Stories from 5 November 2007
Sri Lanka: Education and Maturity
Greenhornet.lk writes about education and its role in fostering maturity.
Cast Your Votes for The BOBs!
Back in September, Global Voices urged you to nominate your favorite blogs from around the world for The BOBs (Best of the Blogs) - now it's time to put on your thinking caps again, and get out there and vote!
China: No More Printed Book?
Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated a blogpost from a horror writer, Zhou Dedong, which explained why he decided to leave the printed world and go online.
Barbados: Cost of Eating Out
Living in Barbados has decided to boycott several local restaurants on the grounds that “there are still many good places to eat and without taking out a new loan.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Voting Process
As the Trinidad and Tobago electorate go to the polls, Jeremy Taylor wonders “about the legitimacy of conventional voting”.
Jamaica: Corner Shop
Montego Bay Day By Day pays homage to the old fashioned Jamaican corner shop.
Barbados: We Jammin’
“People without manners are everywhere these days…don’t you wish you had a button you could push to cut off their conversation?”: Bloggers at Barbados Free Press would love to get their hands on portable cell-phone jammers.
Bahamas: Children Having Children
Adrian Gibson at WeblogBahamas.com blogs about the issue of teenage pregnancy.
Kazakhstan: Blogosphere Debates the Language Issue
A month ago Nurgeldy told at neweurasia how they are fighting poor knowledge of the state language in the Kazakhstan's northern city of Kustanai. His post gave rise to quite a heated dispute both in Russian and English versions of the blog, covering such issues as why urban population speaks...
Chile: Aging Registered Voters
Notas Al Margen [ES] writes about the pool of registered voters in Chile, and that only 8.5% are between the ages of 18-29.
Mexico: Daft Punk in the Capital
Jorge Varela of Vivir México [ES] reviews the recent Daft Punk concert in Mexico City, and even though he is not a fan of electronic music, he was impressed by the “innovative show”.
Umoja, a women-only village in Kenya
Black Looks posts a video from Umoja, an all-female village in Kenya founded by survivors of rape, forced marriage and women ostracized by their communities.
Japan: itojun passes away
Gen Kanai reports that Jun-Ichiro “itojun” Hagino, one of the celebrated computer programmers of Japan and a key developer of IPv6 for BSD Unix, passed away on Oct. 29 at the age of 37.
Nigeria: Deadly Fuel Tanker Accident Raises Questions
Grandiose Parlor on a fuel tanker accident in Lagos: “How long will people keep getting their lives snuffed out and suffer the most agonizing deaths because our national infrastructural system is in shreds and our social values and sensitivities long flushed down the toilet?”
Rwanda: Summit on Connecting Africa
Oro blogs Connect Africa, a two-day summit held in Rwanda to address Africa's connectivity challenges.
Hong Kong: Police Action Against 14K T-shirt
Last week police took action and arrested 18 people of a design house which produced a T-shirt with a “14K” logo because 14K is a local triad group. The designer, Douglas Young claimed that the idea came from “14K gold”. The news had outraged local blogsphere. Cow writes a blogpost...
Singapore: Blocking Vampires, Werewolves and Slayers
Ridzuan shows you how to block Vampires, Werewolves and other nasties on Facebook.
Georgia: Opposition Protests
Registan reports that even though thousands have taken to the streets of the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, the situation is not the same as it was during the November 2003 Rose Revolution.
China: Blogger Conference: Nurturing “Grassroots” in a Tough Climate
Rebecca from Rconversation blogs about the Chinese Blogger Conference, especially on the panel on “Grassroots Media and Professional Media”. Hoiking from Hong Kong was suprised by the high expectation of mainland speakers towards grassroots internet media (zh).
Japan: Sinful NOVA Volunteers?
David Markle from Japan Probe wrote a news satire about NOVA teachers doing voluntary teaching.
South Korea: Mourning for Dead Migrant Workers
On Sunday, Buddhist groups and migrant workers mourned for imported labours who have died as a result of accidents that occurred in the difficult, dirty and dangerous industries. More from Two Koreas.