January 19, 2008
My first meme
So, here goes:
What I've read
Almost every day, depending on stock of local news stand: The Citizen - typical headline "Where is your sense, Atem Mabior?"; Sudan Tribune - typical editorial "CPA Implementation Has Three main Pending Issues"; Khartoum Monitor - typical think piece "Where can we get the necessary information so that our path is not 'the way of death'?"; Sudan Vision - typical front page splash "Mavrikos Calls on US to Stop Capitalizing on Darfur".
Would love to add some Arabic titles to that list - maybe after another three years of language lessons. For now, I rely on reports from BBC Monitoring, colleagues, drivers and competing agencies to find out what they are writing about.
Four-day old editions of The Financial Times at Ozone, the inevitable khawaja hang-out in the middle of a roundabout in Khartoum 2.
Brought out in hand luggage: Mojo, Make, The Economist Christmas edition, Hello! - featuring a three-page spread on Gillian Gibbons.
If I'm allowed books, Agent Zigzag is the best thing I have read in ages.
What I've watched
DVDs on laptop: Grey's Anatomy Series 2 - all of it, much of it back to back; The Bourne Ultimatum - probably better on a big screen; half of March of the Penguins before falling asleep with son; Maisy - Animals, Peppa Pig - Peppa's Christmas and In The Night Garden - Hello Igglepiggle - repeatedly.
What I've listened to
Via iTunes: Car Talk
What I've surfed
Duty visits: Sudan's state news agency Suna which only works in Explorer for some reason; ReliefWeb; The Sudan Tribune - different from the paper mentioned above and an essential read; Factiva; The Sudanese Media Centre - another state-controlled agency that will threaten to sue you if you call them that; Yahoo News - Sudan and Google News - Sudan.
Posted by aheavens at January 19, 2008 8:22 AM