Stories from 11 June 2009
Earlier this month, Russian social networking portal Habrahabr.ru featured photos and some translated text from the May 30 Wall Street Journal piece on the online presence of the U.S. homeless - On the Street and On Facebook: The Homeless Stay Wired. The original English-language story has generated 93 comments. On Habrahabr.ru, there are currently 183 responses - and below are some of them.
Peshawar is the capital of the North-West Frontier Province and the administrative center for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. It is located on the edge of the Khyber Pass near the Afghan border. It is the commercial, economic, political and cultural hub of the Pashtuns in Pakistan and acts...
Dr. Sean's Diary examines the results of the European Parliament election in Central and Eastern Europe.
Several news site and blogs such as 3vomiband209 report [fa] that a few hours before Iranian presidential election SMS is blocked in country and several political blogs are not available.
Little Miss Moi links to a Mirror.co.uk's profile of UK-based Ukrainian artist Olha Pryymak, who blogs at Olechko.org.
Window on Eurasia reports: “After three years of effort, Moscow has succeeded in attracting the return of only 8800 of the more than 300,000 “compatriots” abroad whose resettlement in Russia it had counted on, an outcome that should not have surprised anyone familiar with Russian conditions or with poll results...
Eternal Remont writes about a Missouri family Christmas photo that ended up “as a the centerpiece of an advertizing campaign for a Czech grocery store.”
Arnis Balcus posts pictures from “a weird private house in Vladimir, Russia – the landlord has installed newly built monuments of all the leaders of USSR, from Lenin to Gorbachev.”
Croatian Crescent writes about farmers’ protests – here and here.
A reaction to the footage of Ratko Mladic aired on a Bosnian TV station – at Rants of a Hyphenated Researcher: “These highly disturbing videos show the banality of evil: the man accused of murdering in cold blood 8000 young boys and men in Srebrenica, shelling Sarajevo on a daily...
Hungarian Spectrum writes about the history of Hungary's Gypsy population – here and here.
On the eve of the presidential election, Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani urges the country's social movements to unite now, while the world is watching.
John Kelly and Bruce Etling share their study about Iran's blogosphere and election on the internet and democracy blog. Internet and democracy is the team blog for the internet and democracy project in Berkman Center for Internet & Society in Harvard. Based on our monitoring of the Iranian blogosphere on...
Leo Africanus writes posts a video of the movie “Prodigal Son”: The trailer for “Prodigal Son,” a film by Kurt Orderson, a South African director, who sets out to retrace his great-grandfather’s journey from Barbados (he was a merchant sailor ) to Cape Town at the beginning of the 20th...
Four hundred migrant workers, including their children who were studying in school, were arrested by Thai border guards who also burnt the houses, clothes and kitchen wares of migrants in the village who had managed to escape arrest.
“On the road: Tanzania” is a videoblog of Marcus Prior, spokesperson for the World Food Programme in East Africa: “Travel with Marcus to Tanzania and see what life is like in the deep field. Visit nutrition centres, see school kids showing up for their daily meals and get a taste...
Another Indonesian military helicopter crashed on Monday in Cianjur, West Java, raising concerns among Indonesians regarding the country's deteriorating Primary Defense Weapon System. This issue is fast becoming a favorite agenda among presidential candidates. Election will be held next month.
As more Africans come to realize the power of blogging as a tool for expression on a global scale, the number of bloggers has increased and so has the themes in focus. In that number of growing blogs, a lot of African artists have also joined in with a huge increase noted in poetry blogs as well as emerging photography and visual arts blogs. We review some of them.
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif has been elected as president of a local Rotary Club for 2010/2011, where he hopes to raise funds to develop community projects.
Child labor is a sad reality in Latin America, and often many residents throughout the region become so used to seeing working children that they don't even realize it. Awareness campaigns and other steps are being taken to change all of this. In observance of the World Day Against Child Labor 2009, which will be held on June 12, members of the Global Voices Latin American team helped to find related blog posts and links about this issue in their own countries for part two in this two part series
Writing at the Maghreb Politics Review, Alle discusses Algerian politics, and the relationship between the country's president and officers in its military establishment.