideas, laments on the civil war hearing the news that the LTTE rebels are finally being defeated militarily: “Ah…this war. Yes, this war is older than me, just like anyone in their early twenties I also grew up with it....
Bahrain: BahrainBlogs.org Blocked by Information Ministry
Silly Bahraini Girl reports that her country's Information Ministry has blocked access to Bahrainblogs.org, an aggregator which brings all Bahraini blogs under one roof.
UAE: Pirates Linked to the Gulf
The Grapeshisha Blog, from the UAE, comments on a news report linking the Somali pirates to Dubai and other Gulf states.
Morocco: Lalami's Second Novel Secret Son Launched
The View from Fez announces the launch of Moroccan blogger and author Laila Lalami‘s novel Secret Son. Lalami writes about the launch here.
Sri Lanka: Footage Of LTTE Brutality On Trapped Civilians
Yzma’s Blog posts a video footage showing the brutality of the LTTE on the trapped Sri Lankan civilians while they were trying to escape.
Iran: Islamist bloggers’ poems in praise of Ahmadinejad
While several Iranian bloggers criticized President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech at the United Nations conference on racism in Geneva yesterday, some Islamist bloggers praised his performance. Hamed Talebi, on his blog Khabarnegar Mosalman (“Muslim Reporter”) says [fa] “our artist friends beautiful are writing poems to support Ahmadinejad. During revolutionary and pro justice speeches’ of Ahmadinejad...
Iran: Free Potatoes Inflamed Electoral Fever
The Iranian authorities have distributed free potatoes in recent weeks in different cities. Several Iranian politicians have criticized the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad‘s government free potato distribution as an act of the presidential electoral campaign and call it a waste of public money. Iranian officials say that there was an excess of...
Armenia: Maths problem
Unzipped comments on attempts by police to prevent a small march by a local political youth from heading to the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan. The blog posts a video and concludes that policemen very definitely can't count.
Fiji: Devaluation debate
The past week bloggers in Fiji have had a lot to say about the devaluation of the Fiji Dollar. On April 15, the Reserve Bank of Fiji devalued the Fiji Dollar by 20 percent, making it cheaper compared to other currencies. This means that more Fiji dollars are needed to purchase goods from outside the country. For overseas buyers, products in Fiji will now be less expensive.
Haiti: Senate Elections
Alice Smeets posts a series of photographs of Haiti's senatorial elections this past weekend, while My Life, an Open Book… says: “It turned out to be a terrible election…not because people were killed, but because the voice of the people was not heard.”
Honduras: Does the Country Need a New Constitution?
Honduran President Manuel Zelaya recently announced that he will ask the people whether or not the country needs a new Constitution. He says yes, but will let the people decide. Some critics believe that Zelaya wants to scrap the current version in order to remain in power indefinitely.
Trinidad & Tobago: Return on Investment?
“Trinidadians always buy into this idea that hosting something will get us lots of free press. Thing is: no-one really cares all that much who hosts the summit. Perhaps you get a few extra googles…but the idea that these things pay for themselves is delusional”: Club Soda and Salt is...