Stories from 13 October 2009
A few photos from a Kyiv market – at Greetings from Kyiv.
Puerto Rico and its bloggers are getting ready for the national strike next Thursday, October 15, which aims to paralyze the country for one day.
Arab bloggers from 19 countries will meet in Beirut from December 7 to 12. Check out the event's website for updates on the Social Arab Web: 2nd Arab Bloggers Meeting.
Lebanese NightS remarks: “It has always bothered me the very limited collection of RTL(right-to-left) blog templates/themes..whether it’s for Blogger, WordPress or Drupal or any other Blogging platform or CMS.”
Arabic readers have something to look forward to online – “the launch of “ArabCrunch Arabic Edition which will be the first Arabic blog that focus on tech start ups, entrepreneurship, social media and mobile news and views and is based on citizen journalism,” says Arab Crunch.
A blatant traffic violation in Trinidad and Tobago prompts This Beach Called Life to say: “We are so accustomed to what is wrong we have no idea what is right or red.”
Egyptian group blog Bikaya Masr discusses Coptic history, language and education — or their lack of — in this post.
Qatar-based Al Jazeera has launched an all-English blog which can be accessed here.
Paramaribo SPAN features the work of video artist Maartje Jaquet, who documents her time in Suriname via a Flickr photoset.
Lebanese-American blogger Leila Abu-Saba has died after a long battle with cancer. Bloggers who have interacted with her over the years recall her merits and endless quest for peace.
Havana Times reports that Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez has been denied a visa to leave the island, even though she “continues to be allowed to publish her Generation Y page with her acrid criticisms of the Cuban government”; diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense says that shouldn't stop people from honouring her:...
“The end of a murderous weekend has the Royal Barbados Police Force advising members of the public to avoid walking alone in secluded areas and to exercise care when anyone approaches their property”: Barbados Free Press is “at a loss to explain how our BLP and DLP governments allowed things...
Located in the Cochabamba Tropics in Central Bolivia, Machia Park is home to the Inti Wara Yassi animal refuge. It is now under threat by a proposed road and many are mobilizing to oppose the project.
How could Mongolian nomadic herders find a new living in capital city Ulaanbaatar? Ariungerel, citizen journalist of Nomad Green, interviewed Ms. Baytskhandai and told us her story of how she manages to change lives of poor and disabled people and be environmental-friendly by teaching them agricultural skills.
At Groundviews Marisa de Silva points to the fact that “even post-war, discrimination runs deep in Sri Lanka.” For an insight into the post war politics in Sri Lanka read Sanjana's piece.
Chad Catacchio from Stir fired China comments on the Chinese government's recent ban on foreign investment in online game. The blogger believes that the policy is to do with the central government's concern about the contamination of youths’ mind.
Ayesha Siddiqa at Pak Tea House comments on the ideology of the Pakistan army and the civil society at large: “the country’s ruling elite and the military have traditionally used a particular aspect of religion to gain strategic dividends. While they can conveniently claim to have retained their secularism and...
Martin J Frid from Kurashi blogs about a big demonstration (with around 7000 people) against nuclear power happened last weekend in Tokyo.
Rajaratarala, a farmer from Sri Lanka and a blogger, has tips on how to yield a good harvest of paddy crops.
The Grand Narratives has an interesting post on the stereotype of Korean women being sexually conservative.
There are reports that a guerrilla group has been formed in Guatemala, and is being led by a Spanish citizen, who goes by the nickname “The Monk.” According to Guate 360 [es], this new movement has the support of 28 indigenous communities and is a response to the systematic violation...