Stories from 8 December 2009
Egypt: When did Saudi Arabia become Switzerland's role model?
Reactions continue to flow forth from bloggers around the Middle East and North Africa regarding Switzerland's controversial ban on the construction of minarets.
Brazil: Call for a boycott of the country's biggest newspaper
Brazilian bloggers have gathered in protest against what they call Coupist Press Party, at the same time they call for people to stop buying, reading or commenting and instead to un-subscribe to Folha de São Paulo and its website.
Honduras: Lobo is President After Controversial Elections
Shadowed by Manuel Zelaya’s force from presidential office by a military coup on June, conservative candidate Porfirio Lobo was elected President of Honduras on controversial elections.
Chile: Cartoon Blog Dosis Diarias Turned 3
“40 years of walking to the Promised Land and turns out to be this [a desert]. We're supposed to be the chosen people. I was expecting something closer to Rio de Janeiro” reads a recent comic [es] of Chilean cartoonist Alberto Montt. His blog Dosis diarias celebrated its 3rd anniversary...
Russia: Video “Girls Against Army Conscription”
LJ-user aka_ankaz [RUS] posted video “Girls Against Army Draft” [RUS] where women protest against the draft in front of the Ministry of Defense in Russia.
Pakistan: Wake Up!
Absar at The Mafia blog comments: “to bring back Jinnah’s Pakistan, we must come out of our shells of idleness”.
India's Position On Climate Change
Jyoti Kothari writes about India's stand on the COP-15 climate change conference in Copenhagen.
India: The Kaiga Nuclear Disaster
The Filter Coffee writes about a recent disaster in the Kaiga Nuclear Atomic Power Station in Karnataka, India and complains about the lack of information regarding the contamination.
Cuba: Film Festival
Generation Y escapes the everyday through the world of Cuban film.
Jamaica, Bermuda: Talking Climate
Labrish Jamaica and Bermuda's Vexed Bermoothes comment on the climate change talks, which began yesterday in Copenhagen.
Jamaica: Gaza/Gully Truce
Regional bloggers are all over the truce between the Gaza/Gully factions of Jamaican dancehall.
Bermuda: Deflecting the Issues?
Bermuda's Wishful Thinking says of the island's political climate: “Racism has become a method of deflection, a way to avoid responsibility and detract from the actual issue at hand.”
Guyana: Intellectual Property
From Guyana, caribbeanlawbytes blogs about intellectual property rights in the region – a particularly personal issue in light of the fact that an article she authored was republished online without her consent.
D.R of Congo: 66 Ways to Franco
Koratend writes an excellent post about 66 ways to find information about Congolese musician Franco: “Counting the ways to Franco was an excursion into the realm of metadata, matters of syntax, and a contemplation of the hive mind of the web.”
Uganda: Homosexuality is not our biggest problem
Don discusses Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill: “Our government is so resolute in passing this legislation, that it has told donors to keep their aid if they will tamper with our pet project.”
East Africa: Not-so-serious weekday roundup
Studio Edirisa's weekday news roundup for East Africa: “Not-so-serious weekday roundup of East African news and stories: Is Uganda running out of money – Museveni flies home in economy class, proving a point or winning votes?”
South Africa: Practice South African national anthem
Africa is not a country posts a video to help soccer fans practice the South African national anthem for the opening game of The World Cup June 11, 2010, in Johannesburg between South Africa vs Mexico: “Practice the national anthem. You have no excuse.”
China: Anniversary of Charter 08
C.A Yeung from Under the Jacaranda Tree translated an article written by Sun Wenguang on a seminar in Shandong by a number of Charter 08 signatories to commemorate the anniversary of Charter 08. The attendees made a joint pleading for the immediate release of Mr Liu Xiaobo, the coordinator of...
Guatemala: Three Lynched on Chicol
Blogger Luis Figueroa dwells on the idea of “popular justice” [es] and its link with the Guatemalan civil war after three persons were lynched by burning in the town of Chicol, Huehuetenango.
Nominations Open for ‘Best of the Blogs’ Award
Deutsche Welle has kicked-off the sixth annual international Best of the Blogs awards: the BOBs. This year there are new prizes for the best climate change bloggers, as well as a new language category for Bangla (Bengali).
Argentina: Gay Pride Parade 2009
Blogger Nimphie shares photos from the Gay Pride Parade [em] of Buenos Aires of past November. Note: Some photos may not be suitable for all audiences.