4 March 2007

Stories from 4 March 2007

Forced evictions in Guatemala: whose land is it anyway?

  4 March 2007

Land ownership and occupation are complex and highly contentious issues in many parts of Latin America, and the tropical, resource-rich plains of northeastern Guatemala are no exception. On the one hand, legal title to land is generally brokered in formal processes between governments and private buyers. On the other hand,...

Sudan: new Sudanese blogger

  4 March 2007

Precious World writes about a new Sudanese blogger, Dr. Shaza Balla: Dr. Shaza Balla is a regular writer in both “Sudanese Online” and “Sudaniyat.net” and now, she is a writer here on the blogosphere with her new blog spot “Zoya” I promise and guaranty Zoya blog would be very interesting,...

Guyana, Venezuela: Roraima, here I come!

  4 March 2007

At the Caribbean Beat blog, Nicholas Laughlin writes about his upcoming trip to Venezuela to climb Mount Roraima: “Pico Duarte in the Dominican Republic is taller, but for sheer quantity of myth and legend, Roraima towers up there with Everest and Kilimanjaro. Its remoteness, its breathtaking, near-vertical cliff-faces rising abruptly...

Senegal: democracy, hiphop and blogging

  4 March 2007

Ethan Zuckerman on elections in Senegal, “One of the stories I’ve not paid much attention to are the elections in Senegal, where incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade appears to have won re-election in the first round of elections. There’s been some minor strife around the elections – negligible in comparison to...

Africa: Blogging Africa

  4 March 2007

Tobias writes about the article, Reporting Africa, blog by blog: I found it interesting that there was no mention of allafrica.com, which also provides a news portal used by many to follow events throughout Africa and hosts the BlogAfrica blog aggregator site which appears to have been the precursor to...

Kenya: little Kenyan Pundit

  4 March 2007

A little Kenyan Pundit enters the world, “DOB 23/02/07. Mama and baby are doing very well and hope to give regular updates as soon as Telkom SA deems it appropriate to install an ADSL line at home.”

Violence Returns to East Timor

  4 March 2007

Violence broke out yet again in East Timor as international security forces tried to capture rebel leader Alfredo Reinado. Reinado, the former leader of military police was implicated in the violence last May and was detained but managed to escape from prison in August with some of his followers. The...

Cambodia: Lecturer Jailed

  4 March 2007

Vutha writes about a lecturer in Cambodia who was sentenced to two years in prison for teaching anti-government material from a textbook that he himself wrote and published.

Brazil: Rolling Stone and the Marketing Hackers

  4 March 2007

One of the more dynamic segments in the Brazilian blogosphere is that of the marketing blogs. Stirred by a local advertising industry that regularly tops the most prestigious creative awards, and by the promise of interesting job posts at the big agencies, many young talented internauts are exploring blogging tools...

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