Stories from 10 December 2009
Of Diaries And Experiences celebrates the new change in the traffic system in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The blogger wishes if the working traffic signals and vehicles abiding by the rules could be a permanent change to the chaotic traffic system and it could change people’s mindset towards following...
December 10th is Human Rights Day, and this year's topic is Non Discrimination and today we bring you a small selection of some of the videos people have made and uploaded to sustain this Human Right.
There is time until January 4th, 2010 to send in your video pitch for your cause if you want a chance to participate in the World economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland. Read all instructions and Conditions to participate on the Davos YouTube Channel or on their site.
“There is terrible misunderstanding about what the IMF does–part of which is the Fund's fault; some is plain uninformed ignorance; some may be willful misunderstanding especially by politicians…”: Living in Barbados wonders whether the International Monetary Fund can be the island's friend.
“The visible signs of success in Trinidad and Tobago used to be having a big foreign-used car, a thin cell phone and a plane ticket to Miami, but the list just got longer with the addition of the pressure washer”: This Beach Called Life explains.
Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense says that today, which commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “is a day to remember and honor this document, and more importantly, those in Cuba and around the world imprisoned and suffering for demanding that their governments abide by its precepts.”
Vexed Bermoothes says: “The Bermuda Music Festival is a complete failure as a tourism promotion. In fact, it’s scandalous.”
Signifyin’ Guyana is throwing out the cheap stuff…
As the world commemorates International Human Rights Day, Filipino bloggers are eerily reminded of the dark days of the Marcos dictatorship when President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo imposed martial law in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao.
Every year on December 7 and 8 Día de las Velitas (Day of the Candles) gathers families and enlightens the streets of Colombia announcing the arrival of Christmas.
Thoughts on Ghana's looming oil woes: “To preface, I should state that I believe in property rights, limited government and free enterprise, although I must say that oil agreements aren't easy to deal with, especially when property rights are involved.”
In the months leading to the election of President John Evans Atta Mills, many Ghanaians, including those abroad, feared that a New Democratic Congress (NDC) win would morph into another reign by the party’s founder and former military ruler, President Jerry John Rawlings.
An unofficial blog of the former President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings: “This space endeavours to consolidate the work and thoughts of the former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings.”
Ask a Korean! answers some questions about Korean people's religion belief and practice.
VeryCD, one of the most popular file sharing website in China, was closed suddenly yesterday. Its founder, Huang Yimeng admitted that the website didn't have “Information Network Broadcast Audio Visual Programming Permission Certificate.” (More via Danwei)
Returning overseas Filipino workers are changing the way Philippine towns are celebrating rural festivals.
A blogger thinks it is wrong to modify the Philippine flag which is being proposed by a senator.
The government of East Timor has presented the 2010 national budget to parliament. The government will prioritize the funding of an Anti-Corruption Commission
Tempo Semanal has an article criticizing the human rights record of the East Timor police
panyaluru observes that climate change indicators are already evident in Brunei
What is being called a “Chinese manufacturing image advertisement,” as well as China’s first global ad campaign, aired Nov. 23 on CNN Asia. The ad seeks to promote the global reputation of products manufactured in China after years of scrutiny regarding safety and quality. The advertisement, produced by DDB, one...