2 September 2005

Stories from 2 September 2005

Hungary: Who stole Big Brother

  2 September 2005

Among the offerings from Pestiside are a lawsuit by the license-holders for Big Brother against a Hungarian reality-TV show, and special regulations to limit damage done by boozy Brits on overseas binges.

Barbados: Speechless Over Katrina

  2 September 2005

this, that, & whatever, written from Barbados, has a difficult time reflecting on Hurricane Katrina and “the apparent ceaselessness and inevitability of the terrible … tragedy of the human condition.”

El Salvador: Troops Offered for Katrina Aid

  2 September 2005

Tim's El Salvador Blog notes that the Salvadoran “National Assembly passed a measure Wednesday night recommending that the government send a contingent of troops to the region affected by Hurricane Katrina.”

Venezuelan Politics: Unnatural Disasters

  2 September 2005

Tomas Sancio compares the US reaction to Hurricane Katrina with the Venezuelan reaction to the 1999 La Guaira floods. He also points out that the US government has accepted aid offered by the Venezuelan government.

Uganda: Abducted girl found

  2 September 2005

Uganda CAN reports on the reunion with her relatives of a 12 year-old Ugandan girl who went missing 18 months ago during a raid on her displaced persons’ camp by the Lord's Resistance Army.

Sudan: Spotlight shifts to Sept. 5

  2 September 2005

You may have read an item in this column about the Spotlight on Darfur blogging campaign. Well, as Congo Watch reports, and as Catez Stevens has informed us directly, the date has been moved to Sept. 5 to avoid a clash with Katrina-related efforts.

Peru: Coverage of Pucallpa Plane Crash

  2 September 2005

Diana Zorrilla Ríos asks why so few Peruvian blogs mentioned the recent plane crash in the Amazonion town of Pucallpa [es] and concludes that practically all Peruvian blogs are concentrated in the capitol of Lima, where they focus on. She also links to the five bloggers who did mention the...

Zimbabwe: Beauty contests

  2 September 2005

Black Looks points out the incongruity of a televised beauty contest in Zimbabwe amid mass government-backed demolitions of shanty towns and other human rights abuses.

Peru: Internet and Transparency

  2 September 2005

Marcia Koth de Paredes writes that “civil society organizations in Peru are increasingly active in the use of Internet to promote ‘transparency’ of democratic processes.”

Echoes from the Tunisian blogosphere

  2 September 2005

Zizou from Djerba wonders why there is a lack of information and news about cities and towns other than the capital in Tunisia, saying that the traditional media is not covering these places enough and that he hopes blogs will take over this mission. Adib and MMM talk about FIFAK...

China: Hu's first visit to U.S.

  2 September 2005

President Hu Jintao of the People's Republic of China will make his first visit the United States of America since his ascension to the top leadership post in China. Visiting President Bush, Microsoft and Boeing are listed in his itinerary,

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