Stories from 18 July 2005
Cuba: Ignoring embargo, Americans film in Cuba
Both Havana Journal and Babalu mention the an American film which was shot in Cuba thus ignoring the embargo. Babalu's post, though brief, has generated an impressive response about both the film itself and the embargo it ignored.
China: Two from EastSouthWestNorth
EastSouthWestNorth looks at the press coverage of an incident where a man held off the police with molotov cocktails for nearly 11 hours and discovers, once again, that there's more to the story than was being reported. He also translates an article about search-engine spam; it's an interesting read to...
Bolivia, Chile: MABB: Bolivia-Chile Relations
MABB does an excellent job summing up Bolivia-Chile relations as both countries approach important presidential elections.
China Herald debunks an article in the Independent about Chinese blogging. Fons, the author, says “mostly I try to ignore this level of nonsense. But in this article too much ignorance comes together.”
Chile: Blogger Invited to Citizen Journalism Forum in South Korea
Chilean blogger, María Pastora Sandoval Campos, was invited to Seoul, South Korea for an OhmyNews sponsored forum on citizen journalism. You can read a piece she wrote for OhmyNews about Latin American political culture.
Iraq: Raed in the Middle
Khalid Jarrar's brother, Raed, continues to blog despite his brother's imprisonment: here, he condemns targeting Iraqi civilians, while here he points out that food rations are either getting smaller or just being terminated.
Iran: Petition for Khalid
The Committee to Protect Bloggers points out that petition to free imprisioned Iraqi blogger Khalid Jarrar has been set up. At post time, it had more than 400 signatures.
Bangladesh: Tagging Islam
The Bangladeshi blog The 3rd World View asks why Flickr images of the 7/7 bombings are being tagged “Muslim”.
South Korea: A note on Bubbles and Forgetting
Blogcount looks at Korea as a blogging nation, and, taking John Dvorak's lead, wonders if the blogging numbers for Korea are inflated. (via asiapundit)
Hungary: Choose your 3rd child's sex by SMS
Central Budapest finds the cabinet's decision to poll the public via SMS on whether or not Hungarians should be allowed to choose their child's gender to be a bit disturbing.
China: Repot: July 17th
This weekly roundup of some of the goings-on in the Chinese-langauge blogosphere points out, among other things, that there will be a Chinese blogger confernce in Shanghai in early November.
Caribbean Free Radio
Caribbean Free Radio has a podcast dedicated to tracking Tropical Storm Emily's damage to the Caribbean.
Bolivia: More Bolivian Movies
Barrio Flores follows up on Bolivian cinema with the recent release of “Di Buen Dia A Papa”.
Bolivia: Museo de Coca
Ray's Journal sums up his thoughts on the Museo de Coca in La Paz, Bolivia.
Argentina: Argenautas.com Flickr Group
The group blog Argenautas now has a Flickr group to create a greater sense of community among Argentinians living outside their native country.
Afghanistan: 23 Girls Graduate After 11 years
Afghan Warrior celebrates the fact that, after 11 years, 23 girls have graduated from high school in Kandahar City.
Egypt: Know Your True Enemy
إعرف عدوك الحقيقي
Egyptian Person asks Palestinians if they really know who their real enemies are.
Zimbabwe: Farmers urged not return
The Zimbabwean Pundit is reporting that a farmer's rights group is urging its members to not cooperate with the government's proposals to return the farmers to their land.
Uzbekistan: The Americans will not leave. Don't even ask
The Uzbek blog T-Moor translates an Kazakh newspaper article about the US presence in Central Asia. It's an interesting look into how Central Asian countries view US motives and intentions.