17 April 2007

Stories from 17 April 2007

Visiting the Peruvian Blog Village

  17 April 2007

This time around we'll visit some blogs that we haven't seen before. Blogs of another type; the sort that perhaps do not catch you attention at first glace if your interests lie in politics or cyber-activism, but blogs that have their place and their followers just the same. We must always walk with a careful eye; sometimes the diamonds are where we least expected. So let's explore a little.

Argentina: Launch of Google Argentina

  17 April 2007

Mariano Amartino pens his impressions from the official launch [ES] of Google Argentina in Puerto Madero: “beyond just the event itself, I was surprised by the presence of Google's CEO and a couple very interesting details: first the size of the operation: the Argentina office is going to be the...

Russia: Letter to Putin

  17 April 2007

La Russophobe‘s guest-translator translates a Novaya Gazeta story about a man who wrote a letter to president Putin and, instead of receiving a reply, was summoned to a psychiatric clinic.

Nepal: The Elections

  17 April 2007

United We Blog! on the deferral of the Constituent Assembly elections. “What is the primary objective of the CA Elections? Are political leaders clear about it? If so, have they made it clear to their party cadres and their supporters in general public?”

Bangladesh: Khaleda and her hair

  17 April 2007

Biting wit at imperfect world 2007 on a politician being expelled from the country. “Well the big news is that the country is going to expel Khaleda. The main reason is that no one can stand her coiffure anymore, and she is being asked to go to a country where...

India: The Abusers

  17 April 2007

sthreeling on dealing with abusers. “However, sexual abuse doesn’t require genital gymnastics. In fact, it does not even require for a child to be touched physically. Rape is only one form of abuse. What about child pornography on the internet? What about voyeurism (where the abuser gets sexual pleasure out...

Ethiopia: March to protest violence against women.

  17 April 2007

A march was organized on April, 14th at Merkel square, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This march wanted to show that women were still at risk of random acts of violence and that more needed to be done from a legal point of view to protect their well-being. The march was organized...

Cuba: Political Balance Por Favor

  17 April 2007

The publicly-funded STV network in Sweden last year broadcast a four-hour show in honour of Fidel Castro's 80th birthday. Child of the Revolution has discovered that “19 formal complaints were lodged with the Swedish Broadcasting Commission…The regulator concluded that the ‘theme evening’ had breached a requirement that television productions be...

Bermuda: Private Clinic, Public Interest?

  17 April 2007

In the context of the Bermudan Premier's power to influence public health care policy coupled with his alleged financial interest in a private medical clinic, Politics.bm writes, “In mature democracies, the elected leader of the Government, and other public officials, are required to not only declare their private interests, but...

Africa: Africa plays on

  17 April 2007

Annansi Chronicles on Puma and soccer in Africa: “Along with their sponsorship last year, Puma launched a targeted campaign in support of African football which included a huge press event with notable African personalities including Akon, a book “The African Game” by Nigerian photographer Andrew Dosunmu, a music CD, “Africa...

Trinidad & Tobago: Salt Fish

  17 April 2007

Thebookmann takes a detour from his Caribbean Fruit theme to photograph saltfish (salted cod), a popular regional dish that has also been the subject of double entendre in some of Trinidad and Tobago's most entertaining calypsoes.

Puerto Rico: Gli Gli Sails Again

  17 April 2007

The Voice of the Taino People is excited about The Gli-Gli (or Carib Canoe) sailing expedition in celebration of the 10th anniversary of its first voyage to relink the indigenous Carib communities of the region.

Jamaica: Decolonization of the Mind

  17 April 2007

Further to his post on Frances-Anne Solomon, who called creation “a form of terror, particularly when you come from a colonial context”, Geoffrey Philp examines fellow Jamaican Olive Senior's poem Colonial Girls School, which grapples with decolonization of the mind.

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