Stories from 20 July 2005
Photograph by Jessica Lim
Roberto Arranciba has the low down on five selected Chilean bloggers to appear on Cable 13 in Santiago as part of the program We Are Connected. Hector Vergara recorded the first 23 minutes of the program which he has uploaded and made available.
Indian blogger Dina Mehta points us to a website called Bridges, an attempt to use photography and storytelling to build cultural bridges among children.
Kiruba Shankar announces that there'll be a Chennai Blogger meetup this weekend.
Yesterday, we posted a link that said that Secret Dubai Diary was the first blog to be banned in the UAE. As pointed out by Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al-Yousif in the comments, we were wrong; the Arabic-language blog The Land of Sands was the first to be banned in the...
The news stories go by – the London bombings, the G-8/Live8 focus on Africa, the six month anniversary of the Boxing Day tsunami – and Darfur remains. As it's become abundantly clear that the US won't have major involvement with the Darfur situation, it's less commmon to see news stories...
T-Salon on a Hong Kong vigil for free speech.
Siberian Light reports that the scourge of illegal tomato plants has suddenly manifested itself in the shadow of the Georgian Parliament building. Registan adds the overlooked tidbit that there may be political overtones to the contraband fruit; after all, the original news story notes that “in recent months tomatoes have...
Mahmood's Den notes that the Ministry of Islamic Affairs has said that mosques should not be used for political purposes; perhaps this is the first brick in the wall that divides church and state?
African Bullets & Honey, noting that African churchs are starting to do missionary work in Europe, wonders if the once-colonized will become the colonizers.