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11 August 2007

Stories from 11 August 2007

Senegal: Dying in childbirth

Blog politique au Senegal shares a story of a woman who died in childbirth, a fate shared by far too many women in Senegal:  “The small crowd listened to the...

HiperBarrio: Local Stories, Global Audience

As promised, this is the second installment of a two-part podcast about Medellín, Colombia and how the HiperBarrio project is taking advantage of the city's new network of library parks...

Buying condoms in Sudan

In Sudan, the possession of a condom can be considered a sign of planning to have extramarital sex. But as Zizou from Djerba writes, he's seeing condoms on sale in...

Korea: Media Entertainment, Lies, Fans, and Tragedy

Korean bloggers have been debating the use and absue of the media the latest, particulary in relation to the cases of a few celebrities. A Korean comedian who had been...

Myanmar: Bloggers Remember 8888

August 8th, 1988 or 8888 was the date when students and ordinary citizen took to the streets in Myanmar to demand greater democracy. The protests led to the fall of...

Taiwan: What's Next After Wikimania 2007?

Wikimania 2007 at Taipei ended on August 5th. To members promoting Mediawiki in Taiwan, this international conference is a wonderful opportunity for exchanging ideas. Among organizers and contributors, we can...

Japan: Urban Legend

Mari Kanazawa listed out various urban legends that spread through Japanese society.

Japan: Giant mechanical O-nyudo doll

Edo introduces a giant mechanical O-nyudo doll in Pink Tentacle. O-nyudo is a Japanese legendary monster that can cause people to fall ill simply by looking at them.

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Humiliation at the hands of the Jordanian border police; belief restored in Iraq; a report from the Iraqi city of Arbil and a life in the week of one Iraqi...

Uruguay: Chavez’ Visit

From Uruguay takes a look at Hugo Chavez’ recent visit to Uruguay and writes, “in my opinion the entrance of Venezuela benefits Uruguay for sure in the short term. It...

Peru: Blogger Meet-up in Huánuco

Juan Arellano's recent trip to Huánuco provided an opportunity to meet-up with a group of bloggers from that city [ES].

Honduras: Watching a Meteor Shower

Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve provides tips on how to watch the Leonids meteor shower in Honduras.

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