11 August 2005

Stories from 11 August 2005

Suriname: Art and Design Trip

  11 August 2005

A little late on this one, but the University of Michigan School of Art and Design has a wonderful collection of 11 posts documenting the month-long stay by faculty and grad students in Suriname.

Uruguay: Pirate Radio

  11 August 2005

In a long, thoughtful post by Anarchogeek on the future of radio, he links to a pirate radio station which is broadcasted from a poor neighborhood in Montevideo, Urugay. “The station has music, radio theater, locally produced programs, international politics, and covers local events for the community and is a...

Uruguay: According to Hollywood

  11 August 2005

¡Weblog de Internet! find the portrayal of Uruguay [es] in Steven Seagal's new film, “Submerged” completely over the top. “A real deception in my opinion towards a country as lovely as Uruguay.”

Venezuela: Express Kidnapping

  11 August 2005

Tomas Sancio of Venezuelan Politics writes a refreshingly apolitical post about the Venezuelan film, “Secuestro Express” (Express Kidnapping), which has been getting its fair share of Hollywood's attention.

Images from Brazil: Guiding Hand

  11 August 2005

Gregory Smith, founder of the Children at Risk Foundation, has recently posted this photo, “Fly, Hummingbird Fly” to help document the latest outreach project of the organization. You can learn more about the program by reading the Children At Risk weblog, checking out Gregory's Flickr profile, and reading his profile...

Ukraine: Translator May Lose Job?

  11 August 2005

Neeka's Backlog brings us a report from a Russian newspaper that Natalya Dmytruk, the sign language interpreter for the state TV channel, may soon lose her job. Dmytruk played a key role in Ukraine's Orange Revolution when she silently informed her viewers that initial election results were fraudulent while her...

Malaysia: The haze

  11 August 2005

One of the biggest immediate problems facing Malaysia right now is a thick layer of haze over peninsular Malaysia, leading the government to declare a air pollution emergency. Malaysian bloggers are, of course weighing in: Volume of Interactions lays the blame on ASEAN inaction; Jeff Ooi notes that the government...

Italy: Independent Press in Peril?

  11 August 2005

Italian blogger Luca De Biase looks at the takeover battle over Corriere della Sera, Italy's largest daily newspaper, and wonders if Prime Minister and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi is pulling the strings from behind the scenes.

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