Stories from 1 September 2007
Zimbabwe: China withdraws support for Mugabe
China withdraws support for Mugabe: “At the very least, they can smell change in the air. Zimbabwe's no longer bankable, no longer a country in which to make long-term investments in industries or in people.”
Colombia: Hiperbarrio Workshops
The project Hiperbarrio, an outreach project based in Medellin, recently completed its first two workshops in the neighborhood of Santo Domingo Savio. A podcast recorded by the workshop facilitators and the creation of blogs by the participants are two of the articles on the project blog.
Peru: Perception of the National Police
The Police in Peru receives very little respect and confidence from the country as a whole according to a national survey. Desde El Tercer Piso [ES] comments on why this is so, but acknowledges several shortcomings in the institution that may lead to some of these problems.
Americas: Wikipedia in Spanish Not Growing
Wikipedia in Spanish does not grow due to policies that cannot differentiate between self-promotion and actual topics writes Fabio.com.ar [ES].
Mexico: Enchilada Festival
“Who could live in Mexico without trying enchiladas?” Now Mexicans and tourists alike will get a chance to try nearly 200 varieties of this typical dish. Vivir Mexico [ES] provides details of the Enchilada Festival in Iztapalapa.
Tanzania: Tea that cures everything!
When the people behind the movie, The Listening Project, visited “where we were all created” and drank tea that cures everything!: “One day we went to a Masai Traditional Doctor. Got a tea that cures everything. It really does. Allan has never once had Malaria… drinks that tea daily and...
Bolivia: Gathering of Bloguivianos
On September 1, Bolivian bloggers from across the country and some from abroad will gather in Santa Cruz for the first annual gathering of “Bloguivianos” This gathering will provide the opportunity for some that have only corresponded through blogs or email to meet in person, and participate in a variety of interactive discussions involving bloggers especially involved in those areas.
Kuwait: Lost Monkey
Yo_ghurt from Kuwait has seen a lost monkey in Salwa. Has anyone lost a monkey, she asks?
Brazil: Clarice Lispector on YouTube
The Spectacled Bear comes across a fantastic adaptation of Clarice Lispector’s Tentação (Temptation) on YouTube and leaves a piece of advice about the Brazilian/Ukrainian writer: “If you haven’t read any Clarice Lispector/Giovanni Pontieiro yet, this video might just inspire you to get to the bookstore.”
Kuwait: Dedicated Post
Lebanese blogger Fonzy, who is based in Kuwait, dedicates this post to “a blogger friend, who became an email friend, then a chatting friend, then a real-life friend. And this post is simply what I think of her, after getting to know her.”
Brazil: Violence and cinema
John Baeyens comments on Manda Bala, the Jason Kohn‘s film chosen as the best documentary of Sundance Festival, and on violence in Brazil. “Until you don’t understand that strange contrast of morale you won’t understand the roots of the violence and the reason why Brazilians take it as a part...
Morocco: More on the Upcoming September 7 Elections
The September 7 Moroccan legislative elections are just one week away. Last week, we heard from Moroccan bloggers about the voting and elections process; this week we'll hear more about the different political parties and expected outcomes.
ThinkProgress blog banned from the U.S. military network in Baghdad
The liberal ThinkProgress blog has been banned from the U.S. military network in Baghdad. “The ban began sometime shortly after Aug. 22, when Ret. Maj. Gen. John Batiste was our guest blogger on ThinkProgress. He posted an op-ed that was strongly critical of the President’s policies and advocated a “responsible...
China Telecom blocks FeedBurner RSS feeds
It has been reported that people who are using China Telecom are unable to access FeedBurner feeds. FeedBurner, which has been acquired by Google Inc since June, 2007, is the leading provider of RSS feeds, powering hundreds of thousands of blog, podcast and news feeds (August 27, 2007: Feedburner is...
Taiwan: It's all online games’ fault?
A fifteen-year-old teenager boy committed suicide because his parents no longer allowed him to play online games. Old Yuan and Old Yin doubt about the lack of teenagers’ voices(zh) on mainstream media reports, and Mr. Friday is questioning whether the problem is from Internet indulging as many report has inserted,...
Taiwan: What should be recalled? The Festival or the county's head commissioner?
12 years, since 1996, Yilan International Children's Folklore and Folkgame Festival has successfully played the role of train to pull the touring industry of Yilan county, integrated local community, and hence become the model of all the other burgeoning and upcoming cultural festivals held at every city, every county and...
Happy Blog Day 2007
It's the third annual international day of hyperlinked love - Blog Day 2007. The Global blogosphere has grown tremendously since Israeli blogger Nir Ofir first came up with the idea of every blogger introducing five new bloggers to his or her readership. With the help of Global Voices authors, editors, and translators, here is a small sampling of how bloggers across the world chose to commemorate the event.
Kenya: WikiLeaks publishes report on corruption in Kenya
Mental Acrobatics breaks the news: “Earlier today part of the Kroll report on corruption in Kenya was leaked to the whistler blowers’ site WikiLeaks.”
Zambia: Fighting early pregnancies in Zambia
The work of Tufune WORTH Group in Zambia: “The inspiring women of the Tufune WORTH group have begun to use their collective power to fight promiscuous behavior and early pregnancies among young girls.”
South Africa: I should not be alive: a multimedia story
“I should not be alive,” is a multimedia story from South Africa: “The story is about a South African who joined the SAS as a medic and was sent to serve in the front lines in Iraq. That’s about the extent of my spoiler so watch the video in the...