Stories from 15 March 2011
The recent death of four park rangers in Iran has stirred Iranian environmental bloggers. The four men were shot dead in a village in Sanandaj in Iran's Kuridstan. Bloggers were invited by a leading pro-environment website, Green Wave (photo above) to write about the topic: “Iran's nature, a place where...
During the International Year for People of African Descent -as declared by the United Nations- a video from Chile and another from Colombia spread through social networks show cases of racism in Latin America.
Jehan ara writes citing examples that there is an increasing trend in Pakistan to undermine the privacy of the individuals.
Kalsoom at CHUP-Changing Up Pakistan reports that Fox News misreported on a news on Pakistan sourcing from a satirical site.
Ralph and Irene, photo blog of two Americans living in Kathmandu, profiles Nepal's holiest shrine-Pashupatinath Temple. The pictures present a different side of Kathmandu, far from the usual tourist attractions and the ubiquitous mountains.
Deadpan Thoughts wonders in the wake of the recent earthquakes in japan whether most of the buildings in Karachi, Pakistan are structurally sound.
Students from Middlebury College in Vermont (former exchange students in the Middle East) manage the blog Mideast Reports which features audio, video, and links about ongoing protests.
Diaspora bloggers note that newly-released political prisoner, Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, is calling on Cubans to act.
Writer Paulette Poujol Oriol recently died of a heart attack at her home in Port-au-Prince; Tande pays her tribute.
“Writing online is not easy for Cubans. A challenge. And we have to be brave to face it”: Laritza's Laws explains why blogging is important to her.
“That’s not to say that there aren’t some things that need changing or work, but it’s good to see international recognition and confirmation that Bajan girls and women have every opportunity to be the best that they can be”: Barbados Free Press is pleased with a report that says the...
“She was one of the greatest Bermudians of our modern era, and her achievements and work are truly inspiring”: Catch a fire blogs about “[his] own memories and reflections” of “Bermuda's Lady of Labour”.
Putin Watcher reports on the threats, harassment, arrests, and beatings election monitors from the organization Golos have received while monitoring the recent regional elections in Russia.
Marietta Le of Remainder of Budapest shares her impressions from a protest against the new media law in Hungary.
Bloggers in Belarus discuss the disappearance of former presidential candidate Ales Mikhalevich. LJ user illdoctor fears [RUS] that he is the latest victim of the Lukashenko regime, and LJ user senseisekai thinks [RUS] he is either on the run from the KGB or has fled abroad.
While the eyes of the media and the rest of Japan have been glued to developments in the Tohoku region, cries for help from other disaster areas have not received as much attention.
A blogger calls for people to quell the instinctive and emotional reaction to head towards the disaster area in a message to "the kindhearted young, who want to help the afflicted".
Teodros Kiros says that the Ethiopian Prime Minister has to wake up: “The Prime Minister is indeed blind to the lives of most Ethiopians who are swimming in the murky waters of poverty, political darkness and civil boredom. The Ethiopian youth are marred in a vicious cycle of poverty, which...
A holiday in my country, Eritrea: “I’m from Eritrea which is in the horn of East Africa. We have a religious holiday called “Meskel” which means “cross”. The holiday is about how our ancestors find the holy cross. It is in September.”
Celma Ribas is an Angolan musician who's based in Germany. Celma has been busy promoting her upcoming album which has singles like One love, Commando, Gangsta love, etc.
Maggie discusses the UN and civilian protection in South Sudan: “As the Southern Sudanese army’s fight continues against rebel forces it claims are backed by the Khartoum government, the question of how everyday southerners caught in the crossfire can and should be protected is becoming increasingly urgent.”