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· October, 2007

Stories about Citizen Media from October, 2007

Azerbaijan: Economic Growth

Steady State examines Azerbaijan's record growth and says that it looks as though the country will register the strongest economic growth worldwide for the fourth year in succession. However, a...

Armenia: Former President Makes Political Comeback

In what can be considered one of the most important political developments in the short 16-year history of Armenia as an independent former-Soviet republic, the country's first president, Levon Ter...

DRC: Che Guevara on Laurent Kabila

History speaks as Congolese blogger Alex Engwete translates (Fr) Che Guevara's pessimistic assessment of Laurent Kabila‘s potential to become a revolutionary leader: “He lets things drag on forever without caring...

Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean scientists

Barbadian Titilayo discovers a Trinidadian website on Caribbean Icons in Science, Technology and Innovation.

Haiti, USA: Identity check

An encounter with a fellow Haitian-American at a Florida airport prompts Peggy Brunache to muse over questions of identity and “the realisation of reality”.

Suriname: Photographing Fort Zeelandia

A visit to Fort Zeelandia in Suriname makes Trinidadian Taran Rampersad realise that “not all culture is as free as on the web”. He also posts photos of the fort...

Guyana: No to Buju Banton

Guyana's Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination condemns an upcoming performance by Jamaican dancehall performer Buju Banton.

Dominica: Dengue fever

Living Dominica describes “life under a mosquito net” as the island copes with an outbreak of dengue fever.

Free Speech Roundup: China, UAE, Jordan, Iran and more

Two interesting documents related to Internet censorship and circumvention were published recently: “Everyone's Guide to By-Passing Internet Censorship for Citizens Worldwide”, released by The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab and...

Guyana: Global warming and the day after

Hot weather makes Guyana-Gyal reflect on a possible day-after environmental disaster scenario: “bangbangbang thousands of foreign people banging on we doors…”

Guyana: Guns vs iPods

What costs more in Guyana, a 9-mm gun or an MP3 player? Guyana Providence Stadium provides some stark figures.

Anguilla: Equal rights for women?

Corruption-Free Anguilla wonders why Anguilla has yet to adopt the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.

Barbados: Blank search warrants?

Have Barbados police been using “blank, pre-signed search warrants” to raid the houses of citizens? Barbados Free Press examines the evidence.

Jamaica: Talking to Fragano Ledgister

Geoffrey Philp asks Jamaican-American writer and political scientist Fragano Ledgister a few questions about life, writing, and home.

Jamaica: Uncertain paternity

Jamaica and the World reacts to surprising news about paternity tests in Jamaica: a third of the men who take them discover they are not really the fathers of their...

Trinidad and Tobago, Canada: Profiling Kwame Ryan

AfriClassical offers a short profile of the Trinidadian classical conductor Kwame Ryan (who was born in Canada).

Uganda: Of Cons, Cars And Losing a Job Because Of a Blog

This week, Ugandan Insomniac poses an always pressing question that sets the tone for much discourse, "Why are millions of Ugandans still living in abject poverty when an increasing number...

USA, Caribbean: Images of Broward Carnival

Photographically Yours posts a set of images from the 2007 Broward Carnival at Flickr.

Dominica: Thinking about volcanoes

“Dominica is home to one of the highest concentrations of volcanoes on the planet.” Living Dominica wonders if “we are overdue for an eruption here”.

Barbados: Photo tour

Cheese-on-bread! posts a photographic tour of central and eastern Barbados.

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