15 September 2006

Stories from 15 September 2006

Spain: 50 Years of Television

  15 September 2006

Want to do something besides watching TV this weekend? Why not watch the history of TV … in Spain that is. (Click on each thumbnail to see the video on YouTube)

Argentina: Film: Opaco

  15 September 2006

Now here's a clever idea. Roberto Dam describes the newest short film by Argentine photographer Martin Crespo, which was filmed, not with a video camera, but rather a Nikon D50 digital SLR. More than 15,000 rapidly shot photographs were taken to make what appears to be a “motion picture” titled...

Mexico: Battle of the Gritos Part II

  15 September 2006

What a confusing twist of events. What first had appeared to be a “battle of the gritos” in Mexico City's Zocalo Plaza will now be an event of silence. As both Ana Maria Salazar and Rodrigo Javier explain, President Vicente Fox will not be giving el grito of independence in...

Lebanon: Crisis in the Christian Community

  15 September 2006

Charles Malik says that the primary political crisis since 1988 has been within the Christian community. This crisis is rarely mentioned because it's assumed that the Christians are already too powerful, and keeping them in their weakened state is better for other sectarian leaders. The same can be said about...

Jordan: The Pope Quotes

  15 September 2006

The Pope isn't saying the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) is “evil and inhumane” or what he preached and how he spread it was “evil and inhumane” he's just saying that Emperor Manual II Paleologos said it. But can you get away with saying something by saying someone else said it? Nassem...

Yemen: Progress within communities

  15 September 2006

Mankind have enough problems and troubles facing humanity: poverty, hunger, modern slavery, the deadliest diseases of all kinds, wars, natural disasters – to name just a few. It's these that we have to confront and concentrate our energies on, not building up hatred and division among us, Omar Barsawad said.

Egypt: Pope Benedict

  15 September 2006

Coming from a Byzantine or a neo Zionist, those words may pass, but from the Pontiff it is very harsh and cruel, speaking ill not about today's radicals (whom all we all are against), but about our beloved Prophet Mohamed is a grave matter and with repercussions, radicals on both...

South Africa: The Africa Media Matrix

  15 September 2006

Writing about the Africa Media Matrix at the Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, Mentalacrobatics says, “Yes even better than that wireless system and the historical pictures. The best thing about this building is the place where many of us do our best work, the toilets. The tiles in the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Private jet

  15 September 2006

The Manicou is indignant that Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister has been “previewing” a private jet, apparently with a view to purchasing. A government minister says the report is untrue — but the Manicou's not convinced.

Bermuda: Hurricane lessons

  15 September 2006

A Limey in Bermuda cautions against making hasty development decisions in the aftermath of hurricane Florence: “. . . it's perhaps not surprising that some people are calling for power lines to be put underground, a more durable connection to the East End, and a curfew. But do any of...

Russia: “Kadyrov is a Human, Too”

  15 September 2006

On October 5, Chechen prime minister Ramzan Kadyrov turns 30, the age at which it would be legal for him to become the republic's president. Although he denies striving for this highest post, some people believe he would get there soon. Timur Aliev (LJ user timur_aliev), editor-in-chief of the print/online...

Venezuela: Iria Puyosa

  15 September 2006

Before Blog Day 2006 Rebecca MacKinnon elicited responses to a series of questions regarding how and why bloggers around the world devote so much time to an activity that pays little to nothing at all. Here is how Global Voices Venezuelan contributor Iria Puyosa responded (ES). * I started my...

Fiji: Safe for Tourists?

  15 September 2006

South Pacific Travel blogger David Stanely, a frequent traveler to Fiji discusses a Australian government travel advisory on Fiji and concludes that the actual situation on the ground is not as bad as the site makes it appear.

Barbados: Authentic?

  15 September 2006

The Barbados Tourism Authority's new slogan prompts Eemanee to ask what is authentically Barbadian.

DRC: Looking for Democracy After Post-Election Clashes

  15 September 2006

The blogosphere takes a look at violent clashes between two presidential candidates that last month gripped Kinshasa for 3 days. Some analyze the causes of the violence, others assign blame. Bloggers also discuss the upcoming presidential runoff andthe results of the legislative elections, while some try to devine the country's...

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