9 November 2007

Stories from 9 November 2007

Russia: Aleksei Pichugin's Trial Blogger Nominated for the BOBs

  9 November 2007

For the second year in a row, LJ user sivilia-1 (Russian journalist Vera Vasilieva) is taking part in Deutsche Welle's Best of the Blogs Awards (the BOBs). Her blog is devoted to coverage of the case of Aleksei Pichugin, former security chief of former oil giant Yukos, sentenced to life in prison for involvement in at least three murders; his arrest in 2003 marked the beginning of the Kremlin's attack against Mikhail Khodorkovsky. In the post translated below, sivilia-1 explains to her critics the choice of her blogging subject matter.

Brazil: 5 years old boy dressed as Spiderman saves baby

  9 November 2007

Rachel Glickhouse, from Adventures of a Gringa in Rio, brings a piece of news that happened in Santa Catarina, state in the south of Brazil: “5-year old boy named Riquelme (named after an Argentine soccer player), rescued a one-year old girl from a terrible fire in a neighboring home, while...

Pakistan: Emergency 2007 Wiki

  9 November 2007

A wiki – Emergency 2007 has been set up for “Documenting political developments starting on November 3, 2007 and the social, economic, and other ramifications.” in Pakistan.

Brazil: From a Venezuelan point of view

  9 November 2007

Daniel, from Venezuela News and Views, takes advantage of the announcement by Petrobras that Brazil has found a new oil field of high quality to analyze why Brazil is now the country where people are lining up to invest in, and concludes: “That oil find might be the last nail...

Brazil: African myth told by Brazilians in a Japanese cartoon

  9 November 2007

Cynthia Santos has a piece of advice for film buffs in her Brazilian Cauldron: do not miss the First Brazilian Film Week that takes place from November 15th through 18th in Washington DC, all free. She is particularly curious about the short film Yansan, “Can you imagine an African myth...

Brazil: Books at bus stops

  9 November 2007

“You know that feeling when you’re waiting at a bus stop and you just wish you had something to read?”, The Spectacled Bear discovers the Books at Bus Stops project in Brasília, capital of Brazil. It is a very simple idea: a stall at the bus stops where anyone can...

Africa: The BOBs and other awards

  9 November 2007

In this last week to vote on the Best of the Blogs award, Sokari Ekine from Black Looks presents the two blogs on Africa that made it to the nomination list, one in French and one in Portuguese. Netcitizens have until November 15 to choose their favorites from the 150...

Palestine: Trees Destroyed

  9 November 2007

Aquacool, from Tunisia, posts a picture from Palestine, showing destruction of huge amounts of trees on the road from Jerusalem to Bethlehem.

Turkey: Insulting Turkishness

  9 November 2007

A man from the Aegean resort town of Bodrum is facing charges of “insulting the spirit of Turkishness” after being taken into custody by the police Monday for dressing his dog in a t-shirt that said “Turk,” reports Hans A.H.C. de Wit from Istanbul.

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