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· December, 2006

Stories about Ideas from December, 2006

Iran:A Happy New Year?

Mohammad Ali Abtahi, reformist politician and blogger, says probably situation in Iran and many other parts of the world, in 2007 won't be better than previous year. He adds, but...

Latin America: “The year that was supposed to be awful”

Ricardo Carreón (who is also trying to organize a Latin America Blogroll) begins the first post of an ambitious series: “This post starts a series of articles of Latin America...

The Blogoma backs Nichane while the major Moroccan Media ignore it

Morocco is celebrating Eid ul Adha next Sunday, so Merry Eid from the Moroccan Blogosphere(Blogoma). Let's joke about…Baby! The controversy over Nichane continues its escalation. Actually, and according to Farid...

Kenya: DIY phone booth

Local innovation at work: the DIY phone booth in Kenya,”The person who modified it ripped an old Siemens C25 phone apart and installed its display instead of the one that...

Libya:A view into the blogging scene

The Libyan blogosphere is rich and diverse, but quietly apolitical. I'm constantly surprised at how it has sprouted during the last three years. It may have less bloggers than other...

Iran: Interview with Omid Memarian, Blogger and Human Rights Activist

Omid Memarian is a journalist and blogger, well known in Iran for his news analysis, regular columns and blogs in English and Persian. In October 2004 Omid was arrested, along...

China: Nary Xmas?

A group of PhD students at several of China's biggest and best universities came together last week to release a letter calling for Chinese to boycott Christmas—a holiday they see...

Philippines: Learning from Seoul City Planners

Urbano dela Cruz writes about South Korean capital Seoul's bold restoration of a river and a park by demolishing a highway in the city centre. The blogger says that Manila...

Trinidad & Tobago: Minshall's Vision

“T&T Carnival has become a celebrity thing and mas’, in its purest sense, is not about celebrity. In fact, it’s the antithesis of it,” writes Francomenz, as she reports on...

Venezuela: SMS Election Info

Justin Oberman describes how were able to find out information about their polling stations via SMS with their cell phones.

Guyana: Letter to Santa

“Santa, ask not what Guyana can do for you, ask what you can do for Guyana”: GuyanaGyal writes a letter to St. Nick.

Jamaica: Manley and the new global politics

The Latin America News Review posts an article by Claude Robinson about Jamaica's former Prime Minister, Michael Manley: “Professor Marable, one of America's most published and controversial academics, believes that...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Nutcracker

The Full Belly Project is a non-profit organization that designs and provides simple agricultural machines for people in developing countries: Taran Rampersad thinks it's “probably the best technology use” he's...

Brunei: Waking up Librarians

Jewelle, a former librarian now living in Brunei is asking the librarians to get up to date with what library visitors want. “From working with books and printed matters, we...

Aruba: Thank you, Time Magazine!

On being nominated Time Magazine's Person of the Year, Arubagirl writes: “Blogging isn't going to replace mainstream media anytime soon. What it is doing right now, and that is hugely...

Puerto Rico: Critical Mass

“What do We call the moment in which an active mass becomes inert because its size is no longer enough to sustain action/reaction?” Gil the Jenius explores the concept of...

Cuba: New Book, “Khrushchev’s Cold War”

A new book has captured Luis M. Garcia's attention: Khrushchev’s Cold War attributes the decision to place nuclear missiles on Cuban soil at the height of the Cold War to...

Bahamas: Personal Responsibility

Rick Lowe, writing at WeblogBahamas.com, quotes several sources to prove his theory that people should stop waiting for governments to do something and instead, take personal responsibility.

Trinidad & Tobago: Che Lovelace Exhibition

Thebookmann reviews artist Che Lovelace's Amateur Poster Series exhibition.

Peru: Blogger Wins Essayist Prize

Carlos Chang of BlogsPeru congratulates Elizabeth [ES], author of the blog Mujer de Lluvia for winning the “oral memory” category of the Iberoamerican Andres Bello Memory and Thought Prize. “She...

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