Stories about Digital Activism from July, 2007
Earth 911 reports on a Grenadian hotel's decision to go green: “It is the first resort in the world with a utility grade windmill. The resort will…be better than zero carbon, considering car, bus and truck usage and fuel operated equipment.”
After harassing, questioning and detaining bloggers, the war on the Internet continues in Egypt, this time attacking where it hurts most - the pocket! This is how Egyptian bloggers react to the hike in prices, which will be introduced in September.
“You are just a body waiting for the undertaker if you are not a good thinker.” Byron Skitta Mesquita at The Inmate Diaries shares a few lessons that the Jamaican prison system has taught him.
The Kenyan Blogs Webring is 3 years old. Daudi Were looks back on its 3 years of existence: “This past year has also been marked by KBW and KBW bloggers being recognised outside our own community and emerging as leaders in some of the most interesting projects that use web...
Just three weeks ago the Nari Jibon center in Dhaka, Bangladesh was announced as one of five recipients of the first round of Rising Voices outreach grants. This introductory podcast offers some background information to Bangladesh, the current status of Bangladeshi women, and how the Nari Jibon project aims to use citizen media to help empower the voices of young women from Dhaka.
“The back of the medical boys’ club must be broken as part of a wider programme of health sector reform,” writes Keith in Trinidad, as he weighs in on the proposed amendment to the Medical Board Act.
Bint Battuta translates the second in a series of translations of blogs written in Arabic in Bahrain.
Blogs, Wikipedia and uncontrolled media will destroy human cultural integrity. Where are the editors who check the facts? Where are the scientists who make sure our media is for for consumption? Where is the good-taste police?” writes Ahmed Humeid from Jordan.
An Information Technology project will offer Haiti's coffee cooperatives more traceability and therefore greater leveraging power with their products. The Fair Tracing Project gives details.
While still facing a highly blogged crisis in its air traffic management, and not yet recovered from the crash of a Boeing-737 over the Amazon ten months ago, Brazil was shaken last week by yet another airplane disaster. On Tuesday, an Airbus-320 with 186 aboard slid off the runway at Congonhas city-airport in São Paulo, and ran across a busy highway during the evening rush hour to crash into a building and a gas station.
Both WeblogBahamas.com and Barbados Free Press have concerns about their respective countries’ support for the Cuban regime.
A lot of goodies in the Kazakhstani blogosphere this week: The big bosses walk away unscathed after two important trials, right-hand-drive advocates celebrate their victory, Kazakhstan is set to advance in nuclear energy production, many facts and figures, and much more in this week's roundup.
Egypt: Another Letter from Imprisoned Blogger, Two bloggers Released, Co-blogging gets Popular and More
In this week's round-up from Egypt imprisoned blogger Karim Amer sends another letter from prison expressing his loneliness and feelings of injustice, the bloggers who were arrested this week were released, movies at the headquarters of Al-Ghad party, the phenomenon of co-blogging gets popular in Egypt and more.
“The truth is that the Environmental Management Authority denied a Certificate of Environmental Clearance not only for the smelter but for the entire industrial estate in Chatham.” The Manicou Report has his say about the ongoing smelter plant controversy in Trinidad & Tobago.
Barbados Underground learns that that a gag order has allegedly been imposed on government ministers who have been interacting with the public via certain blogs.
“Experts say homicide is a reliable barometer of all violent crime, and we have had 46 murders so far this year – one of the highest per capita rates in the world.” Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit examines the roots of crime in the Bahamas.
Palestinian blog Khobbeizeh has been named among Jordan's top blogs.
UAE blog Sex and Dubai has been blocked by authorities and its authors are asking for the ban to be lifted here.
Adilski, from Morocco, writes about how bloggers and YouTubers exposed policemen accepting bribes.
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif promises his readers a week's worth of good news.
Kamangir informs us that the Islamic Republic had announced the development of a new computer game, in which the players will fight the US and Israel in Iraq and in Iran.