Stories from 10 October 2010
Mfox at Kuzu Bhutan Weblog discusses how globalization affects the local languages.
TheBigThinkg has the best solution for the Ayodhya dispute: “remove the idols of Ram and Sita which has been placed inside the Babri Masjid structure against all Agama Sastras, by people drunk with Abhimana and Ahamkara (such people are called hoodlums/thugs) and let our Muslim brothers to decide what they...
Japanstyle published pictures [en] of the Wara Art Matsuri [ja], where giant mammoths, dinosaurs and other sculptures made of straw were exhibited in Uwasekigata Park (Niigata Prefecture, western Japan).
Bangladesh Unlocked pays tribute to “September On The Jessore Road“, a poem written by the famous US poet Allen Ginsberg depicting the plights of the refugees and the Bangladesh freedom struggle in 1971.
Christina Xu writes about the Room to Read project in Laos and tackles the schooling and learning conditions in the country.
Pro-democracy Myanmar activists who are based in Japan have launched a video message campaign which aims to pressure the United Nations to make a concrete action about the “serious human rights violations by the ruling junta” in Myanmar.
The Lost Boy blogs about the selling of child porn videos in the streets of Thailand. He links to relevant websites that are campaigning for the elimination of child prostitution and trafficking.
Vahid Rahmanian, a talented photo blogger, shows Iran's history in photos in his blog.
Reports from the Belgrade Gay Pride – at #bgpride (SRP, ENG). Despite extremely tough security measures, some rioting did occur. “Lot of vandalised cars around the #bgpride route,” @Belgrade reports.
North Korea’s next leader Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of ailing Kim Jong-il, made a high-profile public appearance at a gala anniversary celebration in Pyongyang on Saturday. North Korea’s top ally, China, is sending a heavyweight delegation that will stay in North Korea from Saturday to Monday. According to state...
Iranian blogger Hossein Maleki Ronaghi has been reportedly sentenced to 15 years in prison. Hussein Rongah Melki (also known as “Babak Khoramdin”) was one of the key cyberactivists behind Iran Proxy against web filtering. He used to blog about human rights and civil society.
Fars News, a pro Islamic Republic web site, claimed that Ahmadinejad's speech on France 24 received 2.2 billion comments.PersianUmpire writes “unfortunately it didn’t take long for France 24 to confess to receiving a measly 31 comments.”
The Belgrade Gay Pride Parade is to take place in just a few hours, on Sunday, Oct. 10; the official Twitter hashtag is #bgpride. Belgraded (@Belgrade) gives “the lowdown on how things are going so far regarding the Serbian society’s reactions in the media and everyday life”: “Most of the...