In this edition: Sudanese bloggers worry about their country's future following an international arrest warrant for president Omar al-Bashir and web users celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Barbie doll.
Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir returned to Darfur, four days after a warrant for his arrest issued by the International Criminal Court for crimes committed in the western region of the country. The Sudanese net is worried.
This is closely followed by this journalist who, via Twitter, says many aid groups are leaving the capital Khartoum.
Another Sudanese blogger worries about the people of Darfur. He is afraid that this decision will trigger a bigger wave of violence in the region. It's an area particularly affected as seen on this alarming video posted on-line in February by the Aegis organisation which acts to stop the genocides. Four men testify as to their role in the massacres there, and talk about the genocide without any hesitation.
Barbie is 50. Net users show their fascination for the symbolic American doll - many clips posted on sharing sites trace the history of the blonde doll.
The video of the first advertisement broadcast on American television in 1959 is widely relayed on sharing sites.
Barbie took on many nationalities, but this blogger emphasises that the Muslim world created its own doll, as Barbie was banned from several countries. He posts photos of Fulla, the Muslim Barbie, created in the United Arab Emirates.
Here is the ideal alternative to YouTube. Fliggo lets you to create your own site to share videos and it’s free. It can host and distribute videos and you can personalise the interface. A site can be public or private. Groups, companies, even bloggers can have control over contents, comments, adverts and potential revenue.
Clark Little, a photographer specialising in pictures of waves, has just published a book with a collection of the most beautiful waves he has ever seen. Astonishing.
Date created : 2009-03-09