7 March 2007

Stories from 7 March 2007

China: water issues

  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.)

Hong Kong: migrant worker

  7 March 2007

A citizen report on migrant workers’ life in Hong Kong and their feelings for this society, translated from inmediahk.net to interlocals.net.

China: livejournal dead

  7 March 2007

Several reports about China has blocked livejournal and Onemanbandwidth has a up -to-date summary of blocked blog hosting sites.

Afghanistan: Cut Off

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.

Ecuador: Human Smuggling

  7 March 2007

Milton Ramirez, himself an Ecuadorean immigrant from Loja, takes a look at the lucrative business of human smuggling and how authorities are cracking down.

Brazil, Kenya: World Social Forum

  7 March 2007

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.

Francophone Bloggers on Oscars and Césars

  7 March 2007

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...

Ecuador, Chile: Kitsch Goes for Cash on YouTube

  7 March 2007

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...

Ghana: Ghana turns 50

  7 March 2007

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...

Ghana: Ghana@50

  7 March 2007

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,...

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