Stories from 1 May 2010
A modern day time capsule is going to be made on October 10th, 2010 as people from all over the planet record videos during that day of things that are important to them for the One Day on Earth project. Anyone can participate and footage collected on October 10th will...
Iranian workers demonstrated in several cities in Iran today. Iranian blogger,Nasabonline, has published a photo from workers’ demonstration in Shiraz. According to [fa] the blogger at least 50 workers protested against firing workers and one said did not get paid for months.
According to several bloggers including Havayetazeh 89 [fa] and news sites Iranian students protested against President Ahmadinejad's surprise presence in University of Tehran today. Watch the film here.
Newly-revealed summer 2009 photos of ex-Soviet Armenia’s former president Robert Kocharian posing with hunted “wild game,” including a lion, in Tanzania have Armenian bloggers talking.
There are a number of innovative projects in Central and Eastern Europe that use technology to promote transparency and hold leaders accountable, but a lack of political will has resisted implementing the reforms they seek. More cooperation through offline events could help.
"Thank you Mr. Mariga for giving me that feeling of being proudly Kenyan," says Kenyan blogger Yasin Ansari as MacDonald Mariga becomes the first East African player to ever play at the UEFA Champions League.
The rise of multiparty democracy in Africa has led citizens and civil society to demand more transparency and accountability from their governments. New technologies can buoy their efforts, but such initiatives face major obstacles including infrastructure, lack of political will, and a shortage of techinical skills and personnel.
Brett shows how rumours and lies become fact in media saturated world: “How I have been puzzled and annoyed by the ongoing repetition in our media, that 40 000 ‘prostitutes’ are set to be trafficked into South Africa ahead of the World Cup.”
Martin Frid from Kurashi blogs about the upcoming vegetarian festival in Kyoto on 2 of May.
Japanese Foreign Ministry issued a travel warning to its citizens about the death penalty in drug trafficking and urged its citizen not to break Chinese law while visiting China. (via Veggie Discourse)
Numerous relics belonging to the Javanese empire of Majapahit are being neglected by the Indonesian government. Paidi Jolali, an autodidact photographer, historian and mountaineer photographed and catalogued these Majapahit relics which need to be preserved and restored.
Jay Z & Alicia Keys get a Balkan rival singing about New York City, too.
Rambling Spoon writes about the importance of using chile in every Lao meal.
My Busy Brain from Indonesia is concerned that taxes are being used for corruption. The blogger notes that Indonesia is listed as the second most corrupt country in the world
My Busy Brain from Indonesia blogs about Zakat, the practice of donating money to the poor. She asks why Indonesians are only ecouraged to share 2.5 percent of their earnings.
The new event head of Pesta Blogger is female Dentist Drg. Irayani Queencyputri a.k.a Rara. Pesta Blogger is an annual gathering of Indonesian bloggers.