3 August 2010

Stories from 3 August 2010

Pakistan: Lessons From bangladesh

  3 August 2010

Yasser Latif Hamdani at Pak Tea House lauds Bangladesh's efforts in banning the religious politics in the country and thinks that Pakistan can win the battle against Taliban by learning from Bangladesh.

Nepal, Bhutan: Different Perspectives On Refugee Issue

  3 August 2010

Pelden Drukpa at The Story of Bhutanese Refugees blog highlights the perspectives of Bhutan and Nepal on the Bhutanese refugees issue and comments: “until these fundamental differences in the perspectives are not settled, the refugee issue may be difficult to solve.”

Video Contest: Internet for Peace

  3 August 2010

The Internet has been nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. As part of the ongoing debate on the contribution of Internet to our society, Condé Nast and Google Ireland have joined to organize this video contest and the winner will have the opportunity to travel and get their video featured on Italian MTV.

Bahamas: Something Fishy

  3 August 2010

Weblog Bahamas says that there is a “big issue” that needs to be solved in the local commercial fishing industry “before something horrible happens.”

Cuba: Ortega's Award

  3 August 2010

As news circulates that Cardinal Jaime Ortega (Archbishop of Havana) is to receive an award in the United States, El Cafe Cubano suggests: “In the meantime the Cardinal will be making his rounds in Washington garnering support for lifting the embargo and the release of the Cuban 5. That's the...

Hong Kong and China: Support Cantonese action

  3 August 2010

Michelle from interlocals translated an article explaining how citizens from Hong Kong and Guangzhou have informed each other in their civic action, such as the most recent cross border action in supporting Cantonese.

Haiti: Elections Without Lavalas?

  3 August 2010

“International donors have expressed disappointment at Haiti's failure to hold inclusive elections, but have continued to fund them”: Wadner Pierre says that “Fanmi Lavalas, widely seen as the most popular political party in the country”, is being banned from participating in the upcoming elections this November.

Colombia: The Clear Path for President-Elect Santos

  3 August 2010

As Juan Manuel Santos prepares to assume the presidency in Colombia on August 7, Jaime Restrepo of the blog Atrabilioso [es] writes that Santos has a clear path ahead because of the clear mandate provided by the voters and because of the almost unanimous support for fellow party member Armando...

Uruguay: “Your Ideas Matter” Blog Competion for Schoolchildren

  3 August 2010

The 2010 version of the blog competition “Your Ideas Matter” is now open [es] and Uruguayan schoolchildren are eligible for the contest. There are special categories for blogs created by schoolchildren with the XO laptops that have been distributed to the country's children as part of the Ceibal Plan project.

Bahrain: Fools and Doctors

Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif feels ‘flutters’ in his chest and does the right thing when he goes through a series of tests. “only a fool becomes one’s own doctor, and I had,” he admits.

Japan: Second oldest man actually not alive

  3 August 2010

Discovery that the second oldest man in Japan, at 111 years of age, has actually been dead for around 30 years has been fodder for many incredulous and humorous responses in the Japanese blogosphere and 2channel. Here's Mr. Salaryman's (English) contribution – “The secret of the high life expectancy in...

Lebanon: Condom for a mascot

“When I first saw this picture of a person wearing a condom costume roaming the Beirut streets I thought to myself: Wow! The Lebanese ministry of health is finally taking serious measures to promote safe intercourse…” But the condom mascot was from PETA, writes Nia Soul in a disappointed tone, noting...

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