Stories from 16 December 2009
An Ordinary Citizen comments on the vision of Bangladesh Nobel Laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus for a South Asian Union by the year 2030.
Lily, a guest writer at queer Arab magazine bekhsoos explores queer parenting in Lebanon.
Bunmi writes about obesity in Africa: “In response to my uninformed comment to a recent report about the increasing obesity rates among Africa's urban poor–up 35% in the last decade–Ãœber fabulous and wise Nneoma :-), who blogs at pyoo wata, schools me to the facts.”
Resource to help Kenyans to understand their draft constitution: “CRECO and others have helped together this helpful breakdown of what’s contained in the draft constitution – changes, principles behind the changes etc.”
Chemosit writes about Uganda's cricket victory over Kenya: “For Kenyan fans hoping that their side would bounce back from an embarrassing first up loss to Uganda, the second 20-20 match held yesterday proved to be a disappointment.”
Lesley Téllez of the Mija Chronicles visits a gourmet food fair in Mexico City.
Colombian National Radio celebrates its 80th anniversary on the airwaves and Colombia Passport looks back at its history.
“The latest move to criminalise LGBTI people comes from Rwanda,” Sokari reports.
The impending anti- gay bill 2009 in Uganda that plans on criminalizing homosexuality and locking gays in prison or killing them has raised concerns all over the world. Chances that the bill will pass are very high.
Dominica Weekly supports transparency and accountability in public life: “If the people have to dig out the truth, all trust is gone and aggression will step to the fore. Then who knows what can very well happen.”
Over in Barbados, B.C. Pires is dealing with the “Axis of Annnoyance” created by frogs, mosquitoes and other flying insects.
Generation Y is encouraged by the fact that “the alternative Cuban blogosphere continues to propagate itself.”
Bermuda Longtail and Catch a fire are concerned about the island's crime problem.
The Legislative Council (Legco) in Hong Kong is about to approve the funding for the world's most expensive Express Rail Link (ERL)'s construction plan on the coming Friday (Dec 18). According to the government budget plan announced in November 2009, the 26 km ERL will cost HKD67 billions (USD8.9 billions)....
Barbados’ Notes From A Small Rock and Signifyin’ Guyana are catching the Christmas fever.
“Nasha Niva”online portal in Belarus published [Google Translation – ENG] a draft of the President's decree “On Measures to Improve the National Segment of the Internet.” The decree will significantly limit the Internet freedom and introduce new measures of online censorship.
In Singapore, raping your wife is not treated as rape in most cases. Organizers of the "No To Rape" campaign want to abolish marital rape immunity by launching a petition drive that will be delivered to policymakers. Many Singapore netizens are supportive of this campaign
Blogging from and about space gains popularity and recognition among professional space travelers and regular bloggers. Russia is no exception. While the latest fashion for NASA astronauts is space twittering [ENG], more and more space explorers are going full-text. And the fact that one wouldn't necessarily call those blogs par...
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations issued a joint postal stamp featuring a building from member countries
Youtube video clips were uploaded showing the opening ceremonies of the 25th Southeast Asian Games in Laos
Sao Darly praises Soukthavy Panyasit, the first gold medalist for Laos at the 25th Southeast Asian Games in Vientiane, Laos.