Stories from 28 March 2011
Back in February, Uilleam Blacker of Memory at War: Blog wrote about “a war of monuments” in Ukraine.
Belatedly, a link to the post on “adoption of abandoned Bulgarian Gypsy children by non-Gypsy Bulgarians and foreigners” – at Maya's Corner.
Tshering Tobgay reports that the Bhutan Narcotics Control Agency has rejected a plea by the Bhutan police to quantify the amount of tobacco possessed which can be criminalized under the Tobacco control act. “At this rate, many more of our fellow citizens will end up in jail,” opines Mr. Tobgay.
S A J Shirazi at Doodh Patti writes about a street painting competition in Lahore. Around 250 walls were painted in order to raise awareness among the masses about the issue of wall chocking.
An article, titled "Let the children come to me" (referencing Mark 10:14), which includes photos from an exhibition by photographer Mauricio Vélez depicting staged scenes of nude underage boys (or models pretending to be minors) being watched by actors dressed as Catholic priests has caused controversy both offline and online.
Chandan Sapkota, a researcher at a Kathmandu based think tank compares Nepal's growth rate with neighbors India and China. He discuses Nepal's growing trade deficit and also its over reliance on India for imports.
Group IB, Russian cyber-security research company, publishes [ru] Russian Cyber-Crime Market in 2010 report. According to the research, Russian hackers commit nearly 35 percent of all cyber-crimes. DDOS-attacks (from $90 to $300 per day of attack) are falling in price which makes this method of cyber-warfare more accessible to online...
A demonstrator in London's spending cuts protests on Saturday was seen wearing a T-shirt inspired from the Egyptian revolution. Jaydeepee shares the picture on flickr.
Alive in Libya shares with us this video from the battlefield of Zintan.
The Egyptians Book is out! It claims to be the new book for new Egypt, set up to help Egyptians “connect and share with the people in your life.”
Egyptian Chronicles comments on the arrest of Egyptian-American Muhammed Radwan in Syria under espionage charges here. His cousins Nora and Tarek Shalaby also share their thoughts.
A Facebook group has been formed calling for support for Libyan rape victim Eman Al Obeidy. More on Al Obeidy can be found here.
Outlish looks at the impact of Chutney Soca music “on people's perception of Indo-Trinidadians.”
Cuban bloggers weigh in on former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's visit to the island.
“I just didn’t like the idea of credit cards. They seemed to be a device for misleading people into a pattern of life they probably wouldn’t have entered, but for the convenience”: B.C. Pires argues it's the “same thing with FaceBook.”
“To date, the Enquiry has been fascinating and compelling TV”: Jamaica and the World reports on the latest developments in the Manatt Dudus Enquiry, which “involved politicians placing the blame on public servants/civil service employees.”
Havana Times examines the Internet in the context of socialism.
“Can we please stop pretending that that the Tucker’s Point SDO is about saving tourism? It’s about developing real estate”: Vexed Bermoothes says that “there has been a drought of information to justify abandoning the various conservation protections on the land.”
Kay Walten's photostream on Flickr of her visit to several parts of Tanzania including the Ngorongoro Crater and Gombe National Park.
Tanzania Animals Protection Organisation is looking for donation in order to buy drugs for injured donkeys in Kahama District.
Unawe-Tanzania writes about a Space Education Documentary in Swahili: “Based on the questions asked by kids during Kids Sky Exploration project and Books For Us project conducted by UNAWE-Tanzania, we have decided to produce a documentary that answers some of those questions.”