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· October, 2007

Stories about Photography from October, 2007

Cuba: The Power of Imagery

30 October 2007

Child of the Revolution blogs about “a new exhibition…looking at the ‘use and abuse’ of that now-ubiquitous Alberto Korda photograph of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.”

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Lebanon: Arts and Artists

29 October 2007

The Lebanese blogosphere is not solely composed of political blogs you know, and thank God for that. Some artists are using blogs to display their paintings, music and other artistic creations. Moussa Bashir tours the blogosphere, opening up a whole new world of culture and arts.

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Armenia: Former President Makes Political Comeback

27 October 2007

In what can be considered one of the most important political developments in the short 16-year history of Armenia as an independent former-Soviet republic, the country's first president, Levon Ter Petrosian, announced his intention to run again for office in the presidential election to be held early next year. Ter...

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China: Tiger! Tiger?

27 October 2007

Zhou Zhenglong, a villager in Shaanxi shot pictures of a wild South China tiger, but its veracity was soon put under questions by netizens. As the government and experts joined in, the incident reached its climax, especially when both sides of this debate (fake or not)bet their heads. It evolved from a scientific issue to a “bloody farce of gambling of heads”, so called.

Armenia: Rally Against Poverty

22 October 2007

Transitions Online's The Armenian Patchwork posts a photo story with accompanying text on a rally held in an outlying district of Yerevan to protest global poverty. The event was ironically held in an area known unofficially in Armenia as Bangladesh.

Philippines: Deadly Mall Blast Shocks Filipinos

19 October 2007

Citizen journalism and citizen punditry is alive in the Philippine blogosphere, and we saw this within minutes of a deadly blast at the popular Glorietta mall in Makati City, the country's financial capital. As of posting time, eight have been confirmed killed while 120 others were being treated for various...

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Meet Maggid Mjengwa – Tanzania's Photoblogger

15 October 2007

Today, we are introducing you to Maggid Mjengwa. Maggid is one of the leading photobloggers from Tanzania who has been trying to combine blogging, photography and political activism. Apart from being a very active blogger, Maggid is also a well-known columnist for a Swahili weekly in Tanzania, RAI. He shares his time with us to talk about his love for writing and how he got involved with electronic media.

Suriname: Photographing Fort Zeelandia

13 October 2007

A visit to Fort Zeelandia in Suriname makes Trinidadian Taran Rampersad realise that “not all culture is as free as on the web”. He also posts photos of the fort at Flickr.

Myanmar: A Journalist's Debrief

12 October 2007

Karen Coates blogs about an event at the Foreign Correspondents club in Thailand where a photojournalist presented pictures of recent events in Myanmar.

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