Stories from 12 October 2009
Belgraded writes about a new Serbian party – the Moja Rusija (My Russia) Party: “As it usually happens, the best kind of comedy is the non-intentional kind.”
Csíkszereda Musings writes about “5 places that tourists to Romania often visit but shouldn't really bother with.”
LJ user mozgovaya posts photos (RUS) from the gay right march that took place in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11. LJ user bagira commented (RUS): “These guys do have a sense of humor – lots of very funny slogans. But Obama will disappoint them, I'm afraid.”
IZO reports that “Anatoli Ulyanov's Ukrainian art website Proza (http://proza.com.ua) has been shut down by its US host for displaying ‘child pornography'” – and that “Pavel Gudimov's Ya Gallery in Kiev has been set fire to after the presentation and discussion there of a gay literary anthology.”
London, Lanka And Drums compiles another roundup of updates from the Sri Lankan blogosphere.
Roger Reports terms the Indo-US nuclear deal an overrated initiative.
Indian blogger The Acorn comments on the attackers who raided the Pakistan army’s General Head Quarters (GHQ) complex: “they broke a psychological barrier by striking at the heart of the Pakistani military-jihadi complex.”
A new literary magazine, based in Trinidad and Tobago, also has its own blog, here.
As news breaks of another murder, Abeni is “just not that optimistic” about the future of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
29 passengers are injured as the wheels come off a public transportation bus as it brakes, causing Barbados Free Press to ask: “How many other buses are in similar precarious condition? What is the Transport Board going to do to ensure that its buses are safe?”
B.C. Pires posts notes supposedly passed between Caricom leaders during the Caricom Single Market & Economy meeting: “I certify theses notes as authentic: I made them up myself.”
The Phoenix in a Gas House pays tribute to the “Godfather to the development Jamaican Jazz”, musician Sonny Bradshaw, who recently passed away.
“Your ethnic group can't use the internet” has become a popular phrase in the Internet in China. It comes from a 27-year-old Uighur photographer's real life experience in a hotel in Shenyang. Rob from Black and White Cat translated the two related blog posts.
The first Asia Blogger festival will take place in Hong Kong from 6-8 of November. Details of the program can be found here.
This past weekend, Malawi drew 1-1 against the much feared Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire, and a new book about a young Malawian named William Kamwamba is making international headlines.
We know the capacity of mobile phones to affect human development. But that is last year's news. Some thinkers argue that we are on the verge of another round of technological changes that will force ICTs to evolve. What will ICTs for development look like in the next few years?
“My neighborhood is always active with popular festivities,” writes Luis Figueroa of Carpe Diem [es] in reference to a recent religious procession and local music in Villa de Guadalupe in the capital city of Guatemala.
In Costa Rica, Roy Rojas recommends a photo exhibit taken by children from the indigenous communities of Rey Curre and Las Vegas [es] called “The Community Through the Eyes of its Children.”
Mario Blanco of Asi ta'l mundo, Botija [es] wonders why Uruguayans living abroad have not yet been given the right to vote in elections. He also links to a campaign called Voto x Uruguay that is calling attention to this cause.
Two deadly storms struck Philippines in the last two weeks killing more than 500 people. Aside from using the internet to help flood victims, Filipino netizens are sharing their thoughts on the relationship of the recent natural calamities and the reality of climate change.
Baseball is one of the most popular sports in Taiwan. The View from Taiwan analyses a paper on the history of baseball in Taiwan. Sponge Bear reports on watching a professional league game in Taichung.