20 August 2007

Stories from 20 August 2007

The Global Voices Show #5

  20 August 2007

[display_podcast] Finally, episode 5 of the Global Voices Show! In this edition we feature excerpts from the following podcasts: Gastronautics – Maldives PodMasti – India J.U.M.P. Radio – Kenya Mideast Youth – Saudi Arabia Budacast – Hungary Africa Files: The Pulse – Zimbabwe The Kimchi Girls – Korea Also featured...

Iran:A homeless family

Faryadeh Sabz (means Green Cry) has published several photos of a homeless family in Tehran.The blogger asks other bloggers to talk about this story and find a solution for them.They have been in street for about ten days.

Zambia: challenges and solutions for independent broadcasters

  20 August 2007

Vincent Maher is live-blogging from Africa Media Leadership Conference 2007: “Daka, telling the personal narrative of his radio station, emphasizes that audience research is the most important thing in starting a new radio station. In the rural areas, he jokes, if a man doesn’t own a radio and a bicycle...

Iran:Expulsion of Afghan refugees

  20 August 2007

Hooghoghe Bashar (means human rights) blog says[Fa] that mass expulsion of Afghan refugees is not a solution for Iranian high unemployment.The blog explains that Afghans always did very difficult jobs and were underpaid.According to this blog many educated Iranians are jobless and they are not going to replace Afghans.

Iran:One year prison for a Doctor

Hesam Firouzi,medical Doctor and human right activist, writes[Fa] “I was condemned to one year prison.”He was accused of “impeding national security”.One of his charges was informing media about bad conditions of political prisoners.He was behind bars for 18 days in January 2007.Global Voices has already published one part of his...

Bangladesh: Floating Classrooms

  20 August 2007

Voice of South on children learning on boats. “From a single boat in 2002, that provided very basic education to girls who had never been to school before, the project now has about 35 boats where both boys and girls can study up to the third grade.”