13 September 2006

Stories from 13 September 2006

Peru, Spain: Rights of Peruvians Abroad

  13 September 2006

Commenting on the story of 19-year-old Peruvian student Diego Segura Loayza, who was expelled on his layover in Madrid while on-route to the Czech Republic to study abroad, Ewing Jesús Falla Arévalo asks (ES), “where are the calls to watch over the rights of Peruvians in the exterior?”

Trinidad & Tobago: Alcoa vs. Chatham

  13 September 2006

Jeremy Taylor weighs in on the “ugly confrontation” taking place between the members of a community in south-western Trinidad and a big company attempting to construct an aluminium smelter in the area.

Guyana: Jumbie intervention

  13 September 2006

Guyana-Gyal is almost disappointed that it was she herself — and not a ghost — who pulled the phone line out of her computer.

Trinidad & Tobago: Galvanize

  13 September 2006

The blog of the Galvanize project, “a platform for presenting new work by visual, performing, and literary artists, and for provoking critical discussion of art practice and reception in the contemporary Caribbean,” announces that the programme's official launch will take place on September 14. The blog also features a schedule...

Jamaica: Philp book meme

  13 September 2006

Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp takes up the challenge of a book meme. Among the things he mentions is an e-book dedicated to bashing his first collection of short stories!

Martinique/Guad./Guyane: Skype Rates and Impact

  13 September 2006

InternetRapide.com is excited to offer (Fr) PC to mobile Skype Out rates from France to Martinique, Guadeloupe and Guyane and suspects that Skype products will hinder local providers from successfully developing attractive internet telephony products for those countries.

India: Potholes all over

  13 September 2006

Dateline Bombay on the potholes through the country. “And do our civic authorities not experience these terrible roads themselves ? Do they know not what a basic evenly laid out road is ? Did they study geometry in school ?”

Sri Lanka: Black July

  13 September 2006

Nirmal Jayasinghe on a book ‘July’ set in the backdrop of Black July. “This was a very touching book. It’s mainly about a love between a Tamil boy and Sinhalese girl. Although their families are friends, they oppose their marriage due to caste, race and various other reasons.”

India: Voting in the US

  13 September 2006

The South Asian population in the US is increasing, and that makes Sepia Mutiny wonder about the voting dynamics during elections.

India: Eternal Ganesha

  13 September 2006

Kamla Bhatt interviews author Gita Mehta about her new book ‘Eternal Ganesha’. “Eternal Ganesha is an illustrated coffee table book that provides an updated and comprehensive story of Ganesha, along with the cultural and political underpinnings of the Remover of Obstacle’s role in Indian society.”

Nepal: Police Brutality

  13 September 2006

Democracy for Nepal on the right to peaceful protest and police brutality. “Is this what a grateful nation does to that community? The April Revolution might not have earned the Madhesis total equality yet, but it sure earned them the right to peacefully protest.”

Haiti: Conflict of interest in journal study

  13 September 2006

Erwin C. at The Latin Americanist links to a news item reporting that a study on Haiti published in the British medical journal, The Lancet, is being called into question because of the alleged conflict of interest of the of the co-authors.

Africa, South Africa, Technology, Media

  13 September 2006

While the critique of the Digital Citizen Indaba continues to flow, Mental Acrobatics has a different take: The controversy is neither about the Indaba being “Internet Berlin Conference 2006″ or nor White blogging Africa…it is about the Princess of Africa!

Hong Kong:911

  13 September 2006

Chong in inmediahk.net writes about the spread of the sense of insecurity after 911, to the extent that when thousands of people died in Middle East, we lost our feeling and empathy(zh).