Stories from 17 August 2009
Roberto Moraes [pt] publishes a list of bloggers who have written in solidarity with his blog, after a lawsuit was filled by Folha da Manhã newspaper [pt]. The blogger asks: “Is a media organization that tries to silence other opinions reliable?”
Herta Llusho is a 19-year old student at risk of being deported from the United States to Albania. Bloggers at DreamActivist.org and other immigrant rights blogs are calling on Americans to help her.
Tshering Tobgay, the leader of the opposition in Bhutanese parliament and a blogger, informs about two good news for the Bhutanese journalists: 1) The King has ordered to “strengthen media agencies so that they may carry out their duties, without fear or favour, in the interest of democracy” and 2)...
Olympic gold medalist and world record holder in the 100 and 200 meter events, Jamaican Usain Bolt, sprinted to an even more impressive victory this past weekend at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, clocking 9.58 seconds to beat his own record. Regional bloggers are in a celebratory mood.
Groundviews posts pictures of the flooding in Menik Camp and updates on the increasingly desperate situation for the IDPs.
Did the Indian media overreact on the news of Bollywood Actor Shahrukh Khan's detention in the US? Harini Calamur at POV opines: “I wonder how much airtime was spent on this – and to the exclusion of what? [..] On the day Shahrukh Khan got detained for two hours [..]...
Unzipped comments on the case of Mariam Sukhudyan, an environmentalist who recently put her name to an open letter posted on a blog alleging sexual abuse at a Yerevan educational facility for children with special needs. The blog says that the charges of libel against her are yet another example...
London, Lanka and Drums posts a roundup of some latest updates from the Sri Lankan blogosphere.
Repeating Islands notes that “today marks the anniversary of the birth of Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr…the first person to be declared a national hero of an independent Jamaica.”
This Beach Called Life and Coffeewallah blog about Trinidad and Tobago's rainy season, while Havana Times is keeping an eye on Hurricane Bill and News of St. John says that “Ana has arrived”.
Barbados Free Press and Keltruth Corp. are saddened at the passing of Barbadian entrepreneur and independent senator, Sir John Stanley Goddard.
“Bermudian retailers could learn the value to providing better service if they’re serious about staying in business”: The first rule of better service, according to 21 Square? – “Don’t insult your customers.”
JMR at Eris in Asia blogs about the reasoning behind the Japanese government's use of “the calorific method of calculation, rather than the near universal cost-base calculation” to calculate food self-sufficiency ratio.
On August 13, Jesús Chairez commemorates the 488th anniversary of the fall of the Aztec empire in Mexico by visiting Tlatelolco, also known as the Plaza of Three Cultures, which is the site where Emperor Cuauhtémoc was defeated by the Spainards.
Joe's Tripping posts photographs and reports from visiting various destinations in and around Sheki, Azerbaijan. In the first post, the blog says that the King's Palace in Sheki is the most impressive building in the country, while Kish is notable for its fresh air and friendly atmosphere. The blog also...
The third Cyber-Journalism Olympics will take place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where participants will learn how to write for the internet according to Luijo of Ahí é Que Prende [es]
In the upcoming December elections in Bolivia, Miguel Centrellas of Pronto* writes that the dozen opposition candidates will divide the vote when facing the incumbent President Evo Morales.
Ad Blankestijn from Japan Navigator explained more or less everything you need to know about Tofu or Bean Curd.
The Grand narrative looked into the advertisements of health drinks and examined how they were depicted with gender conotation.
Black and White Cat explained the background of a recent rape case in a Beijing “black jail” hotel for petitioner with a translation of local investigative report by Southern weekly on 6 of August. The Chinese report was censorsed and deleted because of its politically senstive content.
Fauna from ChinaSMACK picked up a post from NewSC and showed how one's photo protrait was transformed by other netizens.