14 January 2007

Stories from 14 January 2007

French Speaking Blogs of the Caribbean, Africa and Oceania in 2006

  14 January 2007

Logo of the Madagascar Blogger's Meeting that took place January 5-6, 2007 in Antananarivo. By and large French speaking blogs and bloggers of the world have reason to envy English, Spanish and Brazilian speaking counterparts in volume and in interaction with each other. Very few bloggers (Madagascar and Reunion being...

Global Voices is hiring an advocacy director

  14 January 2007

Global Voices (globalvoicesonline.org) is seeking a part-time Advocacy Director. The advocacy director will coordinate Global Voices's efforts in supporting online freedom of expression. This will include responsibility for building online relationships between national anti-censorship and anti-net filtering movements, interacting with international press freedom organizations, producing educational guides to anti-censorship tools...

Argentina's King Fish, Panama's Year, and Easy Kerala Parotta

  14 January 2007

#1: Jeremy Shapiro, the Chef behind Stir the Pots, narrates his adventures during his trip to the Ecuadorean Andes: The array of  colors and smell was inspiring as a chef.All  I  needed were my knives, a stove and a kitchen!What surprised me about such a humble town was the cleanliness...

Iran:Iranian bloggers as pollsters

  14 January 2007

Jordan shares in Sounds Iranian blog, the idea that it is possible to use bloggers as pollsters. The blogger says I think the idea behind this sort of ‘on-the-street’ methodology is to use the blogosphere to provide a more accurate sampling of the (urban) Iranian population as a whole, rather...

New Caledonia: Lagoon as Potential World Heritage Site

  14 January 2007

5 Minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie writes (Fr): “France will present on January 31 at Unesco, a request that the Caledonian lagoon be made into a world heritage site. A joy for Caledonia which has been lobbying for this for a while … Final verdict June 2008. “

Tunisia: Olive Oil

  14 January 2007

Mouwaten Tounsi writes (Fr): “Tunisia is the 4th producer of olive oil in the world and the 2d exporter in 2006 after the EU… In the Sahel region, many olive farms suffer from an excess in density and from parceling in very small scattered properties. This is bad for profitability.”

China: Return of the Wang

  14 January 2007

Or King, according to the title of Wang Xiaofeng‘s January 10 post which brings with it the news that the eighties and nineties badboy of Chinese literature and one-time “spiritual pollutant” Wang Shuo will be on the cover of the next issue of Life Week magazine, for which Wang (Xiaofeng)...

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