10 April 2007

Stories from 10 April 2007

Martinique: Breakup Blues

  10 April 2007

Le Blog de [Moi] had a fit of anguish [Fr] at the news that a 20 year same-sex relationship recently ended. Says the blogger: “I have a hard time with lesbian breakups … As if we owed ourselves to make it against all odd … And I can't help but...

Gabon, Guadeloupe: Circumcision and HIV

  10 April 2007

Guadeloupe Attitude posts [Fr] an article by Maité Mapangou, Executive Secretary of OPDAS-Gabon [Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS in Gabon] concluding that “circumcised or not, any man who does not protect himself is a potential agent of the spread of the virus“. The article comes in response to...

Vietnam: Hanoi Life

  10 April 2007

Juan Pablo Fernandez post pictures and describes the daily life in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.

Brazilians Wrap-up and Rap Upon 10 Years of Blogging

  10 April 2007

The word is out on the web: blogs are celebrating their 10th anniversary. And although blogging about blogging is something bloggers do all the time, the remembrance offers the opportunity for new raps around the beloved theme. The thread started from an April 1st Dave Winer's post where he praises...

Taiwan: Bloggers Festival

  10 April 2007

Taiwan Bloggers BoF, the biggest blogger festival in Taiwan is about to take place on April 14, 2007. BoF was first held in 2005, and named for “Birds of a feather”. In 2006, hundreds of bloggers participated in the 2nd BoF, in which a talk was given by Rebecca MacKinnon,...

Madagascar: English as an Official Language, Tribute to Victims of Colonial Conflicts and Cyclones (Again)

  10 April 2007

It's been a busy couple of weeks for Madagascar: A referendum for an amendment on the constitution which includes the addition of English as an official language. Madagascar was also honoring the memory of the victims of the colonial insurrection of 1947 which resulted in 80,000 casualties. Finally, a 6th cyclone in 6th month hit the Malagasy coast, leaving even more devastated areas before reconstruction from the earlier one could be completed.

Armenia: Campaign Underway

  10 April 2007

Though some parties have been doing some unofficial campaigning already, Armenia's parliamentary election campaign is now officially underway. Notes From Hareinik analyzes some ambitious campaign promises from the Armenian Revolutionary Federation — Dashnaktsutiun. Meanwhile, Onnik Krikorian has photos of the same party's campaign launch.

Amatomu: The South African blogosphere, sorted

  10 April 2007

Trust a Global Voices author to leak the news about "South Africa's Technorati" to the public. Rushed to market largely thanks to a bit of sleuthing by blogger and GV author Tyler Reed, Amatomu, a project of the South African news daily the Mail & Guardian, seeks to "provide an organized perspective of the South African blogosphere." But what do the bloggers think?

Nicaragua: Justice Crosses Borders With Social Media

  10 April 2007

This, beyond the verity of facts, or the innocence of the involved parties, is a battle of Nicaragua's traditional media (La Prensa, El Nuevo Diario, and TV news programs), against the social media pressure of the blogosphere, a new medium of journalism and collective information based on social relations made over the internet.

Jordan: Car-less in Amman

Into the Wind contemplates how she will manage the traffic of Amman without her car: “Since I’m going to be car-less for over a week, I’m going to seize the opportunity to conduct a little experiment, and give our existing public transportation system a chance. I’ll try to minimize the...

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