Stories from 10 September 2009
Ukraine: “Angry Commie MP Dismikes Female Reporter”
Ukrainiana posts and translates a YouTube video of a Communist MP's rude behavior during a TV interview. Peter Byrne writes about the incident in the Kyiv Post.
Slovenia: Film Director Andrej Košak
Adventures in Wheelville translates excerpts from “a nice little interview with Slovenian film director, lecturer (at the very cool new private art academy here called AVA), and blogger Andrej Košak.”
Russia: Okhta Tower
St Petersblurb posts an update on Gazprom’s Okhta Tower controversy.
Russia: Scott Anderson's GQ Article
Conde Nast management chose not to run Scott Anderson’s article “Vladimir Putin’s Dark Rise to Power” – which appeared in the Sept. 2009 issue of GQ – in the magazine's Russian edition. Gawker.com posted the original article and a Russian translation – “as a public service.” LJ user vadda has...
Hungarian Spectrum writes about the problems of the Hungarian education system.
Hungary: Finno-Ugric or Indo-European?
Hungarian Spectrum writes about disagreements on the origin of the Hungarian people and the Hungarian language.
Itching for Eestimaa is musing on Haapsalu and other Estonian towns, history, politics and life in general.
Egypt: Cairo Airport Security Strikes Again
Bikya Masr reported: “First, an American citizen was barred from entering the country last week and sent back to London. Now, a Palestinian-Norwegian mother of two was stopped by security as she attempted to board her flight to Amsterdam on Monday morning, being told she was a “national security risk”...
Moldova: The Language Issue
Scraps of Moscow writes about Moldova's “‘linguistic’ divides.”
India: Decoding the affluent Indian
Who is an affluent Indian? What are his/her lifestyle and media consumption habits? Arun Prabhudesai at Trak.in goes on to summarize the key findings from a recent survey.
Cuba: “A Virtual Island”
“This will be the first time that an event from Cuba will be narrated live through Twitter. We hope that it works!”: Generation Y and Octavo Cerco look forward to seeing the results of the blog contest A Virtual Island.
Trinidad & Tobago: “Soccer” Warriors
As Trinidad and Tobago's hopes of making it to the 2010 World Cup are further dimmed by the team's loss against the U.S.A. yesterday, B.C. Pires says: “It’s not so much a cry of, ‘Ye of little faith!’ as one of ‘We of much experience’.”
Pakistan: The Missing Persons
Over 650 people are missing across Pakistan who are presumed to be abducted, imprisoned and in most cases tortured by intelligence agencies. To discuss these disappearances, Sana Saleem interviews Amina Masood Janjua. She heads the Defense of Human Rights Pakistan, an organization that represents the missing people in Pakistan.
Trinidad & Tobago: No Justice
“There is no love for innocence in this gory time. Protect your heart from the hurt, because they think they are right and they in their putrid tabloid righteousness will do this crime again. And get away with it”: Trinidadian blogger Attillah Springer shares her views on the decision of...
Nepal: The Potential Of Electric Transportation
Bijay Man Sherchan at Nepali Perspectives discusses the relevance of electric transportation in Nepal considering the potential of hydro-electric power.
Cuba: Antúnez Arrested
“No one should be surprised that Antúnez is again in jail,” writes diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense, as he blogs about the most recent arrest of the Cuban human rights activist.
Indian Bloggers Confront Street Harassment
“Eve-teasing” is a term that is used in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh for sexual harassment or molestation in the street. The Blank Noise Project, which was started by an art student six years ago, aims to confront street harassment and change public perceptions of it.
Sri Lanka: Mainstream Media And The New Media
Sanjana Hattotuwa posts a presentation on mainstream media behavior in Sri Lanka and the impact of new media.
Barbados: Tourism & The Web
“The Web has changed the world, but does the Barbados Tourism Authority realise what that really means?”: Barbados Free Press maintains that “every destination has to deal with the dichotomy between the advertised image and the reality…the web has reduced the ability of governments and the news media to fool...
Jamaica: Truth & Laughter
“If death is the closing parenthesis on the fiction of every human life, then humor is the asterisk that proclaims the dignity of human life despite the many absurdities”: Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp explains.
Guyana: Garden Correspondence
Guyana-Gyal gets a letter from her garden.