Stories from 5 September 2009
Hungary: Gay Pride
Hungarian Spectrum writes about homophobia and this year's gay pride parade in Budapest: “It is interesting that while in the past the marches went off without a hitch the situation drastically changed in 2007 and 2008. I assume that this sudden turn in public behavior is not caused by some...
Russia: Blogger vs Journalist
Foreign Policy's Net.Effect writes about the coverage of the accident at Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric dam in the Russian mainstream and new media, and the use of blogging by the “authoritarian regimes.”
Russia: Teens Online
Profy writes about a study on the use of internet tools by Russia's teens.
Pakistan: Death On Reality Show
The death of a Pakistani reality show participant has been subject to hot debate in the Pakistani Blogosphere. Bloggers question the creditability of these kinds of entertainment shows, which lack security measures, and the liability of the corporate giants who commission them.
Morocco: Bastard Modernization
eatbees assesses the modernization of Morocco and posts a conversation between himself and a reader.
Ghanaian food goes global and “You are invited”
Mushy, gooey, fragrant, grainy, tasty, starchy, spicy, creamy, rotund, freaking amazing—these are just some of the adjectives bloggers use to describe Ghanaian cuisine. From Seoul to London, Guangzhou to Tamale, people are blogging about Ghanaian food.
Morocco: Casa Negra to Represent Morocco at Oscars
Moroccan film, Casa Negra, has been chosen to represent Morocco at the 2010 Academy Awards (Oscars). The blogoma reacts to the movie in this post.
Dominican Republic: The Theft of Cables and Scrap Metal
Cables and metal are being stolen from streets, monuments, and other buildings across the Dominican Republic in order to be sold for export, which is frustrating many residents.