Stories from 8 April 2010
Costa Rican bloggers, ranging from amateur chefs to people simply passionate about food, are exploring the world of cuisine by presenting international and local dishes, accompanied by recipes and photos that are enticing the appetite of their readers.
LJ user drugoi published a selection of photographs from the recent violent protests in Kyrgyzstan.
Steve Bandera of Kyiv Scoop addresses the Ukrainian president once again, writing about the Donetsk Administrative Court's decision that Stepan Bandera “cannot be a ‘Hero of Ukraine’ because he was never its citizen”: “Following the logic of the Donetsk court ruling, you will have to ‘de-heroize’ at least 15 Heroes...
Ru_travel community tries to make a list of expat bloggers who live in the most distant parts of the world. Russophone bloggers found in New Zealand, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and even Antarctica.
Bhatnaturally informs that Hindi general entertainment channels have seen a 10.5 per cent drop in the overall share during the Indian Premier Leage (IPL cricket tournament) period this year. The blogger asks: “is IPL competition to Hindi TV channels?”
On the night of the 3rd of April 2010, the leader of the Afrikaans Weerstandsbeweging (AWB), an Afrikaner resistance movement, Eugene Terre'Blanche, was murdered. What do South Africa's digital citizens have to say about his death and the future of race relations in South Africa?
“When people arise, all power will have to surrender!” Ujjwal Acharya at The Radiant Star remembers the mass peoples’ movement in Nepal during April 2006, which ended monarchy and Maoists’ People’s War establishing a more reformed democracy in the country.
Gustavo Silva Cano provides his thoughts [es] about the death of 12-year-old Heriberto Grueso in El Charco (Nariño, southwestern Colombia), killed by a bomb he was carrying inside a package that an unknown person asked him to deliver apparently to the little town's police station.
An Ordinary Citizen points to the ever diminishing image of Bangladeshi politicians in the eyes of the people. “The common people are observing the developments, they could identify the deviations and one day they will discard them and stage a revolution,” comments the blogger.
Pakistani women are subject to increasing abuse and rights and opportunities are disappearing from them gradually. The absence of protection of law and lack of implementation of existing laws are worsening their plights. Pakistani bloggers discuss the situation.
Matt Alt translates “nuggets of wisdom for new hires at Japanese companies from the anonymous hordes of 2ch”. It offers another angle on the subject to our article “Japan: Call us Social Beings Now!“.
April 1st marks a new academic year for students and the first day of work for the young, new employees. To distinguish them from the students, who don’t pay taxes and have no civic responsibilities, those who work and contribute with their job to ‘society’ are referred to as ‘social people’ - shakaijin in Japanese.
This Beach Called Life has some advice for the new CEO of Trinidad and Tobago's Water and Sewerage Authority.
More Trinidadian bloggers speak out on the issue of copyright infringement, here and here.
Trinidad and Tobago News Blog acknowledges the passing of George Daniel, Chairman of the Local Chapter of Disabled People International, while National Gallery of Jamaica Blog is saddened by the death of artist and graphic designer Marlene Lewis Weinberger.
“The violence is so alien to me that I am speechless. Is this Bermuda?”: Commenting on the latest murder, Vexed Bermoothes feels “very sad” for his country.
Chikirin reflects upon the meaning of ‘globalization’ [ja]. She wonders whether it's really possible to call ‘global’ the Japanese companies, only because they export their products abroad, while their personnel remains very ‘local’. In her elaborate post, the blogger also compares the Japanese companies with the European and American ones,...
Being the world's most widely-read blogger seems to have made Han Han a candidate for the 2010 Time 100 list, though a certain amount of selection bias probably isn't hurting given the other contenders from China this year. Han's blog service provider Sina.com ran his nomination as a top feature...
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Aceh and South Sumatra in Indonesia early Wednesday morning. GV author Carolina Rumuat gathers disaster reports and twitter reactions from Indonesia.
Fiji's journalists have been working under tough conditions since the country's military government abrogated the constitution last year. Now, that government has released plans to oversee Fiji's media.
PH from veggie discourse translated a story about a 85-year old Anhui elder died from starvation. To this, village cadre Cheng Xiangan replied: “Who told him not to have a son (as in, Cheng Baoping deserved to be in the helpless circumstance).”