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1 June 2009

Stories from 1 June 2009

Nepal: A fresh start?

After weeks of wrangling among political parties in Nepal, veteran Communist leader and former general secretary of Nepal communist party (United Marxist and Leninist) (CPN UML) Madhav Kumar Nepal was...

Ukraine: Abandoned Village in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe posts a video of an abandoned village in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Ukraine: Kyiv Days

Michelle Knisley of Greetings from Kyiv posts pictures from the celebration of Kyiv Days in the Ukrainian capital.

A Pakistani Actor In Star Trek

A Pakistani shines in Hollywood – CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan discusses “the casting of Pakistani actor Faran Tahir as Captain Robau in the recent box office hit Star Trek.”

Ukraine: Notes on Museums

The Uncataloged Museum posts observations on Ukraine and Ukrainian museums – here, here, here, and here.

Panama: HB Beer Celebrating its 75th Anniversary

Drago of La Boca de Drago [es] provides homage to HB, the Panamanian beer celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Indian Students Under Attack In Australia

Rashmi Bansal at Youth Curry discusses about the recent attacks on Indian students in Australia.

Ukraine: Photos of Crimea

Beautiful photos of Crimea, Ukraine – by Oleksa Haivoronsky, a Crimean historian, writer and employee of the Bakhchisaray Khan Palace Museum.

Pakistan: The Garage School

All Things Pakistan introduces Shabina Mustafa's The Garage School. “She is waging a struggle against the forces of anarchy with her deep love and caring for the children of domestic...

Kenya: Do bloggers hold the key to the future of investigative journalism?

As fewer and fewer newspapers commit enough resources, time and manpower to produce in-depth investigative reports, many citizen media enthusiasts seem to suggest that citizen journalists can step in to...

Bahrain: First Tweetup Date Set

Bahrain's first Tweetup is scheduled to be held on June 6, from 4 to 6pm local time. It will be an opportunity for social networking Twitter users to meet face...

Haiti, D.R.: Tensions Erupt

“Tensions along the Haitian-Dominican border often revolve around environmental issues,” writes Repeating Islands, adding: “This was once again the scenario…as violence erupted in northwestern Dominican Republic after authorities destroyed plots...

Jamaica: Calabash & the Maroons

Litblogger Geoffrey Philp recounts his experience at Jamaica's recently-concluded Calabash Literary Festival, while Trinidadian Sharon Millar offers some insight into the Maroons of Jamaica.

Trinidad & Tobago: A Sorry Address

Trinidad and Tobago bloggers are unimpressed with the President's address to the nation over the Integrity Commission fiasco.

Cuba, U.S.A.: Don't Shoot the Messenger

“This is not the first time I’ve heard that MSN Messenger is blocked for Cuban users,” writes Generation Y, revealing: “Now the prohibition comes from the other side, precisely on...

Jamaica: Justice System

Jamaica Salt is “interested in looking at the whole system of justice in Jamaica – or rather the lack of it.”

Global Lullabies: The Arrorró Project

Artist Gabriela Golder from Argentina has taken it upon herself to discover, record and collect lullabies from all over the world, and to find connections among them in the Arrorró...

Dubai: At a wedding reception

Dubai Jazz, a Syrian blogger who lives and works in Dubai, attends a local wedding reception and shares his ‘delicious’ experience in this post.

Kuwait: Impressions of Amman

Kuwaiti blogger ZDisrict visited Amman, Jordan, and shares his impressions in this post.

Togo: Democratic culture

revedafrique, during a trip home to his village in Togo, was disappointed by the democratic spirit of the youth: “Some still believe, for example, that criticizing the government's policies can...

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