Stories about Photos from October, 2009
Japan: Animated stereoviews of old Japan
Pink Tentacle picked up enigmatic photographer T. Enami (1859-1929)'s photos of old Japan and represented the stereoviews through gif animation.
Scenes From the Sidewalk writes about an encounter with one of Kyiv's many homeless children – and posts photos from actress Olga Kurilenko's visit to a CrossRoads Foundation/ChildRescue's rehabilitation center. Wild World of Sean's Blog reports on a charity visit to a Kyiv hospital for children affected by the Chernobyl...
Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia: “Dumping Grounds for People”
Dumping Grounds for People is a blog devoted to the results “of a four-months long journalistic investigation, conducted mostly undercover in ten institutions for adults with intellectual disabilities or mental illnesses in Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia.” A Flickr photo set, by Yana Buhrer Tavanier, is here, along with this note:...
At the Indonesian Blogger Festival
We visited the Indonesian blogger festival or PestaBlogger 2009. This is the third time the annual event is being held. The event saw bloggers from all over the vast island nation coming together in Jakarta to celebrate, discuss and party.
Puerto Rico: Massive Oil Refinery Explosion
At around 12:30 am on Friday, October 23, the Gulf Oil Refinery (Caribbean Petroleum Company-CAPECO) in Bayamón (in the metropolitan area), Puerto Rico, exploded massively. Bloggers react to the disaster.
Kenya: Transforming sports coverage through blogs
The last 10 years has seen an explosion of sorts in sports coverage across the continent. The now famous SuperSport is an African powerhouse in pay TV for satellite users and subscribers. This has given Africa and indeed most states a platform to be able to showcase their best. Bloggers have also joined the coverage of sports in Africa as as Richard Wanjohi shows in this article.
Trinidad & Tobago: No Hope?
As a legendary Trinidadian artist's sculpture is given a coat of paint to “spruce it up”, Nicholas Laughlin says: “This…is a telling symptom. It tells me how unaware we are, as citizens, of the civic spaces we live and work in, and how irresponsibly we behave towards them. It tells...
Bangladesh: Kali Puja In Shakharibazar
Bangladeshi Photoblogger Ideas R Bulletproof posts pictures of Kali Puja, a festival dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali, which were taken in Shakharibazar, Dhaka.
China and U.S: Oba Mao
A new icon combining Chairman Mao Zedong and U.S President Obama is on the rise in China. Check this out: Serving the people T-shirt and Oba Mao bag.
Maldives: Photos Of Underwater Cabinet Meeting
The president of Maldives Mohammed Nasheed and his fellow ministers were 5 meters underwater for a cabinet meeting to make people realize the threat of global warming and Ali Adam posts some pictures of the event. Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg posts some pictures taken minutes before the meet.
Puerto Rico: Reflections on the National Strike
On October 15, thousands of Puerto Ricans flooded the streets to protest the government's lay-off of around 17,000 government employees. Flows of information, opinions, videos and images traveled through the Puerto Rican blogosphere and twittersphere like lightning. Here are some of their reflections.
Israel:Blog Action Day for the Environment
On Blog Action Day, October 15, Israeli bloggers were already looking ahead to October 24 when environmental organizations, activists, and bloggers too, are planning a day of climate change protest across the Middle East.
Russia: Photos From Yaponchik's Funeral
LJ user ssmirnoff posts a selection of photos and video (RUS) from the funeral of Russian mafia boss Vyacheslav Ivankov (aka Yaponchik), which took place on Oct. 13 in Moscow.
Suriname: Experiencing Suriname
Paramaribo SPAN features the work of video artist Maartje Jaquet, who documents her time in Suriname via a Flickr photoset.
U.S.: Photos From Gay Rights March in D.C.
LJ user mozgovaya posts photos (RUS) from the gay right march that took place in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11. LJ user bagira commented (RUS): “These guys do have a sense of humor – lots of very funny slogans. But Obama will disappoint them, I'm afraid.”
Russia: Yamal Peninsula Photos
LJ user drugoi highlights (RUS) Denis Sinyakov's photo report from the Yamal Peninsula.
Abkhazia: National Library
Scraps of Moscow posts pictures and writes about the Abkhazian National Library.
Barcamp Phnom Penh Attracts Regional IT Enthusiasts
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.
Brazil: Pictures of the Rio2016 celebration
Thousands partied on Copacabana beach to celebrate Rio de Janeiro's choice as the 2016 Olympics host. See some of the pictures showing the party around the world.
Russia: Photos From Politkovskaya Rally
In the live_report LJ community (RUS), photo reports from the memorial rally that took place in Moscow on Oct. 7, the third anniversary of Anna Politkovskaya's murder: LJ user zyalt, LJ user pafnootty, and LJ user antonb_ru.
Armenia-Turkey: Protests against rapprochement
Days before the foreign ministers of Armenia and Turkey are due to sign two historic protocols likely to establish diplomatic relations between the two neighboring countries, protests against the deal have materialized in the Diaspora. Bloggers comment on the possible rapprochement.