1 September 2006

Stories from 1 September 2006

The state of the argentinean blogosphere: Entre Rios

  1 September 2006

Fourth delivery of entries dedicated to argentinean provinces blogosphere. This time it's turn of Entre Rios, a neighbor of Buenos Aires province. One of the topics we board the most in these reports is knowing if there is a perception of “community” among bloggers that are located within a determined...

Election and Censorship Dialectics in the Brazilian Blogosphere

  1 September 2006

The first Brazilian electoral process witnessed by an active blogosphere is starting to show its unique role. As campaigns intensify throughout the country in the last month before election day, cases involving blog censorship have emerged. It seems that politicians are having a hard time understanding why they can't control...

Brazil: The future of the Amazon?

  1 September 2006

David of A Ride for the Climate is now in the Brazilian Amazon, where he visited the Instituto National de Pesquisas da Amazonia (INPA) to give a presentation and better understand what threatens the sustainability of the Amazon region. Also, a sort of table of contents from the South American...

Argentina: Creative Commons

  1 September 2006

Ariel Vercelli (ES) says that El Clarín (ES) has translated an article about iSummit in Rio de Janeiro, which was originally published by the New York Times.

Peru: III Concourse of Folkloric Street Dance

  1 September 2006

Juan Arellano celebrated the International Day of Folklore by checking out the third National Concourse of Folkloric Street Dance (III Concurso Nacional de Pasacalle Folklórico) (ES). Included are links to nearly 100 photographs of the parade and a Wikipedia page explaining traditional Peruvian dance (ES).

Mexico: “State of Blogging in Mexico after the 2006 Election”

  1 September 2006

Ricardo Carreón gives a personalized account of Mexico's blogging history: “For me it is clear that the Election was the killer application for Mexican blogs. However, I think that those independent and authoritative voices will continue to play a role on shaping the future of my country. Many of them...

Trinidad & Tobago: Independence

  1 September 2006

As Trinidad and Tobago observes the 44th anniversary of its independence on August 31, Jeremy Taylor wonders if “Independence as an event is becoming ancient history,” and whether Carifesta, the upcoming regional arts festival, will provide “a platform for something truly exciting and challenging. And that depends, not on organisers...

Cuba: Ricardo Pau-Llosa

  1 September 2006

Geoffrey Philp kicks off his series of “Five Questions” interviews with Caribbean writers by talking to Cuban-American author Ricardo Pau-Llosa.

Kenya: Imagining the Nation

  1 September 2006

MMK posts a newspaper article that assesses the sometimes farcical, often autocratic imagination of a nation from above, and questions where the people’s own agency lies. Death of the Kenya Dream has ramifications for third world people everywhere and calls for African intellectuals to reclaim the management of perceptions of...

Nigeria: Dirty Politics

  1 September 2006

Adaure observes politician killings in light of the coming 2007 Nigerian elections and includes a list an “allegedly” official list of looters of the Nigerian national cake.

Zimbabwe: A Blog with a View

  1 September 2006

The Bearded Man collates daily bulletins of news from Zimbabwe with sprinklings of his own two cents, chronicling the land issue, the introduction of new currency and government claims in the face of criticism.

Senegal, Brazil, India: South Meets South

  1 September 2006

In the interest of regenerating the rural economy and reducing oil imports, the Biopact blog reports that Senegal is launching a biofuels program with Brazilian and Indian support as part of the Global South’s alliance that strives towards independence from Western powers.

India: Blogging in other languages

  1 September 2006

Guest author at DesiPundit on Indic blogs and what makes them stick. “I am fortunate that I just happened to be there, at the moment when Hindi blogging triggered-off. I was fortunate to be part of a group of like-minded people who were frenzied enough to bring Hindi to foray...

Sri Lanka: Peace and Technology

  1 September 2006

ICT for Peacebuilding on technology being neutral. “I would argue, perhaps controversially, that technology does not have to be neutral to engender trust. Particularly in a peace processes and conflict transformation, tags such as neutrality have no meaning, but impartiality does. Impartiality facilitates constructive relationships, progressive dialogue amongst antagonists and...

Nepal: Asking the King

  1 September 2006

Nepali Netbook on Rayamajhi Commission and the King. “Will Nepalis finally get to see their citizen king in full public view, perhaps even live on national radio and television, offering answers the commission couldn’t get from ex-ministers and officials? Or will the “interrogation” consist of a questionnaire the monarch could...