14 November 2005

Stories from 14 November 2005

Venezuela, Mexico: Severed Diplomatic Relations

  14 November 2005

The Devil's Excrement, Alex Lanz (ES), and Daniel Duquenal comment from the Venezuelan blogosphere on the recent diplomatic spat between the Venezuelan and Mexican governments while Goleech (ES), World News A La Mexicana, and Eduardo Arcos (ES) comment from Mexico.

Puerto Rico: Blog of the Week

  14 November 2005

Tinta Digital by Eugenio Martínez has been selected as the first blog of the week (ES) in Puerto Rico's new blog directory, PuertoBlogs. Cultural Agents describes the first Winter Institute in San Juan.

Kazakhstan: Public Enemy

  14 November 2005

A Kazakh official says that his government does not rule out the possibility of bringing charges against Sacha Bara Cohen a.k.a. Ali G because of his character, Borat, who poses as a Kazakh. KZblog discusses the reactions to Borat in Kazakhstan.

Chile's First Bloggers Legal Workshop: Building a New Common Sense

  14 November 2005

On 12 of November, the first ever Chilean “Taller Legal” (Legal workshop) took place in the brand new “Santiago Library”. More than 170 people attend the event, organized by Digital Rights Organization. The event began with a round table discussion featuring Roberto Arancibia, Miguel Paz, Arturo Catalán, Manuel Contreras y...

Iran: Save Heritage

  14 November 2005

Shahram Kholdi says the Centre for the Defence of Human Rights, led by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi , has taken legal action against the ministries of Oil and Energy for the protection of Pasargadae historical heritage site (this is not the actual ruins of the Pasargadae palaces,...

Egypt: Syria like Egypt

  14 November 2005

The Big Pharaoh quoting his mom on her return from a visit to Syria, she says: “Girls wearing tight jeans and tight tops were walking freely without getting verbally harassed on the street. That reminded me of Cairo back in the 60s when we used to wear whatever we want...

Abdolkarim released

  14 November 2005

The Egyptian blogger who was detained by secutiry forces on the 26th of October has been released. Previously covered on GVO here, here and here. Karim wrote about his own release. (Arabic) Sandmonkey wrote: In it he announced that he was released yesterday by the Police after spending 18 days...

Africa: United states of?

  14 November 2005

Chippla's Weblog, asks if there will soon be a “United States of AFrica”? “Do these names mean anything to you: Thabo Mbeki, Olusegun Obasanjo, John Kufuor, Abdoulaye Wade, Meles Zenawi, Ahmed Ouyahia and Alpha Omar Konare? According to this report, they are seven of the most powerful men in Africa...

Nigeria: Oro

  14 November 2005

Nigerian blog, Oro posts his first report from Tunis where he and several other Nigerians are attending the WSIS conference this week. “We left for the airport at about 7pm in two cars and 8 bags. The six of us (Edward Popoola, Deolu Ashaye, Tope Soremi, Timi Kenekayoro and Cyrus...

Malawi: new websites

  14 November 2005

Malwai blog, Soyapi Mumba announces two new websites for Malawi. One from the British High Commission and the other Malawi's Daily Times and there is more to come.

South Africa: Zuma

  14 November 2005

South African blog, The FishBowl wonders if the reported rape allegaton on Jacob Zuma is not a “smear campaign.” “The report in the Sunday Times yesterday pinning a rape allegation on Zuma, with no -even circumstantial- evidence, and a “witness” that denies the whole thing anyway.” She fears that the...

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