Stories about Photography from November, 2006
Nepal: A Maoist Catonment Site
Even as peace progresses in Nepal, what of the Maoist forces? United We Blog! has Photos from A Maoist Cantonment Site. “The tripartite team (consisting representatives of the Nepal government, the UN and the CPN Maoist) inspects a Maoist proposed rebel cantonment site in Surkhet.”
Peru: Mega Machu Pichu
Pixel y Dixel describes the process used by Scott Howard [ES] to produce a mega 1.5 gigapixel zoomable photograph of Machu Picchu.
Images from Guatemala: Doña Maria
Doña Maria by James Rodriguez Doña Maria, the family matriarch as noted by her white huipil (embroidered blouse) sits proudly in her kitchen. Doña Maria is just one of the family members from the Ixil Maya community of the Guatemalan highlands that featured in a recent photo-documentary by Rodriguez. From...
Iran:Two Iranians win best free expression blog prize
Reporters Without Borders has awarded two Iranian blogs, Kosoof and Tanine Sookoot a joint prize for the best blog defending freedom of expression, as part of an international blog competition organised by Deutsche Welle.
The DW Best of Blogs Awards
Had I not read Hoder's blog today I would have definitely missed the Deutsche Welle Best of the Blogs awards 2006 ceremony held in the Museum for Communication Berlin a few hours ago. I knew about the awards but I was unaware of the time and place and whether it...
Ukraine: Kyiv Rallies
Anton Petrov (LJ user voevoda) posts photos (RUS) from the Nov. 4 and Nov. 7 rallies in Kyiv.
Ethiopia: learning to love creative commons
How Meskel Square learned how to stop worrying and love creative commons, “On the personal side, lots of good things have come out of the fact that my cast-off photos are swimming around the internet with a CC license attached. People have written in checking to se if they can...
Bloggers respond to Kyrgyzstan's political turmoil
“6th Day, 11pm” by Teo Kaye. Many more photos from the recent protests can be found at his Flickr stream. Kyrgyz opposition groups have been holding massive anti-government protests in the capital Bishkek for the past week, calling for constitutional changes and the resignation of the president. With the parliament...
Russia: Covering the “Russian March”
The “Russian March” rally by the Leo Tolstoy monument at Devichye Polye in Moscow. (Photo by LJ user hegtor, taken from the staircase of a 16-storied apartment building nearby. More of hegtor‘s Nov. 4 photos are here, here, and here.) A few thousand ultranationalists rallied at Devichye Polye in Moscow...
Guyana, India: The Blue Billion photoblog
Guyanese Imran Khan purports to present a picture of “the other India” on a new photoblog named for a Pepsi cricket slogan.
Moscow: Photos of a Neighborhood
Two-Zero takes a late-autumn walk through one of Moscow's neighborhoods and posts pictures.
Africa: Africa-China relationship
Africabeat on Africa-China relationship: Africa comes to China, a Chinese man encounters Africa, and jumping on the Beijing bandwagon.
Bangladesh blog buzz
Here are the latest buzz from blogs on Bangladesh: * Diaspora: Zubaer in Drishtipat blog gives an insight into the Bangladeshi Diaspora worldwide and how their remittances are contributing to Bangladesh's economy. Ulysses at Back to Bangladesh, an NRB himself had decided to return to Bangladesh despite many apprehensions and...
Iran:The longest held political prisoner in Iran
Kosoof has published a recent photo of Abbas Amir Entezam, former deputy Prime Minister, ambassador and the longest held political prisoner in Iran. The blogger adds in December 1979, he was charged with “treason and spying for foreign governments”. He was arrested afterwards and sentenced to life imprisonment in the...
Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Protests Continue
The Roberts Report has photos from protests as does Flickr user teokaye. Registan.net has a summary of the last two days’ news.
Iran:Women protesters, a photo and top prize
Mansour Nasiri,a leading photo blogger won Kaveh Golestan award.The prize wininng photo shows that the female police officers beat many of the women protesters who asked for equal rights.