Stories about North America from September, 2010
Jordanian bloggers advocate for dialogue and moderation rather than extremism in responding to U.S. misconceptions toward Muslims.
George Chen notices a coincidence happened before the China national day: Goldman Sachs chose the day to sell up to $2 billion-worth of shares of its stake in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and the U.S. House of Representatives passed the China currency bill by a vote of 348-79.
Dönməzlik blog [AZ] says that it was surprised to discover that US President Barack Obama raised the issue of Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli, two video blogging youth activists imprisoned on charges of hooliganism by a court in Baku, with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, at the UN General Assembly....
Issandr El Amrani, from The Arabist, shares his thoughts on Islamophobia, Sharia courts and hysteria in this post.
Ecuadorians are devastated and surprised by news about one of their citizens: this past week, football referee Byron Moreno Ruales was caught trying to smuggle 6 kilos of heroin strapped to his body through the JFK international airport in New York City.
Poemless posts a follow-up to her earlier entry about the contemporary Russian literature available in English.
The International Press Insitute (IPI) has granted Okapi Radio, the UN Radio in D.R. of Congo, with a "Free Media Pioneer" Award. The radio has been broadcasting since February 2002 to contribute to the peace-building process in DRC.
Ruins explorer and novelist Michael John Grist documented through pictures [en] what remains of Camp Drake, a joint US Army/Air Force base in Saitama (north of Tokyo) active until the 1970's.
Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 500 million users. The website was offline for a few hours on September 23, 2010. Several jokes about the Facebook outage were soon streaming on Twitter, with many of them being re-tweeted by hundreds.
Konobusiness blogs about the controversial visit by Ethiopian Prime Minister to Columbia University: “The intensity of the crowd, both pro and anti-Zenawi, caught police officers off guard as they were not wholly prepared for the number of people arriving.”
Social Media Week is an eclectic, multi-city event (Sept 20-24) aimed at connecting people, content, and conversations about emerging trends in social and mobile media.
Four Global Voices bloggers are currently attending the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals in New York City (September 20-22). In their personal blogs and on Twitter, they are sharing their initial reactions from the Summit.
“Some of our illustrious press carried a doctored translation in Arabic of what the US State Department spokesman said when asked about the deteriorating security situation in Bahrain,” writes Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif.
Abena links to a list of the “100 Most Powerful Black Men on Twitter“, but is disappointed that so many of the names come from the entertainment industry. “Are black men with the most impact on the planet likely to be rappers and sportsmen?” she asks.
A global online community of scientists have recently emerged as an influential and important contributor to worldwide journalism about science. They have grown more sophisticated in their communications, now catching the attention of journalists who were previously dismissive of citizen media about science.
In the past week pastor Terry Jones caused much controversy in the US and across the world with his planned burn a Koran day event to mark the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. We will look at some reactions from the South Asian bloggers.
KnowTnT.com says of the U.S. pastor who intends to burn the Quran on September 11: “Let us get to the real heart of this matter, which is not about God's love but about MAN'S HATE. I hope that everyone out there will listen when I say God's love will NEVER...
The Global Voices Latin America team of volunteer authors has grown over the past three years. During this transition and the presentation of a new Regional Editor, Silvia Viñas, let's take a look at the diverse community of committed bloggers from this region.
Outrage over the arrest of Bahraini human rights activist and blogger Ali Abdulemam has sparked an outpouring of support from around the world.
News from Canada that nearly 600 native women have gone missing over the past three decades has spread far and wide and throughout the Canadian blogosphere. Human rights activists claim that the Canadian government has not done enough to investigate the disappearances. Most of the women are thought to have been murdered.