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· January, 2008

Stories about Ideas from January, 2008

Palestine: Stranger at Home

Ever felt like a stranger when you returned home for a short holiday? Palestinian Sugar Cubes describes the feeling in this post.

Bahrain: Rotary Commitments

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif sheds light on his social commitments in this post.

Brazil: Is it time to become media?

Cardoso [pt] is one of the bloggers invited to speak about “The blogs phenomenon – is it time to become media?” on an international summit of digital communication taking place...

Cape Verde: Getting read to debate the blogosphere

djoyamado [pt] makes a roundup of Cape Verde blogs, some of them are debating quite hot issues. This is a post preparing to a “virtual” debate on the state of...

D.R. of Congo: tough questions abound

Tough questions abound in the Democratic Republic of Congo as bloggers discuss, among other issues, the recent peace agreement in eastern Congo.

Israel: First Anniversary

Rahel, from Israel, brings us the touching tale of a cat which was rescued in this post.

Jamaica: Safe Sex?

Stunner's Afflictions blogs about the controversial issue of distributing condoms in Jamaican schools.

Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago: Lusignan Massacre

“I've never felt so utterly hopeless about Guyana as I do today, and it weighs all the heavier in this prolonged season of hopelessness about my own country, my own...

Trinidad & Tobago: “La Fantasie” & Reality

“For most Trinidadians, giving the name ‘La Fantasie’ to a house is a bitter joke, rousing memories of the hundreds of millions spent to construct the new prime ministerial palace…it...

Blogger of the Week: Salam Adil

Global Voices Online kicks off a series of weekly interviews with the bloggers and cyberactivists who amplify the voices of citizen journalists in their countries on this site. Our first...

Davos: peeking in and participating through videos

The World Economic Forum´s annual meeting of political and business leaders is taking place between January 23rd and January 27th in Davos, Switzerland. This year, common people can participate in...

Tunisia: An Introduction

The "Tunisphere" is a group a passionate Internet users and bloggers even if their number is not as high as in neighbouring countries like Morocco. Naruto introduces us to some...

Brazil: A “drinkshop” for bloggers

Instead of a workshop,  a few Brazilian bloggers met in a more relaxed “drinkshop” to talk about the blogosphere, nonsense and have fun. “All, absolutely all informal meetings with bloggers...

Bahamas: Fixing Crime

“With all the shock-horror at our skyrocketing crime rate, you would never believe that the causes and progress of the country's social breakdown have been fully documented over the past...

Bahrain: What a Neighbourhood!

Cookie, from Bahrain, describes her neighbourhood in this post. “People park their cars everywhere like they own the street. Women have fights almost every two weeks or less OUTSIDE!” she...

Touring Libyan Blogs: broken hearts country

If I were superstitious, I would have said that the evil eye has hit the Libyan bloggers. A month before Valentine's Day, a larger than usual number has caught the...

Bahrain: New Beginnings

From Bahrain, Abdulla Al Mannai opens his heart to his friends and invites them to embark on a new journey with him.

Trinidad & Tobago: World Social Forum

Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, Ramblings and Reason thinks World Social Forum “enables discussion of critical social issues that impact us”, but The Liming House is not convinced: “Yes, another...

Bahrain: Ashoora Reading

Bint Battuta attends Ashoora events in Bahrain, and shares some reading material about the rituals here.

Israel: Being Taken for a Ride

Being taken for a ride? Yael from Israel shares her story with a taxi driver here.

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