19 November 2009

Stories from 19 November 2009

Pakistan: Not Eliminated

  19 November 2009

Kalsoom at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan posts a roundup of the latest news and information on the South Waziristan war against the Taliban.

Sri Lanka: What Is Your Race?

  19 November 2009

Mahesan Niranjan at Groundviews shares a personal story depicting how race & nationality is perceived in Sri Lanka leading to further divide.

Bangladesh: Corruption Reduction Policy Under Question

  19 November 2009

This year Bangladesh improved her position in the Transparency International corruption perception index. However citing some recent lapses, Habib Siddiqui questions: “How committed is Bangladesh Government about boosting the Corruption Perception Index?”

Bangladesh: The Long Awaited Verdict

  19 November 2009

Unheard Voice live blogged the long awaited final verdict of the trial of the killers of the first president of Bangladesh, the father of nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Disturbing Images Blogged on alleged Timor Assassin

  19 November 2009

On the 15th November Portuguese language blogger, Timor Lorosae Nacao, posted disturbing images of the corpse of Major Alfredo Reinado undergoing an autopsy in Dili in February 2008.  Major Reinado led a group of armed men to the house of Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta on the morning of 11 February...

Puerto Rico: No. 35

  19 November 2009

Gil the Jenius has something to say about Puerto Rico's #35 ranking on Transparency International's 2009 Corruption Perception Index.

Australia: Asylum Seekers test tough but humane approach

  19 November 2009

There has been a spike in asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat following the increasing violence in Afghanistan and the defeat of the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka. The Australian government has been heavily criticised for both its handling of the Oceanic Viking incident and refugee policy in general.

Barbados: Mini Monaco?

  19 November 2009

Barbados Free Press and Barbados Underground question the vision of the island being transformed into another Monaco.

Bermuda: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

  19 November 2009

“Next time you go up to Dockyard, lie down on that big ole dock and give it a hug”: According to Vexed Bermoothes, “At its $60 million pricetag, it cost every single Bermudian about $1,250 in long term debt. You better kiss that dock ‘cuz it owns a piece of...

Japan: British teenager becomes a YouTube star

  19 November 2009

She is British, blond, slim and cute. Her name is Beckii Cruel [ja] and, at age 14, has become an idol on the Japanese web. Beckii Cruel started to gain popularity at the end of this year thanks to some videos posted on YouTube where she appears dancing in her...

Uruguay: Film About Robots Invading Montevideo

  19 November 2009

The locally produced short film called Panic Attack! created by Fede Alvarez shows the science fiction story of robots invading the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo. The blog El Bachural [es] enjoyed the short because it showed his city in a different light.

Guatemala: The Streets of the Capital City

  19 November 2009

The look of the streets of Guatemala City has changed over the past 20 years. The blog Guate en los 80s [es] takes a look at the culture of that decade, and includes this video of a drive through the city and notes the differences to how it appears now.

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