Stories from 16 November 2007
The new board of directors of Global Voices met this week and decided it was time for an exciting step: hiring an executive director for Global Voices. Believe it or not, Global Voices has operated for almost three years with no one formally at the helm of the organization, and...
Itching for Eestimaa shares a few “in the Soviet times” stories, Estonian and otherwise.
You've waited with bated breath. You've sat by your computer. Perhaps you've even flown to Berlin…that's right, Berlin, where the awards ceremony for The BOBs (Best of Blogs), a competition hosted by Deutsche Welle and co-sponsored by Global Voices, was held November 15. At the ceremony, the results were announced...
Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonian Swedes: “…I came to the conclusion that Estonian Swedes do have a certain unspoken minority status in Estonia: they are marginal. No one writes about them. No one thinks about them. They exist, are deemed somewhat exotic, but then forgotten. They are simply unimportant....
Itching for Eestimaa writes about regional peculiarities of the Estonian language.
Peteris Cedrins of Marginalia has more on Latvia's recent “polite little revolution” – ‘the Umbrella Revolution”: here and here.
Very belatedly, three links to All About Latvia‘s posts featuring Aleks’ thoughts about the recent ‘Subdued Revolution’ in Riga – here, here, and here.
Pakistan Politics on Musharraf's influence getting to the UAE – resulting in the Pakistani news channel Geo TV being shut in the UAE as well.
Atanu Dey takes a rather harsh look at the future of Pakistan.
Legal News From Nepal on the ways that child rights can be denied – including children being shown in the nude on television.
All Things Pakistan on the protests in Pakistan, who the participants are and what the situation is really about.
London, Lanka and Drums on the question of identity – given that the author has Sri Lankan parents but was brought up in the UK.
Window on Eurasia writes about Moscow's Muslim “enclaves.”
Robert Amsterdam re-posts Russian political cartoons – here and here.
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about the complex – and sometimes scary – relationship between Pepsi Cola, Coca Cola, the Soviet and U.S. leaders, as well as the ordinary Soviet citizens in the 1970s.
Yegor Timofeyev of Greenpeace Russia is podcasting (RUS) from the scene of the ecological catastrophe in the Kerch Strait over at PODstantsiya, a podcasting project of the Moscow-based Foundation for Independent Radio Broadcasting.
“The most significant development of the Rio IGF meeting was the dawning acknowledgement, particularly evident during the session on Taking Stock and the Way Foward, that the conference format of the annual plenary meetings is increasingly irrelevant to the work of the IGF”. Read a balance of the Internet Governance...
Obikuelu Pedra comments [pt] on the Free Rice website, a game to help people to improve their English vocabulary at the same time that they help to minimize hunger in the world: “Everyone wins, you improve your vocabulary, FREE RICE gets funding and donates food with help from UN and...
Thailand based blogger Jotman has won the “Reporters Without Borders Award” in Deutsche Welle's Best of the Blogs (BOBs) competition.
“The deep complexes Caribbean people still have cannot be buried under Caribbean unity,” says Caribbean Man, as he encounters limitations with the Caribbean Single Market and Economy.
A runner up for the the same category, Diário de um Sociólogo congratulates [pt] Marcelo Tas for winning the Best Weblog Portuguese prize and invites other blogs from Mozambique to make themselves known: “Finally, I would like to make again this invitation: sign up for BOBs2008, I make an special...