Stories from 24 August 2009
Slovakia, Hungary: More on the Tensions
Michal Hudec of Blogactiv.eu writes about the Slovak-Hungarian tensions.
Global: Ramadan Mubarak
With the advent of Ramadan around the globe this weekend, Muslim and non-Muslim bloggers everywhere are wishing each other Ramadan mubarak (or "blessed Ramadan").
Hungary: Update on Hungarian Guard
Hungarian Spectrum posts an update on the Hungarian Guard (more on it, in an earlier GV post by Marietta Le).
Poland: More on “Lemko Land”
Raf Uzar travels “down south to deepest, darkest Lemko Land.”
Ukraine, Russia: Reaction to Medvedev's Statement
Foreign Notes translates one Ukrainian editor's take on president Medvedev's Ukraine address.
Ukraine: Independence Day Parade
Ukrainiana posts photos and video of the Independence Day parade in Kyiv.
Peru: Contamination in Mining Town La Oroya
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights recently declared the petition admissible against the Peruvian State for committing human rights abuses against the residents of the mining city of La Oroya.
Sri Lanka: TEDx Colombo
The Ultimate Change posts videos and links of the TEDx Colombo event, which was held last month.
Maldives: Ramadan Rule And Expats
Abdullah Waheed writes about relaxation of a rule in Maldives regarding the ban of restaurants in daytime during the month of Ramadan: “trade Ministry has licensed certain designated restaurants in Male to remain open during the daytime hours of the fasting month in order to feed the large number of...
Greece: Wildfires encroaching on Athens
Forest fires are blazing still closer to Athens, the capital of Greece, threatening to consume even more land and property. Meanwhile, citizens are tracking developments via the web and Twitter.
Bahamas, Haiti: On Film
Nicolette Bethel blogs about the local film industry in response to Ward Minnis’ series of blog posts on the viability of Bahamian art, while Repeating Islands highlights the recently concluded Haitian Film Festival.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: New Constitution Vote
The people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines are about to vote on whether or not to adopt a new constitution – Numalali finds it unfortunate that “the entire process is mired in controversy and partisan bickering…as some observers have noted, the referendum will be a mock election.”
Barbados: Press Threats?
A senior political figure allegedly threatens a newspaper editor, prompting Barbados Free Press to comment: “Bajans know that our country has not enjoyed true freedom of the press in two decades or more.” Keltruth Corp. adds: “The Nation [newspaper] is getting all bent out of shape because somebody threatened to...
Sri Lanka: The Role Of Astrologers
Cerno tells that the social utility of astrologers in Sri Lanka extends beyond predicting the future: “They provide a system of managing one’s destiny amidst the amplified uncertainties of living in a third world country. Be it for avoiding suicide bombers, securing a promotion, overcoming mental/physical illness, entering your child...
Jamaica: Never Can Say Goodbye
Snailwriter says that a recent road trip across Jamaica has been like saying goodbye to so many natural treasures: “I have been an advocate for the natural environment for more than twenty years…and now I must face the fact that still, after all the effort, our natural resources are put...
Pakistan: The Sugar Crisis
Kalsoom at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan discusses about the recent sugar crisis in Pakistan.
Guyana: Striking Back
As mobile phone theft continues to rise in Georgetown, Imran Khan shares a practical way in which to strike back.
Bangladesh: Facebook Developer Garage
The first ever “Facebook Developer Garage” took place in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Emran attended the event and writes about it and posts the slide he presented in his blog.
Ecuador: Flyers Announcing “Social Cleansing”
JuanPi is very concerned about the appearance of flyers in his city of Babahoyo, Ecuador, which announced “the time has come for social cleansing” [es] in regards to actions to stop delinquency in the city. Similar notices appeared in a nearby city of La Concorida, which produced two earlier deaths.
Uruguay: ITC Plan for Upcoming Election Cycle
For the upcoming election cycle in Uruguay, the Association for Information Technology of Public and Private Administration provided a space for political parties to put forth their Technology plan during a recent event writes Gabriel Budiño of D Todo 1 Poco [es].
Guatemala: Study to See if Metro Train is Realistic
GuateZona [es] writes about an upcoming study to see the if an unground metro or surface train is realistic and possible.