Stories from 9 October 2009
Popkitchen writes about the murder of Brice Tatone, a French football fan, in Belgrade. (More on the reactions of Serbian bloggers – in Sinisa Boljanovic's GV post.)
Ukrainiana writes about PM Yulia Tymoshenko's evolution “from Gas Princess to Queen of Populism to Dictatress.”
Evgeny Morozov comments on “one of the most cogent and frank interpretations of how the Kremlin views the Internet,” delivered by Sergey Mironov, “who heads ‘A Just Russia’ – one of those Kremlin-affiliated parties – and presides over the Russian Federation Council – the upper chamber of the Russian parliament.”
Egyptian bloggers and Twitter users welcomed US President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize with shock and surprise: How can the president of a country waging wars against far away countries win a peace prize? Tarek Amr has more in this round up of reactions from Egypt.
Only 3 weeks after hitting the screen, The Founding of a Republic has already taken in nearly $ 60 million. Naturally, it has created a huge stir in China’s online community. A simple indication is Google China’s hot trend list, where this movie has remained on top since release. In...
Repeating Islands and Cuarderno Latinoamericano take interest in a mainstream media article examining Cuba's growing blogging community.
“To most sensible observers the problems of West Indies cricket can only be solved by revamping the current monolithic West Indies Cricket Board”: Barbados Underground wonders whether the organisation has the resolve to reinvent itself.
“Would the UBP be better off focusing on the issues at hand…rather than focusing on self promotion?”: Bermudian 21 Square says that the “I told you so” approach isn't working.
Imran Khan notices that “Social media is breaking convention even in Guyana”, adding that once people understand its power, it “will revolutionize how things are sold and events are promoted.”
From Trinidad and Tobago, Gab Hosein posts another installment of her video series, “If I were Prime Minister…”
US President Barack Obama received the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize today. Bloggers and micro-bloggers from South Asia are expressing their reactions on the news.
Adriankoto Harinjaka Ratozamanana, a Global Voices in Malagasy translator, went to Gabon to help report the presidential election on Twitter, Facebook, and blogs in a country where journalists are at risk. Here is his story.
“Another frustrated but conscientious youth tried to hit an American with shoe,” reports Talkhaba at Pakistan Desk. Yesterday a Karachi University student threw a shoe at Clifford May, a visiting American journalist and president of a conservative think tank narrowly missing the target. Muhammad Hussain, the shoe thrower, told the...
"In a dusty, browning album belonging to my late father, I found the above photograph of the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah..," writes Ghanaian blogger, Abena.
Fools Mountain tried to explain why there isn't any mainland Chinese writers getting the Nobel Prize yet.
ESWN has translated two forum posts on the nature of democracy. One claimed that democracy is completely useless, the other one argued against it.
C.A. Yeung from Under the Jacaranda Tree has translated the Internet Human Rights Declaration issued by 15 public intellectuals in China.
Holding government accountable in the UK is becoming easier thanks to the gradual opening of public data and several new fantastic online resources by citizens.
Oman had its first Twitter gathering last night. More than 25 Twitter users attended the event and here are blog and Twitter reactions to how it went.
Bigamy is outlawed in India with some exceptions. However the Bigamy law has been twisted and milked through the gate of exceptions and the practice is on the rise in the country. Deepali Gaur Singh has details.