4 June 2007

Stories from 4 June 2007

Nicaragua: Where's the Blogosphere?

  4 June 2007

Upon first glance, it may not appear that Nicaragua has a thriving blogosphere. However, as one digs deeper and looks across borders, there is proof that Nicaraguans in the disapora are blogging, which has allowed themselves to feel closer to their homeland.

Add your citizen media event to the Global Voices calendar!

  4 June 2007

One of the best kept secrets of this website is a calendar of local and world events, bloggers meetings and conferences. This month is busy with meetings in South Africa, Tanzania, and the G8 Summit in Germany. Got any ideas for new blog projects? There's just one week to go...

Kuwait: Parties, Art and Telecom

With Yemenis in Kuwait celebrating their Unification Day, Kuwaiti bloggers are out in full force checking out art exhibitions, the telecoms situation, wedding parties and book censorship in this week's review of Kuwaiti blogs by Abdullatif AlOmar.

Hong Kong: Imprisonment for 4 letter word

  4 June 2007

The merged railway company has some new regulations, such as speaking four letter word in the carte may end up in 6 months imprisonment. As the definition would include a single word f–k in expression, Kursk points out that such law would be a criminal law that affects the largest...

Myanmar: Cashing in on Kyoto Protocol

  4 June 2007

Dawn describes the revenue model of the new company she just joined. “Our company is just a newly formed company and we focus on gaining profits through CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) projects that will reduce global warming by projects that will reduce Greenhouse Gases (GHG). It's a brand new concept...

South Asia: A Brown Doctor on the telly

  4 June 2007

Sepia Mutiny on the slow increase of brown faces on American television. “I do realize that because of stereotypes about Asians we’re likely to see Asian representation on TV increase soon, but I want more than just parity for yellows and brownz. And yes, I do also realize that TV...

India: On movie reviews and the “straight” taste

  4 June 2007

typos, gravity and other mishaps doesn't quite take to a movie review in a newspaper. “This is a generalisation. The derogatory tone it takes also implies that homosexual men do not have good taste – well, not Mr. Kamath's taste. With what conviction can Mr. Kamath assert that only women...

Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan Men

  4 June 2007

Tiny Little Fractures on why Sri Lankan boys don't quite rock the list, and why that generalization too isn't very fair. “I personally have my doubts that this is a solely Sri Lankan attribute but I have seen a number of Sri Lankan guys who do fit the bill of...

Bangladesh: Citizenship and Religion

  4 June 2007

a bengali in TO attends a talk on Canadian Muslims and Citizenship, and is rather impressed. “The official title of the talk was Canadian Muslims And Citizenship – Roles and Responsibility. Dr Ramadan started with his observations that now Western Muslims seem to be categorizing themselves into two generalizations –...

Pakistan: Censoring Television

  4 June 2007

Censorship yet again in Pakistan. Pakistaniat.com has a post and an intense discussion in the comments space. “It happened while I was watching Dr. Shahid Masood’s Mere Mutabiq. Muslim League (Q)’s own Vice President Kabir Wasti was strongly criticizing General Musharaf, holding him responsible for the judicial crises when suddenly...

India: On Dirty Gold, Tamil Muslims and Orkut

  4 June 2007

Gold and diamonds are symbols of purity and love, but Desi Italiana from Passtheroti has arguments to believe why gold, the “Indian Passion” is dirty and why diamonds “forever” are sodden with blood. While reasoning with women and their love for gold, she points out why gold pollutes. She also...

Lebanon: The Special Tribunal and The Fighting

This week, most Lebanese bloggers discussed the forming of the special tribunal for Lebanon at the United Nations and the continuing war between the Lebanese Army and the Fateh al Islam militants/terrorists. The first is the special tribunal of an international character that was passed under UNSCR 1757 to try...

Nicaragua: Increased Crime Against US Citizens

  4 June 2007

As a foreigner living in Nicaragua, Pensajes de Pamela summarizes the latest news in Nicaragua, and writes “There have been several high profile deaths of Americans reported here in the last several weeks in Granada and Esteli, and while there is certainly no need to panic, the U.S. Embassy reports...

Mexico: Nery Castillo Debuts for National Team

  4 June 2007

Footballer Nery Castillo has had the opportunity to suit up for three different national teams: his native-born Mexico, Uruguay or Greece, where he has resided for the past seven years. Rumors flew about his father was controlling his future and that the different teams were bidding for his services. However,...

Argentina: Buenos Aires Election Analysis

  4 June 2007

Regarding the Jefe de Gobierno (mayoral) election in Buenos Aires, Leandro Zanoni of eBlog [ES] provides his own analysis picking the winners, the losers, and the best campaign. He writes that the big winner was, “Mauricio Macri, obtaining more than 45% of the votes (more than Filmus and Telerman combined)....

Argentina: Problems with Broadband Leads to Experiment

  4 June 2007

Marcos Sader of Defmay [ES], a blog from Cordoba, Argentina, has been having trouble with his internet service provided by Fibertel. Fed up with the runaround given by the company, he has decided to try a little experiment by organizing other Fibertel users and see if, collectively, they can make...

China: Ten points on threat

  4 June 2007

Positive solution listed out 10 reasons why China is / isn't a threat. He personally don't believes that China is a threat: “It’s too early to say”.

Jamaica: Just Say ‘No’

  4 June 2007

“Lyrical violence has slowly spread throughout the dancehall, resulting in feuds that incite fans and ruin dances.” Jamaican Veiw reports that certain DJs have refused to play songs that promote violence.

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