Stories about Digital Activism from October, 2007
Barbados: Blogging at the IMF
The International Monetary Fund has a blog – and Living in Barbados thinks that “this recent step into the blogosphere, and its subcategory the econoblogsphere will be interesting to watch.”
Angola: Beauty Contest for Victims of Landmines
Desabafos Angolanos [PT] — a BOBs’ nominee from Angola — posts about ‘Miss Landmine‘, a project from a NGO from Oslo, Norway, aiming to call the attention to the landmine problem in Angola.
Brazil: Reforming Abortion Laws
Cecilia Sardenberg, in “The right to abortion: briefing from Brazil” at OpenDemocracy.net, tells about the heated debate over reforms to Brazil's outdated abortion laws that has intensified across the country in 2007.
Egypt: Favourite Blogger Day
Egyptian blogger Arima spreads Rebellious Arab Girl‘s suggestion: “On Saturday, the 27th of October, I am starting the official “Blog about your favorite blogger” day. On this day, each blogger should dedicate a post on who their favorite blogger is and why. This way, more people will know about your...
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Srebrenica Memorial Quilt
Srebrenica Genocide Blog and Bosnia Vault write about the Srebrenica Memorial Quilt project, an initiative to commemorate “over 8,000 men, children (boys), and elderly who died during Srebrenica genocide.”
“I so wish there was a way to modernise the town without losing the old world charm and without knocking down all those beautiful old buildings,” writes Montego Bay Day By Day as she features the charming Jamaican town of Lucea.
Cuba: Of Speeches and Workshops
While The Cuban Triangle comments on US President George Bush's speech about democratic change in Cuba, Child of the Revolution almost “missed a big event currently under way in Havana. Believe it or not, the Castro regime is hosting something called the 2nd International Workshop on Financial Management.”
Barbados, Dominica: Journalist Sued
“It all started when The Times published an article asking how it was that the Prime Minister acquired a million dollars worth of real estate on his politician’s salary”: Barbados Free Press reports that the editor of a Dominica newspaper is being sued by the island's Prime Minister.
Bahamas: The Answer to Crime?
Callers to a radio programme in the Bahamas think that enforcement of the death penalty would act as a deterrent to crime. Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com begs to differ.
Anguilla, Cayman Islands: Environmental Value
“Unless our leaders can come to understand the economic value of our environment, they will be unable to make good decisions about projects and policies,” says Corruption-free Anguilla.
Iran:Free Baghi,human rights activist
Freedom for Baghi covers all news about jailed human rights activist,Emad Baghi. Emad Baghi has been arrested about 11 days ago.
Tunisia: Free Advertising
“In an effort to encourage Arab startups, give them a push and spread out some love: I'm offering free banner space on my blog to promote their services,” announces Subzero Blue from Tunisia.
Bahamas: Road Rage
Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit indulges in “a little road rage”.
Trinidad and Tobago: Youth and Politics
Ramblings and Reason refers to a controversial song called called Trinidad and Tobago Sucks to illustrate the sentiment of “a certain segment of the under-thirty population who have educated themselves on the issues and find the local brand of politics, which refuses to deal with those issues, more than distasteful.”
Guyana-Gyal tells the fascinating story of Iwokrama, “part of one of the last four intact rainforests in the whole wide world!”
Jamaica, Grenada: Accidental Death?
The Life and Times of Michmac is disturbed about the conditions surrounding a vehicular accident in Grenada that claimed the life of a mother of one.
Turkey: Media Interview
The team at Metroblogging Istanbul were interviewed by The Washington Post for the series How the world sees America – Amar C. Bakshi talks to America's lovers and haters around the world.
Trinidad & Tobago: Politcal Debates
Notes from a small island is all for Trinidad and Tobago's political party leaders having a debate, “fielding specific questions about the real issues affecting the nation.”
Bangladesh: Bloggers mobilise against domestic violence
(Logo credit: Amnesty International) October is Domestic Violence Awareness month in the USA, devoted to connecting battered women’s advocates across the nation to work together to end violence against women and children. The issue, however, is not country specific. Domestic violence is a menace that is found all over the...
Bahrain: Internet for Arab Activists
Bahraini blogger Esra'a cross-posts an article which argues that the Internet has become a global village for Arab activists.
Tunisia: Solidarity Visit Blocked
Mohammed Abbou, the legendary dissident who sewed his own mouth shut in jail to protest censorship, is once again harassed by the Tunisian authorities, who have banned him from travelling to Egypt to attend the trial of Egyptian editor Ibrahim Issa, reports ..Or Does it Explode?