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15 September 2006

Stories from 15 September 2006

Brazilians Debate Media Regulation and Digital Convergence

On the trail of so much disruptive news arising in the Brazilian digital ecosystem — Youtube, empowered bloggers, Orkut's hegemony and digital TV transition to name few — a favorable...

Literature: Ngugi's radio interview

Black Star Journal points us to a radio interview of the Kenyan author, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, on his new novel, Wizard of the Crow.

Kenya/Uganda: wheelchairs for mobile phone booths

Afromusing blogs at Afrigadget about Ruud Elmendoorp video, wwhich shows how wheelchairs are converted into mobile phone booths in Kenya and Uganda.

Technology out of Africa

After being sidetracked for a few weeks, White African gets to sit down and write about innovative web technology coming out of Africa, “Newzbubble is a fun news application that...

Zimbabwe: Labor protest

This Is Zimbabwe updates us on the mass protest organized by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions.

India: The state of Srinagar

Kashmir on the changing face of Srinagar. “Srinagar no longer deserves the title of “city.” It might have been one in the past, but now it qualifies at best to...

India: Model Minority

Sepia Mutiny on the ‘model minority’ argument when it comes to the US. “Another season, another self-congratulatory article about desis as a model minority. At least this piece – by...

Pakistan: Salt Range

Shirazi on the Salt Range – that appears to have witnessed much history. “The Salt Range derives its name from extensive deposits of rock salt. It stands as remnant of...

Nepal: American Ambassador

United We Blog! on international affairs and the “American ambassador is visiting Nepali Army’s sensitive barracks one after another as if he is the defense minister.”

Pakistan: Osama Bin Laden art

chapati mystery has an interesting post about Osama Bin Laden art. How is the man represented, caricatured and portrayed? “This paucity of visual images of UbL has forced all cartoonists,...

Caribbean: Global Learn Day Ten

Trinidad-based blogger Taran Rampersad, one of the keynoters at the upcoming Global Learn Day Ten, posts the outline for his presentation on Latin America and the Caribbean .

Trinidad & Tobago: Snap election?

With the opposition party in a shambles and the newly formed Congress of the People still consolidating, will Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister call a snap election? Jeremy Taylor is...

Chile: Celebrating the First National Government Junta

Photo by Ditto_ Chileno photos On September 18, we will celebrate the First National junta that took place in 1810. As the Geographic Military Institute (ES) explains: Independence day is...

The world is talking – we're listening

Global Voices has grown dramatically over the past year thanks to our fantastic community of authors, supporters, editors and readers. We're working hard to make sure that the site is...

Iran:Blogger was released

According to Hanif Mazroi, the jailed blogger, Mojtaba Samiinejad,was released after being 18 months in jail [Fa].

Ukraine: Yanukovych in Brussels

Michael Jaskiw of Harvard International Review and Vilhelm Konnander review the results of Ukrainian PM's visit to Brussels.

Russia: “Elitny Dress Code”

Copydude writes about “Elitny Dress Code” in Russia.

Ukraine: Kyiv Cafes and Restaurants

Digenis starts a list of Kyiv cafes and restaurants he liked during a recent visit.

Russia: Buran

English Russia writes about Buran, the unlucky Soviet-built space shuttle: “It could be a very successful project of Russian Space Exploration era in general, if the Soviet union lasted a...

Russia: Kondopoga

Russia Blog sums up the events in Kondopoga, Karelia.

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