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· February, 2008

Stories about Digital Activism from February, 2008

Barbados: Joe's River

  29 February 2008

Keltruth Corp. blogs about the level of pollution at Joe's River, which runs through Barbados’ last remaining rain forest.

Jamaica: Service Culture?

  29 February 2008

“Jamaica is just not ready to do business the way business is done on an international level. Our people still believe that to give service is to be servile”: Jamaican Lifestyle explains.

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Panorama

  28 February 2008

“It is music that must be heard live to be appreciated, as much of it is literally felt in the body…”: Jamaican Francis Wade blogs about Panorama, Trinidad and Tobago's premier steel band competition.

Serbia: “Ray of Light in Tough Times”

  28 February 2008

Belgrade 2.0 posts a selection of photoshopped Kosovo-related parodies and writes: “If there’s one thing I always appreciated about Serbia and it’s turbulent times, it’s the people’s strenght to find something humorous in all that, no matter how bad the times are. It was like that during the sanctions, during...

China: Suicide or Security Problem?

  28 February 2008

On Feb 17, a woman fell into the Guangzhou Metro track and killed. The police and company said that it was a suicide case but her family didn't believe the story and demanded further investigation. They believed her death was caused by the defect of the safety gate. The incident...

China: Thoughts and debates on the name-calling professor

  28 February 2008

The start was in fact very simple. In 2007, Professor Zhong Hua at Sichuan Normal University issued an article entitled Cultural Studies and the Lost of Literary Theory in the 11th issue of “Literature and Art Studies”, one of the core academic journals in China, criticizing an academic work entitled...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Land Lover

  28 February 2008

“It's time for us to concentrate more on growing what we eat even though far too many of us consider farming as something that the educated should steer away from”: Blogging from St. Vincent, Abeni advocates going back to the land.

Bermuda, Cayman Islands: Constitutional Change

  28 February 2008

Bermudan blogger Vexed Bermoothes, on learning that the Cayman Islands is updating its Constitution following “rigorous public consultation”, asks: “Are we just so used to corrupt governance that normalcy seems unusual?”

Jamaica: This and That

  28 February 2008

Jamaica and the World puts in her two cents’ worth on everything from a Minister being charged with fraud to the island's roller-coaster crime rate.

Jamaica: Both Sides Now

  28 February 2008

“We Jamaicans take the mountains, valleys, waterfalls — all for granted. And because we can't see those things with ‘outsider eyes’ we don't think deeply enough about how to share them with the world”: Francis Wade believes Jamaica is full of untapped potential.

Serbia: Where is Facebook's Belgrade?

  27 February 2008

According to Belgrade 2.0, Serbia's capital has mysteriously disappeared from Facebook: “Anyway, there are couple of groups now fighting to get Serbian cities back on the list of hometowns, since about 70 thousand Serbs that are already on Facebook just lost that option. Unfortunately, the protesters are not being very...

Russia: Ethnically-Motivated Violence

  27 February 2008

Moscow Through Brown Eyes reviews the coverage of a recent surge in ethnically-motivated violence in Moscow: “A month ago in my relatively sleepy bedroom community, a young Tadzhik citizen was stabbed thirty-six times. He died in the courtyard that my bedroom window looks out onto. I read about his attack...

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Taiwan: No City for Old Aborigines

  27 February 2008

The first Presidential debate powered by citizen media platform Peopo was held on Feb 24. Two candidates running for President answers 20 questions raised by citizens who use Youtube-like video clips to express their wishes and problems.

Taiwan: Land Right

  27 February 2008

A Taiwanese aboriginal group, hunter motion, calls for an action on 28 of February to defend their right to preserve their hunting life style in their own land. The group has an advocacy blog for recording their activities.

QatarL: Al Jazeera Calling

  27 February 2008

From Qatar, Mohamed Nanabhay writes: “I’ve been bouncing around the office all day – we’ve just kicked off a project at Al Jazeera where you can now send us video feedback via our YouTube Channel.”

Taiwan: Hope Map Project

  27 February 2008

A month before the presidential election, a group of internet and new media activists launched a hope map project for visualizing common hopes for Taiwan future.

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