18 July 2005

Stories from 18 July 2005

Inside The Japanese Blogosphere

  18 July 2005

Ra, a third-generation Korean resident in Japan, who “has a Japanese name, has the same color of skin, the same way of speaking, and watches the same television” as the Japanese, and even so, is still considered a “foreigner in his home country”, is looking for help translating his popular...

Venezuela: The Sumate Files

  18 July 2005

A new group blog, The Sumate Files has been set up with the purpose of: “compiling the most important articles appearing anywhere on the net and in English mostly. Our objective is to help Sumate resist the witch hunt that Chavez and his followers want to subject Sumate directors to....

Sudan: Rainy Season

  18 July 2005

Humanitarian Hijinks, the anonymous blog of a relief worker in Darfur, notes that it's only a few weeks into the rainy season but it's already starting to flood–not to mention the increased mosquitoes and the attendant malaria risk.

Singapore: Bloggers.SG

  18 July 2005

Bloggers.sg, the Singaporean blog conference, seems to have been a smashing success. Mr.Brown has his intial reactions and a lengthy list of Singapore blogs commenting on the event; this trackback list from Tomorrow.sg lists more blogs commenting on the very popular event. It even spawned its Wikipedia page! Daryl Sng...

Colombia: La Ciclovia

  18 July 2005

Bloggings by Boz explains La Civlovia, a Sunday morning tradition which “shuts down several major roads and allows people to bike, rollerblade and run.” Eduardo of Barrio Flores comments that a “Pedestrian Day” is held once a year in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Colombia: The Anguish of Living Displaced

  18 July 2005

John Guzman of Logtar's Blog has translated a poweful piece on what it's like to be displaced from Colombia. Guzman, himself a Colombian living abroad, says he relates to many of the author's observations.

Tunisa: Comparing civilities

It's the little things: Tunisian blogger Neila Charchour Hachicha wrote the British ambassador after the 7/7 bombings, expressing her condolences; the ambassador wrote back with a short but sincere note of thanks. Were that all western powers so careful about nurturing support in the Arab world…

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