6 August 2007

Stories from 6 August 2007

India: Sainath and Objectivity

  6 August 2007

P Sainath, a journalist known for his work on rural India is awarded the Magsaysay award. The Vantage Point on Sainath's work, and the notion of objectivity.

Kazakhstan: Election (and Cycling) Races

  6 August 2007

The two main issues in focus of the Kazakhstani blogosphere these weeks were the early parliamentary elections and a doping scandal involving a Kazakhstani cycling superstar: the leader of the promising "Team Astana" and a showcase member of the ruling "Nur-Otan" party, Alexander "Vino" Vinokurov.

Maldives: Secret Haven for Pedophiles

  6 August 2007

Maldivian bloggers are expressing outrage over the prevalence of child sexual abuse in the country and the lack of firm action by the government to address the issue. Maldives has been rocked by the news of four rapists receiving a light sentence after a judge decided that because the raped...

Global Voices is seeking a Video Editor

  6 August 2007

Global Voices is seeking to hire a Video Editor, who will be responsible for keeping track of online citizen-produced video from throughout the world and selecting clips to be featured and contextualized in articles on the Global Voices web. The application deadline is Friday August 24, 2007. Read on for further details of the position and its requirements.

Jamaica: On Race

  6 August 2007

“To talk about race is to be seen as racist”: Antilles blog quotes Jamaican-born author Nalo Hopkinson.

Puerto Rico: Illegal Licensing Scheme

  6 August 2007

As news broke in Puerto Rico over a massive illegal medical licensing scheme, Gil the Jenius writes: “The basic principle of caring for the patient's health has taken a back seat to greed, narrow self-interest and corporate profits.”

Jamaica: Message from the Heart

  6 August 2007

“If we continue to dish out evil for evil and bitter for bitter then the world will never be a better place. There are good men and women behind bars no matter what their circumstances are.” Norris Gordon at The Inmate Diaries sends a message from the heart.

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Hindu Temple Desecrated

  6 August 2007

“Religious tolerance is one of the major factors that differentiates civilized people from the barbaric,” says Barbados Free Press, on learning that six masked men are allegedly responsible for desecrating one of Trinidad's most cherished Hindu temples.

South Africa: Rugby meets blogging

  6 August 2007

SARugy.com is looking for ways to engage with South African bloggers: “SARugby.com have launched a competition for all South African bloggers ahead of the World Cup. We have decided to give away the new Springbok jersey to the winning blogger in our competition.”

Hong Kong: Assassination of our past

  6 August 2007

Young and handsome movie star Daniel Wu wrote in his blog about his feelings on the clearance of Queen's pier for demolition: As the last of the protesters were dragged away by police from Queen’s Pier Tuesday night, I could not help but feel emotions of sorrow, to anger, to...

Sudan: the documentary you are not supposed to watch

  6 August 2007

We Blog for Darfur writes about Jihad on the Horseback, a documentary the Sudanese president does not want you to watch: “The Arab media has sadly done a bad job at covering the Darfur conflict seriously and thoroughly. There hasn’t been any investigative piece of journalism or a documentary from...

Zimbabwe: Pol Pot revisited

  6 August 2007

What has Zimbabwe got to do with Cambodia?: “Zimbabwe suddenly looks like it has been in a war. The shops are empty, there is little traffic and everyone is walking around in a daze. People stop me and ask what is going on? Well just remember Pol Pot. He came...

Uganda: the Ugandan Blogumentary

  6 August 2007

The movie, the Ugandan Blogumentary, is finished: “The competition is not until the end of August so it still hasn’t been shown to the public but you guys opinion mean a lot to us so we really hope you will enjoy it and think it was worth the trouble of...

Somali: Somali actors and actresses wanted for new film

  6 August 2007

A Somali filmmaker is looking for Somali actors and actresses for a Somali-American film: “We are shooting a new Somali-American film with multiple themes and story lines that run parallel to each other.This is a no-budget/low-budget kind of movie. This movie will be shot in St. Paul/Minneapolis area. If you...

Japan: 3D animation from photos

  6 August 2007

Edo from Pink tentacle blogs the new technology of motion portrait: Motion Portrait is a killer little piece of digital animation technology that easily transforms an ordinary digital photograph of a face into a living 3D animation that can blink and move its eyes, turn its gaze to follow the...

Japan: More signs of Abe's end

  6 August 2007

Japan Observer has some analysis of the implications of recent upper house election in Japan, including: international politics, in particular anti terrorism special measures law; signs that show Abe's final defeat. Besides, there are two letters written by Japan NGOs on the political implication of the UH election result at...

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