Stories from 7 March 2007
Dan Washburn at Shanghaiist puts up a map indicating areas in China that have water issues (such as dam construction, shortage of water, etc.)
A citizen report on migrant workers’ life in Hong Kong and their feelings for this society, translated from inmediahk.net to interlocals.net.
Several reports about China has blocked livejournal and Onemanbandwidth has a up -to-date summary of blocked blog hosting sites.
Joshua Kucera offers up the best YouTube videos from Georgia.
Part of Afghanistan are all but cut off from the outside world due to heavy snow, says Safrang. The author says that better transportation links would massively improve the situation.
At neweurasia, Aiman writes about myths about foreigners that Kazakhs believe.
Kyrgyz Report says that self immolation is becoming a more common occurrence in Kyrgyzstan because desperate members of society have realized that this form of protest draws attention.
Afghanistanica explains why ethnic separatism is not a problem in Afghanistan.
Milton Ramirez, himself an Ecuadorean immigrant from Loja, takes a look at the lucrative business of human smuggling and how authorities are cracking down.
Brazilian photographer Tatiana Cardeal was at the seventh World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, where she captured this incredible photograph of children playing in Kibera.
Alan Patrick rounds up the Buenos Aires blogosfera and finds a list of free wi-fi hotspots and a guide to “understanding Buenos Aires women.”
Miguel Buitrago continues his coverage of the Bolivian Constituent Assembly with a summary of some of the topics being debated.
Hostess Valérie Lemercier performs a Guadeloupean zouk hit from the 80's at the Césars awards. Blogger reactions to the recent film award ceremonies in France and America are quite varied. Congolese Alain Mabanckou is happy with the attention Africa is getting in Hollywood. In particular, he is pleased with the...
Is there any method to the madness of who becomes a celebrity on YouTube? Should there be? Should the Hollywood stars of the global, digital era consist of an overweight adolescent falling into a creek, two guys arguing on a bus, Darth Vader shopping in a super market, and, of...
Two weeks ago, the French blog AgoraVox, one of the leading European citizen media blogs, warned against what it termed the gradual “berlusconisation” of the French media and the threat posed by the rise of Nicolas Sarkozy, French Minister of the Interior and conservative party head, to freedom of speech...
Hora Cero [ES] and Tim Muth on the death of Rufina Amaya, the sole survivor of the 1981 El Mozote massacre which claimed over 1,000 lives.
Russian Kafe pays tribute to two “child ambassadors” of the 1980s: Samantha Smith and Katya Lycheva.
A Moscow law student is sentenced to 150 hours of community service for sending an anti-Semitic SMS to a live television program, Russian Spy reports.
Vilhelm Konnander reviews the chief players in Estonia's post-election politics.
Ramblings of an African Geek posts links related to Ghana@50, “For those of you not in the know, Ghana became the first black African colony to gain its independence on the 6th of March 1957. That will be 50 years on Tuesday. We’ll get to my own thoughts on what...
Oluniyi Ajao writes about celebrating Ghana@50, “Well, how am I celebrating it? I will be at the Independence square tomorrow, to witness the National Parade. I will also take some photos at the event. Just last week, I was at the forum organized by busyinternet – a part of cyberseries,...