Stories from 3 October 2010
Referring to the deadly train crash in Indonesia which killed 36 passengers, Multibrand asks if it is fair to pin the blame solely on the driver and suggests that other train authorities should be investigated as well.
Maja, a Macedonian living in Norway, describes the beauty of Trondheim [MKD, ENG] in a bilingual, photo-studded post on her travel blog.
In an article titled Coming attractions [en] Ampontan gives his interpretation of the recent diplomatic row between China and Japan – following the arrest of a Chinese fishing boat captain by the Japanese authorities near disputed islets in the East China Sea.
In China’s illiberal media environment, Zhang Ping (pen name Chang Ping) is a rare liberal breed. To maintain an independent voice in China’s heavily censored media is a fundamental dilemma, and, as the experience of Chang Ping shows, it often takes a sense of martyrdom to do so.
Join campaign for female education in Africa on Facebook, “because for every new member anonymous donors will donate 50 cents (up to now over 56,000 people have joined and USD 28,000 have been donated).”
Fighting for gay rights from the pulpit in Kenya: “Yesterday we had a Kenyan Minister make a very sensible argument towards protecting rights of homosexuals and sex workers.”
Jason reflects on the UN Report on mass rape that took place in Walikale in late July and early August in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Texas in Africa summarises reactions to the official version of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Democratic Republic of Congo Mapping Report on human rights abuses committed in the country between 1993-2003.
The mobile web community builder in Africa: “Motribe is a simple community building platform for the mobile web. You can easily get a site up and going in an hour that allows chat, photo sharing, private messaging and mobile blogs.”
Sanjana Hattotuwa tells how the power of ICT can be used to capture stories to strengthen meaningful reconciliation in Sri Lanka.
A.B.M. Nasir at Bangladesh Watchdog exposes the erroneous myth that former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger had termed Bangladesh “an international basket case”.
Amidst heightened security precautions the 2010 Commonwealth Games officially begins today in New Delhi, India. The preparations of the event have been marred by a number of security and infrastructural problems and the netizens discuss these issues.
Jamal Ghosn summarizes why Lebanon is redefining his understanding of what an abyss might look like.
Dr. Abed el Meneem, a Sudanese activist has been on hunger strike at the Sudanese Cultural Club in Beirut for the past eight days. He's demanding the Lebanese authorities and the Sudanese embassy to take action to release of the 17 Sudanese detained in the Lebanese prisons among other things.
“I’ve been wanting to write up some articles about basic arguments we have to face as feminists every day, dealing with stupid questions that are often sexist comments disguised as questions. This time, I decided to do a video rant instead of a written one.” Quoting Nadine Mouawad on Sawt...
Mireille Raad, an IT professional and blogger, shares with us a Lebanese Blogosphere Search Engine Version 0.0000001. She developed this by using the power of Google to give those interested in digging stuff from the Lebanese blogs the ability to find, refine, promote, auto-complete, transliterate, doodle, etc. More may be on the way in the future.
Days after a police strike caused chaos in the country, Ecuadorians are trying to understand what happened on September 30. Bloggers are asking questions and trying to find answers: Was there really a coup attempt? What did the police want to gain from the strike? and, was the government somehow involved?
On Sunday October 3 regional and municipal elections will be held in all of Peru, and for the first time the top candidates in Lima are two women. But this does not mean that the campaign has been free of rumors, accusations, and scandals. Of course, bloggers have also been sharing their views and evaluating the candidates.
“Indigenous peoples have become the most marginalized and vulnerable group in the country of Bangladesh in its thirty eight years of independence,” informs photojournalist and photo-blogger Monirul Alam. He has started a project which involves a visual and narrative documentation of the Indigenous people expressing their daily life, their cultural...
Faisal Kapadia at Deadpan Thoughts describes in details about the 9th flood relief mission of the OffroadPakistan group to Shikarpur.