· October, 2009

Stories about Ideas from October, 2009

China: From class struggle to marry

  16 October 2009

ESWN translates a debate that reflects the young generation's value in present day China. The debate is on whether the Chinese communist party's model drama heroine, White Haired Girl, should marry the evil landlord.

Reading the world on Blog Action Day

  15 October 2009

More than 9000 bloggers are devoting a post to climate change today as part of Blog Action Day, an annual initiative started by Change.org to unite the world's bloggers in reaching their millions of readers.

Featured Author: Marietta Le

  15 October 2009

Marietta joined Global Voices after coming to the 2008 Global Voices Summit in Budapest to cover the event as a journalist for a local paper. A self-described technophile, Marietta likes how Global Voices uses technology to encourage dialog between distinct communities that often don't interact.

Anguilla: Construction Transparency

  14 October 2009

Inspired by a speech from the Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago chapter of Transparency International, Corruption-free Anguilla is concerned that “fair play, transparency, and accountability will continue to be unknown in the Anguillian public sector construction sector.”

Bahamas: Helping the Homeless

  14 October 2009

Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith takes a look at the problem of homelessness in New Providence: “Resettlement support alone will not be enough to help these people back into mainstream society.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Paper Guns

  14 October 2009

Reflecting on the crime situation, Trinidad artist Marlon Darbeau examines how “a simple sheet of copybook size page with lines that when folded makes a hand gun” – fellow blogger Tattoo comments: “That which is innocent and weak, seeks something else, but ends up being a paper gun. ”

Barcamp Phnom Penh Attracts Regional IT Enthusiasts

  11 October 2009

The Cambodian Tech community hosted the Phnom Penh Barcamp earlier this month. In addition to a massive local participation, the Barcamp attracted participants from neighboring countries. The participants talked about technology and ideas on using IT tools for development. We have some images and videos from the two day event.

Romania: “Extreme Recycling?”

  10 October 2009

At Th!nk About It, a European blogging competition site, Romanian author Adela posts and translates a video about Ioana Cioanca, a Romanian woman from Bistrita-Nasaud, who “owns no less than eight pieces of clothes and accessories (a hat, a shawl, a skirt, a blouse, a raincoat, a purse, a handbag...

Gabon’s bloggers struggle to take hold

  9 October 2009

Adriankoto Harinjaka Ratozamanana, a Global Voices in Malagasy translator, went to Gabon to help report the presidential election on Twitter, Facebook, and blogs in a country where journalists are at risk. Here is his story.

China: Democracy debate

  9 October 2009

ESWN has translated two forum posts on the nature of democracy. One claimed that democracy is completely useless, the other one argued against it.

Haiti: Smoke & Mirrors?

  8 October 2009

Of the recent conference aimed at attracting investors to the island, Hervé Jean Michel, blogging at HaitiAnalysis.com, says: “Despite the fanfare surrounding the meeting, Haiti's masses remained completely indifferent to the gathering.”

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