Stories from 28 July 2005
Latin America Responds to TeleSur's Launch
This past Sunday a small group of 25 journalists in Caracas, Venezuela began pilot-broadcasting a new Pan-American satellite news network called TeleSur which, by September, hopes to be reaching audiences all throughout the Americas with at least nine regional bureaus including Colombia, Argentina, Cuba, Brazil, Washington D.C, La Paz and...
Flickr Pick from Guatemala
“Antigua, Guatemala” by KDUNK
Argentina: Stencil Graffiti
Line of Sight has an excellent collection of stencil graffiti from around Buenos Aires. Most images have captions explaining the significance.
Bahrain: Look ma, I'm on a Segway!
Mahmood, who writes the Bahraini blog Mahmood's Den tried out a Segway today. While he was having a blast riding around on it, he also thought that they'd be quite practical for everday use in Bahrain.
Argentina: La Boca – Impressions
Marisa of It Takes Two to Tango offers up her impressions of La Boca, Argentina.
United Kingdom: IRA Announcement
Everything Ulster has a quick post about the political reaction to the IRA's disarmament announcement.
Singapore: New Blog
Coup de Grâce is a new policy-oriented Singapore blog; so far it looks quite promising. (via From a Singapore Angle)
Tajikistan:: Democracy for Tajikistan :: July :: 2005
Alan Cordova looks at the prospects for democracy in Tajikistan and compares it to Kyrgyzstan.
Egypt: Vigil this Friday
The Big Pharaoh reminds his readers that a candlelight vigil for the victims of last weekend's bombings is scheduled for Friday in Cairo.
Hungary: Budapest Bloggers’ Tag Cloud
Central Budapest has created a tag cloud for Budapest bloggers (a tag cloud is a list of tags or keywords where the size of the tag indicates how popular it is; we've got one up at the top of this page).
Iran: Martyrs Wanted
Iran Hopes 2005 is reporting that a hard-line magazine in Iran has published an advertisement seeking volunteer suicide bombers.
Report from the Jordan Blogger Gathering
Tonight's Jordan Blogger Gathering You never know who'll show up for a bloggers’ gathering. The Jordan blogger meetup – a joint Jordan Planet/Global Voices effort – turned up not only some of Jordan's best bloggers, but superstars from Bahrain and Egypt as well. Representing Amman were Ammar Ibrahim, Roba Assi...
Ireland: IRA Disarms
The Irish group blog Back Seat Drivers has a healthly list of links to reaction to the IRA's disarmament statement.
Kenya: AIDS conference
Bankelele attended a conference on HIV/AIDS last week and reports back with some facts and figures.
Malaysia: Are you GST-ready?
Jeff Ooi asks his fellow countrymen if they're ready for the upcoming national sales tax.
Denmark: Canada occupies Denmark
Fjordman points out that Denmark and Canada are headed for a potential showdown over ownership of Hans Island, a tiny, uninhabited speck of land between Greenland and Ellesmere Island. Here's a link to Google Maps, showing exactly where it is.
Philippines: Parliamentary democracy in the Philippines would be a very bad idea
Both Torn and frayed in Manila and Tales From Disiniland are unconvinced by President Arroyo's call to change the Philippine form of government to a parliamentary system.
Tunisia: Tunisian Blogger Meetup 4 on July 29th
It's somewhat short notice, but Subzero Blue has announced that the next Tunisian Blogger Meetup 4 will be on July 29th.
Syria: Bashar to go on holiday with Israelis
The Syrian News Wire explains how President Al-Assad's upcoming vacation turned into a international incident. And the man hasn't even left Syria yet…
Sudan: Relief in Khartoum
Humanitarian Hijinks details the stately pleasures Khartoum has in store for the weary aid worker.
Blog de Connard, returning after a brief hiatus, has a good roundup of Ukraining events both pertaining to the author and the country as a whole, including a pretty decent summary of Andriygate, the scandal involving the President's son.