15 September 2006

Stories from 15 September 2006

Brazilians Debate Media Regulation and Digital Convergence

  15 September 2006

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 renewed media regulatory framework has suddenly turned into the golden dream of the professionals and corporations involved. The big issue...

Technology out of Africa

  15 September 2006

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 allows you to see which subjects have the most news about them.”

India: The state of Srinagar

  15 September 2006

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 be called a slum and at worst a gutter. Do not fret. It only takes a couple of hours of...

India: Model Minority

  15 September 2006

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 “BusinessWeek.com columnist and accomplished businessman” Vivek Wadhwa – drops the M-bomb from the outset. It's titled “Are Indians the Model...

Pakistan: Salt Range

  15 September 2006

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 forts with bastions and temples. “

Nepal: American Ambassador

  15 September 2006

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

  15 September 2006

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, photoshoppers and artists to rely on the same images over and over again, enhancing magnificently the iconic stature of their...

Caribbean: Global Learn Day Ten

  15 September 2006

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?

  15 September 2006

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 taking bets.

Chile: Celebrating the First National Government Junta

  15 September 2006

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 not the real reason why we celebrate on September 18, but rather it corresponds to the fist decisive step that...

The world is talking – we're listening

  15 September 2006

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 arranged in the best way possible – what we cover, how we do it and you read it. So please...

Russia: Buran

  15 September 2006

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 little bit longer or if the modern Russian could find a way to fund it.”

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