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18 May 2009

Stories from 18 May 2009

USA: National Ethnic Media Awards Winners 2009

New America Media in the United States announces the winners of the 2009 Ethnic Media Awards. Pro-migrant blog The Sanctuary takes best ethnic blogger award.

Egypt: Stop the Culling of Pigs Petition Launched

Egyptian Leftist is urging his readers to sign a petition to “stop the senseless slaughter of Egypt's pigs,” following the government's decision to cull more than 300,000 pigs in the...

Saudi Arabia: Municipal Elections Put off for Two Years

Saudi blogger Saudi Jeans notes: “It’s official now. The municipal elections will be put off for two years, but instead of saying we are delaying the elections they came out...

Sri Lanka: Bloggers react to the death of the LTTE leader

The government of Sril Lanka announced via state media and SMS today (Monday, May 18, 2009) afternoon that the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Vellupillai Prabhakaran,...

Nepal: Madhav Kumar Nepal Will Be The Next Prime Minister

United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal reports that Madhav Kumar Nepal, the leader of the moderate Communist Party of Nepal United Marxist and Leninist (CPN UML) is set to...

Sri Lanka: Prabhakaran, The King Maker Is Dead

Ajith P. Perera at Dare To Be Different writes about the life of the slain LTTE rebel chief: “Prabhakaran is no more a hero than Hitler or Pol Pot, but...

Caribbean: Bloggers React to Walcott's Withdrawal

St. Lucian-born Derek Walcott is truly a West Indian man. He has been embraced by literature lovers of countless other regional territories who identify with his writing and see the...

India: Five Truths About The Election

Chandra at Desicritics lists five truths about the recently concluded Indian Elections 2009.

Sri Lanka: Is It Really Over?

The LTTE rebel leader Velupillai Prabakaran is dead and many Sri Lankans are rejoicing. Portrait describes how does it feel when the war is won. However Scourge! asks whether the...

Japan: Video by Eric Testroete

Eric Testroete has posted ‘This is Japan!’, a fantastic video using hundred of images from a three week stay in Japan. [via watashi to tokyo]

Myanmar: 150th Anniversary of the Founding of Mandalay City

Mandalay, the last royal capital of Myanmar, celebrated its 150th anniversary with a three-day festival event from May 14 to May 16. GV Author TAN translates a few posts written...

Uruguay: The Passing of Writer Mario Benedetti

Uruguayan writer and poet Mario Benedetti passed away on May 17 at the age of 88. Benedetti is extremely important to Uruguayan society, especially because of his history as an...

Trindad & Tobago: Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word

Trinidadian bloggers This Beach Called Life and Jumbie's Watch take issue with the President's “apology” over the Integrity Commission debacle.

Haiti, Dominican Republic: Repercussions

Wadner Pierre republishes an article from Haiti Liberte that examines the repercussions of the decapitation of a Haitian man by another from the Dominican Republic.

Barbados: Budget Speech

Barbados Underground says that expectations are high for the Prime Minister's 2009 Budget Speech, adding: “There are times when political partisanship should give way to bi-partisanship in the interest of...

Jamaica: Bolt Takes to the Street

Girl With a Purpose congratulates Jamaica's Usain Bolt on his impressive win at the 150 meter Manchester Street Race.

Guyana: Prayer Calling

“It is an injustice being blatantly perpetrated upon thousands and thousands of Guyanese on a daily basis and one against which many feel helpless”: Imran Khan takes issue with the...

Haiti: Flag Day

Today is Flag Day in Haiti. Real Hope for Haiti offers some insight into the history of the celebration, while The Livesay Weblog ruminates on the country's recently concluded elections.

Hong Kong: Donald Tsang, please die!

Last week, the public was outraged by the Chief Executive Donald Tsang‘s remark on June 4 Incident in the Legislative Council's policy address in May 13. When asked about his...

China: Thoughts on how to do “small” business

Maryannodonnell blogs her conversation with her tea vendor on the ethics of small business.

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