18 September 2010

Stories from 18 September 2010

Philippines: President answers Facebook note

  18 September 2010

A facebook user wrote an open letter to the Philippine President expressing his disappointment with the two-month old government. The letter became popular in the web; even the president wrote a response through his facebook account.

Lebanon: Hamra Festival

  18 September 2010

Beirut's Hamra Street Festival began on Friday, September 10th and ended on September 12. The Unofficial Hamra Street Festival Blog covered the festival with images and links to other blogs which wrote about the event.

Lebanon: Bloggers with Battle Scars

  18 September 2010

“It was always embarrassing to attend Arab bloggers’ conferences as a “Lebanese” blogger. Everyone else had real battle scars… So we really had nothing to contribute to discussions of activists who really put their neck on the line facing Arab tyrants,” wrote Jamal who was commenting on the arrest of...

Lebanon: Beirut Tweets

  18 September 2010

Beirut Tweets is a blog covering the Lebanese Twittersphere (or Twitosphere). It reports about the social, cultural and artistic events and tweetups of the Lebanese Tweeps.

Lebanon: Civil War Missing Revisited

  18 September 2010

Twenty years have passed since Lebanon's warring factions called it quits. Not soon after, all grievances and memories of the bloody Lebanese Civil War were swept under the carpet. But for some with missing relatives and loved ones, the wounds are still bleeding, according to bloggers.

CEE: Books and Reading Notes

  18 September 2010

War and Peace posts a mini-review of Sholem Aleichem's Tevye the Dairyman; Csíkszereda Musings reviews William Blacker's Along the Enchanted Way; Poemless wonders why there are “so few translations of contemporary Russian authors available to the English speaking world.”

Brazil: World's Largest Graffiti Inaugurated

  18 September 2010

Brazil's President Lula da Silva inaugurated the world's largest graffiti at over 37 000 square feet in the area of Foz do Iguaçu. This area; famous for the Iguaçu falls and the triple border where Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina meet will now be home to a decorated highway honouring children and teenager's rights.

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