10 July 2007

Stories from 10 July 2007

Kurdistance: The State of Kurdish Activism

Some may be surprised to hear that coverage of the Kurdish blogosphere has been appearing on Global Voices for longer than coverage of the Turkish blogospheres. Whereas the Turkish blogosphere has been expanding, the Kurdish blogosphere (at least the English language end) is slowly disappearing. Today's article will focus on the current state of Kurdish activism (as blogging can be considered as a primary element of that) and a new initiative that is designed to help extend the Kurdish voice.

Armenia: Tourist guide

nazarian links to the latest edition of the free online tourist guide to Yerevan – a 150-page PDF including all the information one might need on how to spend a hot summer day in the Armenian capital.

Afghanistan: Pessoptimist

Barnett Rubin, in his first post on a new blog about global affairs, says that being pessimistic about Afghanistan is not an intellectual challenge. Instead, Rubin (who was on the UN team during the Bonn conference a few years back) is a practicing “pessoptimist”: “Every morning we thank the Lord...

Haiti: Making Movies

  10 July 2007

“Even in hard times, Haitians go to the movies.” Marginal Revolution refers to a report that examines the blossoming Haitian film industry.

Cuba: Election Fever

  10 July 2007

Child of the Revolution has his eye on Cuba's upcoming elections, which he thinks “will provide some guidance, for want of a better word, on the future role of Fidel Castro within the regime.”

Barbados: Welfare of Chinese Workers

  10 July 2007

Barbados Free Press wonders whether the island's imported Chinese labourers are being fairly treated: “Forget about the fact that they are taking Bajan jobs. The Chinese workers should be entitled to all the fundamental human rights that we would want for any fellow human being.”

Bahamas: Independence Day

  10 July 2007

As the Bahamas celebrates 34 years of Independence today, THE iPINIONS JOURNAL pays tribute by posting a painting by the internationally-acclaimed Italian artist, Benini, while WeblogBahamas.com posts audio of revered Bahamian musician Joseph Spence.

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