6 December 2006

Stories from 6 December 2006

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

  6 December 2006

Tension continues in Bolivia. Civic strikes as signs of protest took place late last week in several departments. Bolivian bloggers continue to state their displeasure over the state of affairs. Many opposition politicians, civic leaders, and other private citizens have started their own hunger strikes in order to draw attention...

Malawi: language, politics, and development

  6 December 2006

Afrika-Aphukira writes about the intersection of language, politics, and development in Malawi, “The twin issues of language and politics are extremely important, and have consequences that affect the long-term development plans of any society.”

Sudan: UN peacekeeper in Darfur

  6 December 2006

A South African peacekeeper and blogger in Darfur responds to questions from Sudan Watch : Question: How can you tell who is a bandit and who is a janjaweed? Answer: I wish I knew. The one is politically motivated and the other is not.

Nigeria: Nigeria bashing

  6 December 2006

Naijaman is pissed off with people who label all Nigerians ‘fraudsters’, “If all Nigerians committed fraud, the UK economy will probably collapse.”

Argentina: Music: Los Alamos

  6 December 2006

Fernando Casale publishes the new video of the Argentine band Los Alamos [ES]. They'll be playing a free show this Thursday at Radio Set in Buenos Aires.

Russia: Stunt Protests and the Law

  6 December 2006

On Nov. 17, the Russian Duma approved a bill that abolished minimum voter turnout (20 percent) for all elections in Russia. Today, president Vladimir Putin has signed it into law. On Nov. 23, two young political activists – Ilya Yashin and Maria Gaidar – protested the imminent change by spending...

India: To be fair

  6 December 2006

The Straitjacket Diaries is rather annoyed with adverts run by fairness cream companies. “I mean, we're all supposed to buy that if a woman isn't possessed of a flawless, clear, peaches-n-cream, FAIR complexion, she is to be denied everything good in life, like a career and marriage and dates?”

India: Staring Back

  6 December 2006

Blank Noise Project compiles some testimonies from participants at a recent intervention aimed at increasing awareness about and combating sexual harassment on streets in a railway station in Mumbai. “At first, I found myself reflexively looking away when a man caught my eye. But once I got used to the...

Guatemala: Popular Papers According to Technorati

  6 December 2006

“Cvander” asks his readers which newspapers are most popular in their country according to Technorati [ES]. In Guatemala the most linked-to online papers are ElPeriodico.com.gt – 1,506 links, PrensaLibre.com – 1,128 links, La Hora – 114 links.

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