Stories about Development from September, 2010
Hungary: Citizens Protest Against Auchan Shopping Mall
Marietta Le posts an update on the ongoing efforts by Hungarian citizens to save the Dunakeszi marsh, which would be destroyed if Auchan Hungary's expansion continues as planned.
Argentina: Clarifying Myths about Tierra del Fuego
In Patria SI, Colonia NO, Gabriel Carol clarifies [es] five myths about Tierra del Fuego, an archipelago in the southernmost tip of Argentina. These myths include that Tierra del Fuego is unsafe, that it invests a lot of money in education, and that the region depends on its natural resources.
China: Blind people's footpath with Chinese character
A collection of photos on the design of blind people's footpath in China has been circulated widely through sina micro-blog. All the paths lead the blinds to dangerous trap.
Africa: University of Texas Africa Conference 2010
Jessica explains the focus of University of Texas Africa Conference 2010: “…this year we hope to take it a step further by putting scholars into conversation with activists and policy-makers who are actively involved in the actual political process.
Azerbaijan: Obama calls for bloggers’ release
Dönməzlik blog [AZ] says that it was surprised to discover that US President Barack Obama raised the issue of Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli, two video blogging youth activists imprisoned on charges of hooliganism by a court in Baku, with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, at the UN General Assembly....
China’s bizarre phenomena: buildings die unnaturally
China Hush gathered informations and pictures from ifeng.com and people.com.cn and showed how buildings die unnaturally in China.
Russia: “The Putin State Chronicles”
Streetwise Professor recommends Dmitry Sidorov's new blog at Forbes – The Putin State Chronicles – which provides “some great examples of the natural/mafia state in action.”
Bhutan: ‘Happiness’ As A Millennium Development Goal
It was nice to have a little laughter - even whimsical as it may have been - when the PM of Bhutan proposed “Happiness” be included as the 9th Millennium Development Goal at the the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals.
Brazil: Monitoring the Reform of a Park in Sao Paulo
Though September 21 is a national day to celebrate trees in Brazil, SOS Parque Água Branca [SOS White Water Park, pt] blog called it the “Day of the Dead Tree” this year, criticizing the implementation of a reform project to this green area in the city of Sao Paulo where...
Peru: Superficial Solutions As District Elections Approach
Gabriela García Calderón shares photos [es] of a recently fixed street in the Miraflores district in Lima, coinciding with mayoral and district elections. But the images that follow prove that only a few meters away the streets have holes that make it dangerous for anyone to pass through, especially those...
China: The Most Awesome Train Door
The Youku video shows the most awesome subway train door in Beijing city.
East Timor: Stories on Health Care for the Poor
Bairo Pite Clinic blog shares stories about daily work on community health care “for the poorest of the poor in East Timor”.
Zambia: The joys of working with rural communities
Rakesh Katal recounts the joys and challenges of working with communities in rural Zambia.
Global Voices Bloggers at UN Millennium Development Goals Summit
Four Global Voices bloggers are currently attending the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals in New York City (September 20-22). In their personal blogs and on Twitter, they are sharing their initial reactions from the Summit.
El Salvador: Is the Anti-Gang Law the Right Solution?
Hunnapuh [es] writes about the Anti-Gang law, saying that it has been presented to the public as a magical solution for crime and violence. But this blogger things that the law does not address the main problem: poverty, exclusion and lack of opportunities for the young men that join gangs...
Australia: MDG Summit Lying Low Down Under
The Australian mainstream media seem distracted from this week’s UN Millennium Development Goals Summit. But thankfully, the Oz blogosphere has plenty of MDG traffic, though most of it is confined to NGOs and church groups
Serbia: Minister Takes e-Government from Virtual to Real
The Serbian online community has been a-flutter this evening after what seems to have been a small, laid-back, yet groundbreaking event earlier today in Belgrade: a meeting with Jasna Matic, the Serbian Minister of Telecommunications and Information Society, organized mostly through Twitter and Facebook.
Leigh Turner, the British Ambassador to Ukraine, posts some observations on Ukraine's agriculture.
Egypt: A 210-year-old map on Google Earth
How would a 210-year-old map of Cairo look on Google Earth today? Egyptian blogger Mostafa attempts an answer, with must-see illustrations.
India: An Inspiring Train Journey
“Tata Jagriti Yatra is an annual train journey that that takes 400 of India’s highly motivated youth (with some participation of international students) on an 18-day national train-journey, introducing them to unsung heroes of India,” informs Think Change India blog.
Kenya: Governance Reform From Below
Tobias writes about John Githongo‘s lecture and a new social movement in Kenya: “The lecture took place almost exactly a year ago, and in it you can see the seeds of what has become Inuka Ni Sisi, “a grassroots social movement dedicated to inspiring Kenyans at every level to take...